UFO/UAP Event Chronology, Part 1: Distant Past up to and including 1949

UFO/UAP Event Chronology, Part 1: Distant Past up to and including 1949, v1.46 - Compiled 10/3/2023

An automated compilation by Richard Geldreich, Jr. using public data from Dr. Jacques Vallée,
Pea Research, George M. Eberhart,
Richard H. Hall, Dr. Donald A. Johnson,
Fred Keziah, Don Berliner,
Larry Hatch, NICAP, Thomas R. Adams, George D. Fawcett, Chris Aubeck, Philip L. Rife, Richard Dolan, Jérôme Beau, Godelieve Van Overmeire, and an anonymous individual or group.

Some non-summarized events fall under one of these copyrights:

  • Richard Geldreich, Jr. - Copyright (c) 2023 (events marked "maj2" unless otherwise attributed)
  • Dr. Jacques F. Vallée - Copyright (c) 1993
  • LeRoy Pea - Copyright (c) 9/8/1988 (updated 3/17/2005)
  • George M. Eberhart - Copyright (c) 2022
  • Dr. Donald A. Johnson - Copyright (c) 2012
  • Fred Keziah - Copyright (c) 1958
  • Larry Hatch - Copyright (c) 1992-2002
  • Thomas R. Adams - Copyright (c) 1991
  • Richard Dolan - Copyright (c) 2002
  • Jérôme Beau - Copyright (c) 2000-2023

Update History:

  • v1.46: Adding ~3700 events, translated from the French chronology Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI by Belgian ufologist Godelieve Van Overmeire, 1935-2021. Note these events are from the old HTML version on archive.org, not the larger (10k event) PDF version. It is unclear if these events are copyrighted. I didn’t see a copyright in either the HTML or PDF versions.
  • v1.43: Added ~3160 events, translated from a French chronology to English using OpenAI, from rr0.org. I believe this chronology was composed by Jérôme Beau. Its license is here.
  • v1.40: Added digitized events/newspaper clippings from Frank Scully’s papers at the American Heritage Center in Laramie, WY, summarized the events from the timeline on the Disclosure Diaries website, and added more misc. events. Fixed auto-translation issue in the search page.
  • v1.38: Added a client-side search engine. There are a bunch of features I’m going to add to this engine, for now it can only search for keywords in the desc, location and and reference fields.
  • v1.37: Updated intro text, added total number of events to each event year, added a few 1800’s events.
  • v1.36: Extracted and summarized the events in the book It Didn’t Start with Roswell by Philip L. Rife. Also extracted the military UFO events from Richard Dolan’s book UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973.
  • v1.34: Added more modern events, 1917 Mystery Airplane newspaper articles.
  • v1.33: More events: Events from George D. Fawcett, short AI summaries of Stringfield’s 1978 MUFON symposium presentation, and short AI summaries of the pre-industrial era sighting events from the book Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times.
  • v1.30: Added 203 Mystery Helicopter/mutilation related events (1970’s-1980’s) compiled by author/researcher Thomas R. Adams (1945-2015) (or see here), from his book The Choppers - and the Choppers, Mystery Helicopters and Animal Mutilations, minor fixes
  • v1.28: Added KWIC (Key Word in Context) index.
  • v1.27: Imported Anonymous PDF’s contents, originally from here, with fixed URL’s
  • v1.23-1.24: Added a handful of key historical events, such as Edward Tauss the head of CIA UFO disinformation in the 50’s
  • v1.22: Fixing the date of Dr. Eric W. Davis’s March, 2020 classified briefing to the Senate (I had it listed as March 2019) - info from NY Times. Basic locations added to Eberhart records using OpenAI.
  • v1.20: Split up into 5 parts, to work around iPhone web browser limits. Minor spelling and grammer fixes throughout timeline.
  • v1.15: Eberhart records now have basic locations, thanks to OpenAI’s Davinci-3 AI model. They aren’t perfect, but it’s a good start to geocoding them.
  • v1.14: Added nuclear test data, over 2000 records, from the Worldwide Nuclear Explosions paper by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards. Note the locations in the paper are approximate, and the yields are not super accurate, which are two problems I’ll fix over time. I improved the coordinates of the earliest USA/USSR tests by looking them up from Wikipedia.
  • v1.13: Split up the timeline into 4 parts. Still not the best solution, but it avoids croaking browsers.
  • v1.12: Added *U* database record data, using a custom event description decoder to handle his 1k+ abbreviations and custom syntax
  • v1.11: Crawled all ~10.5k unique URL’s in this timeline using curl and fixed dead URL’s to use archive.org.
  • v1.10: Added NICAP DB data.

Important Notes:

Best viewed on a desktop/laptop, not a mobile device. On Windows, Firefox works best, followed by Edge, then Chrome.

I’ve split up the timeline into 4 parts, to reduce their sizes: distant past up to 1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1979, and 1980-present.

The majority of the events in this chronology are sighting related, however it’s important to be aware that this is a timeline of
UFO/UAP related events, not necessarily or exclusively UFO sightings. This is not exclusively a UFO sightings timeline or database.

Some sighting reports or events appear multiple times in this timeline because they appear in more than one data source. I view this as a useful feature.

Currently, the events are not sorted by time of day, only by date. Some sources have separate “time” fields, but most don’t. This will be fixed once the event times are automatically extracted from the description fields.

A few events don’t have firm dates, for example “Summer of 1947”, or “Late July 1952”. In these instances the compilation code uses fixed dates I selected for date sorting purposes. (See the code for the specific dates.)

Source Code:

This website is created automatically using a C++ command line tool called “ufojson”. It parses the raw text and Markdown source data to JSON format, which is then converted to a single large web page using pandoc. This tool’s source code and all of the raw source and JSON data is located here on github.

Year Ranges

  1. Part 1: Distant past up to and including 1949
  2. Part 2: 1950 up to and including 1959
  3. Part 3: 1960 up to and including 1969
  4. Part 4: 1970 up to and including 1979
  5. Part 5: 1980 to present

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Table of Contents

Year Histogram

Years

0 34 61 66 70 80 98 180 187 189
193 195 200 235 240 251 260 300 314 317
334 350 351 393 394 396 436 438 457 460
497 500 507 540 549 575 577 584 585 587
596 597 637 640 642 655 661 664 666 670
675 679 680 682 684 692 698 729 741 746
749 760 773 776 789 793 796 800 807 810
811 812 813 814 815 817 827 840 842 848
877 879 880 881 900 905 919 922 927 934
940 944 950 966 967 970 979 989 998 999
1001 1010 1015 1023 1027 1034 1036 1045 1050 1054
1059 1067 1071 1085 1092 1096 1098 1100 1104 1110
1113 1123 1125 1130 1133 1138 1142 1155 1160 1161
1167 1169 1170 1171 1178 1180 1182 1185 1186 1189
1193 1200 1211 1212 1218 1222 1224 1232 1235 1237
1239 1252 1253 1254 1258 1260 1265 1269 1270 1271
1273 1277 1284 1290 1294 1295 1296 1299 1300 1320
1322 1347 1349 1352 1355 1360 1361 1368 1382 1384
1385 1387 1388 1389 1390 1394 1395 1400 1408 1415
1420 1422 1425 1428 1430 1433 1444 1449 1453 1456
1458 1461 1463 1465 1468 1477 1478 1479 1482 1487
1491 1492 1493 1494 1498 1499 1501 1504 1509 1513
1517 1518 1520 1521 1523 1526 1528 1529 1533 1535
1536 1537 1538 1543 1544 1546 1547 1548 1550 1551
1552 1553 1554 1555 1557 1561 1563 1564 1566 1567
1568 1569 1571 1572 1574 1575 1576 1577 1578 1579
1580 1586 1587 1589 1590 1591 1592 1593 1595 1600
1603 1606 1608 1609 1612 1613 1614 1619 1620 1621
1624 1626 1628 1629 1634 1635 1636 1637 1638 1639
1640 1641 1642 1644 1645 1646 1648 1650 1651 1652
1655 1656 1659 1660 1661 1662 1663 1665 1666 1667
1670 1671 1672 1674 1676 1677 1678 1680 1684 1685
1686 1687 1688 1689 1692 1693 1694 1696 1697 1699
1700 1701 1702 1704 1707 1709 1710 1712 1716 1717
1718 1719 1720 1721 1722 1726 1728 1729 1730 1731
1733 1735 1736 1737 1739 1740 1741 1742 1743 1744
1745 1748 1749 1752 1753 1754 1755 1756 1757 1758
1759 1761 1762 1763 1764 1765 1766 1767 1768 1769
1772 1775 1777 1778 1779 1780 1781 1782 1783 1784
1785 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790 1791 1792 1793 1794
1795 1796 1797 1798 1799 1800 1801 1802 1803 1804
1805 1806 1807 1808 1809 1810 1811 1812 1813 1814
1815 1816 1817 1818 1819 1820 1821 1822 1823 1824
1825 1826 1827 1828 1829 1830 1831 1832 1833 1834
1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844
1845 1846 1847 1848 1849 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854
1855 1857 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865
1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875
1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885
1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895
1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905
1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915
1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925
1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935
1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
1946 1947 1948 1949

Event Timeline


Year: 0, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 0 (979AEFAA)

Date: 0’s
Description: Greek and Roman records of UFO’s
Type: ufo sightings
Reference: Keziah Poster
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_1


Year: 34, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 1 (F91D10A9)

Date: 4/34
Location: China
Description: A white, round object, accompanied by 10 small stars, flew overhead. The pattern suggests the stars might have been in formation with the main object, making it an unusual possible meteor event.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_23

Event 2 (1D286C2A)

Date: 4/4/34
Description: (Translated from French) In China, a “shooting star” white in size of the Moon appears. Around it, about 10 small stars turn. (4 April)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_0


Year: 61, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 3 (DD02BA75)

Date: 61
Location: China
Description: Han Emperor Mingti experienced a vision of a golden figure enveloped in a halo of light, which various sources described as either a dream or an apparition. This figure was interpreted as a flying Apsara (Buddhist angel) or possibly the Buddha himself. As a result of this vision, the Emperor sent envoys to India to understand Buddhism better. The account does not specify any physical aerial object associated with the vision.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_24


Year: 66, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 4 (627F2474)

Date: 66
Location: ITALY, ROME
Description: (Translated from French) Under the reign of Nero, Simon the Magician attempts a flight in the presence of the Emperor. He kills himself. Saint Peter witnesses the experience and prays for the magician to fail.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 14
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_0


Year: 70, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 5 (E492FDE6)

Date: 5/21/70
Location: PALESTINE, Jerusalem
Description: (Translated from French) Flavius Josephus described an incredible size demonic ghost. Before dawn, chariots and armed soldiers appeared over the entire country.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p. 38
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1

Event 6 (B10DE7B7)

Date: 5/21/70
Time: ~18:00
Location: PALESTINE
Description: Many observer(s). Chariots and regiments circle towns in sky. Loud noises later.
Type: sighting
Reference: HAINES, Richard Ph.D: PROJECT DELTA; 1994, LDA Press, PO Box 880, Los Altos, CA 94023 USA (Index 120)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_5

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, TCH: New technical details/clues, HST: Historical account, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “Israel”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “60”, HatchDesc: “PALESTINE:MANY OBS:CHARIOTS+REGIMENTS CIRCLE TOWNS in SKY:LOUD NOISES LATER”, LatLong: “31.766668 35.233335”, LatLongDMS: “31:46:00 N 35:14:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Unknown”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7 (FD9510CA)

Date: 5/21/70
Location: Jerusalem
Description: Historian Flavius Josephus documented a remarkable sighting where, before sunset, chariots and armored troops were observed in the sky, seemingly racing among the clouds and encircling cities. This extraordinary event, although sounding like a fable, was vouched for by multiple witnesses. The importance of subsequent events added weight to these accounts, indicating that they were not mere tales or exaggerations.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_25


Year: 80, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 8 (06F72004)

Date: 80
Location: SCOTLAND, Caledonia
Description: (Translated from French) When Emperor Agricola was in Caledonia, flames appeared above the forest, and on clear days it was possible to make out a vessel in the sky.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p. 38
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2

Event 9 (9DE0BC60)

Date: 80
Description: (Translated from French) In Caledonia, the Roman Emperor Agricola and others observe, on a clear day, an aerial vessel flying over the country (Present-day Scotland).
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1

Event 10 (702D2F9C)

Date: Winter 80
Location: Caledon Wood, Scotland
Description: During the Roman Emperor Agricola’s time in Scotland, there were reports of mysterious flames illuminating the skies over Caledon Wood for an entire winter night. On clear nights, a fast-moving ship-like object was observed in the sky. Additionally, there were accounts of unusual events in Athol, such as a rain of stones and frogs, and nighttime visions of fiery battles in the sky. These events, rich in anomalies, intertwine with tales from Geoffrey of Monmouth’s rendition of the King Arthur legend, where Arthur famously defeated the Saxons at Caledon Wood.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_26


Year: 98, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 11 (29BA8EBA)

Date: 98
Description: (Translated from French) In Rome, a flaming shield is seen above the city.
Reference: W. Raymond Drake, Gods and Spacemen in Greece and Rome
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2


Year: 180, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 12 (C1A3E692)

Date: 180
Location: ROME ANTIQUE
Description: (Translated from French) Under the reign of Emperor Commodus, “great prodigies happened at that time… one often saw stars suspended in the air during the day…” [IN REALITY: it was the Haley’s comet…] (Between 180 and 192)
Reference: Yves Naud: “The E.T. and the UFO in History” Famot 1977, Volume 2 p. 113
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3


Year: 187, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 13 (B64EFE22)

Date: 187
Location: Rome, Italy
Description: During the reign of Commodus, there were peculiar daytime sightings of stars that appeared throughout the entire day. According to Herodian, some of these stars seemed to elongate and hover in the middle of the air. These sightings were interpreted as unignited clouds being driven together, for they appeared illuminated at night but vanished when viewed from a distance during daylight.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_27


Year: 189, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 14 (BD622080)

Date: 189
Description: (Translated from French) (or 190) Under the reign of the tyrant Commodus, a bright and large object was seen crossing the sky in broad daylight.
Reference: Lampride, Life of Commodus
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_3


Year: 193, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 15 (9F9221AB)

Date: 193
Description: (Translated from French) Publius Helvius Pertinax (126-193), after a successful military career and a consul post, was chosen by the conspirators who had just freed Rome from the tyrannical Commodus to take his place. He was assassinated a few months after his accession to the throne by the Praetorian Guard. In the last three months of his brief reign, he had coins minted. One of these coins was found in Syria and can be seen in the Federico Eusebio Archaeological Museum in Alba, the Piedmont city where Publius Helvius Pertinax was born. This coin has the remarkable peculiarity of showing what could well be a mysterious flying object. In the Italian ufology magazine Clypeus, numismatist Renato Gatto gave the following description:

The Emperor Pertinax (…) had coins minted not with any star (a decorative motif often used to immortalize great events) but with a globe surmounted by antennas similar to those of our first artificial satellites. Many experts, after examining these coins, agreed to affirm that the object represented was neither the Sun, nor the Moon, nor any other celestial body. This certainty is based on the fact that the 4 “rays” of the globe in question are arranged in a completely different way from that which characterizes the representations of stars. The words Providentia deorum engraved on one of the faces of the coin exalt the goodness of the gods. On the other face, one sees a woman personifying Providentia, a minor divinity who must have manifested herself at the time of the appearance of the four-rayed globe that Rome wanted to commemorate.

Is it rash to suggest that this antennaed globe could be one of those mysterious flying objects called UFOs? By looking at the photographs of the coin, one sees a woman stretching out her hands towards an enigmatic object above her, a globe from which 4 rays emerge in asymmetrical positions, while the usual representations of a known star are symmetrical. But then, what is the mysterious event commemorated by the coin? The Roman historian of the 5th century Lampridius speaks in his Life of Commodus of a bright and quite large object that had crossed the sky during the reign of the tyrant. The excellent Greek historian Herodian (170-240), considered one of the most reliable of his time and who held public offices in Rome, confirms in his Notes on the History of the Empire after Marcus Aurelius (book 1) that stars were seen suspended in the air in broad daylight at that time and locates the appearance of the event in 189 or 190. It is therefore quite possible that the coin of Emperor Pertinax wanted to account for its appearance.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_4


Year: 195, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 16 (918FF380)

Date: 1/195
Location: Rome, Italy
Description: Bright stars were observed surrounding the sun during Julianus’ Sacrifices of Entrance in front of the senate-house. These anomalous stars were so vivid that soldiers continually gazed at them, speculating an impending doom for the emperor. Concurrently, three leaders, Severus, Niger, and Albinus, each commanding vast legions, sought control of the region, potentially symbolized by these three stars. The nature of these “bright stars” remains unclear, though they were not simply a result of refraction.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_28


Year: 200, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 17 (F3ACAB90)

Date: 200
Location: JAPAN, Notorita
Description: (Translated from French) There was in the village of Notorita a man called Hashiro-Kima-Washi. He was a large individual who had wings on his body so that he could fly and rise very high in the sky. He refused to obey imperial orders and robbed people.
Reference: Yves NAUD: “Les Ovnis et les E.T. dans l’histoire, tome 1” - ed. Famot 1977, tome 2 p. 237
Reference: Book 1 of Nihongi
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_4


Year: 235, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 18 (8EC325BD)

Date: 235
Location: CHINA
Description: (Translated from French) A red meteor emitting pointed rays fell from the northwest to the southwest in the Liang camp. The meteor moved three times back and forth above the camp, each time with a greater magnitude when moving forward and when withdrawing.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p. 39
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_5

Event 19 (554C72C3)

Date: 235
Description: (Translated from French) In China, Liang went to war against the kingdom of Wei. While his troops were stationed at Wei-nan, a meteor red emitting “pointed rays” came from the sky towards the southwest of his camp above which it moved 3 times back and forth, each time with a greater magnitude forward than on its withdrawal. Soon, Liang died in his camp. His troops then burned it and left. A little later, Liang’s generals began to fight each other. These events will not surprise anyone because all Chinese thought that the passage or fall of a meteor on an army invariably foreshadowed its defeat.
Reference: Edmond Biot, General Catalogue of Shooting Stars in China for Twenty-Four Centuries
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_5

Event 20 (9679253F)

Date: 235
Location: Weinan, China
Description: The army of Emperor Hou Chu witnessed a red object with pointed rays fly over them on three separate occasions. Despite being documented in a compilation of “shooting stars and meteors,” the idea of a regular meteor passing multiple times over the army is highly improbable.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_29


Year: 240, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 21 (40D68BCC)

Date: 240
Location: Che-chiang Province, China
Description: Wang Shuh, while gathering medicinal herbs on T’ien Tai Mountain, took a rest and saw a small blue boy, over a foot long, in a brook. This boy rode on a red carp and both disappeared into a cloud. After a subsequent thunderstorm, the boy and carp reappeared and returned to the brook. The sighting, possessing attributes commonly ascribed to “dragons” in Chinese literature, remains unexplained by ordinary phenomena.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_30


Year: 251, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 22 (80F8DD58)

Date: 251
Description: (Translated from French) Under the consuls P. Posthumius Tubertus 2 and Agrippa Monenius Lanatus, in the year 251 of Rome, in the thickest of the night, lances of fire were seen in the sky.
Reference: Julius Obsequiens < Costaglioga 1998
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_6

Event 23 (C0D3900F)

Date: 251
Description: (Translated from French) Sometimes a star shoots out of the sky, or else they are fires, sometimes stationary and still, sometimes rolling through space. We observe various kinds: we have wheels, when a luminous edge surrounds a vast depression in the sky, similar to a deep and circular cavity… When an enormous mass of rounded fire moves through the sky or burns in place; chiasmas when a corner of the sky opens up and through this sort of crevice reveals a flame in the mysterious space.
Reference: Julius Obsequiens < Costaglioga 1998
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_7

Event 24 (07328974)

Date: 251
Description: (Translated from French) There are those brilliant meteors that suddenly depart like shooting stars, others remain in place emitting such a bright light that they dispel the darkness and bring back the day until, having consumed what fed them, they become less bright and like a diminishing flame gradually fading away. They often appear in the clouds, better seen above them.
Reference: Julius Obsequiens < Costaglioga 1998
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_8


Year: 260, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 25 (5A171163)

Date: 3/260
Location: China
Description: Amidst a political crisis, while “hostage children” played together, a mysterious child, less than four feet tall, joined them. The child, with light rays flashing from his eyes, identified himself as the star-god Yunghuo (Mars) and delivered a prophecy that “The Three Lords will return to Ssu-ma.” After conveying his message, he ascended to the heavens, leaving behind a trail resembling flowing silk. This event remained unreported due to the political turmoil, and years later the prophecy came to fruition as Hsiu was overthrown and power shifted to Ssu-ma.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_31


Year: 300, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 26 (51D9F9B6)

Date: 300
Description: (Translated from French) In a small and rocky valley closed off on all sides, he saw a snuffling dwarf with horns on its head and forked extremities like those of goats. At this sight, Antoine, like a good soldier, seized the shield of faith and the helmet of hope: nevertheless, the creature offered him the fruit of the palm tree to sustain him on his journey and as a kind of peace offering. Antoine, seeing this, stopped and asked him who he was. The answer he received was this: “I am a mortal being and one of the inhabitants of the Desert whom the Gentiles abused by designating him in an erroneous cult of various forms under the names of Fauns, Satyrs and Incubi. I am sent to represent my people. We beg you to solicit for us the favor of your Lord and ours, who, we have learned, once came to save the world, and whose voice has penetrated the whole earth.” As he uttered these words, tears streamed down the old traveler’s cheeks, witnesses of his deep emotion, and which he shed in the fullness of his joy. He rejoiced in the glory of Christ and the destruction of Satan, and marveled at being able to understand the language of the satyr during all this time, and, striking the ground with his staff, he said: “Woe to you, Alexandria, who, instead of God, have worshiped monsters! Woe to you, city of prostitutes, in which the demons of the whole world rush together. What have you to say now? Beasts that speak of Christ, and you who, instead of God, worship monsters…” He had not finished speaking when - as if it had wings - the wild creature fled far away. Let no one have any scruple in believing this incident; its truth is affirmed by what happened when Constantine was on the throne, an affair of which the whole world was witness. For a man of this kind was brought alive to Alexandria and shown to the people as a wonderful spectacle. Later, to prevent his corpse from rotting in the heat, it was preserved in salt and taken to Antioch so that the Emperor could see it.
Reference: Saint Jerome, The Life of Saint Antoine the First Hermit, Chapter 8
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_9


Year: 314, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 27 (04EA62BC)

