Summary: Above Mary’s left shoulder is a shining, or glowing, disk shaped object. A man and his dog is seen looking up at the disk. Painted in the 15th century, Palazzo Vecchio lists the artist as unknown; although it is attributed to the Lippi school. Notice that dark, sparkling, disassembled figure beside them. Is that a demon, a dwarf, an ethereal being, or what? The body, legs, head, and tail can be made out. Could this represent a type of alien or demon, known to the artist? Also, Mary’s halo seems a bit shadowy: more like a vaporous disc than a ring of light – darker inside, smoky.
Location: Luzern, Switzerland
Summary: A fireball was observed. One fireball was observed.
Source: Gillieron, UFO-DOC
Location: between Urbino and Gubbio, central Italy
Summary: Professor Carlo Pedretti, specialist of Leonardo da Vinci Studies at the University of California, has published an article about relations between the “monstrous” and the Renaissance. He stated that the Florentine physician Antonio Benivieni (1443-1502), who was interested in monsters from the pathological point of view, mentions a wonder that took place between Urbino and Gubbio in 1501: “a horrible appearance in the stormy sky that caused many abortions – what we today call the appearance of a UFO.”
Source: Antonio Benivieni, De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationem causis, G. Weber, ed., in Accademia Toscana di Scienze e Lettere “La Colombaria, ” (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 1994), 190; Carlo Pedretti, La Nazione, 28 July 1979.
Date: September 29, 1504
Location: Tirano, Val Poschiavo, Italy
Summary: At dawn a man named Mario Omodei, who had gone into his garden, was suddenly surrounded by a dazzling light and heard a voice that called him by name. At the same time he felt lifted from the ground and found himself carried away to a land owned by a man named Aloisio Quadrio. Here, in an even more dazzling vision, an apparition he took to be Mary instructed him to make public the fact that she wanted a temple dedicated to her. Indeed it was completed in 1513 and consecrated in 1528. A priest named Simone Cabasso wrote in 1601 about the adventure of Omodei: “it seemed that the mountains (…) were illuminated by an unusual light (…) He clearly felt lifted from the earth, and transported to a garden, and was taken down to the ground.” The luminous apparition looked like a 14-year old girl.
Source: Gamba, Marino. Apparizioni mariane nel corso di due millenni. Udine: Ediz. II Segno (1999); and Cabasso, Simone, Miracoli della Madonna di Tirano. Vicenza: Ed. Pietro Gioannini (1601).
Summary: One morning in 1509 the gatekeepers of Tezcatlipoca informed the emperor Moctezuma in the middle of the night before, they observed a smoke thickened and white and was so enlightening, thought we would open day.
Source: Michel BOUGARD: “The chronicle of UFO” – Delarge 1977 p.77-78
Date: March 19, 1509
Summary: A man named Collonges (or Collonges) who was driving a cart across a fork in a shallow river tried in vain to free it when it became stuck. Having prayed fervently, he saw a being in a blinding light coming from the East, accompanied by twelve other figures. He took them to be the Virgin Mary and the Apostles. They stepped on thirteen stones local people used to cross the river and disappeared in the West. As they vanished, Collonges found that his cart was free from the mud. An investigation by the bishop of Rodez led to the founding of the Chapel of the Thirteen Stones on July 1 , 1510.
Source: Bernard, Gilles and Guy Cavagnac, Villefranche-du-Rouergue, histoire etgenie du lieu, Ed. Privat (1991), 82, and Chiron, Yves. Enquete sur les Apparitions de la Vierge. Paris: Ed. Perrin (1955), 65-66. (Credit: Franck Marie)
Location: Rome, Italy
Summary: “The celebrated sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) observed a triangular light with three tails of different colors. He painted a picture of it but this has not survived. According to Benedictine chronicler Benedetto Lushino’s book Vulnera Diligentis (second book, chapter XXII) Michelangelo saw a “triangular sign” one calm night. It resembled a star with three tails, one silvery, the second one red, and the third fiery and bifurcated.
Source: Giovanni Papini, La vita di Michelangelo nella vita delsuo tiempo Milano: Garzanti, 1949, 198-200.
Location: Belgium, Belgium
Summary: ” A meteor-like object was observed. One object was observed.
Date: April 1517 or 18
Location: coatza coalco mexico
Summary: Spanish conquistador Juan de Grijalva (ca. 1489-1527) wrote: “On this day, in the evening, we witnessed a big miracle, and it was that there appeared a star above the ship after sunset, and it moved away, emitting rays of light continuously until it was above the town or large village, and it left a trace in the air that lasted for three long hours, and we also saw other very clear signs, by which we understood that God wanted us to populate that land…” The village was Coatzalcoalco.
Source: “Itinerario de la armada del rey catolico a la isla de Yucatan, en la India, el ano 1518, en la que fue por Comandante y Capitan General Juan de Grijalva. Escrito para su Alteza por el Capitan mayor de la dicha armada.” In Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta, Collection de documentos para la historia de Mexico, Volume 1. Mexico (Libraria de J. M. Andrade, Portal de Agustinos N. 3, 1858), 302.
Summary: “Emperor Wuzong Record”: “Emperor Wuzong Masanori 14 (1519) Leisure in April, wonderful moment, the meteor South, like light, Qing Baise, the light on, from the southeast of the north line slowly west-aware, after the three little sing along. “
Location: Erfurt, Prussia
Summary: Two burning suns were observed. The report says that a great burning beam then landed, took off again and then became circular in shape
Source: Vallee, Jacques Anatomy of a Phenomenon Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1965
Location: Hereford, England
Summary: A case with thermal effects was recorded by Lycosthenes in his Prodigiorum ac Ostentorum Chronicon:”In 1520 AD in England, at Hereford, a colossal beam of fire was seen in the sky. Approaching the earth, it burned many things with its heat. After this, it ascended into the sky again and was seen to change its shape into a circle of fire.”
Source: Lycosthenes, op. cit., 527.
Location: Cuenca, Spain
Summary: Dr. Eugenio Torralba was in contact with “Zekiel,” a being who taught him many secrets, and flew him to Rome. Torralba received such fame by virtue of his new-found knowledge and medicines that even Cervantes mentioned him in Don Quijote: “Remember the true story of Dr. Torralba,” says Quixote, “who was taken by the devils through the air…and in twelve hours arrived in Rome…” In 1525 he became the personal doctor of the widowed queen of Portugal, Leonor. Zekiel (or “Zequiel”), however, proved to be Torrealba’s curse as well as a blessing. The Inquisition didn’t take long to find out about the good doctor’s dealings with the entity, and it was soon revealed that Torralba had been physically transported to faraway places by magical means. Torralba was arrested in 1528 and cruelly tortured, despite his insistence that he had never entered into a pact with the creature nor gone against the Catholic faith at any time. He was sentenced to prison on March 6th 1531, but was soon released and allowed to continue his medical practices on the condition that he never again had any contact with Zekiel.
Source: Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo, Historic de Jos Heterodoxos Españoles (Madrid:La Editorial Católica, 1978).
Date: August to October 1523
Location: Guiling (Guangxi), CHINA
Summary: The inhabitants of the city saw in the sky each night a star measuring more than ten arms. She was still hanging in the sky, surrounded by white vapor. It was rectangular, like a sword, and walked slowly from north to south.
Source: SHI BO: “China and the aliens’ ed. Mercure de FRANCE, 1983, p.44
Date: October 12, 1527
Summary: numerous witnesses throughout the country have seen an unexplainable cigar-egg-shaped flying object.
Source: Vallee, Jacques Anatomy of a Phenomenon Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1965
Location: Utrecht in Holland
Summary: “Cruel and strange observation” of a yellow object in the sky, flying over during the siege of the city. The inhabitants of Utrecht panicked, while attackers took it as a sign of impending success. Lycosthenes writes: “At the time the city of Utrecht was heavily besieged, a terrible sign was seen in the sky which threw the town inhabitants into dismay and the enemies into the hope of capturing the town. For a sign in the sky, resembling a cross of a yellowish color (and of terrible aspect) appeared over the town. And because it was the symbol of Burgundy, they believed on both sides that the town would shortly belong to the Burgundians.”
Source: Terribile visione in cielo durante Tassendio di Utrecht (1528), and Lycosthenes, Prodigiorum ac ostentorum chronicon, 536.
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Summary: Ambroise Pare: “This comet estoit so horrible if e epouvantable and engendroit such terror in the vulgar, that he died no fear of the others fell ill. It apparaissait be excessive in length and yet he was colored blood in the luminary of the same, we saw the figure of a bent arm, holding a large sword in hand, as if he had wanted to hit. after the peak, there were three stars. costes at both radii of the comet he saw many axes, Knives, swords stained with blood from which there were many hideous human faces, with beards and hair hérissez.
Source: Michel BOUGARD: “the chronicle of UFO” – Delarge 1977 p. 79-80
Date: October 9, 1528
Location: Westrie, N. Germany
Summary: A bizarre sighting was chronicled by Pierre Boaistuau in his Histoires Prodigieuses. Ambroise Pare describes a blood-red ‘comet’ that appeared over Westrie. It so terrified the populace that some reportedly died of panic and others became ill. The ‘comet’ emerged from the east and was seen for an hour and a quarter, disappearing finally towards midday – which implies, by the way, that it could not have been a comet unless by “midday” was meant “the southern direction.” At the top of the object people described an arm that held a great sword, the blade pointing downwards. There were three stars towards the tip of the sword, the one right on the end being the brightest. On both sides of the ‘comet’ were a great number of axes, blades and bloody swords and repulsive, bearded human faces.