Date: 1/314
Location: CHINA
Description: (Translated from French) … the sun fell to the ground and three other suns rose together above the horizon. And another day, the sun quickly lowered to the ground and three other suns flew side by side, after rising in the west, heading east.
Reference: SHI BO: “China and the Extraterrestrials” ed. Mercure de France, 1983, p. 47
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_6

Event 28 (FE0ADFF3)

Date: 1/314
Location: China
Description: The Sun appeared to descend to the ground while three additional suns simultaneously rose from the western horizon and moved together towards the East. This description suggests a rare and unordinary phenomenon, but with limited information provided, a complete interpretation would require access to the original text.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_32


Year: 317, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 29 (45E5F510)

Date: 1/317
Location: CHINA
Description: (Translated from French) Three suns shone at the same time in the sky tinted with multicolored colors. The suns were surrounded by an aureole and suspended at ten meters above the ground. The center of the suns had a greenish color.
Reference: SHI BO: “China and the Extraterrestrials” ed. Mercure de France, 1983, p.47
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_7


Year: 334, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 30 (3CE36296)

Date: 334
Location: Antioch, Turkey
Description: A star-like object appeared in the eastern sky during daylight hours, emitting a significant amount of smoke, similar to that from a furnace, from the third to the fifth hour. Given its extended duration, it cannot be classified as a comet, and it persisted longer than typical meteors.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_33


Year: 350, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 31 (FE59CDC1)

Date: 350
Location: Emesa, Syria
Description: Eusebios experienced an unexpected urge to travel to a hill with an ancient temple of Athena near Emesa at midnight. There, he witnessed a fireball descend, accompanied by a lion that quickly vanished. Approaching the cooled globe, Eusebios found the baitylos, a sacred meteorite. When he questioned the stone about its deity, it claimed to belong to “Gennaios, the Noble One.” The baitylos, described as a whitish, occasionally purple-hued globe, displayed letters painted in cinnabar, a bright red pigment esteemed in antiquity. This baitylos’s characteristics challenge common understanding of meteorites.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_34


Year: 351, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 32 (3599430B)

Date: 5/7/351
Location: Jerusalem
Description: As Cyril took over the leadership of the church of Jerusalem, a radiant and concentrated cross appeared in the skies. Measuring about fifteen stadia from Calvary to the Mount of Olives, this luminous cross was notably brighter than the sun and remained visible for several days. Its remarkable appearance caused widespread fear among the observers, as documented by Hermias Sozomen in his Ecclesiastical History.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_35


Year: 393, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 33 (1D26B48A)

Date: 393
Location: Rome, Italy
Description: A new and distinctive star, initially observed at midnight towards the east, was reportedly brighter than most, rivaling the luminosity of Venus. Surrounding this star, smaller star-like points clustered like bees around their queen. Later, its shape morphed, resembling a double-bladed sword. The celestial object moved distinctively across the sky, eventually settling in the Big Dipper and fading away after a forty-day journey. While it resembles descriptions of a comet, no corroborative record of such a cometary observation exists for this period.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_36


Year: 394, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 34 (45E35957)

Date: 394
Location: TURKEY, Antioch
Description: (Translated from French) “…one night, there appeared something resembling a woman dressed and moving high in the sky. It had colossal dimensions and an aspect so horrible that the witnesses who contemplated it were terrified. It went back and forth in the sky, above the streets of the city. It constantly emitted a sound similar to the whistling of a whip and the air reverberated with it. This sound was like that usually made by a tamer when he excites wild beasts to enrage them before presenting them to the spectators of an amphitheater…”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des Ovni” - Delarge 1977 - p. 54
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_8


Year: 396, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 35 (841D2975)

Date: 396
Location: Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey
Description: At nightfall, a fiery cloud appeared from the East, initially small, but as it neared the city, it expanded and ominously loomed over Constantinople. The fearful populace sought refuge in the Church, and upon the cloud’s eventual dispersal, rumors spread that the city would be destroyed the following Sabbath. This led to a mass evacuation, including the Emperor. With the city ultimately remaining unscathed, St. Augustine pondered whether this event was a manifestation of God’s wrath or mercy.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_37


Year: 436, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 36 (18F8BD27)

Date: 436
Location: BYZANCE
Description: (Translated from French) The author cites J. Obsequens: “Earthquakes follow one another at a frightening rate… Suddenly, and in the midst of all the spectators, a child was taken up by an unknown force high enough in the sky that it was lost to sight; after which, having descended as he had ascended, he declared to the Patriarch Procus, to the Emperor himself and to the assembled multitude that he had just attended a great concert of angels praising God…”
Reference: Yves Naud: “ETs and UFOs in History” Famot 1977, Volume 2 pp. 110-111
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_9


Year: 438, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 37 (38A9BB5E)

Date: 438
Location: Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey
Description: In the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, as pestilence and famine spread and the city’s walls and towers lay in ruins, the residents gathered in the countryside praying for their city’s salvation. Amidst these dire circumstances, a miraculous event took place: a child was abruptly lifted into the air, disappearing from sight. Upon returning, he recounted to Patriarch Proclus, the Emperor, and the masses that he had witnessed a celestial chorus of angels singing praises. This astonishing event was widely seen by the city’s inhabitants and was later commemorated annually in ecclesiastical annals and Greek church readings.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_38


Year: 457, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 38 (93E9025C)

Date: 457
Description: (Translated from French) Above Great Britain and northern France, a flamboyant thing in the shape of a globe is seen in the sky. Its size is immense and from this ball of fire two beams come out, one that goes further than France, and the other that goes towards Ireland, and ends in fire, like beams.
Reference: Conrad Wolffart, known as Lycosthenes, professor at the University of Basel, Switzerland, since 1539
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_10


Year: 460, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 39 (35C1FF75)

Date: 460
Location: JAPAN, mont Katsuraki
Description: (Translated from French) 4th spring, 2nd month. The emperor took part in a bow hunt on Mount Katsuraki. Suddenly a tall man appeared, who in face and appearance, resembled the emperor. “From what place do you come?” asked the emperor. “I am the god of visible men. First tell me your royal name and then I will inform you of mine.” The emperor answered: “We are the Waka-taka-no-Mikoto.” The tall man said: “Your servant is the god Hito-Koto-Mushi. The god who chases away with one word the good and with one word the bad. He joined the emperor until the setting of the sun, when the hunt ended. The god accompanied the emperor to the waters of Kume”.
Reference: Yves NAUD: “Les Ovni et les E.T. dans l’histoire, tome 1” - Famot 1977, tome 2 p. 237, 238
Reference: Nihongi
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_10


Year: 497, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 40 (02F9469C)

Date: 497
Location: British Isles
Description: Possibly 473 AD. A massive and bright globe was observed in the sky. From this globe emanated a second fiery ball which projected two distinct rays. One ray stretched out towards Gaul, while the other aimed towards the Irish Sea, subsequently splitting into seven smaller beams. The exact date of this event remains contested, with some sources pointing to 473 and others, like Roger of Wendover, suggesting 497.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_39


Year: 500, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 41 (7C2C7E50)

Date: 500
Description: (Translated from French) Probable settlement of Easter Island by navigators from the Society Islands or the Marquesas Islands, via the Gambier Islands.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_11


Year: 507, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 42 (E2DA4152)

Date: 507
Location: Poitiers, France
Description: As King Clovis sought to overcome the Visigoths and claim their French territories, he embarked on a night march directed by a bright meteor, likened to the biblical column of fire that guided the Israelites. This fiery signal, possibly coordinated with the cathedral of Poitiers, illuminated his path, leading him to victory against the Visigoths, subsequently culminating in the death of their king, Alaric II. Following this triumph, Clovis relocated the Frankish capital to Paris.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_40


Year: 540, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 43 (69ACB8F1)

Date: 540
Location: Rome, Italy
Description: A small spark was observed descending from the sky to Earth. Upon nearing the Earth, it expanded, resembling an orb akin to the Moon and took on a disc-like shape. This celestial event was perceived as an omen, predicting significant societal unrest and grave misfortunes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_41

Event 44 (7C28EBD5)

Date: 540
Location: Monte Cassino, Italy
Description: At dawn, Saint Benedict of Nursia witnessed an intense light that evolved into a fiery globe, illuminating the night brighter than day. As he gazed upon this brilliance, he perceived the entire world condensing under a single sunbeam and saw the soul of Germanus, Bishop of Capua, ascend to heaven within a flaming sphere accompanied by angels. Calling upon Servandus the Deacon as a witness, only a waning remnant of the light was visible to the latter. Upon investigation, it was discovered that Bishop Germanus had passed away at the exact moment of Saint Benedict’s vision, suggesting a potential connection between the event and the Bishop’s departure.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_42


Year: 549, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 45 (A7E1B585)

Date: 549
Location: CHINA
Description: (Translated from French) During the Thai Tsing period, under Emperor Won-Ti of the Liang Dynasty, General Heou-King besieged the city of King Thai. The inhabitants of the city used kites to send out calls for help to the nearby villages.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout Université 1967, p. 14
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_11


Year: 575, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 46 (74EB9EDE)

Date: 575
Location: IRELAND
Description: (Translated from French) When St. Columcille convened the synod of Drum Ceatt (or Drom Ecart), he asked Aedh Mac Ainmuire to release Scandlann Mor, which was refused. During the same night, a pillar of fire was seen above the city. It headed towards the prison where Scandlann Mor was held, stopped and emitted a beam of light that penetrated the cell. The chains that held the prisoner then detached and he heard a voice calling him. An angel came to free him. Following this, Aedh Mac Ainmuire, greatly impressed, recognized the divine mission of which St. Columcille was invested.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des Ovni” - Delarge 1977 - p. 55
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_12


Year: 577, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 47 (80F69450)

Date: 577
Description: (Translated from French) A fireball as big as the Moon traverses the sky towards the West, accompanied by a loud noise and winding through the air.
Reference: Abel Rémusat, Le journal de la physique et de la chimie, 1819
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_12


Year: 584, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 48 (51A763CE)

Date: 584
Description: (Translated from French) Appeared in the sky bright rays of light that seemed to cross and collide.
Reference: Saint Gregory, Bishop of Tours, Historia Francorum — “History of the Franks”
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_13


Year: 585, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 49 (555B81DC)

Date: 585
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) “In September, some saw signs, that is to say these rays or domes that one is accustomed to seeing and which seemed to run with speed in the sky”.
Reference: Henry DURRANT: “The Black Book of UFOs” - Laffont 1970, p. 56
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_13

Event 50 (99BF942E)

Date: 9/585
Description: (Translated from French) Some people saw signs, namely rays or domes as one usually sees… flying in the sky. (September)
Reference: Saint Gregory, Bishop of Tours, Historia Francorum — History of the Franks
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_14


Year: 587, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 51 (9456775D)

Date: 587
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) “We saw for two nights in a row, in the middle of the sky, a kind of very bright cloud that had the shape of a hood.”
Reference: Henry DURRANT: “The Black Book of UFOs” - Laffont 1970, p. 56
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_14


Year: 596, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 52 (C6DCAC17)

Date: 11/596
Location: Nara prefecture, West Japan
Description: An object resembling a canopy or lotus flower was observed descending and hovering above the Houryuji temple. While suspended, it underwent various color and shape transformations.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_43


Year: 597, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 53 (917F95D9)

Date: 6/9/597
Location: Ireland
Description: During a nighttime fishing session, multiple witnesses, including the narrator Adomnan, observed the sky suddenly illuminating. An immense pillar of fire ascended from the east, brightening the entire heavens as if it were midday. This extraordinary luminous column was seen not only by the group of Adomnan but also by various other fishermen scattered along the river. The intense light was then followed by profound darkness, resembling sunset.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_44


Year: 637, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 54 (5AC60197)

Date: 637
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, a large star moved from east to west, and there was a sound that resembled thunder. People of that time said that it was the crash of the star falling. But the Buddhist priest Bin said: “It is not the star that falls, it is the Celestial Dog whose bark is like thunder” (…) The Celestial Dog is a winged creature with a human form, with an incredibly long nose; it frequents mountains and secluded places.
Reference: Nihon-shoki, cited by W. Raymond Drake
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_15


Year: 640, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 55 (950AF2A3)

Date: 4/7/640
Description: (Translated from French) In China, an astre is observed entering the Moon. (Or 642. The seventh day of the second month of spring.) (April 7)
Reference: Nihon-shoki, cited by W. Raymond Drake
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_16


Year: 642, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 56 (5C82D0BB)

Date: 4/7/642
Description: (Translated from French) In China, an astre is observed entering the Moon. (Or 640. The seventh day of the second month of spring.) (April 7)
Reference: Nihon-shoki, cited by W. Raymond Drake
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_17


Year: 655, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 57 (00D47F56)

Date: 5/655
Location: Katuragi Mountain near Nara, W. Japan
Description: A figure resembling a Chinese man was observed riding a dragon in the sky. The details surrounding this event are sparse and its credibility is uncertain. It’s mentioned in hopes of encouraging further exploration of ancient Asian sources for more information on this peculiar sighting.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_45


Year: 661, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 58 (D8F396DA)

Date: 661
Location: JAPAN
Description: (Translated from French) For the year 661, Japanese chronicles cite an intriguing event: “Autumn, first day of the eighth month. The imperial prince, after coming to bow over the mortal remains of the deceased empress, returned to the Ihase palace. That night, at the top of Mount Asakura, there was a spirit wearing a large hat, who observed the funeral proceedings. All the people present gave loud cries of astonishment.”
Reference: Richard D. NOLANE: Autrefois les Extraterrestres - Mythes et réalités" Presses de la Cité Poche 1993 p.184
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_15

Event 59 (CFBEAA91)

Date: Autumn 661
Description: (Translated from French) First day of the 8th month. In China, the imperial prince, after coming to bow to the mortal remains of the deceased empress, returns to the Ihase palace. That night, at the top of Mount Asakura, there is a Spirit wearing a large hat who watches the funeral proceedings. Everyone present gives loud cries of astonishment. (Autumn)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_18


Year: 664, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 60 (4277C9C6)

Date: 664
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Barking
Description: (Translated from French) … while some nuns were praying in a cemetery near the convent of Berecingum (Barking), a large light descended from the sky, encircled them, then circled the monastery before disappearing high into the sky.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 - p.58
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_16

Event 61 (2AD4B3B3)

Date: 664
Location: Kent, England
Description: During the night, an unusual pillar of light illuminated the hall of King Ecgbert I’s palace, startling many of his household. The brightness led to widespread astonishment and cries, prompting the king to rise from his bed. As he left the house, he observed a brilliantly burning globe of white flame, which seemed to have originated from the aforementioned luminous pillar.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_46


Year: 666, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 62 (C6856DAB)

Date: 6/6/666
Description: version: Last updated 9/16/2023 (rg)
Type: version
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_0


Year: 670, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 63 (1A7B7CFD)

Date: 9/6/670
Location: Nara Prefecture, Western Japan
Description: A mysterious cloud resembling an umbrella manifested in the sky, accompanied by an unusual noise. While meteors can produce sounds, they are not typically described as “umbrella-shaped clouds.” Due to the limited information available, the event remains unidentified and requires further research for a more comprehensive understanding.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_47


Year: 675, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 64 (9D9E8937)

Date: 675
Location: Berecingum Convent, near London, England
Description: While nuns at Berecingum (Barking) convent were praying at the tombs after matins, a brilliant light, described as a “great sheet,” suddenly descended upon them, causing great amazement. This luminosity, brighter than the midday sun, subsequently moved to the south side of the monastery, where it lingered for a while before ascending back to the heavens. The event’s nature left the witnesses convinced that the light symbolized a heavenly signal related to the souls’ eternal journey. The described behavior of the light does not align with typical meteor activity.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_48


Year: 679, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 65 (303C5EDD)

Date: 10/1/679
Location: JAPAN, Osaka
Description: (Translated from French) "… a material similar to cotton five to six feet long fell on Ninawa [former name of Osaka].
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 - p.58
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_17


Year: 680, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 66 (6AEC0E09)

Date: 11/3/680
Description: (Translated from French) In China, a brightness is seen in the east from Dog Hour (8 PM) to Rat Hour (midnight). (November 3, 8 PM-12 AM)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_19


Year: 682, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 67 (356CE285)

Date: 682
Location: Japan
Description: (Translated from French) On the third day of the eighth month of the year 682 a great star crossed the sky from east to west above Tsukushi. The term great star seems to exclude a meteor or comet. Eight days later: “Something appeared that had the shape of a Buddhist baptismal flag, flame-colored. It hovered in the void, headed north and was seen in all provinces. Some said it plunged into the sea off Koshi.” (Richard D. NOLANE: “Once Upon a Time Aliens - Myths and Realities” Presses de la Cité Poche 1993 p.184, 185) On the twelfth day there was a strong earthquake. The next day the vice-governor of Tsukushi reported that he had seen a three-legged bird. On the seventeenth day there was another earthquake. At dawn an arc of the sky was seen in the middle of the sky at the height of the sun. [note from vog: there is nothing supernatural or extraterrestrial about this. This rather rare phenomenon of a complete circular rainbow around the sun, I was able to contemplate in the 60s when I lived in Africa.]
Reference: Yves NAUD: “UFOs and ETs in History” - FAMOT 1977, VOLUME 2 p. 240, 241
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_18

Event 68 (5814DC38)

Date: 8/3/682
Description: (Translated from French) In China, a great star traverses the sky from East to West above Tsukushi. (August 3)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_20

Event 69 (5A6651CA)

Date: 8/11/682
Description: (Translated from French) something appeared that had the shape of a Buddhist baptismal flag, flame-colored. It hovered in the void, headed north and was seen from all provinces. Some said it plunged into the sea off Koshi. (August 11)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_21


Year: 684, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 70 (A8225F70)

Date: 11/21/684
Location: Japan
Description: At dusk, observers reported witnessing seven stars that appeared to “drift together” towards the north-east before disappearing below the horizon. Due to the limited details provided, it’s challenging to determine the exact nature or origin of these so-called “drifting stars.”
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_49


Year: 692, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 71 (00EDDADB)

Date: Autumn 692
Location: JAPAN
Description: (Translated from French) On the twenty-eighth month, under the reign of Tokama-no-ara-hito-hime, in the night, the planets Mars and Jupiter were seen to approach each other and then move away four times in succession, shining and then fading alternately. (692, Autumn)
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 - p.58
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_19

Event 72 (E2203B6B)

Date: Autumn 692
Description: (Translated from French) In China, one can see in the night the planets Mars and Jupiter approach each other and then move away 4 times in succession, shining and fading alternately. (Autumn)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_22


Year: 698, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 73 (D1D63729)

Date: 5/698
Location: Ireland
Description: Observers reported seeing three “shields” in the sky, moving from the east to the west on the night of the Ascension of the Lord. The shields displayed distinct colors: one snowy, the second fiery, and the third bloody. These celestial phenomena were interpreted as omens, thought to presage upcoming misfortunes. Later that year, herds of cows across Ireland and other parts of Europe faced near devastation.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_50


Year: 729, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 74 (017A3779)

Date: 729
Location: FRANCE, Meaux
Description: (Translated from French) “… the monk Wilfred saw two large comets circling around the Sun…”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 - p.58
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_20


Year: 741, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 75 (0AF29F80)

Date: 6/741
Location: Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey
Description: During the reign of Constantine, Copronymus, three columns of fire were observed in the sky in June and then again in September. A similar phenomenon was noted in 735 AD, described as a half-moon-shaped object in the northern part of the sky. This object gradually moved to the southern quadrant before returning northward and eventually disappearing below the horizon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_51


Year: 746, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 76 (91405C89)

Date: 746
Location: GREAT BRITAIN
Description: (Translated from French) “… dragons were seen several times in the sky, as well as aerial vessels with men on board”. (746-748)
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 - p.58
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_21


Year: 749, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 77 (ACD0FD47)

Date: 749
Location: Ulster, Ireland
Description: Aerial ships accompanied by their crews were observed in the sky above Cluain Moccu, as documented in the 15th century Annals of Ulster.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_52


Year: 760, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 78 (17BEAF86)

Date: 760
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) Under the reign of Pepin the Short (715-768), very singular phenomena were publicly shown in France. The air was full of human figures, the sky reflected mirages of palaces, gardens, agitated waters, ships with sails in the wind and armies lined up for battle. The atmosphere was like a great dream. (…) Dreams and wakefulness were confused and several people thought they had been taken away by aerial beings; all that was heard was talk of trips to the land of the sylphs … madness seized the best minds and finally the Church had to intervene".
Reference: Yves Naud: “ETs and UFOs in History” Famot 1977, Volume 2 p. 122-123
Reference: Eliphas Levi in “History of Magic”
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_22

Event 79 (0CA1C94E)

Date: 760
Location: France
Description: During Pepin le Bref’s reign, the skies over France reportedly exhibited numerous unusual phenomena, including human figures, ships with sails, and warring armies. Several individuals even claimed they were abducted by beings from the air. However, the original source of this information remains elusive and might have been influenced by the Comte De Gabalis written in 1670 by Abbe N. de Montfaucon de Villars.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_53


Year: 773, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 80 (C135AC40)

Date: 773
Location: GREAT BRITAIN
Description: (Translated from French) "… a red cross appeared after sunset above England.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 - p.58
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_23


Year: 776, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 81 (C6FB16EC)

Date: 776
Location: GERMANY, Sigisburg
Description: (Translated from French) “…and on the same day, as they were preparing a new assault against the Christians living in the castle, the glory of God manifested itself above the church, inside the fortress. Those who were on guard outside in the square said they saw the resemblance of two large shields of reddish color, flaming and in motion above the church itself…”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “The Chronicle of UFOs” - Delarge 1977 p.58-59
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_24

Event 82 (640F85C9)

Date: 776
Description: (Translated from French) The Annales Laurissenses testify to an astonishing observation during the Saxon siege of the Frankish fortress of Sigisburg: Saxon warriors who were preparing the siege of a castle where Franks were sheltered, were put to flight at the sight of two “flaming shields” descending from the sky and moving above the chapel.
Reference: Paul Misraki, Des Signes dans le Ciel
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_23

Event 83 (D2E4E35B)

Date: 776
Location: Syburg Castle, Germany
Description: During a rebellion against Charlemagne, the Saxons besieged Syburg Castle. As they were about to storm the castle, they reportedly witnessed two flaming, shield-like objects hovering above the church. This sight instilled panic among the Saxons, causing them to retreat in chaos. In their terrified state, many inadvertently harmed or killed their fellow soldiers while fleeing.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_54


Year: 789, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 84 (7F5BB75C)

Date: 789
Description: (Translated from French) A law prohibiting contact with the peoples of the clouds is promulgated by Charlemagne (747-814) in Aachen.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_24