Source: Ambroise Pare and all subsequent authors drew from a booklet by Peter Creutzer: Auslegung Peter Creutzers, etwan des weytberhiimbten Astrologi M. Jo. Liechtenbegers (sic) discipels iiber den erschrecklichen Cometen.. .erschynen am xi. Tag Weynmonats des MCCCCxxvii. Jars… (1527).
Location: Erfurt, Prussia
Summary: Two burning suns were seen at Erfurt, Prussia. Then a great ‘burning beam’ landed suddenly. It took off again into the sky, where it became circular in shape.
Date: 1529 to 1555
Summary: In the museum of the town of Sibiu, Romania, extraordinary documents are available to those who want to see. IN 1555 WE HAVE BUILT A ROCKET SPACE THREE FLOORS SOLID FUEL-POWERED. THE AUTHOR OF THIS INVENTION OF A TECHNICAL PRODIGIEUSE RETURNS TO MASTER THE FIRE, Conrad Haas. Found in the manuscript of Sibiu chronology of inventions: 1529 two-stage rocket (in both ignition) 1529 1529 three-stage rocket battery of rockets flying house in 1536. Experiment of the principle of making the feud years multi-stage rocket. 1555 use of delta wings to stabilize the rocket flight
Source: John FERGUSON: “Everything about flying saucers” ed.; Leméac, Ottawa, 1972, p. 26, 27
Date: August 1533
Summary: Garcilaso de la Vega, the Incan, writes in Chapter 23 of his work Historic General del Peru, that Tupac Huallpa’s fear of his own death was exacerbated by the sighting of a great greenish black ‘comet’ in August 1533. It was an unusual comet, “a little narrower than the body of a man and longer than a pike” (spear-headed medieval weapon), and had been seen by many witnesses on several occasions at night. This made Huallpa particularly depressed because a similar object had been observed a few days before the death of his father, Huayna Capac. This comet was evidently not of the ordinary kind, at least in the opinion of Huallpa, who was accustomed to heavenly phenomena. Besides, comets are not “greenish-black!” Tupac Huallpa was executed on 29 August 1533.
Source: Inca Gracilaso de la Vega, Historia General del Peru (1617), Book I, Chapter XXXIV.
Summary: When Ignatius of Loyola founds the Jesuit Order in 1534, first as a tool against the Moslem religion, and eventually against Protestantism, he is said to have been threatened by an assassin, who fled when an angel came down from the sky and confronted him!
Date: April 20 1535
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Summary: Seven “Suns” circle city. Same phenomenon reported over Weimar, Germany on same date. observed by a male witness for five minutes (Petri Olaus).
Source: UFO Nachrichten
Date: May 31, 1536
Location: Monte Stella, Brescia, Lombardy, Italy
Summary: Antonio de’ Antoni, a poor deaf-mute shepherd of Gardone Val Trompia, was reciting the rosary while his flock was grazing. Suddenly there came before his eyes a light more intense than the Sun, in the middle of which the Virgin appeared with Jesus in her arms. Dressed in a simple way, she wanted the shepherds to build a temple there. Antonio went off and described the event to everyone he knew, and when he returned the site was “illuminated by the beams of an overhanging star.” Pope Paul III gave the place a consecrated status, and construction was completed in 1539.
Source: Marino Gamba, Apparizioni mariane nel corso di due millenni (Udine: Ediz. II Segno, 1999).
Location: Florence, Italy
Summary: “On horseback, we were coming back from Rome. Suddenly people cried ‘Oh God what is that great thing we see over Florence.’ It was a great object of fire, twinkling and emitting enormous splendor…”
Source: Benvenuto Cellini, Vita, 1558-1566, Book I, 89.
Date: January 16, 1538
Location: Franconia, Thiiringen, Germany
Summary: A large “star” was seen in the sky and came down, emitting balls of fire that melted metal objects. Scholar Simon Goulart lists the case in his chronicles as follows: “It was seen in Franconia, between Bamberg and Thuringia Forest, a star of marvelous magnitude, which came lower gradually, and became a great white circle from which whirlwinds and clumps of fire emerged. When they fell onto the earth they melted
the tips of spears, irons and horses’bits without hurting either men or buildings.”
Source: Simon Goulart, Tresors d’Histoires Admirables et Memorables de notre Temps (1600). Geneve: P. Marceau (1610), 53-54. Jobus Fincelius, Wunderzeiche, Warhafftige Beschreybung und grundlich verzeichnuss schrocklicher Wunderzeichen und Geschichten (Jhena: Rodinger, 1556); Lycosthenes, op. cit., 563.