Year: 793, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 85 (26262372)

Date: 793
Location: GREAT BRITAIN
Description: (Translated from French) Above the former kingdom of Northumbria: …" very powerful and terrifying the inhabitants… they were lights like never seen before, like flashes, and red dragons were also seen flying in the air…"
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p. 61
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_25

Event 86 (F7A51789)

Date: 1/793
Description: (Translated from French) At the monastery of St Cuthbert (Lindisfarne), the monks witnessed remarkable phenomena: terrible portents appeared in Northumbria, greatly afflicting its inhabitants. These were exceptional lightning bolts [sky-bourne portents], and fire dragons seen flying in the air and Fire dragons in the sky terrified the unfortunate nation of the English. Shortly after the observation, the monastery was attacked and razed by invading Vikings. The dragons observed were seen as an ill omen. (January)
Reference: Roger de Wendover
Reference: Anglo Saxon Chronicles
Reference: Mysterious Britain
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_25


Year: 796, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 87 (CE634A58)

Date: 796
Location: GREAT BRITAIN
Description: (Translated from French) According to the “Flores Historiarum” of the Benedictine Roger de Wendover, small globes were seen spinning around the sun.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD, Inforespace n° 22, p. 36
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_26


Year: 800, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 88 (F8F9D7DA)

Date: 800’s
Location: BYZANTIUM
Description: (Translated from French) The Byzantines, relaying the Chinese and Arabs whose recipe was then transmitted to all of Europe, shot off rockets. They were called “Rocchetto” in Italy, a name which the French translated as “Fusee”, the Germans as “Rakete”, and the English as “Rocket”. It became the absolute weapon in the Middle Ages and Charles VII made abundant use of it in the reconquest of the Kingdom. (800’s)
Reference: L’Astronautique", Pierre Rousseau, ed. Hachette 1965, p. 8
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_27


Year: 807, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 89 (4F66E3E3)

Date: 807
Description: (Translated from French) Charlemagne’s court astronomers reported that a small planet, the size of Mercury, interposed itself between the Sun and the Earth for 8 days. This planet appeared in the Sun’s disk as a black spot. There were also 4 eclipses: 3 of Moon, 1 of Sun.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_26


Year: 810, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 90 (E68AC5F7)

Date: 810
Location: GERMANY, Saxony
Description: (Translated from French) Charles himself was the victim of a significant accident during his last expedition in Saxony against the Danish king Godefrid. One day, when he had left the camp and set out before sunrise, he suddenly saw a dazzling torch miraculously descend from a serene sky and traverse the air from right to left. And as one wondered what this phenomenon portended, the horse he was riding suddenly lowered its head and fell, precipitating him to the ground with such violence that the fibula of his cloak broke and the belt of his sword was torn off. When his servants, witnesses of the accident, rushed to raise him up, they found him without weapons, without a cloak, and a javelin was picked up at least twenty feet away which had escaped from his hands at the moment of his fall."
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “The Chronicle of UFOs” - Delarge 1977 p. 61
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_28


Year: 811, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 91 (DA1AEAA0)

Date: 811
Location: Near Aachen on Via Aquisgrana, Germany
Description: Emperor Charlemagne witnessed a large flaming globe moving across the sky from east to west during a campaign against the Danes in Saxony. As he observed the unusual celestial event, he was thrown off his horse, which might have been startled by the spectacle. The emperor’s fall was so forceful that his cloak buckle broke and his sword belt shattered. Additionally, a javelin he held was thrown about twenty feet away from where he landed.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_55


Year: 812, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 92 (5AA87AC1)

Date: 812
Locations: Lyon, France; Magonia; Mahón, the port of the island of Menorca, Spain
Description: Agobard, the archbishop of Lyon, France, writes De Grandine et Tonitruis (“On Hail and Thunder”), in which he condemns pagan folk beliefs, such as the notion of a “certain region called Magonia, from which ships, navigating on clouds, set sail to transport back to this same region the fruits of the earth ruined by hail and destroyed by the storm.” He cites an episode in which some foolish peasants capture “three men and one woman who they said had fallen from these ships.” Brought out in front of an enraged mob, Agobard intervenes and prevents their lynching, persuading the crowd that the charges are false and absurd. Some ufologists interpret this as a visitation from an alternate reality or an abduction case, while Jean-Louis Brodu observes that in the 9th century the atmosphere was likened to an ocean in which aerial ships could navigate from point to point on the earth. Miceal Ross argues that Magonia is a corruption of Magonianus, relating to the city of Mahón, the port of the island of Menorca, Spain.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Jean-Louis Brodu, “Magonia: A Re-Evaluation,” Fortean Studies 2 (1995): 198–215; Miceal Ross, “Anchors in a Three-Decker World,” Folklore 109 (1998): 63–75; Vallée, Magonia, pp. 23–24; Clark III 1213–1214; Vallée and Aubeck, Wonders in the Sky, Tarcher, 2009, pp. 70–73; Pierre Chambert-Protat, “Florus de Lyon et les Extra- terrestres,” Florus de Lyon, November 4, 2014; Pierre Lagrange, “Agobard, la Magonie et les ovnis,” Actualité, no. 440 (October 2017): 28–29; Wikipedia, “Magonia (mythology)
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_0


Year: 813, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 93 (2EF061DA)

Date: 813
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Description: A hermit named Pelayo heard music and witnessed a unique shining star above Mount Libredon, an ancient Celtic sacred site. This celestial sighting led to the naming of the location as “Campus Stellae,” meaning “field of the star,” which evolved into “Compostela.” After an investigation initiated by Bishop Teodomiro, the tomb of the Apostle was discovered. King Alphonse II designated Saint James as the patron of his empire and constructed a chapel on the site, which eventually became the renowned Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, attracting numerous pilgrims.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_56


Year: 814, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 94 (AB57CB93)

Date: 814
Location: CHINA
Description: (Translated from French) A star like a half braid of straw rose from the ground and its light illuminated the ground. A number of small stars came out of it.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p.40
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_29

Event 95 (6FC79E86)

Date: 814
Description: (Translated from French) Death of Charlemagne.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_27

Event 96 (9ADF5FCC)

Date: 814
Description: (Translated from French) Many lunar and solar eclipses are observed.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_28

Event 97 (F0058D89)

Date: 814
Location: China
Description: A bright object ascended and illuminated the terrain below. Numerous smaller “stars” were observed emerging from this luminous entity.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_57


Year: 815, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 98 (4BF4F18F)

Date: 815
Location: Lyons, France
Description: Saint Agobard, the Archbishop of Lyons, wrote extensively against the superstitions of his time. Among these was the popular belief in a region called “MAGONIA” from where ships would fly and sail upon clouds. These ships allegedly transported goods that had been damaged by storms or hail, after a transaction with ‘Tempestaires’. In one notable event, four individuals, three men and a woman, were believed to have fallen from such a ship and were brought forth to be stoned. Saint Agobard intervened and saved their lives, expressing skepticism about the reality of these supposed ships and the beliefs associated with them.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_58


Year: 817, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 99 (78E10701)

Date: 817
Location: China
Description: A luminous globe was observed directly overhead, accompanied by a trailing tail. It moved at a slow pace towards the West, beneath the moon. Witnesses reported hearing sounds reminiscent of birds during the event. The sighting is notable due to the globe’s unhurried movement, which is atypical for meteors, and the associated auditory phenomena.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_59


Year: 827, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 100 (80D8D61B)

Date: 827
Location: SPAIN
Description: (Translated from French) Eginard further reports that during the expedition to Spain of Pépin Ir, second son of Louis the Pious, strange things happened: “… in truth this disaster was preceded by terrible apparitions of things in the air. During the night they were sometimes pale lights, sometimes bright and red fires like blood”.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p. 61
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_30

Event 101 (14DFF25F)

Date: 827
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Description: Eginard reports “terrible things in the sky” emitting pale or red lights during the night, coinciding with Pepin’s war campaign. The nature of these lights, distinct from meteors, adds to the challenge of interpretation.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_60


Year: 840, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 102 (0D0AE40E)

Date: 840
Location: FRANCE, Lyon
Description: (Translated from French) (Before 840.) Agobard (779-840) had conducted an investigation and discovered that missing people claimed upon their return to have visited a country they called Magonia. Being a Christian and a rationalist, he refused to believe it and had even stoned three men and one woman in his presence who claimed to have gone to Magonia in an aerial ship. (Jacques BERGIER: “Les E.T. dans l’histoire” - J’AI LU 1970 - p 146) (note from vog: this seems, to say the least, a rocambolesque interpretation of what was really happening with Agobard…) One day, aerial saucers arrived in Lyon from which three men and one woman were seen descending. The whole city gathered around them, shouting that they were magicians sent by Grimaldus, Duke of Berreventum, the enemy of Charlemagne, to destroy the French crops. In vain, the four innocents defended themselves by saying that they were their own and had been carried away a short time before by extraordinary men who had shown them wonders never heard of before, and they had desired to make their own account of what they had seen. The raging populace paid no attention to their defense and was about to throw them into the fire, when the brave Agobard, Bishop of Lyon, alerted by the noise, arrived running and after having heard the accusations of the people and the defense of the accused, declared gravely that both were in error… the men and the woman were released. [note from vog: which also does not seem to be the correct interpretation: Agobard was neither wise nor balanced, he was a kind of fanatic towards unbelievers and heretics, and those “returning from an aerial vessel”, what else were they?]
Reference: Yves Naud: “Les E.T. et les OVNI dans l’histoire” Famot 1977, volume 2 p. 126
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_31

Event 103 (9330B338)

Date: 840
Location: China
Description: Witness accounts describe the appearance of two “sacred lamps” during the early night. The first lamp, initially the size of a begging bowl, grew to that of a small house, atop a ridge east of the terrace across the valley. The crowd, deeply moved, chanted the name of His Holiness as the second lamp emerged, initially resembling a rain straw hat and gradually expanding. The two lights, shining ardently and spaced approximately 100 steps apart, faded and became invisible around midnight.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_61

Event 104 (D2C51E95)

Date: 1/840?
Location: LYON, FRANCE
Description: Mob Lynches 3 figures from ‘cloudship’. They admitted flying.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 7)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “20”, HatchDesc: “LYON,FRANCE:MOB LYNCHES 3 FIGURES FROM ‘CLOUDSHIP’:they admitted flying”, LatLong: “45.750002 4.866667”, LatLongDMS: “45:45:00 N 04:52:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Rhône”, Strangeness: “10”


Year: 842, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 105 (A7DA45FE)

Date: 3/842
Description: (Translated from French) Multicolored armies are seen marching in the sky… these observations of infernal armies are nocturnal, and sometimes accompanied the siege of Jerusalem. (March)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_29


Year: 848, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 106 (C64C804B)

Date: 12/1/848
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) Lances were seen in the sky. Thirty days later, terrifying lances were again seen in the north and east of the sky.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p.40
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_32


Year: 877, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 107 (DA11BF1D)

Date: 877
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) Charles II, the Bald (823 - 877) was one day taken away by a being of dazzling whiteness, armed with a weapon throwing an extraordinary light, like that of a comet. During the journey, the stranger protected the king from certain wild animals by enveloping him in a brightness that so offended these dangerous beasts that they could not reach him. (877 (before…))
Reference: Michel BOUGARD, Inforespace n° 21, p. 48
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_33


Year: 879, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 108 (8693E4B4)

Date: 11/879
Location: CHINA
Description: (Translated from French) There was one day two suns that fought ardently. And another day of the same month, two suns rose together and fought in the sky, merging into one single star in the eyes of all spectators.
Reference: SHI BO: “China and the Extraterrestrials” ed. Mercure de France, 1983, p.47
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_34

Event 109 (7CBF8589)

Date: 11/879
Location: China
Description: An anomalous sighting records the energetic clash of two “suns” in the sky, reminiscent of a battle. On a separate day within the same month, two suns engaged in combat before eventually merging into one. This phenomenon bears resemblance to a similar event described in a Japanese account noted in case 69.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_62


Year: 880, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 110 (C6066A5E)

Date: 4/25/880
Location: Montserrat-Santa Cova, Spain
Description: Approximate date. Seven young children from Monistrol in Barcelona witness an enigmatic light descending from the sky and moving towards a small grotto on Montserrat mountain, accompanied by a soft melody. A week later, a group of priests led by the Bishop of Manresa also observes the phenomenon. For four consecutive Saturdays, the light reappears in the sky and descends towards the mountain grotto. Investigating further, seven men follow the light’s indication to Santa Cova area, where they discover an image of a black virgin emitting a magical light and pleasant aroma. Attempts to relocate the sculpture to Manresa prove futile due to its increasing weight, leading to the establishment of a hermitage named after St. Mary at the original site.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_63


Year: 881, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 111 (B7B13A08)

Date: 9/3/881
Location: Japan
Description: Unusual celestial activity is documented as two stars manifest in the sky, engaging in peculiar maneuvers that involve merging and separating. This observation mirrors a similar pattern detailed in case 67 from China, suggesting a shared phenomenon across regions.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_64


Year: 900, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 112 (F6C99E5E)

Date: 3/900
Location: China
Description: The New Book of the Tang documents two significant celestial phenomena. In the year of Guang Hua, a large, yellow, star-like object, roughly 500 meters square, is observed flying southwest with a pointed head and cylindrical rear. Another account describes a “star-like object,” five times larger than the previous one, flying northwest. As it descended to around thirty meters above the ground, witnesses noted red-orange flames emitted from its upper part. The object exhibited snake-like movements and was accompanied by sudden appearances and disappearances of numerous small stars.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_65


Year: 905, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 113 (CFEC8014)

Date: 905
Location: CHINA
Description: (Translated from French) On the third moon and the day I-Cheou at midnight, a great ball of fire appeared at the zenith. It was the size of five bushels. It headed towards the northwest. At a distance of one hundred feet it stopped. Above it, a multitude of small stars were seen, like sparks of a yellowish red. Its tail was fifty feet long and resembled a snake. All the small stars were in motion. Soon after, the ball went out and was replaced by a greenish vapor, like tufts of bamboo, which extended to the zenith and whose color was fading.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p.41
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_35

Event 114 (4E084CD5)

Date: 905
Location: China
Description: A notable sighting involves the appearance of a sizable fiery globe in the sky’s zenith, which proceeded to move towards the northwest. This globe halted about 100 feet away while numerous small stars circulated above it. The phenomenon left behind a greenish vapor, adding to the intrigue of the event.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_66


Year: 919, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 115 (885A76F2)

Date: 919
Location: HUNGARY
Description: (Translated from French) …"a flaming torch and brilliant spheres like stars moved here and there in the sky of Hungary.
Reference: Ion HOBANA/Julien WEVERBERGH: “UFOs in the USSR and in the East Countries” - trad. Laffont 1976 - p. 245
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_36

Event 116 (283E0C65)

Date: 919
Description: (Translated from French) An object like a flaming torch is observed in the sky, with spheres flying above Hungary, emitting a light brighter than the stars.
Reference: Ribera El gran enigma, p. 356
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_30

Event 117 (9638EBAD)

Date: 919
Location: Hungary
Description: Witnesses report the sighting of luminous spherical objects resembling stars, accompanied by a bright torch-like presence. These bright spheres exhibit erratic movements, moving back and forth across the sky, captivating the attention of observers.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_67


Year: 922, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 118 (C6E24523)

Date: 5/12/922
Location: Bulgaria
Description: During an ambassadorial mission led by Susan ar-Rassi in Almush’s country, a peculiar sky phenomenon occurred. As described by the mission’s secretary, Ahmad ibn-Fadlan, the sky’s horizon turned red, accompanied by loud sounds and commotion during the usual prayer hour before sunset. A red cloud was observed, bearing figures resembling men and horses. These figures wielded weapons and engaged in combat with another group, also visible within the cloud. A black armed group appeared alongside the red one. The event continued for some time, and both ibn-Fadlan and ar-Rassi described the occurrence, noting two red clouds. Ambassador ar-Rassi’s account added that the phenomenon started an hour before sunset, lasting until approximately 1:00 A.M. King Almush attributed the event to “Jinni,” believed by his forefathers to be responsible for such sightings.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_68


Year: 927, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 119 (8E5CBC52)

Date: 927
Location: FRANCE, Verdun.
Description: (Translated from French) In the “Annals” of Flodoard, a French chronicler, it can be read that in 927 in Verdun and throughout the east of France armies were seen marching in the sky.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p. 61-62
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_37

Event 120 (1917849D)

Date: 927
Description: (Translated from French) The city of Verdun, like all of Eastern France, sees armies of fire appear in the sky. A similar phenomenon appeared at various times.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_31

Event 121 (A0B5950D)

Date: 3/927 (approximate)
Location: VERDUN, FR
Description: ‘Fiery armies’ pass in sky here and all E. France according to Scribe Flodoard.
Type: sighting
Reference: FIGEUT, Michel & RUCHON, Jean-Louis: OVNI - Le Premier Dossier…; Alain LeFeuvre, Paris 1979. (Index 32)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_7

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “VERDUN,FR:‘FIERY ARMIES’ PASS IN SKY HERE +ALL E.FRANCE per Scribe FLODOARD”, LatLong: “49.150002 5.350000”, LatLongDMS: “49:09:00 N 05:21:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Meuse”, Strangeness: “3”

Event 122 (2FAED867)

Date: 3/927
Location: Reims, France
Description: An unusual sighting is documented in Reims, where an “army of fire” appeared in the sky on a Sunday morning in March. This sighting was followed by an outbreak of pestilence, as noted by Flodoard. The description lacks a clear correlation to known optical or atmospheric phenomena, contributing to the mystery of the event.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_69


Year: 934, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 123 (2D03F0E0)

Date: 10/14/934
Location: CHINA
Description: (Translated from French) At the beginning of the night, a star was seen, as big as five bushels, heading towards the southwest. It had a long tail of about 10 degrees. Its color was red. It instantly changed shape, taking the form of a dragon before becoming two spades that were getting closer. A small star moving east was seen at the same time.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p.41
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_38


Year: 940, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 124 (CD0A157E)

Date: 940
Location: GERMANY
Description: (Translated from French) Armies ravaged the sky.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p.41
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_39

Event 125 (BBF44775)

Date: 940
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) On a seen beams of light in the sky on a Sunday night.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p.41
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_40


Year: 944, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 126 (77EC2879)

Date: 944
Location: Trans-Rhenan Germany
Description: Reports indicate the sighting of burning iron globes in the sky, with some causing damage to farms and houses as they flew. However, in certain areas, these iron globes were thwarted by countermeasures involving crucifixes, episcopal blessings, and holy water, successfully repelling the anomalous objects.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_70


Year: 950, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 127 (E9A107E4)

Date: 950
Location: IRELAND, Cloera
Description: (Translated from French) (Approx. date.) On a Sunday when people were at mass, a miracle happened in the town of Cloera. There is a church in the town dedicated to the memory of Saint Kinarus. A metal anchor with a rope attached to it fell from the sky and one of its pointed legs got stuck in the wooden arch that tops the church. People rushed outside and saw in the sky a ship with men on board floating at the other end of the anchor rope, then they saw a man jump overboard and descend the rope as if to go and unhook the anchor. It seemed as if he was swimming in the water. People rushed to grab him but the bishop forbade them to hold him for fear of killing him. The man, once released, quickly climbed back up the rope to rejoin the ship. The crew cut the rope and the ship, rising, disappeared. But the anchor remained in the church as a testimony to this singular event (in “Speculum Regali” manuscript “Konungs Skuggsa”) (Frank Edwards: “Les S.V. affaire sérieuse” - trad. Laffont 1967 - p. 17- other authors place this event around 1215) ANOTHER VERSION: A ship sailed in the air, everyone saw it. One of the crew of the ship threw a javelin to catch a fish, which people also saw swimming in the air. The javelin missed its target and fell to the ground. The unfortunate fisherman plunged out of the ship and swam to retrieve his weapon. But among the terrestrial spectators, a man had already taken the javelin. The aerial fisherman failed to take it back from him and then said: “But let it go, for I shall drown”. The man let go and the fisherman swam back up to the ship, where he climbed aboard.
Reference: © 1997 Jeroen Slurf and Jeroen Kümeling.
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_41

Event 128 (B925B685)

Date: 950
Description: (Translated from French) In the town of Cloera (old Ireland), on a Sunday when the population was attending religious service, a metal anchor with a long rope attached to it fell from the sky and one of its pointed legs got stuck in the wooden arch above the church door. The congregation immediately rushed outside and saw a man jumping from some kind of stationary ship in the sky and descending down the rope to free the anchor. He moved like a submarine diver. People rushed to apprehend him, but the bishop ordered that he be released. The stranger then quickly ascended back to the ship which rose and disappeared, after cutting the rope. The anchor remained in the church as a testimony to this event.
Reference: Speculum Regali, according to Frank Edwards
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_32


Year: 966, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 129 (C08CCBE9)

Date: 7/29/966
Location: MEDITERRANEE
Description: (Translated from French) At sea a cylinder was observed in a vertical position
Reference: Michel BOUGARD, Inforespace n° 22 p. 36
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_42


Year: 967, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 130 (35AB17AF)

Date: 9/9/967
Location: Japan
Description: Witnesses observe a formation of numerous objects arranged in a triangular pattern, flying beneath rain clouds with an east-west trajectory. The distinct triangular formation and the presence of rain clouds challenge a meteoric interpretation of the event, if the description is considered reliable.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_71


Year: 970, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 131 (B6B9B84E)

Date: 970
Location: CHINA
Description: (Translated from French) As for its applications (that of powder) as a propulsion agent, they are placed around 970, at the time of Tai-Sou, founder of the Song Dynasty. At the time, arrows were used with a bamboo tube filled with powder attached; the charge was set on fire just before releasing the bowstring, and the range of the arrow was thus considerably increased.
Reference: “Conquest of Space” - Thomas de Galiana, ed. Larousse Poche, 1967, p. 49
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_43


Year: 979, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 132 (2F891EB1)

Date: 11/2/979
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) Throughout the night, beams were noticed in the middle of the sky.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p.41
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_44


Year: 989, 6 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 133 (EC237C0D)

Date: 989
Location: Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey
Description: A phenomenon resembling a “comet” is observed in the western sky after sunset. Unlike a typical comet, this object rises in the evening and exhibits erratic behavior, constantly changing its position and displaying sudden, rapid movements. The bright rays it emits are visible from a significant distance. The unsettling movements of this celestial anomaly evoke awe and fear among witnesses, leading them to interpret the event as an ominous sign. The occurrence coincides with a powerful earthquake that destroys the towers of Byzantium, aligning with the foreboding expectations associated with the phenomenon. While the description seems inconsistent with a typical comet, the possibility of confusion exists, as another comet was visible around the same time according to historical records.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_72