Location: Bruges Belgium
Summary: Dans la tapisserie dite “Triomphe du soleil” créée à Bruges Belgique en 1538 et actuellement exposée au musée national de Bavière on peut observer plusieurs objets dans le haut de la tapisserie dans le ciel qui ressemblent à des ovnis.
Date: 1540: Chile Sighting
Location: florence italy
Summary: memoirs of Benvenuto Cellini: when we came to a certain point of the ascent it was already night we watched and we florence exclaimed with one voice: god of the sky! what is that thing which is above the city? It was like a big bar fire that sparkled and diffused a splendor
Source: chronicles the UFO michel Bougard page 82
Date: Nov 26, 1540
Location: Region of Calippus
Summary: Starlike appearance on dark side Observers at Worms Hess 1911
Summary: A large comet approached the Sun closer than any other, and the same thing will repeat itself in 1882 these two comets entered the Sun Belt that is given an absolute temperature of 1 million degrees, says George Hunt Williamson These comets traveled a million miles in the crown incandescent and emerged intact, with no change in velocity or direction. If the Sun radiates a heat so intense, how is it that they do not have disintegrated at the very moment they plunged into the inferno 1 million ° C [Other Languages, Other natures].
Date: May 14, 1544
Location: Nay (Béarn), FRANCE
Summary: A spear of fire appeared in the sky on the day of Pentecost. At 3 o’clock in the afternoon the lance fell into a place and a building with a frightful uproar. There was nothing left of the building.
Source: Pierre Boaistuau, Histoires Prodigieuses (1560), vol. II, 148.
Location: Carranza near La Spezia, Italy
Summary: A manuscript by the chronicler, Father Antonio Cesena, found in the public library at La Spezia, tells of farmers reporting “a strange disk, changing from yellow to red, with red fireballs shining beneath it”. It was seen in two separate areas including the small village of Carranza, near Passo del Bocco “from time to time.” Cesena interpreted the sighting as a portent of the death later that year of Count Luigi P Fieschi, the governor of Varese Ligure.
Source: Antonio Cesena, Relatione dell’origine e successi della terra di Varese (1558). The original manuscript is lost but a copy made in 1683 is still held by the Biblioteca della Societa Economica di Chiavari (ms. Z VI 29).
Date: April 24, 1547
Location: Halberstadt, Saxony, Germany
Summary: A black ball-shaped object was seen, apparently “emerging from the middle of the moon” and flying fast towards the North.
Source: Simon Goulart, Tresors des Histoires Admirables et Memorables de notre Temps (1600); Jobus Fincelius, Wunderzeiche, Warhafftige Beschreybung undgrundlich verzeichnuss schrocklicher Wunderzeichen und Geschichten. (Jhena: Rodinger, 1556); Lycosthenes, op. cit., 595.
Date: November 13, 1547
Location: Rome, ITALY
Time: 3 P.M.
Summary: A rod and a cross appeared in the sky at 3 P.M., with a bird-like object above them. The weather was clear and the sky was calm. The objects were seen for three days.The event is depicted in a German broadsheet in the Johann Jacob Wick’s collection, held by the Zurich Zentralbibliothek.
Source: Jobus Fincelius, Wunderzeiche, Warhafftige Beschreybung und grundlich verzeichnis schrecklicher Wunder Zeichen und Geschichten (Jhena: Rodinger, 1556); Erschreckliche unerhorte warhafftige Gesichten so gesehen ist zu Rhom… (Strassburg: Jakob Frolich, 1547), ZB PAS II 12/29.
Date: December 15, 1547
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Summary: “The sailors of Hamburg saw in the air, at midnight, a glistening globe fiery like the Sun, rolling towards the northern part. Its rays were so hot that passengers could not remain inside the ships, but were forced to hide and take cover, thinking that their vessels were about to burn.”
Source: Simon Goulart, Tresors d’Histoires Admirables et Memorables de notre Temps (1600); Fincelius, Jobus, op. cit.; Lycosthenes, op. cit., 595.
Date: June 28, 1548
Location: Oettingen (Bavaria), Germany
Summary: A Oettingen you would have seen the solar disk to darken the air passage of several objects that were here and there in the sky, close enough to the ground to fly over the houses of red flames while parked in the air. The sky became darker and about twenty flying “vehicles” were seen coming and going above the houses, along with red flames. The witness says he saw the phenomenon on 2 occasions: on 28 June and on 26 July 1548.
Source: Bruno Weber, Wunder Zeichen und winkel maker, 1543-1586, Urs Graf Verlag (Zurich: Dietikon, 1972), 93.