Event 134 (3DF6B301)

Date: 7/29/989 (approximate)
Location: JAPAN
Description: (Translated from French) …three round and shiny objects flew over Japan. (989, July 29 (August 3?))
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p. 62- Inforespace n° 22 p. 36
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_45

Event 135 (E92FEEB9)

Date: 8/3/989
Location: JAPAN
Description: (Translated from French) The three objects shone in an unusual way and came together at the same point in their trajectory.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p.41
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_46

Event 136 (8B414336)

Date: 8/3/989
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, during a period of great social unrest, 3 round objects of an unusual brilliance were observed. Shortly afterwards, they come together to form only one. (August 3)
Reference: Vallee 1969
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_33

Event 137 (9A71A0D0)

Date: 8/3/989
Location: JAPAN / LOCATION UNKNOWN
Description: Unusually bright saucers fly. Then join together. Time unknown.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: PASSPORT TO MAGONIA; H. Regnery, Chicago HC 1969 & Contemporary Books,Chicago 1993. 372pp. (Index 0)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_8

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: "JAPAN/LOC UNK:UNUSUALLY BRIGHT SCRS FLY:THEN JOIN TOGETHER:TIME UNKNOWN. ", LatLong: “35.666668 139.833340”, LatLongDMS: “35:40:00 N 139:50:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Honshu Island”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 138 (024BFEE7)

Date: 8/3/989
Location: Japan
Description: A remarkable event unfolds as three bright objects in the sky undergo an extraordinary transformation, becoming luminous in an unusual manner. These three objects converge and meet at a singular point along their trajectories, creating a unique and intriguing celestial spectacle.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_73


Year: 998, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 139 (BD7BDAC2)

Date: 998
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Description: King Stephen (Istvan), the crowned King of Hungary from 997 to 1038, is reported to have experienced frequent aerial episodes. Documented by his biographer, Chartruiz, Bishop of Hungary, these events sometimes occurred spiritually and at other times physically. One instance, as recounted in Chartruis’ Life of St. Stephen, describes the king being elevated into the air by the hands of angels while he was engaged in prayer within his tent.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_74


Year: 999, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 140 (406ADA6D)

Date: 999
Location: Abbey of Saint-Leger, Cote d’Or, France
Description: Rodulphus Glaber, a monk and chronicler, recounts a personal encounter with a disturbing apparition at the Abbey. During the night, before Matines, he witnessed a grotesque humanoid figure with peculiar features appear at the foot of his bed. The creature had a frail neck, black eyes, a wrinkled forehead, pointed ears, and other unsettling characteristics. The figure forcefully shook his bed and uttered the words, “You will not stay here any longer.” Terrified, Glaber woke up and continued to see the figure, gnashing its teeth and repeating the same phrase. Disturbed by the encounter, he hurried to the monastery, confessing his sins and seeking solace at the altar of Saint Benedict.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_75

Year: 1001, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 141 (956B1A7D)

Date: 4/25/1001
Location: Foggia, Italy
Description: The Count of Aviemore, seeking shelter in a rustic hut after a day of hunting, is roused from his sleep by frightened servants and friends. They report strange flashes and urge the hunters to flee, fearing a forest fire. Instead of joining them, the Count decides to investigate the phenomenon. Approaching the source of the flashes, he discovers a peculiar light and a luminous lady amidst the flashes, whom he identifies as the Virgin Mary. Witnessing the same vision, a farmer named Nicholas hears a request from the apparition for a place of worship to be established. The construction of a chapel at the site leads to the emergence of a pilgrimage center, eventually evolving into a monastery under the Verginiani and later the Cistercians. The basilica’s recognition comes from Pope Paul VI on 31 May 1978.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_76


Year: 1010, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 142 (0D489366)

Date: 1010
Location: Ostium, Italy
Description: Peter Damian, the Cardinal-Bishop of Ostium, documents an incident involving the abduction of a five-year-old nobleman’s son. The child was taken from a monastery to a locked mill during the night, only to be found there the next morning. The boy recounted being carried by strangers to a grand feast and then placed into the mill through its roof. This early account highlights the theme of interactions between human witnesses and beings from another realm, which would later evolve into beliefs about fairies, elementals, and otherworldly creatures. The description of great feasts and abductees being offered food resonates with fairy folklore, while the act of being pulled through the roof finds parallels in modern UFO abduction accounts.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_77


Year: 1015, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 143 (AB84C1E2)

Date: 7/7/1015
Location: Kyoto, Western Japan
Description: The Director General of Saemonfu, part of the Royal Guard, recounts an event where he observed two stars converging at night. As they approached within approximately 10 meters of each other, small stars emerged from each of the larger stars and swiftly moved towards the opposite big star, only to return to their respective originating stars. Subsequently, the two primary stars swiftly departed, followed by the appearance of clouds that covered the sky. This extraordinary occurrence of celestial interaction, though noted in ancient times, had become a rarity, leaving a lasting impression on the witness due to its uncommon nature.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_78

Event 144 (D9024E22)

Date: 8/23/1015
Location: JAPAN
Description: (Translated from French) Two spherical luminous objects were observed in Japan while they released two stars.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p. 66
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_47

Event 145 (DB59132B)

Date: 8/23/1015
Location: JAPAN / LOCATION UNKNOWN
Description: 2 spheres hover. 2 small objects exit… 1 smokes. No further details. / Belgian UFO Society (SOBEPS) IFS#23 p35.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 9)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_9

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “JAPAN/LOC UNK:2 SPHERES HVR:2 SML OBJs EXIT…1 smokes:NFD:/SOBEPS IFS#23 p35”, LatLong: “35.633335 139.800007”, LatLongDMS: “35:38:00 N 139:48:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Honshu Island”, Strangeness: “4”


Year: 1023, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 146 (18E321F1)

Date: Fall 1023
Location: France
Description: In the southern sky within the Sign of the Lion, a remarkable sight unfolds as two stars engage in a prolonged celestial ballet. Throughout the autumn season, the larger and more luminous star approaches from the east, while the smaller one approaches from the west. The smaller star exhibits furious and fearful movements, aggressively charging towards the larger star. However, the larger star’s radiant mane serves as a defensive barrier, repelling the smaller star and forcing it to retreat far towards the east. This intricate and dynamic display of celestial interaction captivates observers during the autumn months.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_79


Year: 1027, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 147 (B2100F62)

Date: 8/1027
Location: EGYPT, Cairo
Description: (Translated from French) …in the month of Redjeb, many stars passed over Cairo and the Nile Delta. They flew with great noise and emitting a bright light.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p. 66
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_48


Year: 1034, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 148 (FC6B8F2E)

Date: 1034 (approximate)
Location: EUROPE
Description: (Translated from French) A strange ovoid-shaped object of fire color crossed the sky of Europe. It went from south to east and changed direction before disappearing to the west. This fact was reported by the German humanist Hartmann Schaeden in an incunable written in 1493. On this document, which would now be in the possession of the Verdun museum, one can apparently see a representation of the UFO. A kind of cylinder or cigar surrounded by flames, flying over a verdant countryside. (1034 (or 1043?))
Reference: like a comet???
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p. 66
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_49

Event 149 (776614D5)

Date: 1034
Description: (Translated from French) Fireball sailing from South to East and then to West. An illumination shows a kind of cigar surrounded by flames flying over green valleys. Incunable (printed book or phamplet) from 1493 from the library of Saint Atry.
Reference: Wartmann Schaeden < archives de Verdun < discovered by the canon Boulleaux, LDLN 329 < Costaglioga 1998
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_34

Event 150 (EB99F8B6)

Date: 1/1034?
Location: NEAR VERDUN, FR
Description: Fiery ovoid going quickly southeast turns going quickly west. / Verdun Museum / Belgian UFO Society (SOBEPS) IFS#23 p35.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 9)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_10

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “nr VERDUN,FR:FIERY OVOID >>SE TURNS >>W:/VERDUN MUSEUM /SOBEPS IFS#23 p35”, LatLong: “49.083336 5.333334”, LatLongDMS: “49:05:00 N 05:20:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Meuse”, Strangeness: “6”


Year: 1036, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 151 (EC307163)

Date: 1036
Location: Taichang, China
Description: In an intriguing event, a cloud reportedly descends from the sky, carrying a female entity identified as the goddess Zigu. The cloud enters the bedroom of Wang’s daughter, and Zigu engages with the girl. The goddess possesses the ability to write and is described as remarkably attractive. Standing on a cloud that hovers beneath her feet, Zigu demonstrates effortless and swift movement. She offers the daughter an opportunity to travel with her, and when the girl agrees, clouds form in the courtyard to lift her. However, Zigu instructs the girl to remove her dusty shoes before ascending, and once done, the girl rises on the clouds, which carry her into the sky.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_80


Year: 1045, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 152 (857D6985)

Date: 1045
Location: England
Description: During the reign of Emperor Henry III in Rome, an event is documented involving the abduction of a purported “witch” by a devil. The witch was reportedly drawn behind the devil on his horse with a frightful cry, then lifted into the air and carried away. The cries of the old woman were heard for several hours over a distance of nearly four miles in the country. This account aligns with a recurring theme of stories involving witches being transported through paranormal or non-human means, often associated with demonic entities.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_81


Year: 1050, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 153 (8125686D)

Date: 1050
Location: Vinland (Newfoundland)
Description: The Greenlanders Saga recounts an encounter involving Gudrid, who sat beside her son’s cradle when a shadow fell across the doorway and a woman in a black dress entered. The woman had light-brown hair, large eyes, and introduced herself as Gudrid. As the two Gudrids conversed, a loud crack was heard, and the visiting woman vanished from sight. Simultaneously, a skirmish took place between a Skraling and a house carle of Karlsefne’s, resulting in the Skraling’s death. This incident, although debated as a possible ghost story rather than a UFO case, bears similarities to the contemporary motif of “Woman-in-black” encounters, aligning with narratives of modern alien visitations.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_82


Year: 1054, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 154 (A02F51E0)

Date: 1054
Description: (Translated from French) Chinese astronomers observe the supernova that will give birth to the Crab Nebula, in the constellation of Taurus.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_35

Event 155 (E1FC9DC9)

Date: 4/14/1054
Location: Rome, Italy
Description: On the day of Pope Leo IX’s departure, a remarkable celestial event occurs around midday. Documented in the Tractatus de Ecclesia S. Petri Aldeburgensi, a bright and extraordinary circle appears in the sky, radiating brightness for about half an hour. This phenomenon is observed not only in Rome but also worldwide, symbolically believed to signify the Pope’s worthiness of a heavenly crown. Although later suggested as a supernova, the Crab Nebula’s recorded sighting by Chinese astronomers three months later brings into question the initial interpretation. The Flemish chronicler’s description highlights the appearance of a bright disk-like shape, emphasizing the object’s intense brightness and duration, while the document separates the observation from any specific belief system.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_83


Year: 1059, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 156 (D50A948F)

Date: 1059
Location: Fanliang, China
Description: In the midst of Emperor Jia You’s reign, a remarkable sighting is documented by Chinese scholar Sheng Gua. A massive luminous pearl is observed under gloomy skies, making appearances over a ten-year period. This radiant object travels from the marshes of Tianchang district through Bishe Lake to eventually vanish into Xinkai Lake. The pearl’s radiance is so intense that it illuminates the surroundings, and it even enlarges significantly at one point, emitting a white and silvery center that is almost blinding. The pearl’s luminosity reaches faraway trees, casting shadows on the ground and lighting up the distant sky. Captivated by these appearances, the inhabitants construct a “Pearl Pavilion” in the town of Fanliang, where people from various places gather by boat, hoping for a glimpse of this enigmatic phenomenon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_84


Year: 1067, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 157 (05E7BC4E)

Date: 1067
Location: At sea, in the English Channel
Description: (Translated from French) "…coming from Normandy, several members of a crew perished at sea in the English Channel… A fire shone and burned superbly in the air. It came close to the ground and illuminated it for some time. Then, it departed, rose very high and then shot into the waters. In many places it burned woods and crops. In Northumberland this fire was seen twice in the year…
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p. 66
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_50

Event 158 (6802F2AE)

Date: 1067
Location: Northumbria, England
Description: Numerous individuals witnessed an inexplicable fiery sign in the sky that resembled fire, burning fiercely and illuminating the surroundings. The phenomenon drew close to the earth, providing a brief but intense illumination, then began to revolve and ascend high into the sky, eventually descending into the depths of the sea. Its presence caused the burning of woods and plains in various areas. This enigmatic event occurred in the Northumbrian region and recurred twice within a single year, leaving observers puzzled about its meaning and significance.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_85


Year: 1071, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 159 (AC465BA4)

Date: 12/1071
Location: Zhengjiang, China
Description: Renowned scholar Su Dongpo witnessed an extraordinary event as a large light emerged from the Yangtse River. The sight of this phenomenon caused a disturbance among mountain birds, as they were frightened by the unusual occurrence.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_86


Year: 1085, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 160 (AE6134B3)

Date: 7/1085
Location: Estella, Navarra, Spain
Description: In Estella, Navarra, a remarkable event unfolded as a significant star and the Holy Virgin were witnessed by a group of shepherds on a mountain. The presence of the Virgin and the extraordinary star led to the establishment of a sanctuary in the area, attracting a multitude of pilgrims. King Sancho Ramirez played a role in the construction of the sanctuary, solidifying its significance. A plaque within the chapel commemorates the event, stating that the star descended from the sky to Estella for its observation and protection.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_87


Year: 1092, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 161 (AE33508B)

Date: 1092
Location: Drutsk and Polotsk, Ukraine
Description: The year 1092 marked the first recorded instance of the Devil’s Hunt phenomenon in folklore. In Drutsk, a massive sign resembling a large circle emerged in the sky, and shortly afterward, similar signs manifested in Polotsk. Mysterious sounds resembling the galloping of men on horseback were heard, causing fear and devastation. People in Polotsk were terrified by the nighttime noises of what were believed to be demons running through the streets, causing harm to anyone who ventured outside. Later, these entities appeared on horseback during the day, with only the hooves of their horses being visible. These events were associated with a period of dry weather, forest fires, and deaths, leading to the interpretation of demonic activity.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_88


Year: 1096, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 162 (7CD4B7C0)

Date: 7/1096
Location: JAPAN
Description: (Translated from French) “…ten lights arranged in a straight line flew over the Japanese territory…” (1096, July-August)
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p. 66
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_51

Event 163 (AC7B37A9)

Date: 7/1096
Location: Japan
Description: In an unspecified location, ten flying objects were observed coming together to form a necklace-like arrangement in the sky towards the northwest. Unfortunately, due to the lack of an original quote or detailed information, further analysis of this event is limited.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_89


Year: 1098, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 164 (FEA79065)

Date: 1098
Location: GERMANY, Worms
Description: (Translated from French) “Cavalry forces in the sky near Worms”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “The Chronicle of UFOs” - Delarge 1977 p. 67
Reference: Meland 2, no. 5
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_52

Event 165 (4E8C4347)

Date: 9/15/1098
Location: Antioch, Turkey
Description: During the First Crusade, historical accounts from Raymond d’Aguiliers and Alfred of Aachen describe a remarkable celestial event. A large star appeared over the city of Antioch in the night sky, which eventually split into three parts and descended onto the camp of the Turks. The star’s fiery and luminous appearance captivated the Christian guards on duty, forming a dense group resembling a scintillating globe. The phenomenon continued to evolve, eventually shaping itself into a crown-like formation above the city before breaking into a new pattern and path.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_90


Year: 1100, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 166 (EF40B59F)

Date: 1100’s
Location: TURKEY, CONSTANTINOPLE
Description: (Translated from French) Under Emperor Emmanuel Comnene, a Saracen, Georges of Trebizoade (or of Trabson) tries to fly in Constantinople, in the presence of the Sultan of Turkey. He kills himself. (1100’s)
Reference: “La conquête de l’air, chronologie…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - éd. Marabout Université 1967, p. 14
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_53

Event 167 (49DD883B)

Date: 1100
Location: Germany
Description: An account speaks of prodigious signs in the sun, the sky, and on the earth that ignited fervor for an upcoming Crusade. A priest named Suigger reported witnessing two knights engaged in an aerial battle, where one carried a large cross and ultimately triumphed. People in the fields claimed to have seen an airborne image of a city, with diverse troops converging on it from various directions. Many individuals displayed a divine imprint of the cross on their clothing, foreheads, or bodies, believing this marked their destined service to God.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_91


Year: 1104, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 168 (5044CC44)

Date: 1104
Location: Great Britain or SWITZERLAND?
Description: (Translated from French) “Torches of fire, burning streaks and flying lights were often seen in the sky at that time. There were some that looked like swarms of butterflies or small glowing worms of a strange kind. They flew in the sky and hid the light of the Sun as if it were clouds.” (Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p.46: Great Britain) Wolfart notes that in Switzerland, in 1104, “torches…etc.”
Reference: “Dossiers OVNI”, ed. Marshall Cavendish, Paris 1998, Hors série, p.3
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_54

Event 169 (4E35AB63)

Date: 1104
Description: (Translated from French) In Switzerland, “fiery torches, streaks of fire, and flying fire were often seen in the sky that year. And there were close to the stars, like swarms of butterflies and small strange fiery worms. They flew in the sky and darkened the sky as clouds would have done”.
Reference: Wolffart
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_36


Year: 1110, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 170 (98B3B642)

Date: 2/11/1110
Location: Pechorsky Monastery, Russia
Description: A fiery omen took place at the Pechorsky monastery, where a pillar of fire reaching from the ground to the sky appeared. Lightning illuminated the earth, and thunder resounded in the first hour of the night. Initially, the fiery pillar hovered over the monastery dining room, obscuring the cross, and later moved to the church, then to Feodosiev’s tomb. Eventually, it ascended to the top of the church, facing eastward, before vanishing. This phenomenon was believed to be an angelic apparition, consistent with angels often appearing as fiery columns or flames.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_92


Year: 1113, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 171 (70FE7387)

Date: 1113
Description: (Translated from French) In England, a group of clerics from Laon travel from town to town in Wessex (southwest England), carrying with them the relics of the Virgin Mary, which allow them to perform miraculous healings. Arriving at the coastal town of Christchurch, in Hampshire, they are astonished to see a dragon emerge from the sea, breathing fire from its nostrils.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_37


Year: 1123, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 172 (33FB3EA1)

Date: 1123
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, London
Description: (Translated from French) In Geoffrey of Monmouth’s chronicle there is mention of observations in London of “ships at anchor between the clouds”.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “The Chronicle of UFOs” - Delarge 1977 p.67
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_55


Year: 1125, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 173 (5D878B23)

Date: 1125
Location: GERMANY
Description: (Translated from French) For three nights, starting at midnight, a man of fire was said to have run from one birch tree to another. Georg Miltenburger, who lived near a hop field near Railbach, Freienstein district, explained that the figure had first appeared on Sunday night, between 11:00 PM and midnight, quite far from him: he was nevertheless able to count all the figure’s ribs. Many other people saw him on the crest of the hills as he ran in all directions. He spat fire from his nose and mouth. (Michel BOUGARD, Inforespace n° 23, p. 35) That year, one night, a man of fire haunted the mountain like an apparition; it was just midnight. The man went from one birch tree to another, setting them on fire, the guard declared that he looked like a bright fire. He did the same thing for three nights, and that was it.
Reference: Jean FERGUSON: “Les Humanoïdes…” ed. Leméac, Ottawa, 1977, p.17, citing Raymond Drake
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_56


Year: 1130, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 174 (24657978)

Date: 1130
Location: CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Prague.
Description: (Translated from French) “Two flaming flying dragons” passed over Prague. (1130 and 1142)
Reference: Henry DURRANT: “The Black Book of UFOs” - Laffont 1970 -p. 56
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_57

Event 175 (73345EBC)

Date: 1130
Location: Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Description: A recorded sighting describes a flying sign or “monster” resembling a flying serpent that appeared in the skies over Bohemia. This sighting is documented by two distinct historians. It’s worth considering the possibility that this sighting could have been attributed to a natural phenomenon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_93


Year: 1133, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 176 (13B2108C)

Date: 1133
Location: ENGLAND, Christchurch, Hampshire
Description: (Translated from French) A group of clerics from Laon were travelling from town to town in Wessex, carrying with them the relics of the Virgin Mary, which allowed them to perform miraculous healings. Upon arriving in the town of Christchurch in Hampshire, they were astonished to see a dragon emerge from the sea “breathing fire from its nostrils”.
Reference: “UFO Files”, ed. Marshall Cavendish, Paris 1998, Special Issue, p. 3, 4
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_58

Event 177 (7A3F279B)

Date: 8/12/1133
Location: Japan
Description: A large silvery object reportedly descended close to the ground in a close encounter. However, due to the lack of an actual quote, the details of this case are uncertain and should be taken with reservations.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_94


Year: 1138, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 178 (6EE3A704)

Date: 1138
Location: GERMANY (unspecified)
Description: (Translated from French) A dwarf was captured in the cellar of a German monastery. He was completely black and spoke no language. He was released to see what he would do. He returned to the cellar where he was found, lifted a stone and entered a tunnel that no one was able to follow him into. The tunnel was sealed with a cross and that was the end of it.
Reference: Jacques BERGIER: “Les E.T. dans l’Histoire” - J’AI LU - 1970 - p. 166, 167
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_59


Year: 1142, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 179 (EA976F4F)

Date: 1142
Location: Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Description: A sighting of a flying phenomenon resembling a “flying dragon” occurred over Bohemia, similar to a previous case from 1130. The nature of these reports suggests possible natural phenomena or misinterpretations.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_95


Year: 1155, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 180 (24FCC4C1)

Date: 1155
Location: Rome, Italy
Description: During the coronation of Federico Barbarossa by Pope Eugene III, three lights and a cross formed by stars were observed in the sky. This event took place during a significant historical moment and was marked by the appearance of these celestial phenomena.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_96


Year: 1160, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 181 (6CA86F0A)

Date: 1160
Location: GREAT BRITAIN
Description: (Translated from French) Olivier de Malmesbury wants to reenact Icarus’ flight; he jumps from the top of a tower; he glides for a distance of 120 steps and breaks his legs upon landing.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout Université 1967, p. 14
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_60


Year: 1161, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 182 (9D848D87)

Date: 1161
Location: Thann, Alsace, France
Description: In the village of Thann, three lights or luminous objects were witnessed in the sky by the Lord of Engelburg. This event occurred in conjunction with the theft of a relic from the body of Saint Ubald by a servant, who hid it in a walking stick planted next to a pine tree. The three aerial lights were observed hovering over the tree, and the next day, the servant found his stick immobilized. The phenomenon left a lasting impression, leading to the construction of a chapel to commemorate the event. To this day, the “cremation des trois sapins” celebration occurs annually in Thann, involving the burning of three fir-trees to honor the foundation legend.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_97


Year: 1167, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 183 (26D1DBC3)

Date: 12/25/1167
Location: England
Description: On Christmas Day, two “fiery stars” were observed in the western sky. According to Nicholas Trivetus’ account in the Annales, one of the stars was large, and the other was small. Initially appearing as one unit, they later separated distinctly and remained visible for an extended period. The sighting, witnessed during the watch night (vigilia) of the Lord’s Nativity, holds historical significance, although the exact location in England where this event took place remains uncertain.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_98


Year: 1169, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 184 (7A3DF93A)

Date: 1169
Location: China
Description: During a thunderstorm in the fifth year of the K’ien Tao era (now known as Qiandao), two dragons were witnessed engaged in a battle in the sky. As they departed, pearls resembling carriage wheels fell from the sky and landed on the ground. This event is recorded in the history of the Song Dynasty and highlights a remarkable celestial occurrence involving dragon-like creatures and the unusual appearance of pearls.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_99


Year: 1170, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 185 (18456B45)

Date: 3/9/1170
Location: ENGLAND, St Ostwyth (Sussex)
Description: (Translated from French) 12th century chronicler Ralph Niger recounts that an “incredibly large dragon” was observed, leaving the Earth to fly into the air. The air was set ablaze by its action and a house was burned to ashes, along with its outbuildings.
Reference: “UFO Files”, ed. Marshall Cavendish, Paris 1998, Special Issue, p. 4
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_61

Event 186 (9CAE35D3)

Date: 3/9/1170
Description: (Translated from French) At St Ostwyth, in Sussex (South East England), an incredibly large dragon was observed, leaving the Earth to fly into the air. The air was set ablaze by its action and a house was burned to ashes along with its outbuildings. (March 9)
Reference: Ralph Niger, 12th century chronicler
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_38


Year: 1171, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 187 (1FAD0DFB)

Date: 1171
Location: Teruel, Aragon, Spain
Description: During the Reconquest of Spain, King Alfonso II and his soldiers witnessed a perplexing event. While advancing towards Teruel, they observed a wandering bull accompanied by a luminous, star-like object in the sky. According to local tradition, this celestial phenomenon was interpreted as a sign, prompting the warriors to disregard the king’s orders. Guided by their dreams and the enigmatic display, they established a new town by capturing the fortress of Teruel, an event that continues to be depicted on the town’s emblem featuring a bull and a star. This blending of historical events and legendary symbolism underscores the significance of celestial occurrences in shaping historical narratives.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_100


Year: 1178, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 188 (C4A05400)

Date: 6/18/1178
Location: Canterbury, England
Description: Gervase of Canterbury documented a remarkable celestial event around an hour after sunset. Observers witnessed the upper horn of the bright new moon suddenly splitting into two, with a flaming torch erupting from the division point. The moon appeared to writhe and throb, emitting fire, hot coals, and sparks, a phenomenon that recurred multiple times and turned the moon blackish along its length. While some theories linked this event to the lunar crater Giordano Bruno’s formation, later calculations challenged this explanation due to the potential catastrophic effects it would have had on Earth. The precise nature of the phenomenon witnessed by Gervase’s contemporaries remains a mystery, raising questions about its true origin and implications.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_101


Year: 1180, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 189 (A8708614)

Date: 10/27/1180
Location: JAPAN
Description: (Translated from French) Some chronicles report that on that day, a bright object similar to a clay pot took off in the middle of the night from a mountain in Kyushu and headed northeast towards Mount Fukuhara. The object suddenly changed course, flew south and disappeared leaving a luminous trail.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “The Chronicle of UFOs” - Delarge 1977 p.68
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_62

Event 190 (E87DA767)

Date: 10/27/1180
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, an unusual, luminous object, similar to a clay bowl, flew from a mountain in the Kii province at midnight towards the Fukuhara mountain in the Northeast. After some time, the object changed direction, went South and was lost from sight, leaving behind a luminous trail. (October 27th, 0:00)
Reference: as reported by ancient Japanese documents
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_39

Event 191 (015F78FC)

Date: 10/27/1180 (approximate)
Location: KII SANCHI, NARA, JAPAN
Description: Glowing ‘pot’ flies and maneuvers between mountains. Going quickly south. / Belgian UFO Society (SOBEPS) IFS#23.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: DIMENSIONS, A Casebook of Alien Contact Ballentine, NY 1989. PB (Index 10)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_11

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “8”, HatchDesc: “KII SANCHI,NARA,JAPAN:GLOWING ‘POT’ FLIES+MNVRS BTWN Mtns:>>S:/SOBEPS IFS#23”, LatLong: “34.000002 135.672229”, LatLongDMS: “34:00:00 N 135:40:20 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Honshu Island”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 192 (E4CEE47D)

Date: 10/27/1180
Location: Kii Sanchi, Nara, Japan
Description: Witnesses reported observing a luminous “earthenware vessel,” potentially resembling a saucer, maneuvering in the sky between Kyushu’s mountains. The object altered its trajectory, moving northeast towards Mount Fukuhara, then sharply changing course to the south before disappearing, leaving behind a glowing trail. The description hints at a possible unidentified flying object encounter during this historical event.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_102


Year: 1182, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 193 (02B7559A)

Date: 1182
Location: Friesland, Holland
Description: According to the chronicler Winsemius, a peculiar sighting occurred involving the appearance of four suns in the sky along with a group of armed men. Additionally, there were reports of a rain of blood. This historical account describes an anomalous atmospheric phenomenon that intrigued witnesses during that time.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_103


Year: 1185, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 194 (AEFC8EC0)

Date: 1185
Location: Mount Nyoigadake, Japan
Description: Fishermen reported witnessing an unusual event where red beams appeared behind the mountain, followed by the sighting of a luminous wheel-like object flying across the sky and eventually entering the sea. This mysterious phenomenon caught the attention of the witnesses and remains an intriguing account of a pre-industrial anomalous sighting.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_104


Year: 1186, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 195 (5AEFD4C5)

Date: 8/9/1186
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Dunstable (county of Betford)
Description: (Translated from French) Benedict of Peterborough in his “Gesta Regis Henrici Secundum” reports that at the ninth hour of the day (around 2 pm) the sky suddenly opened and both the laity and the clergy of the abbey saw a very long and astonishingly large cross. The apparition lasted until midnight.

Walther of Hemingford, chronicler and canon of Gisburn, also reports the event in his “Chronica” but places it in 1189, specifying that the cross was bright and white like silk. William of Newburgh, on the other hand, also places the event in 1189 but in Dunstaple this time, on the road to London and adds “one hour after noon the Emblem of the Lord and the shape of a crucified man were seen”. But this is not the end of these mysterious crosses. The archives of the Dunstable abbey obviously report the majestic passage of an immense cross, high in the sky, from east to west, but this time the observation was made in 1217.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.68-69
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_63

Event 196 (AFEC2999)

Date: 8/9/1186
Time: 14:00
Location: DUNSTABLE, BEDFORDS
Description: Many observer(s) amazed. ‘Sky opens up’. Huge cross hovers till midnight.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 23)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_12

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “88”, HatchDesc: “DUNSTABLE,BEDFORDs:MANY OBS AMAZED:‘SKY OPENS UP’:HUGE CROSS HVRS TILL MIDNITE”, LatLong: “51.883336 -0.450000”, LatLongDMS: “51:53:00 N 00:27:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “7”


Year: 1189, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 197 (EC50E924)

Date: 8/9/1189
Location: Dunstaple, Bedfordshire, England
Description: In the afternoon, numerous astonished observers witnessed a remarkable event as the sky seemed to “open up,” revealing a large cross and the image of a crucified man, resembling church depictions of Christ. This awe-inspiring vision lingered in the clear atmosphere, captivating those who looked up. The cross eventually separated from the crucified figure, leaving a gap between them before vanishing entirely. Chronicler William of Newburgh documented this prodigious occurrence, alongside other accounts like those by writers Thomas Wykes, Wilhelmus Parvus, and Walther of Hermingford, in their historical and philosophical writings.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_105


Year: 1193, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 198 (B54B0C4C)

Date: 6/7/1193
Location: London, England
Description: On the 7th of June, around 6 o’clock, a dense black cloud emerged in the sky despite the clear sunshine. Within the heart of the cloud, an aperture formed, from which a brilliant white ball of light emerged. This luminous sphere remained suspended like a hovering orb beneath the dark cloud, positioned over the Thames River near the Bishop of Norwich’s Palace.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_106


Year: 1200, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 199 (2EAB77AE)

Date: Late 12/1200
Location: Yorkshire, England
Description: During the third year of King John’s reign, an extraordinary phenomenon occurred in Yorkshire. Five moons were reported to have appeared in the sky, arranged in formation - one each in the East, West, North, and South, with the fifth moon positioned amidst the others. This central moon was surrounded by numerous blazing stars, and it encircled the other moons five or six times over the course of about an hour before disappearing shortly thereafter.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_107


Year: 1211, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 200 (03F80F09)

Date: 1211
Description: (Translated from French) He arrived in the town of Cloera (Ireland), on a Sunday, while everyone was at Mass, something wonderful. There is in this town a church dedicated to Saint Kinarus. It happened that an anchor was thrown from the sky, attached to a rope, and one of the beaks caught in the arch above the church door. People ran out of the church and saw in the sky a ship with men on board, which floated in front of the anchor cable, and they saw a man climb over the railing and jump to the anchor as if to free it. It seemed he was swimming in the water. People rushed to try to seize him but the bishop forbade them to catch the man because, he said, it could kill him. The man was left free and hurried to the ship; the crew cut the rope and the ship set sail until it was out of sight. It is said that the anchor was kept in the church. This story has been located in many other places the same year including Gravesend in Kent (England) or Bristol (Somerset). Other sources suggest that the Cloera story dates from 965 and appeared in the Speculum Regale.
Reference: Irish story telling the two incidents of Drake and Wilkin
Reference: Mysterious Britain
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_40


Year: 1212, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 201 (8A054FF3)

Date: 1212
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) A young boy, Etienne de Cloyes, heard voices urging him to gather fifty thousand children to set up the pathetic Children’s Crusade. They left to fight against the infidels and all disappeared. The explanation given is that they were taken as slaves. [note from vog: Keel seems to be blaming other forces for the disappearance of the children…]
Reference: Excerpt from John Keel’s book; found in “Coscon Files” Internet, 5.1.1997
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_66


Year: 1218, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 202 (C080093C)

Date: 1218
Location: GERMANY, Cologne and Munster
Description: (Translated from French) In 1218 both in Cologne and Munster and in Leyde, a formation of three crosses was seen crossing the sky.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.68-69
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_67

Event 203 (7B6FC4B9)

Date: 1218
Location: NETHERLANDS, Friesland
Description: (Translated from French) A blue cross was even seen above Friesland at the same time.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.68-69
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_68


Year: 1222, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 204 (B5E41F1C)

Date: 11/30/1222
Description: (Translated from French) In London (England), “dragons” are observed above the city. After the observation, violent storms cause significant flooding. (November 30)
Reference: Mysterious Britain
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_41


Year: 1224, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 205 (7B8BA4A8)

Date: 9/1224
Location: ITALY, Alverne
Description: (Translated from French) Brother Leon, companion of Francis of Assisi, saw a ball of fire descend on Mount Alverne. The same night Leon found Francis in ecstasy talking aloud to an invisible interlocutor. (September 1224)
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p. 48
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_69

Event 206 (A0FD34B4)

Date: 9/14/1224
Location: Mount Alverne, Italy
Description: Brother Leo’s account describes a mystical event atop Mount Alverne. As St. Francis of Assisi engaged in conversation with an unseen entity, Brother Leo observed a suspended ball of light above him. During this interaction, voices exchanged questions and answers. St. Francis, in a humble manner, repeated inquiries about his identity and that of the divine. St. Francis extended his hand into his bosom thrice, reaching toward the light, which eventually vanished along with the conversation. This incident serves as a unique link between atmospheric lights, luminous ground-level orbs, and the concept of ethereal communication.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_108


Year: 1232, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 207 (D23CA30C)

Date: 1232
Location: CHINA, Pien King, (Honan)
Description: (Translated from French) Ogdai, son of Genghis Khan, was marching south when he came upon the walls of Pien King. There, he had the greatest surprise of his life. The defenders possessed two secret weapons. One was a real thunder that shook the skies, in Chinese: “chin-tien-loui”, the other, worse, flying fire arrows, not simple arrows dipped in flaming pitch but authentic rockets that their wand allowed them to shoot from a bow. The thunder of the firecrackers and the flashes of the rockets spread terror among Ogdai’s horde.
Reference: “Assault on Space” Georges H. Gallet, ed. of Modern Thought, p. 18, 19
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_70

Event 208 (655E220D)

Date: 5/3/1232
Location: Caravaca, Spain
Description: Luminous occurrences accompanied the descent of a double-armed cross, believed to have been brought down by an entity resembling an angel. This event, steeped in religious significance, has endured as a legend, recounted by various authors. The 13th-century Franciscan Juan Gil (Egidio) de Zamora’s account holds particular authority. He narrates that two angels conveyed the cross into the church. Presently, the fate of the original artifact is uncertain; the cross on display in Caravaca’s sanctuary is a replica, as the original was likely stolen in 1934, potentially by a cult.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_109


Year: 1235, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 209 (6ED77826)

Date: 9/24/1235
Location: JAPAN
Description: (Translated from French) While General Yosistsume was camping with his army, lights appeared here and there in the sky, swirling towards the southwest and leaving trails. The phenomenon lasted until the next morning and at the request of the general, an investigation was immediately launched to shed light on the mystery. The explanation came quickly: according to the scientists consulted, it was a rather rare natural phenomenon, namely “it was the wind that made the stars move”.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.69
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_71

Event 210 (6A51A435)

Date: 9/24/1235
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, General Yoritsume camps with his army. Suddenly, his sentinels observe a curious phenomenon: mysterious sources of light come and go, swirl to the southwest, describing loops, and this until morning. General Yoritsume orders that a thorough scientific examination be carried out, and his collaborators get to work. It takes them little time to draw up their report: the phenomenon is quite natural. It is only the wind that moves the stars. (September 24)
Reference: Yusuke J. Matsumura, from Yokohama
Reference: Vallee 1969
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_42

Event 211 (80CDB668)

Date: 9/24/1235
Time: ~22:00
Location: JAPAN / LOCATION UNKNOWN
Description: Night lights and fireballs overhead all night. ‘Wind making stars sway’ / Belgian UFO Society (SOBEPS) IFS#23.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: DIMENSIONS, A Casebook of Alien Contact Ballentine, NY 1989. PB (Index 11)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HST: Historical account, MIL: Military investigation, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “88”, HatchDesc: “JAPAN/LOC UNK:NLTS+FBLS OVHD ALL NITE:‘WIND MAKING STARS SWAY’/SOBEPS IFS#23”, LatLong: “37.016668 140.000007”, LatLongDMS: “37:01:00 N 140:00:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Honshu Island”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 212 (C2BB9264)

Date: 10/2/1235
Time: 20:00
Location: Japan
Description: At around 8 P.M. under clear skies, Suketoshi Abe, a fortune teller and advisor to Shogun Yoritsune Fujiwara, informed the palace of peculiar luminous phenomena observed in the southwest. These enigmatic lights were witnessed swaying and encircling in the sky throughout the night. In response, Yoritsune initiated an inquiry, engaging his astrology consultants skilled in astronomy. These experts dismissed the phenomenon as mere star movement caused by the wind, even suggesting that Abe should apologize. Yasutoki Houjo, a high-ranking government official, rejected this assertion.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_110


Year: 1237, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 213 (562BA74A)

Date: 1237
Location: El Puig, Valencia
Description: Over the course of four consecutive Saturdays, a sequence of seven unexplained lights manifested in the night sky. The lights appeared to descend from above, entering the earth at a specific location. As recounted in Tirso de Molina’s Historia de la Orden de la Merced, these luminous stars descended atop the summit near the El Puig fortress. Guards stationed there reported the phenomenon to Pedro Nolasco and the mayor. Intrigued by the possible significance, they investigated the site and unearthed a hidden treasure: a bell and a sculpted image of the Virgin Mary. Grateful for these gifts, Nolasco later constructed an altar at the site, attributing the findings to angelic intervention or divine providence.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_111


Year: 1239, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 214 (AAD93503)

Date: 7/24/1239
Description: (Translated from French) As the Sun set, a great star appeared over Hereford and Worcester (towns in the west of England, close to the Welsh border), rising in the south and giving off a great light. It had the shape of a large head, the front part was sparkling and the back part was emitting smoke and flashes. And, it turned towards the north… not quickly, nor fast indeed, but precisely as if it wanted to ascend to a place in the sky. (July 24)
Reference: Matthew of Paris, British chronicler, Historia Anglorum - “History of the English”
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_43

Event 215 (C4DBA24E)

Date: 7/24/1239
Location: France
Description: During the evening twilight, in clear and serene skies, an extraordinary event unfolded. A large star-like object emerged, resembling a torch, ascending from the south. Alongside it, a substantial light emanated at a higher altitude. The object altered its course, shifting toward the north in the higher regions of the sky. The peculiar pattern of movement, distinct from natural occurrences, suggests that this phenomenon was not a conventional star but rather an anomalous sighting.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_112


Year: 1252, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 216 (1188D56D)

Date: 1252
Location: Padua, Italy
Description: Recorded in the Cronaca di Rolandino da Padova, an intriguing event is recounted by a witness. A massive star-like object, similar to a comet but without a tail, appeared as a remarkable and portentous phenomenon. Its size approached that of the moon, and it exhibited swifter movement than the moon, resembling the speed of falling stars. Lasting for an hour, the object disappeared after its observation. The description distinguishes it from comets or meteors, suggesting it was an exceptional and distinct occurrence.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_113


Year: 1253, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 217 (D43809F0)

Date: 10/14/1253
Location: England
Description: Nicholas of Findern relayed an extraordinary account to Burton Abbey. As vespers approached and the sky remained clear, a significant luminous star emerged from a dark cloud, accompanied by two smaller stars nearby. An intense celestial conflict unfolded, resembling a battle, with the smaller stars repeatedly engaging the larger one. This skirmish caused the prominent star to diminish in size, while sparks of fire emanated from the celestial combatants. This puzzling spectacle continued for a substantial duration, leaving onlookers both amazed and fearful. In their confusion and ignorance of its significance, the observers eventually fled the scene.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_114


Year: 1254, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 218 (BA1E8ABA)

Date: 1254
Location: FRANCE, Paris.
Description: (Translated from French) At midnight, something like a large vessel, high in the serene sky, visible for a long time until it slowly disappeared.
Reference: Henry DURRANT: “The Black Book of UFOs” - Laffont 1970, p. 59
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_73

Event 219 (FC905602)

Date: 1/1/1254
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, St Albans (Middlesex)
Description: (Translated from French) In the night, monks from the Saint Albans abbey saw in the sky a kind of large vessel of elegant shape and well rigged and of a wonderful color.
Reference: Henry DURRANT: “The Black Book of UFOs” - Laffont 1970, p. 56
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_72

Event 220 (DDDA400A)

Date: 1/1/1254
Description: (Translated from French) In Hertfordshire/Middlesex (England), monks from the abbey of Saint-Alban saw around midnight, a kind of large vessel of elegant shape, well rigged and of a wonderful colour, in a serene sky and in fine weather, the stars shone clearly and the moon was in its 8th day of its month; the monks contemplated it for a long time before it disappeared. (1st January, 0h)
Reference: an English chronicler
Reference: Wilding-White 1977
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_44

Event 221 (618322D7)

Date: 1/1/1254
Time: 23:50
Location: ST. ALBANS ABBEY, HERTFS
Description: Date exact. Many observer(s). Large elegant ship. Paris also. / IFS#23.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 11)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “3”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “ST ALBANS ABBEY,HERTFs:DATE EXACT:MANY OBS:LRG ELEGANT SHIP:PARIS ALSO:/IFS#23”, LatLong: “51.733336 -0.333333”, LatLongDMS: “51:44:00 N 00:20:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”


Year: 1258, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 222 (9E963AB6)

Date: 1258
Location: GERMANY, Cologne
Description: (Translated from French) The use of a firework rocket is already reported in 1258 in the city chronicle.
Reference: “A l’Assaut de l’Espace” Georges H. Gallet, ed. of la Pensée Moderne, p. 26
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_74


Year: 1260, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 223 (FFD02038)

Date: 1260
Location: ITALY
Description: (Translated from French) Rockets were used in 1260 in Italy to fight against pirates.
Reference: “The Rockets of the Future” - Hans K; Kaiser, ed. Amiot-Dumont 1954, p. 12
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_75


Year: 1265, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 224 (C05D8125)

Date: 1265
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) Albert the Great mentions rockets in 1265 in his work “De Mirabilis Mundi”. In the following centuries, the rocket gradually gained a place in the warfare technique of the European peoples. (1265,)
Reference: “The Rockets, Vehicles of the Future” - Hans K; Kaiser, ed. Amiot-Dumont 1954, p. 12
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_76


Year: 1269, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 225 (3AB1D2E0)

Date: 12/6/1269
Location: POLAND, Krakow
Description: (Translated from French) Martin Cromer in his chronicles reports that at dusk a strange light, whose shape resembled a cross, brightly illuminated the city of Krakow and its surroundings, like a powerful projector.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “The Chronicle of UFOs” - Delarge 1977 p.70
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_77

Event 226 (A3D081B0)

Date: 12/6/1269
Description: (Translated from French) At dusk, a strange cross-shaped brightness shone high in the sky and illuminated the city of Krakow. (December 6)
Reference: Martin Cromer, History of Poland
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_45

Event 227 (47359A2D)

Date: 12/6/1269
Time: ~18:00
Location: KRAKOW, POLAND
Description: Many observer(s). Cross-shape lights town like a strong projector. / Cromer.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 23)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_15

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “Poland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “KRAKOW,POLAND:MANY OBS:CROSS-SHAPE LITES TOWN LIKE A STRONG PROJECTOR:/CROMER”, LatLong: “50.100002 20.016668”, LatLongDMS: “50:06:00 N 20:01:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Krakow”, Strangeness: “6”


Year: 1270, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 228 (62F27D08)

Date: 1270
Location: GERMANY, Nuremberg
Description: (Translated from French) The first image of a firework display near Nuremberg dates back to 1270. (1270,)
Reference: “A l’Assaut de l’Espace” Georges H. Gallet, ed. de la Pensée Moderne, p. 26
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_78


Year: 1271, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 229 (500D1285)

Date: 9/12/1271
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, Priest Nichiren is about to be beheaded at Tatsunokuchi, Kamakura, when an object flying in the sky resembling a full Moon, bright and shining, appears. The authorities are taken by panic and the execution does not take place. (September 12)
Reference: Vallee 1969
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_46

Event 230 (0F215EBC)

Date: 9/12/1271
Time: ~12:00
Location: JAPAN / LOCATION UNKNOWN
Description: Sudden ‘extra moon’. Panic stops execution of priest / r186 #23.
Type: sighting
Reference: EMENEGGER, Robert: UFO’S PAST PRESENT & FUTURE; Ballentine Books 1974. (Index 6)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_16

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “JAPAN/LOC UNK:SUDDEN ‘EXTRA MOON’:PANIC STOPS EXECUTION OF PRIEST./r186 #23”, LatLong: “37.000002 140.000007”, LatLongDMS: “37:00:00 N 140:00:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Honshu Island”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 231 (8BC8C83D)

Date: 9/12/1271
Time: 12:00
Location: Japan
Description: At the stroke of midnight, Nichiren Shonin, one of Japan’s prominent saints, was being led to the beach for execution. However, a momentous intervention occurred just before his impending fate. A radiant sphere, comparable in size to the moon, soared across the sky, illuminating the surroundings. The extraordinary sight struck fear into the hearts of the authorities, leading them to reconsider their decision to execute Shonin. Instead, they opted to exile him to Sado Island. Despite his exile, Shonin’s teachings endured, and a branch of his doctrines, the Sokka-Gakkei, now boasts a substantial global following.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_115


Year: 1273, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 232 (466EC503)

Date: 1273
Location: Naples, Italy
Description: During an illness that occurred around the year before his death, St. Thomas Aquinas returned to Naples for a brief stay. According to his biography, while he was there, two monks observed an unusual event. A substantial light, likened to a large star, entered the room through a window. This luminous entity briefly rested on the head of the ailing man before vanishing in the same manner it had appeared. While the connection with ufology is debated, researchers exploring abduction phenomena have shown heightened interest in such narratives.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_116


Year: 1277, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 233 (296A9032)

Date: 6/3/1277
Location: CHINA, Baoding (Hebei)
Description: (Translated from French) Extract from Liou Ying: I get up at dawn and through the window, I see a very bright star crossing the Milky Way. Now I see three bright objects appear in the southern sky, two of which fly away and suddenly disappear from my sight. The one that remains has five unequal lights under it and on its upper part I notice something dome-shaped. The unknown object begins to zigzag, like a dead leaf. At the same time something burning falls from the sky. Soon after the sun rises but its brightness is dulled by the bright object moving quickly in the direction of the north. In the western sky, a green cloud is suddenly agitated by another unknown object, oval, flat, which descends quickly. This object is more than three meters long, it is surrounded by burning flames, it rises shortly after its descent. .
Reference: SHI BO: “China and the Extraterrestrials” ed. Mercure de FRANCE, 1983, p.37
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_79

Event 234 (3BD2D102)

Date: 6/3/1277
Location: China
Description: Liou Ying, a Yuan Dynasty poet, detailed an extraordinary dawn event in a poem titled “Event Seen at Dawn.” The poet described witnessing a remarkably bright star crossing the Milky Way, followed by the appearance of three luminous objects in the southern sky. Two of these objects vanished, while the remaining one displayed five exceptional lights underneath and a dome-like structure above. The enigmatic object exhibited zigzag movement akin to a falling leaf, and a fiery object descended from the sky. As the sun rose, its radiance was obscured by the swift-moving luminous object heading north. A green cloud in the western sky was disturbed by another oval-shaped, flame-surrounded object that rapidly descended and ascended. Liou Ying documented this surreal occurrence, seeking explanation for the mesmerizing spectacle.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_117


Year: 1284, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 235 (8751CD70)

Date: 1284
Location: Saint Rufiino, Parma, Italy
Description: The Chronicon Parmesan, authored by the Franciscan monk Salimbene de Adam, recounted a remarkable occurrence. On 6 August 1284, the naval battle of Meloria between Genoa and Pisa took place. However, in the town of Saint Rufiino, within Parma’s diocese, some women engaged in washing linen at night observed an extraordinary event. Two sizable stars were seen approaching each other in the sky, then moving apart, only to collide again repeatedly, chasing one another. This celestial phenomenon appeared to foreshadow and announce the forthcoming battle and its tragic outcome between the Genoese and Pisan forces.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_118

Event 236 (3A03634A)

Date: End of 1200’s
Location: USSR - Siberia
Description: (Translated from French) (Note: this was in chron3, and marked “End of 13th century”.) In Siberia there were black men who flew on silver plates, leaving long trails of fire behind them. (End of 1200’s)
Reference: Peter KOLOSIMO: “Shadows on the Stars” - Albin Michel 1970, p. 315
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_64

Event 237 (8FF03D8D)

Date: End of 1200’s
Location: USSR, Russia, Don region
Description: (Translated from French) (Note: this was in chron3, and marked “End of 13th century”.) The inhabitants of a large village were one day surprised to find, 2 km from their home, a metal ball 3 meters in diameter. The whole population came to admire this strange object, wondering what it could be and where it came from. It certainly had not arrived by road, as there were no traces of wheels on the road or in the fields. If it had fallen from the sky, or been vomited from hell, one should have seen a hole or something. But there was nothing abnormal. The surface of the gray ball was as smooth as a marble. Not so smooth, however, as circles, very regular, as if drawn by a compass, and of various sizes, were engraved on it. The villagers tried to push the thing, to make it roll on itself. Useless efforts: it did not move a millimeter. (…) When Pouchkine arrived, a Cossack of very bad reputation but, despite all his faults, very courageous, the villagers immediately informed him of the presence of the mysterious object. (…) Drawing his saber, he rushed on horseback on it, swearing and defying it to resist him. (…) … the spectators are ready to go home. But they start screaming in fear: a circle of the ball has split, revealing an eye, a round cyclops eye that stares fixedly at its assailant, who, in turn, laughs and continues to strike, striking so hard that his sabre breaks (…) The peasants flee. Some hide behind the trees. And what do they see? They see Pouchkine and his mount becoming transparent before disappearing completely into the air. Yet they still hear his curses (…) Two days after this great fight, rider and horse, staggering like people who have drunk too much, made their entrance on the square (…) He started to shout that he was going to set fire to the wood and that the horrible thing would roast with everything around it. So everyone ran after him to witness the spectacle, but only witnessed his sad disappointment: the ball was no longer there. (End of 1200’s)
Reference: Peter KOLOSIMO: “Shadows on the Stars” - Albin Michel 1970, p. 315, 316
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_65


Year: 1290, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 238 (C659C09A)

Date: 1290
Description: (Translated from French) Drawing by Gigi depicting the observation of Byland Abbey, see images/1290.jpg.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_47

Event 239 (728589E8)

Date: 8/3/1290
Location: GREAT BRITAIN: Yorkshire
Description: (Translated from French) Abbot Henry, prior of the Abbey of Byland, in the refectory, surrounded by his monks, saw “with great terror” a huge silver disc pass slowly above them.
Reference: Henry DURRANT: “The Black Book of UFOs” - Laffont 1970, pp.56-57
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_80


Year: 1294, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 240 (85F81510)

Date: 8/3/1294
Location: Japan
Description: Amidst a parade, an intriguing event unfolded. A red shining object emerged, seemingly originating from a shrine. Resembling the Moon, this object traversed the sky in a northerly direction. While the precise location remains unspecified, this sighting of a luminous and enigmatic object during a public event offers a glimpse into historical anomalous occurrences.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_119


Year: 1295, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 241 (C79E669E)

Date: 5/1295
Location: Hing, China
Description: In the fifth month of the year yih-wei, an unusual event transpired. A phenomenon characterized by a powerful wind riding on the water occurred, reaching considerable heights. Subsequently, more than ten fireballs, resembling houses in size, descended from the sky. These fireballs were described as dragons. In response to their descent, two dragons swiftly ascended to the sky, driven away by sacred fire sent by Heaven, supposedly to prevent potential calamity. Cheu Mih, the 14th-century chronicler, noted another incident involving a dragonfall, during which a dragon fell and was subsequently burned by terrestrial fire, indicating the dragons’ aversion to fire.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_120


Year: 1296, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 242 (CD59CA13)

Date: 9/8/1296
Location: Loreto, Italy
Description: In the period before dawn, an extraordinary event unfolded in the skies over Loreto. Repeatedly, enigmatic globes of light manifested, displaying a peculiar behavior of descending, stopping, and suddenly vanishing. This phenomenon was observed by a hermit named Paul Selva, who later documented his experiences in a letter addressed to Charles II in June 1297. These luminous manifestations took on an elliptical shape. Mantovano, a writer who sourced information from records dating back to 1300, described the phenomenon as a brilliantly bright comet-like object, measuring twelve feet in length and six in width. However, the object’s characteristics clearly distinguished it from a conventional comet.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_121


Year: 1299, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 243 (F925C07F)

Date: 12/24/1299
Location: Tier (Treves), Germany
Description: The Chronicle of the Archbishops of Trier, known as the Gesta Trevirensium Archiepiscoporum, documents an intriguing celestial occurrence. Employing the term “cometa,” which could signify various luminous sky objects rather than solely a comet as defined today, the chronicle describes an unusual phenomenon. Just past midnight, during misty and frosty conditions, a comet-like object emerged in the sky, resembling the size of the moon and radiating a fiery red hue. This object persisted for an hour before vanishing. Subsequently, two more comets manifested in quick succession, positioned near each other and resembling the earlier one in size and color. These too swiftly disappeared. A third appearance followed after a brief interval, mirroring its predecessors in size and color, and similarly vanished promptly. The peculiar behavior of these objects deviates from conventional celestial patterns.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_122


Year: 1300, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 244 (46EEB302)

Date: 1300’s
Location: ITALY, VENICE
Description: (Translated from French) J. B. Dante (de Perouse) carried out several flat flight experiments. In Venice, at the end of one of them, he fell on the roof of St. Mark’s Church and broke his thigh. (1300’s)
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 14
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_81

Event 245 (4213B44D)

Date: 1300’s
Location: PORTUGAL, Fundao
Description: (Translated from French) A little girl disappeared for three days. She was eventually found and she then told that she had been taken by a “white lady” who had offered her water to drink in a “bell”. (1300’s)
Reference: Masinaigan at aol.com
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_82


Year: 1320, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 246 (BA698A66)

Date: 1320
Location: Saint Leonard, Durham, England
Description: Following the passing of the Abbott of Saint Gregory monastery, a remarkable occurrence unfolded. An unidentified object, described as “a great light,” illuminated the sky above his burial site in Saint Leonard. This luminous phenomenon initially hovered at a higher altitude before descending, moving away, and ultimately vanishing. The event’s symbolic significance and interpretation leave room for debate regarding its potential connection to ufology or other mysterious phenomena.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_123


Year: 1322, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 247 (D9DEBA35)

Date: 11/4/1322
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Uxbridge (Middlesex)
Description: (Translated from French) Robert of Reading, a Benedictine at St. Peter’s Westminster, informs us that “in the early hours of the night a pillar of fire of the size of a small boat, of pale color, was seen in the sky. It rose to the south, crossed the sky with a slow and majestic movement and departed to the north. At the front of the pillar, a bright red flame burned, throwing out great rays of light. Its speed increased and it disappeared into space… Several witnesses saw as if a collision and heard as if the crash of a terrible battle.”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.71
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_83

Event 248 (F2AC946E)

Date: 11/4/1322
Time: ~19:00
Location: UXBRIDGE, ENGL
Description: Big pillar / fire. Rises going south. Fireball / front shoots beams. Turns going north and away.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 23)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_17

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “9”, HatchDesc: “UXBRIDGE,ENGL:BIG PILLAR/FIRE:RISES > S:FBL/FRONT SHOOTS BEAMS:TURNS>N+AWAY”, LatLong: “51.533336 -0.450000”, LatLongDMS: “51:32:00 N 00:27:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 249 (73E95EC4)

Date: 11/4/1322
Location: Uxbridge, England
Description: During the first hour of the night, a remarkable celestial event occurred over Uxbridge. A pillar of fire, resembling a small boat in size, appeared in the sky with a pale and livid hue. This column of light ascended from the south, traversed the heavens with deliberate and solemn movement, and proceeded northward. A fervent red flame emerged from the front of the pillar, accompanied by intense beams of light. The object’s speed increased as it flew through the air, leading to reported collisions and the sounds of impactful crashes in the distance. The object’s slow and deliberate motion contradicts characteristics of comets or meteors, raising questions about its nature.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_124


Year: 1347, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 250 (99DD07C7)

Date: 1347
Location: Florence, Italy
Description: Approximate date. During the period of the Black Plague between 1347 and 1350, strange cigar-shaped objects are reported to have been observed crossing the sky at a leisurely pace, sometimes flying at low altitudes and emitting a disconcerting mist. Writer Gianfranco degli Esposti suggests a connection between these objects and the outbreak of the Black Plague, noting that the epidemic emerged soon after these unusual sightings. In Florence, a vast mass of vapors emerged from the northern sky, subsequently spreading across the land. Additionally, many animals reportedly fell from the sky in the East during the same year, releasing decaying carcasses that contributed to foul air and the rapid spread of the deadly disease. The Black Plague claimed a significant number of lives, particularly in Florence where it caused the death of 60,000 people.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_125


Year: 1349, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 251 (F3D3C548)

Date: 7/18/1349
Location: JAPAN
Description: (Translated from French) Observation of two objects performing acrobatic exercises while emitting flashes.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.71
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_84

Event 252 (99AA5285)

Date: 7/20/1349
Location: Japan
Description: In an unspecified location, two luminous objects materialized in the sky, emerging respectively from the southeast and northwest. These objects engaged in a dramatic and forceful collision, seemingly performing intricate maneuvers, including acrobatic movements, while emitting flashes of light. The nature of this unusual event, characterized by the appearance and interaction of these shining objects, remains enigmatic and intriguing.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_126


Year: 1352, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 253 (0ED0454A)

Date: 12/1352
Location: GREAT BRITAIN
Description: (Translated from French) A kind of powerful beam of light sweeping the sky in the north of England.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.71
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_85


Year: 1355, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 254 (EF68B4A6)

Date: 2/5/1355
Location: Suzhou (Pingjiang), Jiangsu province, China
Description: A puzzling event occurred, marked by a significant noise originating from the sky. This phenomenon was accompanied by the sighting of a large, black cloud illuminated by flames and lights. The cloud was peculiarly laden with what appeared to be troops. This anomalous occurrence also resulted in substantial physical destruction. The enigmatic nature of these events raises questions about their origin and purpose.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_127

Event 255 (BBBC3504)

Date: Summer 1355
Location: ENGLAND, Leicester
Description: (Translated from French) According to the “Chronicon Monachi Leycestrensis” by Henry Knigton, during the summer of 1355 “a red banner and a blue one appeared in the sky of Leicester and were also observed in many places in England. They seemed to sometimes approach each other as if to clash. Finally the red banner won over the blue one and threw it to the ground, which everyone saw”. (1355, Summer)
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.71-72
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_86


Year: 1360, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 256 (B0B5025C)

Date: Summer 1360
Location: England and France
Description: During this season, in desolate regions of both England and France, a peculiar phenomenon unfolded. Two towers suddenly materialized in the sky, visible to many. From these towers emerged two distinct armies. One of these armies bore a warlike emblem on their headgear, while the other was clad in black. A subsequent encounter saw the warrior forces triumphing over the black-clad contingent, before returning to their respective tower. The entire spectacle then disappeared, leaving behind a baffling and unexplained event of armies and towers in the sky.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_128


Year: 1361, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 257 (A7F6CF09)

Date: 1361
Location: JAPAN
Description: (Translated from French) A flying object in the shape of a drum and measuring twenty feet in diameter had emerged from a Japanese island and had flown over the entire west of Japan.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.72
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_87

Event 258 (22740DB7)

Date: 1361
Description: (Translated from French) An object flying described as drum-shaped, measuring about 6 m in diameter emerged from an island located west of Japan.
Reference: Vallée 1969
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_48

Event 259 (F99AFE99)

Date: 1361
Location: Yamaguchi Prefecture, Western Japan
Description: An intriguing account describes an incident where a drum-shaped object, measuring around six meters in diameter, emerged from the sea. This enigmatic object took flight, passing overhead in a westerly direction. While an exact reference to this event has not been identified, its widespread mention across databases and websites has contributed to its inclusion within anomalous sighting records. The peculiar nature of a drum-like object emerging from the sea and taking flight raises questions about the event’s origin and meaning.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_129

Event 260 (FAACBEE6)

Date: 1/1361?
Location: OFF WEST JAPAN
Description: Date unknown. 6M “drum shaped object” emerges from sea and flies away. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: PASSPORT TO MAGONIA; H. Regnery, Chicago HC 1969 & Contemporary Books,Chicago 1993. 372pp. (Index 0)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_18

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, SUB: Submersible: Rises from or submerges into water, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “OFF W JAPAN:DATE UNK:6M “DRUM SHAPED OBJ” EMERGES FROM SEA+FLIES AWAY:NFD”, LatLong: “37.000002 134.833340”, LatLongDMS: “37:00:00 N 134:50:00 E”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SEA”, Strangeness: “7”


Year: 1368, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 261 (044A266C)

Date: 1368
Location: CHINE
Description: (Translated from French) During the reign of Emperor Hongwu of the Ming Dynasty, Commander Qiu Jingsi deployed his troops along the Yellow River. One afternoon, in a “Platane” village, a huge luminous object fell into the river, flames were shooting out of the waves up to the camps installed on the water’s edge, several warriors were injured. (between 1368 and 1399)
Reference: SHI BO: “La Chine et les extraterrestres” ed. Mercure de FRANCE, 1983, p. 41
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_88


Year: 1382, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 262 (A8ABE006)

Date: 2/1382
Location: Paris, France
Description: In the lead-up to the Maillets uprising, an extraordinary event unfolded. Over a span of eight days, a fiery and flashing globe of light was observed. This luminous phenomenon exhibited a unique behavior, moving from door to door above the city of Paris. Notably, this roaming globe did not coincide with any wind agitation, lightning, or thunderous noise. Despite its dazzling presence, the weather remained consistently calm and serene throughout this remarkable occurrence.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_130


Year: 1384, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 263 (EC827139)

Date: 1384
Location: Caravaca, Spain
Description: In 1384, an unusual occurrence involving aerial lights took place. As the Caravaca cross was being transported from the village of Caravaca in Murcia to Lorca y Totan, two lights in the sky were observed accompanying the cross-bearers throughout the journey. These lights persisted until the cross was in its intended location, suggesting a connection between the lights and the holy relic. The Caravaca cross itself was surrounded by various legends and stories of miraculous events, including teleportation and instances of attracting luminous phenomena.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_131


Year: 1385, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 264 (2B19551B)

Date: 7/15/1385
Location: London and Dover, England
Description: A remarkable event occurred simultaneously in both London and Dover. Following sunset, a peculiar phenomenon manifested in the southern skies, resembling a head-shaped fire. This fiery shape extended towards the northern part of the heavens and then proceeded to divide itself into three distinct parts. These segments of light exhibited movement akin to a bird in flight. Eventually, the three parts merged back into one, and the entire spectacle vanished suddenly. The nature and behavior of these lights remain mysterious and unexplained.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_132


Year: 1387, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 265 (47763ABF)

Date: 10/14/1387
Time: 06:00
Location: DERBYSHIRE AND LEICS COS, ENGL
Description: Fiery wheel / barrel spins. Strong rays. Cloud dumps ‘blood’.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 23)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_19

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “53”, Elev: “150”, HatchDesc: “DERBYs+LEICs cos,ENGL:FIERY WHEEL/BARREL SPINS:STRONG RAYS:CLOUD DUMPS ‘BLOOD’”, LatLong: “53.000003 -1.500000”, LatLongDMS: “53:00:00 N 01:30:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 266 (053E4B97)

Date: 10/14/1387
Location: Leicester and Derbyshire, England
Description: A remarkable phenomenon akin to fire was observed in multiple locations across the kingdom of England. This appearance displayed varying forms, shifting from one to another, over the course of several months, particularly in November and December. The diverse forms included a burning revolving wheel, a round barrel emitting flames from above, and a long fiery beam. This phenomenon persisted through a substantial part of the winter, with heightened activity notably observed in the counties of Leicester and Northants. The true nature of this event, marked by its fire-like shapes, remains enigmatic.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_133


Year: 1388, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 267 (2342F942)

Date: 1/8/1388
Location: SICILY: Ragusa
Description: (Translated from French) … passage of several very bright objects aligned above the convent of the Franciscan Friars of Ragusa.
Reference: Henry DURRANT: “The Black Book of UFOs” - Laffont 1970, p. 59
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_89

Event 268 (1256F5EB)

Date: 1/8/1388
Time: ~23:00
Location: RAGUSA, ITALY
Description: Several friars. Luminous bodies fly single file / 1 hour. / Belgian UFO Society (SOBEPS) r186#23.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 18)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_20

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “502”, HatchDesc: “RAGUSA,ITALY:SVRL FRIARS:LUM.BODIES FLY SINGLE FILE/1 HOUR:/SOBEPS r186#23”, LatLong: “36.966668 14.683334”, LatLongDMS: “36:58:00 N 14:41:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ragusa”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 269 (873E2AED)

Date: 11/1388
Description: (Translated from French) A fire in the sky, like a spinning wheel and blazing, or a circular barrel of flames, emitting fire from above, and others in the form of long burning rays, were observed for much of the winter in Leicester County, and also in Northampton County. (November-December)
Reference: Henry Knighton, Continuation of the Chronicle of Leicester
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_49


Year: 1389, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 270 (FEB8254B)

Date: 4/1389
Location: ENGLAND, Leicester
Description: (Translated from French) The same source (Continuation of the Chronicle of Leicester, by Henry Knighton) reports that the following year (1389) in the city of Leicester “a flying dragon was seen in several places, during April”.
Reference: “UFO Files”, ed. Marshall Cavendish, Paris 1998, Special Issue, p. 5
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_90

Event 271 (8127AF4F)

Date: 4/1389
Description: (Translated from French) In Leicester one lived in many places, in April, a flying dragon. (April)
Reference: Henry Knighton, Continuation of the Chronicle of Leicester
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_50


Year: 1390, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 272 (A723C7D7)

Date: 1390
Location: Bologna, Italy
Description: A peculiar incident is reported involving an observer of the Asinelli Tower. The guardian of the tower reportedly witnessed a rotating “ball of fire” hovering above the roofs. Intriguingly, within this fiery object, the faces of some devils were discerned, seemingly attempting to peer outside. The nature and origin of this phenomenon, characterized by the presence of unknown creatures and a fiery vehicle, remain shrouded in mystery, offering a glimpse into the enigmatic anomalies witnessed during that time.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_134

Event 273 (36BFE92C)

Date: 1/26/1390
Location: Messina, Sicily, Italy
Description: An intriguing event occurred in Messina during the night hours. An unusual sight was witnessed as a light descended from the sky above the Cross, positioned atop the dome of the Monastery of the Fathers of St. Salvadore. This phenomenon left the monks in astonishment, though the exact duration of the sighting was uncertain. The light, observed for around half an hour, eventually ascended back into the heavens. Given the prolonged duration and distinct behavior, this event stands out as uncommon and distinct from typical meteor phenomena.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_135


Year: 1394, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 274 (9553A991)

Date: 9/2/1394
Location: ITALY, Forli
Description: (Translated from French) “At the beginning of the month of September, many asud (name given to celestial objects by Professor Marzocchi) appeared in the sky and shooting stars.” “On the second day of the month of September, at the second hour of the night, a great asud appeared to men who were on the public square of Forli and to others gathered in other places. It crossed the sky very slowly and stayed in the sky for the time of two Pater Noster and was as long as a step. When it disappeared, the men who were on the square reported that it sent out a smell of burning wood. We have also heard other people who assured that the said asud in fire was travelling through the air in its own way. But then it remained still for a little while in the sky and after that time it gradually disappeared leaving in its place like a cloud and the rest of the vapours had taken the shape of snakes, a thing quite admirable”.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.72
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_91

Event 275 (81DA6D5F)

Date: 9/2/1394
Description: (Translated from French) A strange object flew over Forli (Italy) multiple times: At the beginning of the month of September, many “asud” [name given to celestial objects, notes Professor Marzocchi] appeared in the sky and shooting stars. The flying object was observed by many witnesses: The same year, on the 2nd day of the month of September, at the 2nd hour of the night, a large asud appeared to men who were on the public square of Forli and to others in other places assembled; it crossed the sky very slowly and stayed in the sky for the time of 2 Pater Noster, and it was large in length of one step and when it disappeared -the men who were on the square reported it - it sent out a smell of burning wood and we heard other people who assured that said asud of iron was traversing the air in its own way; but then it remained motionless for a time in space and after that time, it gradually disappeared leaving in its place like a cloud and the remains of vapor had taken the form of snakes, a thing quite admirable. (September 2, 2am)
Reference: Cronica Albertina, manuscript, years 1393-1394 < Professor Marzocchi < Michel Bougard, La chronique des OVNI, Delarge 1977, p.72
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_51

Event 276 (14457125)

Date: 9/2/1394
Location: Forli, Italy
Description: During the second hour of the night, observers in Forli witnessed an immense celestial object, referred to as an “asub,” moving slowly across the sky. The event lasted for approximately the time it would take to say two “Paternoster” prayers. Witnesses reported a distinct smell resembling burning wood, and some accounts even mentioned the object remaining stationary in the sky for a period of time. The unusual characteristics of the sighting and its duration make it unlikely to be a conventional astronomical or meteorological occurrence.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_137

Event 277 (CE7DCDD9)

Date: Winter 1394
Location: England
Description: Historical accounts, including Raphael Holinshed’s chronicle, report a strange phenomenon in various parts of England. During the night, a fiery apparition resembling a wheel or barrel of fire was seen by many. This enigmatic object exhibited peculiar behavior, often accompanying individuals and remaining stationary when they did. The descriptions vary, depicting the object as a turning wheel, a round barrel emitting flames at its head, or even a long burning lance. The nature of this phenomenon, with its persistent presence and distinctive attributes, contrasts with typical meteoric occurrences.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_136


Year: 1395, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 278 (BFFEDAB5)

Date: 1395
Location: FRANCE, Languedoc
Description: (Translated from French) According to Jean Juvenal des Ursins, the following text can be read: In the country of Languedoc, a large star and five small ones were seen in the sky. It seemed as if they were attacking and wanted to fight the large one and followed it for half an hour. And voices were heard in the sky like cries. And afterwards a man was seen who seemed to be made of copper, holding a lance in his hand, and throwing fire, who seized the large star and struck it. And nothing more was ever seen. In some parts of Guyenne, voices and the clanking of armor and people fighting were heard. These things gave people great fear and terror, and not without cause. And because these things happened before the battle of Hungary, some said that this was its meaning.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.73
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_92

Event 279 (E2323DB6)

Date: 1395
Location: Languedoc, France
Description: Witnesses reported a peculiar aerial event where a large star and five smaller ones were observed in the sky. The smaller stars appeared to engage in a sort of combat with the larger one, chasing it for about half an hour. An audible voice was also heard from the sky. During the event, a figure resembling a man made of copper was seen, wielding a spear and emitting fire. This figure apparently grabbed the large star, struck it, and following this interaction, the phenomenon ceased. The strange and detailed nature of the account makes it unlikely to be a typical astronomical occurrence.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_138


Year: 1400, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 280 (6306C79C)

Date: 1400’s
Location: GERMANY
Description: (Translated from French) Jean Muller of Koenigsberg, called Regiomontanus (born in 1436) would have made a flight of an iron eagle before Emperor Frederic IV. (1400’s)
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 14
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_93

Year: 1408, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 281 (E9E078CB)

Date: 9/16/1408
Location: Rome, Italy
Description: Three “stars” were observed flying over Rome in a formation. Antonio Di Pietro, a Vatican canon, documented the incident in his Diarium Romanum (Diary of Rome), noting that the event occurred after sunset. One large, beautiful star appeared to originate from the sky of Tarrione, moving towards Castel Sant’ Angel, accompanied by two smaller, bright stars. The spectacle left observers greatly surprised. While the phenomenon could be interpreted as an unconventional meteor train, the simultaneous appearance of multiple bright objects flying in formation adds an unusual element to the account.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_139


Year: 1415, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 282 (5EECB7CE)

Date: 10/25/1415
Location: FRANCE, Agincourt
Description: (Translated from French) On that day the Battle of Agincourt in the Pas de Calais took place, which saw the victory of the English troops of Henry V over those of the French, who were superior in number. On that day the English archers were considered the real winners, but most of them later claimed that they had been helped by “fiery beings who moved through the air at great speed and who launched fire rockets at the enemy”. [note from vog: the use of rockets in armies was general… without the intervention of celestial or aerial beings!]
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.73
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_94

Event 283 (0D5FF3A1)

Date: 10/25/1415
Time: 12:00?
Location: AGINCOURT, FR
Description: Fast fireballs strike with a disabling beam French troops. Henry V wins historic battle.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 23)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_21

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, HST: Historical account, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “AGINCOURT,FR:FAST FBLS ZAP FRENCH TROOPS:HENRY V WINS HISTORIC BATTLE”, LatLong: “50.455558 2.127778”, LatLongDMS: “50:27:20 N 02:07:40 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Pas-de-Calais”, Strangeness: “4”


Year: 1420, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 284 (18DCDCA2)

Date: 1420
Location: GERMANY, Eichstätt
Description: (Translated from French) Konrad Keyser leaves us with a description of a rod-shaped rocket.
Reference: “The Rockets Vehicles of the Future” - Hans K; Kaiser, ed. Amiot-Dumont 1954, p. 12
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_95

Event 285 (688232BD)

Date: 7/1420
Location: Castle Godego, Treviso, Italy
Description: Hungarian merchant Peter Tagliamento was leading cattle to Bassano del Grappa when he lost his way in a dense area near Castel di Godego. Amid shadows and silence, he prayed for help and was suddenly greeted by a brilliant light. In this light, he saw a beautiful young woman who guided him to the road and requested the construction of a chapel at the site. She left a cross in the ground as evidence of her visit. Though met with skepticism at first, the cross’s discovery convinced the community of Godego to build the chapel, becoming a focal point for solemn processions.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_140


Year: 1422, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 286 (0522C311)

Date: 1422
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) Charles VII was born in 1402 and reigned from 1422 to 1461. To reconquer the kingdom he used countless rockets on the battlefield. It was only later that cannonballs were judged to be more effective. (1422 to 1461)
Reference: “Astronautics” Pierre Rousseau, Hachette 1965, p. 9
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_96


Year: 1425, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 287 (9B1739C0)

Date: 1425
Description: (Translated from French) When I was about 13 years old, I had a voice from God to help me govern myself. The first time, I was very scared. And the voice came around noon, in the summer, in my father’s garden. I had not fasted the day before. I heard the voice on the right side of the church, and rarely did I hear it without clarity. (…) This clarity is on the same side where I hear the voice, and there is usually a great clarity there (…) - Master Beaupère: How was this voice? - Jeanne: It seemed to me that it was a worthy voice, and I believe that this voice was sent by God. When I had heard this voice 3 times, I knew that it was the voice of an angel. This voice has always kept me well, and I understood this voice well. - Master Beaupère: What teaching did this voice give you for the salvation of your soul? - Jeanne: It taught me to conduct myself well, to attend church (…). The voice told me to come to France, and I could no longer stay where I was (…) It told me 2 or 3 times a week that I had to leave and come to France… and I could no longer stay where I was… Jeanne identifies the voices as those of Saint Michael, Saint Catherine and Saint Margaret.
Reference: Procès de Jeanne d’Arc, Jeudi 22 Février
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_52


Year: 1428, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 288 (2B98F5DC)

Date: 1428
Location: FRANCE, Orléans
Description: (Translated from French) Joan of Arc uses rockets at the Siege of Orleans.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 14
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_98

Event 289 (4C7DFE61)

Date: 3/3/1428
Location: ITALY, Forli
Description: (Translated from French) The sky of Forli was again traversed by strange things. Here is what the city archives tell us about it: “On the third day of March, at half past one in the night for many and many people worthy of faith in all things, was seen in the city of Forli, above the Friars Minor, a very high flame in the shape of a tower and was seen a column that seemed of fire that rose in the air. The people of Forli saw them: many were monks and also those of the plains.” “On the same day of March 3, a lamp of fire was seen in the air in Forli that lasted from one hour until three o’clock in the night”.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “The chronicle of UFOs” - Delarge 1977 p.74
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_97

Event 290 (3A6A54CB)

Date: 3/3/1428
Description: (Translated from French) A fire lamp in the air from one to three in the morning. (March 3, 1 AM)
Reference: Domenico Capranica, Bishop of Fermo
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_53

Event 291 (6E873127)

Date: 3/3/1428
Time: 01:30
Location: Forli, Italy
Description: Around 1:30 A.M., a fiery lamp resembling a tower-shaped flame was observed in the sky for approximately two hours. The city archives also document the sighting of a very high flame resembling a column of fire ascending into the air.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_141


Year: 1430, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 292 (E0B3CAE7)

Date: 6/10/1430
Location: SPAIN, Jaén
Description: (Translated from French) Between 11pm and midnight, one of the most impressive supernatural performances in human history was orchestrated in the city of Jaén. A diverse angelic militia, strong from 400 to 1000 anthropomorphic silhouettes, was materialized, slowly advancing towards the St Ildefonse church, from the first belt of streets outside the city to the main street of Les Cantarerias, along the cemetery to the parish. It was like one of those Catholic processions organized at that time, with crucifixes carried in arms, followed by a score of clerics marching in double file and praying aloud in an incomprehensible jargon for the inhabitants of the city. Then there was a kind of matron, a mature woman carrying a baby of a few months, she was raised above the other characters, and curiously at the time nobody identified her with the Holy Virgin. This character was escorted by a follower who held an open book in front of her. A cortege of 300 boys and girls followed. All this theater gradually faded away in the air, disappearing as incomprehensibly as it had appeared. All this is recorded by a notarial deed bearing all the names of the witnesses on parchment on June 13, 1430 before the provost Villalpando.
Reference: Article by Ignacio Darnaude Rojas Marcos in the magazine “Investigacion” No. 23 of Nov. Dec. 1997
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_99


Year: 1433, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 293 (54E6BE81)

Date: 1/5/1433
Location: NICE, FR
Description: St. Boniface Manuscript v2p397. Luminous globe appears / sky / several hours. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: LDLN CONTACT LECTEURS: by Series and #. May’68 -JAN’72 (Entire set of 18 issues) LDLN local chapters & individual members’ UFO reports. (Index 14)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_22

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “44”, Elev: “10”, HatchDesc: “NICE,FR:St.BONIFACE MANUSCRIPT.v2p397:LUMn.GLOBE APPEARS/SKY/SVRL HRS:NFD”, LatLong: “43.716669 7.250000”, LatLongDMS: “43:43:00 N 07:15:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “99”, State/Prov: “Alpes Maritimes”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 294 (D1600574)

Date: 1/5/1433
Location: Nice, France
Description: A luminous globe appeared in the sky and remained visible for several hours. This phenomenon was reported by Abbe Joseph Bonifacy, who noted the presence of the luminous globe in the air on that specific date.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_142


Year: 1444, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 295 (7E11C2BB)

Date: 6/1444
Location: Bibbiena, Arezzo, Italy
Description: Witnesses reported sightings of unexplained golden globes of light over a period of three months. These lights were observed both inside and outside a church. Don Massimo, a Benedictine monk, documented the sightings and described the globes as thick as a printing press. Lorenzo Piovano of Bibbiena also witnessed the lights, which emitted a remarkable sweetness. While some individuals did not see the lights, they did notice the distinctive scent described by witnesses.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_143


Year: 1449, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 296 (84487801)

Date: 1449
Location: FRANCE, Pont-Audemer
Description: (Translated from French) It was with rockets that Dunois set fire to Pont-Audemer in 1449 before scaling its walls.
Reference: “A l’Assaut de l’Espace” Georges H. Gallet, éd. de la Pensée Moderne, p. 21
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_100


Year: 1453, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 297 (7B34AB57)

Date: 5/29/1453
Location: Constantinople
Description: During the siege by the Turks, a phenomenon of descending fire from the sky was witnessed every night over the city. Initially interpreted as a sign of God’s wrath and impending destruction, the Christians later perceived it as a sign of divine support due to their early success against the Turks. The phenomenon’s behavior changed on the night before the Turks were planning to lift the siege – the heavenly sign appeared to be far away, scattered quickly, and then vanished, leading the sultan and his court to experience joy.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_144


Year: 1456, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 298 (7EB557F0)

Date: Late 12/1456
Location: Piacenza, Italy
Description: The Annali Piacentini by Antonio da Ripalta records the appearance of four remarkable stars that moved from east to west in a configuration almost resembling a cross.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_145


Year: 1458, 5 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 299 (B105D077)

Date: 1/2/1458
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, a bright object in the sky resembling a full Moon is seen. This is followed by strange signs in the sky and on the ground. People remain baffled. (2 January)
Reference: Vallee 1969
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_54

Event 300 (6107D607)

Date: 3/7/1458
Location: JAPAN, Kyoto
Description: (Translated from French) Five stars appeared in the sky. They formed a circle around the Moon and changed color three times before suddenly disappearing.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.74
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_101

Event 301 (A064EB2A)

Date: 3/7/1458
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, 5 stars appear, forming a circle around the Moon. They change color 3 times and suddenly disappear. The leaders, deeply troubled, believe that this sign is a harbinger of great turmoil throughout the country. All the inhabitants of Kyoto expect disasters to follow and the emperor himself is upset. (March 7)
Reference: Vallee 1969
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_55

Event 302 (FF309386)

Date: 3/7/1458
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Description: Five “stars” were observed circling the moon, undergoing three color changes before suddenly disappearing.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_146

Event 303 (5365000B)

Date: 3/17/1458 (approximate)
Location: JAPAN / LOCATION UNKNOWN
Description: 5 ‘stars’ appear. Circle the moon. Change colors 3 times… vanish.
Type: sighting
Reference: EMENEGGER, Robert: UFO’S PAST PRESENT & FUTURE; Ballentine Books 1974. (Index 6)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_23

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “JAPAN/LOC UNK:5 ‘STARS’ APPEAR:CIRCLE THE MOON:CHANGE COLORS 3 TIMES…VANISH.”, LatLong: “35.850002 139.666673”, LatLongDMS: “35:51:00 N 139:40:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Honshu Island”, Strangeness: “5”


Year: 1461, 7 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 304 (DD94D81F)

Date: 10/1461
Location: Metz, France
Description: Between Saint Remy’s day (October 1st) and All Saints’ Day (November 1st), numerous large and marvelous firebrands were observed in the air, lasting for about 7.5 minutes each time and seen twice. Some witnesses also reported seeing what appeared to be a battle with accompanying noise. While the meteor showers Draconids and Orionids could have caused the visual phenomenon, the reported noise and uproar suggest a more complex event.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_147

Event 305 (14CCD368)

Date: 11/1/1461
Location: FRANCE, Arras
Description: (Translated from French) On this day of Our Lord, on All Saints’ Day, November 1, there appeared in the sky an object shining like a bar of iron, long and wide like half the Moon. It remained motionless for fifteen minutes. Then, suddenly, the strange object began to rise in a spiral, then it turned and whirled like an unwound watch spring and afterwards it disappeared into the sky (Henry DURRANT: “The Black Book of UFOs” - Laffont 1970, p. 60). That night (All Saints’ Night 1461), indeed, he (Sir Jean Du Clercq, advisor to the Duke of Burgundy) witnessed, along with a crowd of stunned Arrageois, a very strange phenomenon. He saw, motionless in the sky of Arras, “like a kind of iron bar, quite long and thick like half a half-moon”. The sky was clear and the apparition was perfectly visible. It lasted well a quarter of an hour. Then the “thing” began to “corkscrew, twist and twirl like a watch spring in the sky and disappear”… The emotion was great in Arras and people will talk for a long time about this extraordinary event to which nobody can give an explanation!
Reference: Phil…, Mail-list: OVNI-SCIENCES, 1999
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_102

Event 306 (E34574AB)

Date: 11/1/1461
Description: (Translated from French) Gregory of Tours. On the night of All Saints 1461, something burning like a bar of iron, long and thick as half the Moon, was seen for a short quarter of an hour. It was clearly visible and suddenly this strange thing twisted and turned like a watch spring and went back up to the sky. (November 1st)
Reference: Jacques Duclarcq, advisor to Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, Memoirs of a Bourgeois of Arras, reported by Jacques Bassard, av. President Wilson, member of the French Astronomy Society, BSAF, 1954
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_56

Event 307 (478DED8B)

Date: 11/1/1461
Description: (Translated from French) Bright great bar of fire, which spread a great splendor above Florence. Circles of fire in the sky of Bolzano.
Reference: Benvenuto Cellini, Memoirs, ch. 84
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_57

Event 308 (E8EA902D)

Date: 11/1/1461
Location: ARRAS, FRANCE
Description: Fiery rod hovers / 15 minute(s). Suddenly spirals and twists upward and gone! / IFS#23.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 11)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_24

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “ARRAS,FRANCE:FIERY ROD HVRS/15min:SUDDENLY SPIRALS+TWISTS UPWARD+GONE!:/IFS#23”, LatLong: “50.300002 2.766667”, LatLongDMS: “50:18:00 N 02:46:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Pas-de-Calais”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 309 (CA5304ED)

Date: 11/1/1461
Description: A fiery rod or cylinder hovered for 15 minutes over the town of Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France. It suddenly spiraled and twisted upward and was gone.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Data-Net Report, May 1970; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 7
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7362

Event 310 (7F1BC69B)

Date: 11/1/1461
Location: Arras, France
Description: On All Saints Day, an unusual object resembling burning steel was witnessed in the sky. It was as large as half the moon and remained stationary for fifteen minutes before starting to spiral upwards, then rolling and spinning like a loose watch spring. The object eventually disappeared into the sky.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_148


Year: 1463, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 311 (B11116D7)

Date: 1463
Description: (Translated from French) Engraving of The Flaming Celestial Object observed. See images/1463.jpg.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_58


Year: 1465, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 312 (E6028776)

Date: 2/19/1465
Location: Italy
Description: 19-21 February 1465. In the morning at daybreak, several signs were observed in the sky, including a remarkable event on the 19th. A large, flaming ship-like object appeared in the northern sky, and this sighting was repeated on the following days, though not at the same time. These unusual aerial phenomena captured the attention of observers during that period.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_149


Year: 1468, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 313 (98A3F296)

Date: 3/8/1468
Location: JAPAN, Nara
Description: (Translated from French) A dark object, making the sound of a wheel, flew away from Mount Kasuga in the middle of the night and flew westward, towards Osaka Bay.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.74-75
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_103

Event 314 (CBE9EF4E)

Date: 3/8/1468
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, a dark object making the sound of a wheel flew away at midnight from Mount Kasuga and headed west. The combination of the sound and the dark hue of the flying object is difficult to explain in common terms. (March 8)
Reference: Vallée 1969
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_59

Event 315 (97B25F51)

Date: 3/8/1468 (approximate)
Location: MT. KASUGA, JAPAN
Description: Dark object makes ‘wheel-like sound’. Flies going quickly west from mountain. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: EMENEGGER, Robert: UFO’S PAST PRESENT & FUTURE; Ballentine Books 1974. (Index 7)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_25

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “Mt.KASUGA,JAPAN:DARK OBJ MAKES ‘WHEEL-LIKE SOUND’:FLIES >>W from MOUNTAIN:NFD”, LatLong: “35.800002 139.633340”, LatLongDMS: “35:48:00 N 139:38:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Honshu Island”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 316 (DD8CF8E2)

Date: 3/8/1468
Location: Mount Kasuga, Japan
Description: During the nighttime hours, a dark object was observed taking off from Mount Kasuga and flying towards the bay of Osaka. It emitted a sound resembling a spinning wheel as it moved. The estimated size of the object was 9 by 6 feet.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_150


Year: 1477, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 317 (2099D664)

Date: 9/27/1477
Location: Japan
Description: A luminous object was observed traversing the sky, followed by the descent of an unfamiliar cotton-like substance over a span of six hours. The exact nature and origin of the object and substance remained unidentified.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_151


Year: 1478, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 318 (EF839201)

Date: 1478
Location: Milan, Italy
Description: During a battle, two unexplained flying objects are witnessed. An accompanying engraving in Lycosthenes’ edition depicts the scene, although it’s uncertain whether the image was specifically created for the book or reused from other sources.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_152


Year: 1479, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 319 (1ECBCCF9)

Date: 1479
Location: Arabia
Description: A pointed object resembling a “comet” is observed in the sky. An engraving accompanies the account, but there are doubts about its authenticity and origin, as it looks similar to drawings of multi-stage rockets developed around the same period. The illustration’s source and accuracy remain uncertain.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_153


Year: 1482, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 320 (C30A81A5)

Date: 10/18/1482
Location: Albisola, Savona Province, Italy
Description: During a territorial dispute between the villages of Albisola and Stella, a dazzling white cloud appeared in a clear sky. The cloud emitted intense light, seemingly collecting all sunlight, and a clear, sweet voice repeated the word “peace” three times. This sudden phenomenon halted the ongoing battle as fighters were stunned and astonished by the event, leading them to abandon their weapons.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_154


Year: 1487, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 321 (31CFB5D8)

Date: 8/1487
Location: Forli, Italy
Description: Early in the morning, a large star-like object appeared in the sky, resembling a flying butterfly. Witnesses, including peasants with loaded carts heading to Forli, observed this phenomenon as it moved from the mountains towards Ravenna. The object was also described as resembling a floating cartwheel. The event lasted only a short time, intriguing those who saw it and sparking discussions among the witnesses about its nature.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_155


Year: 1491, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 322 (C64FD826)

Date: 1491
Location: Vladimir, Russia
Description: A remarkable event occurred in the city of Vladimir, where witnesses reported seeing a frightful and awe-inspiring apparition in the sky. The event involved the appearance of a figure resembling the Saint Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky rising in the air above a stone church and the abbot’s residence. This figure was seen on a white horse, surrounded by a bright, white cloud or thin smoke. The spectacle left the observers frightened, prompting the ringing of bells throughout the city. The event was interpreted as a sign of divine wrath, urging people towards repentance.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_156

Event 323 (8FDEBC0F)

Date: 8/13/1491
Location: ITALY, Milan
Description: (Translated from French) Facius Cardan saw appear at 8pm, 7 men dressed in silky garments resembling Greek togas. They wore bright shoes and had bright breastplates. Two of them, appearing more noble than the others, were dressed identically. One was tall and ruddy-faced and had two companions, the other smaller and fairer-skinned had three. They were said to be 40 years old but looked only 30. They said they were men made of air, subject to birth and death but could live up to 300 years. When questioned about the immortality of the soul they said nothing survives of the individual that is personal to them. They said God creates the world little by little, so that if he were to stop doing it, even for an instant, the world would perish.
Reference: Jacques VALLEE: “Chronicles of E.T. Appearances” - DENOEL 1972 - coll. J’AI LU, p. 26, 27
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_104

Event 324 (0621ACA6)

Date: 8/13/1491
Time: 20:00
Location: MILANO, ITL
Description: Fazio Cardano. 7 small humanoids (or Greys). “Live 300 years… can’t say much / special laws…”.
Type: sighting
Reference: Book: BERGIER, Jacques: E.T. VISITATIONS, PREHISTORIC TIMES to the PRESENT; J’ai Ju, France 1970 & H. Regnery, Chicago 1973, Signet, NY 1974. (Milan, 1491 pg 85. Esterhazy, pg 163)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_26

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCI: Scientist involvement, CNT: Contactee related, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, NFO: No craft seen, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, TCH: New technical details/clues, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “180”, Elev: “122”, HatchDesc: “MILANO,ITL:FAZIO CARDANO:7 OIDS:“LIVE 300 YRS…CANT SAY MUCH/SPECIAL LAWS…””, LatLong: “45.466669 9.200000”, LatLongDMS: “45:28:00 N 09:12:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Milano”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 325 (91ADAF50)

Date: 8/13/1491
Location: Milan, Italy
Description: Philosopher Facius Cardan had an encounter with seven enigmatic figures in his study. According to his son Jerome, who recorded the event, these beings appeared dressed in silken garments similar to Greek togas, with radiant breastplates and unique undergarments of crimson color. Two of them, seemingly of higher status, were dressed distinctively. These figures claimed to be composed of air and subject to birth and death, though their lifespans exceeded those of humans, potentially reaching three hundred years. During their interaction, they discussed various philosophical topics, including the nature of the universe and the mortality of the soul. The encounter lasted for more than three hours and left Cardan with profound insights and intriguing perspectives.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_157


Year: 1492, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 326 (B33CC3A4)

Date: 10/11/1492
Location: Guanahany, Bahamas
Description: Christopher Columbus and a crew member observed a small light two hours before midnight. Columbus initially saw the light on the quarter-deck, but it appeared so diminutive that he hesitated to confirm it as land. He called upon Pero Gutierrez and Rodrigo Sanchez of Segovia to witness the light, but only Gutierrez could see it from his vantage point. The light seemed to move like a flickering candle, prompting speculation that it might indicate the presence of land. Columbus was convinced that land was nearby and urged his crew to keep a vigilant watch for it. He offered a reward, including a silken jacket, to the first person who spotted land, in addition to the King and Queen’s promised annuity.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_158

Event 327 (44EAF4A6)

Date: Mid 10/1492
Location: AMERICA (New World)
Description: (Translated from French) “Two hours before midnight” Columbus indeed distinguished a light. He called Pero Guttierez and asked him to look: “It was in fact like a kind of light, like a chain of wax, which rose and fell, gradually approaching the ground”. (1492, mid-October)
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “The Chronicle of UFOs” - Delarge 1977 p.77-78
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_105

Event 328 (4D1F152F)

Date: 11/16/1492
Description: (Translated from French) At Ensisheim (Alsace), 1st well-observed fall of meteorites, and of which there are still samples. (November 16)
Reference: Etienne 1998
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_60


Year: 1493, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 329 (70C0824A)

Date: 1493
Description: (Translated from French) Birth of Paracelsus.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_61

Event 330 (AD345822)

Date: 8/13/1493
Description: (Translated from French) Meeting of Facius Cardan. (August 13)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_62


Year: 1494, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 331 (94C54FC0)

Date: 1494
Location: Apulia, Italy
Description: During the arrival of King Charles VIII in Naples, three suns were reportedly observed in the night sky amidst a cloud-covered backdrop. The phenomenon was accompanied by intense lightning and unsettling thunder, creating an awe-inspiring spectacle.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_159


Year: 1498, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 332 (9FF3D768)

Date: 9/20/1498
Location: Japan
Description: An unidentified bright object resembling an umbrella was sighted crossing the sky accompanied by a rumbling sound.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_160


Year: 1499, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 333 (88A2A787)

Date: 1499
Location: South Atlantic, off Africa
Description: During Pedro Alvares Cabral’s expedition, a luminous object was observed in the southern sky for 8 minutes as they sailed around Africa. The object’s appearance was followed by a hurricane that caused significant damage to the expedition. While six ships were lost, the remaining seven continued their journey to the Americas, eventually bringing back valuable spices and news of the discovery of Brazil and Madagascar.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_161


Year: 1501, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 334 (D8A5AE1D)

Date: 1501
Location: Between Urbino and Gubbio, central Italy
Description: In 1501, a phenomenon described as a “horrible appearance in the stormy sky” was witnessed between Urbino and Gubbio. This event was reported by the Florentine physician Antonio Benivieni, who noted that it caused many abortions. The description of this event as a “monstrous” occurrence is reminiscent of historical UFO sightings, suggesting a possible connection to unidentified flying objects.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_162


Year: 1504, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 335 (9E200E79)

Date: 9/29/1504
Location: Tirano, Val Poschiavo, Italy
Description: Mario Omodei experienced a remarkable event in his garden at dawn. He was surrounded by a bright light, heard a voice calling his name, and was lifted from the ground. He found himself transported to a location owned by Alojsio Quadrio, where he encountered an even more dazzling vision that he interpreted as the Virgin Mary. This luminous apparition, resembling a 14-year old girl, instructed him to build a temple dedicated to her. The temple was eventually completed in 1513 and consecrated in 1528, following this extraordinary encounter.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_163


Year: 1509, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 336 (E01546AF)

Date: 1509
Location: MEXICO
Description: (Translated from French) One morning in 1509 the guardians of the temple of Telzatlipoca informed the emperor Moctezuma that in the middle of the previous night, they had been able to observe a smoke that was thickening and that was so white and bright, that it was like being in broad daylight.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.77-78
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_106

Event 337 (B60184D4)

Date: 3/19/1509
Location: Villefranche-du-Rouergue
Description: A man named Collongis encountered an extraordinary event while attempting to free a stuck cart in a river. After praying, he witnessed a being surrounded by blinding light, accompanied by twelve other figures that he interpreted as the Virgin Mary and the Apostles. These figures walked on thirteen stones used for crossing the river and then disappeared to the West. Miraculously, as they vanished, Collongis found that his cart had been freed from the mud. This event led to the establishment of the Chapel of the Thirteen Stones on July 1, 1510, following an investigation by the bishop of Rodez.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_164


Year: 1513, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 338 (248A688E)

Date: 1513
Location: Rome, Italy
Description: The renowned sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti reported sighting a triangular light with three distinct tails of varying colors. This remarkable event, witnessed on a calm night, led Michelangelo to paint an image of the phenomenon. Unfortunately, the painting has not survived over time. According to the account in Benedictine chronicler Benedetto Lushino’s book “Vulnera Diligentis,” the triangular sign resembled a star with a silvery tail, a red tail, and a fiery and bifurcated third tail.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_165


Year: 1517, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 339 (5F9B0784)

Date: 11/8/1517
Location: ROMANIA
Description: (Translated from French) According to the Romanian chronicle “Leptopisetul Moldovenesc”, a great sign appeared in the sky, shining like a human figure, towards the west. It stayed up there for a long time before hiding itself again in the air. (Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.78) On November 8th ”A great blue sign shining like a face of a man” appeard in the western sky over Moldavia. It remained quite a long time, at the same place, after which it ”hid itself” in the sky again. (November 8th, 1517)
Reference: cf. Letopisetul Moldovcenesc
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_107

Event 340 (63ED85A5)

Date: 11/8/1517
Description: (Translated from French) A large, bright blue sign like the face of a man appears in the western sky above Moldavia. It stays there for a long time, after which it disappears again into the sky. (November 8)
Reference: Letopisetul Moldovcenesc
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_63

Event 341 (AB62F8E8)

Date: 11/8/1517
Location: Moldavia, Romania
Description: A significant event occurred when a prominent blue sign resembling a human face appeared in the sky. The 17th-century Moldavian chronicler Grigore Ureche documented this occurrence, describing the face-like object shining brightly in the sky. After a period of remaining motionless, the object eventually concealed itself once more within the sky.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_166


Year: 1518, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 342 (C3E72F5E)

Date: 4/1518
Location: Yucatan, Mexico
Description: Spanish conquistador Juan de Grijalva reported a remarkable event where a star-like object appeared above their ship in the evening. The object exhibited movement and emitted continuous rays of light as it moved toward a nearby town or village, leaving a visible trail in the air that endured for three hours. This extraordinary sighting, accompanied by other clear signs, led the crew to interpret it as a divine message, signaling the divine will for them to settle in the village of Coatzalcoalco.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_167


Year: 1520, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 343 (7CDE61B0)

Date: 1520
Location: GERMANY: Erfurt
Description: (Translated from French) Under the reign of Emperor Carlos V of Prussia (Charles Quint), two bright Suns were seen at the same time in Erfurt; a burning ray suddenly landed and then departed into the sky where it took a circular shape. (Henry DURRANT: “The Black Book of UFOs” - Laffont 1970, p. 61) “A wonderful burning ray of great dimensions suddenly appeared in the sky. It fell to the ground and destroyed several places. Then it turned around, circled and rose into the sky where it remained in the form of a circle”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “The Chronicle of UFOs” - Delarge 1977 p.78
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_108

Event 344 (90E5B1CF)

Date: 1520
Location: Hereford, England
Description: An anomalous event involving thermal effects occurred in which a massive beam of fire was witnessed in the sky. As it descended towards the Earth, its intense heat caused damage to various objects. Subsequently, the fiery beam ascended back into the sky, transforming its appearance into that of a circular ring of fire. This unusual sighting, documented by Lycosthenes in his Prodigiorum ac Ostentorum Chronicon, left an impression of both wonder and mystery.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_168

Event 345 (6B07D666)

Date: 1/1520?
Location: ERFURT, PRUSSIA
Description: Round glow. Rotating beam scorches ground. Also 2 fiery spheres. / r8 p??
Type: sighting
Reference: WILKINS, Harold T.: FLYING SAUCERS UNCENSORED; Citadel 1955 & Pyramid Books, NY PB 1967. (Index 178)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_27

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, TCH: New technical details/clues, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Germany”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “ERFURT,PRUSSIA:ROUND GLOW:ROTATING BEAM SCORCHES GND:+2 FIERY SPHERES:/r8 p??”, LatLong: “50.983336 11.066667”, LatLongDMS: “50:59:00 N 11:04:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “THR”, Strangeness: “6”


Year: 1521, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 346 (6B08BD57)

Date: 1521
Location: Cuenca, Spain
Description: Dr. Eugenio Torralba had a remarkable encounter with an entity named “Zekiel” who imparted secrets and knowledge to him. This being allegedly flew Torralba to Rome, leading to his fame and medical success. Cervantes even mentioned Torralba in Don Quijote for his extraordinary journey. However, Torralba’s association with Zekiel attracted the attention of the Inquisition, which accused him of heretical practices. Torralba was arrested in 1528, subjected to torture, and imprisoned. Despite his release and the condition to avoid contact with Zekiel, the episode remained a mixture of blessing and curse in his life.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_169


Year: 1523, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 347 (777D0887)

Date: 1523
Location: CHINA, Yugiu (Jiangsu)
Description: (Translated from French) …a teacher named Lü Yu lived in the village of Yugiu. One day, when it was raining non-stop, this teacher noticed two ships sailing on the fluffy clouds in front of his house. On these two ships measuring more than ten arms, men two arms long were busy, each wearing a red hat and multicolored clothes. They all held a pole in their hand. The ships moved very quickly. At Lü Yu’s house that day there were a dozen scholars who, alerted by Lü Yu, came out of the house and stood next to him to observe the phenomenon. Then, the men in multicolored clothes passed their hand over the mouths of the scholars: their mouths immediately became black and none of the scholars could speak anymore. At that moment, they saw a man, escorted like a mandarin, dressed like a retired scholar, emerge on one of the ships, accompanied by a bonze. Long after, the ships flew away, as if pushed by the clouds, and fell a kilometer away in a cemetery. The ships gone, the scholars felt their mouths become normal again. But five days later, Lü Yu died for unknown reasons.
Reference: SHI BO: “China and the Extraterrestrials” ed. Mercure de FRANCE, 1983, p.42
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_109

Event 348 (624D3397)

Date: 1523
Location: Changsu, Jiangsu Province, China
Description: A fascinating account is documented in the Chinese book “Stories in a Summerhouse of Flowers” by Qiu Fuzuo. The story tells of a teacher named Lii Yu who witnessed two large ships flying over the clouds during incessant rain. These ships carried two tall men, each twelve feet tall, dressed in multicolored clothes and holding poles. The men’s actions left observers speechless, and they even turned the scholars’ mouths black with a gesture. A figure resembling an old scholar emerged on one of the ships, escorted by a bonze, and the ships eventually departed, leaving a lasting impression on those who witnessed the event.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_170

Event 349 (CD0CDC39)

Date: 8/1523
Location: CHINA, Guiling (Guangxi)
Description: (Translated from French) The townspeople saw in the sky each night a star measuring more than ten arms. It always remained suspended in the sky, surrounded by white vapor. It was rectangular, like a saber, and moved slowly from north to south. (August 1523 to October)
Reference: SHI BO: “China and the Extraterrestrials” ed. Mercure de FRANCE, 1983, p.44
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_110


Year: 1526, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 350 (15E72103)

Date: 1526
Location: Rome, Italy
Description: Inquisitor Paulus Grillandus recounted a tale of demonic transportation involving a countryman in Rome. The man’s wife participated in a witch gathering and later transported him through two he-goats. At the gathering, he witnessed famous individuals pledging allegiance to the Devil, engaging in dances and banquets. When he accidentally uttered the word “God” and requested salt, everything vanished. He found himself naked near Benevento, far from Rome, and eventually returned home. This account illustrates the complex beliefs surrounding supernatural experiences and the differing perspectives of medieval demonologists, from skeptics attributing such events to mental illusions to “true believers” embracing the supernatural. Some contemporary researchers speculate that similar phenomena might occur in altered states of consciousness rather than the physical world.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_171


Year: 1528, 5 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 351 (B6EA7E3D)

Date: 1528
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) Ambroise Paré: "This comet was so horrible and so terrifying that some people died of fear; the others fell ill. It appeared to be of excessive length and was of a blood-red color; at the top of it, one could see the figure of a bent arm, holding a great sword in its hand, as if it wanted to strike. At the tip, there were three stars. On both sides of the rays of this comet, one could see a great number of axes, knives, swords colored with blood, among which there were a great number of hideous human bundles, with beards and bristling hair.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.79-80
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_111

Event 352 (5EE4ED8C)

Date: 1528
Location: NETHERLANDS, Utrecht
Description: (Translated from French) During the siege of Utrecht “a cruel and strange observation was made in the sky, which terrified the citizens and made the enemies believe they were going to occupy the city. It was yellow in color and passed over the city, high in the sky, and was frightening to behold”.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.79
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_112

Event 353 (C0BDE70A)

Date: 1528
Description: (Translated from French) During the siege of the city of Utrecht (Netherlands), a strange and cruel sign was seen in the sky — the shape of a Burgundian cross, just above the city, of a yellow color and horrible to behold.
Reference: Wolffart
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_64

Event 354 (8F4DBF6D)

Date: 1528
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Description: A yellow object with a cross-like appearance was observed in the sky during the siege of Utrecht. This phenomenon created panic among the town’s inhabitants while the attackers interpreted it as a positive omen for their impending success. The sky sign, resembling a cross of a yellowish color, had a terrible aspect and was associated with the symbol of Burgundy. This event illustrates how celestial occurrences could influence the emotions and beliefs of people during historical conflicts, shaping their perceptions and expectations.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_172

Event 355 (4F4DEBBF)

Date: 10/9/1528
Location: Westrie, Northern Germany
Description: A terrifying and unusual sighting was recorded by Pierre Boaistuau in his Histoires Prodigieuses. Ambroise Paré described a blood-red ‘comet’ that emerged from the east and was visible for about an hour and fifteen minutes, disappearing towards midday. This object caused panic and illness among the populace, leading to deaths due to fear. The ‘comet’ had a distinctive appearance with an arm holding a great sword pointing downwards, accompanied by stars and a multitude of axes, blades, and repulsive human faces.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_173


Year: 1529, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 356 (020C3948)

Date: 1529
Location: ROMANIA
Description: (Translated from French) In the museum of the small town of Sibiu, Romania, extraordinary documents are available to those who wish to consult them. In 1555 a three-stage space rocket was built running on solid fuel. The author of this invention of a prodigious technique returns to the master of fire, Conrad Haas. The chronology of inventions is found in the Sibiu Manuscript: 1529: Two-Stage Rocket (ignition in both), 1529: Three-Stage Rocket, 1529: Rocket Battery, 1536: Flying House. Experimentation of the principle of ignition in the multi-stage rocket, 1555: Use of delta wings to stabilize rockets in flight. (1529 to 1555)
Reference: Jean FERGUSON: “All about Flying Saucers” ed.; Leméac, Ottawa, 1972, p. 26, 27
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_113


Year: 1533, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 357 (EF2461E0)

Date: 8/1533
Location: Peru
Description: Garcilaso de la Vega, the Incan, documented the sighting of an unusual greenish-black ‘comet’ in his work Historic General del Peru. This comet had distinctive features, being narrower than a man’s body and longer than a pike, and was observed by many witnesses on multiple occasions at night. The sight of this mysterious object intensified Tupac Huallpa’s fear of his own death, as a similar phenomenon had been seen before his father’s death. Despite being accustomed to heavenly phenomena, Huallpa found this ‘comet’ to be different from the ordinary kind. Tragically, Tupac Huallpa was executed on 29 August 1533.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_174


Year: 1535, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 358 (C0A4DC09)

Date: 4/20/1535
Location: STOCKHOLM, SWD
Description: Many observer(s). ‘7 suns’ circle city. Same over Weimar, Germany / same date.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 24)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_28

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Scandanavian and Finland”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “STOCKHOLM,SWD:MANY OBS:‘7 SUNS’ CIRCLE CITY::SAME OVR WEIMAR,GERMANY/SAME DATE”, LatLong: “59.350003 18.000001”, LatLongDMS: “59:21:00 N 18:00:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Sweden”, Strangeness: “6”


Year: 1536, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 359 (8A28B2E3)

Date: 5/31/1536
Location: Monte Stella, Brescia, Lombardy, Italy
Description: Antonio de’ Antoni, a deaf-mute shepherd from Gardone Val Trompia, was reciting the rosary when he witnessed an intense light. Within this light, the Virgin Mary appeared, holding Jesus in her arms. She appeared dressed simply and conveyed a message to the shepherds that they should build a temple at that location. Antonio shared the experience with others, and upon his return, the site was illuminated by the beams of an overhead star. Pope Paul III granted the location a consecrated status, and a temple was constructed there by 1539.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_175


Year: 1537, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 360 (BCD29592)

Date: 1537
Description: (Translated from French) People from Franconia, between Pabenberp and the Thuringian forest, see a star of astonishing size. It descends lower and lower and then becomes a large white circle from which swirls and balls of fire escape. As they fall to the ground, the balls of fire melt the tips of spears and all that is made of iron, without causing any harm to humans or their houses.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_65

Event 361 (E37D315B)

Date: 1537
Location: Near Florence, Italy
Description: Benvenuto Cellini, a renowned artist, recounts an incident in his autobiography. While he was riding back to Florence from Rome, a large and brilliantly shining object of fire was seen in the sky. People observed this extraordinary phenomenon and were amazed by its dazzling splendor.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_176


Year: 1538, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 362 (9664591F)

Date: 1/16/1538
Location: In Franconia, Thuringia, Germany
Description: A significant sighting was recorded where a large “star” was observed in the sky. This celestial object descended gradually, transforming into a large white circle. It emitted whirlwinds and clumps of fire that fell to the earth. These fiery fragments had the remarkable effect of melting the tips of spears, irons, and even horses’ bits, without causing harm to people or buildings.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_177


Year: 1543, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 363 (7B0B717A)

Date: 1543
Description: (Translated from French) A large comet approached closer to the Sun than any other, and the same thing will repeat in 1882. These two comets penetrated into the Sun’s belt which is given an absolute temperature of 1 million degrees, reports George Hunt Williamson. These comets traveled 1 million km in this incandescent crown and emerged unscathed, without any change in velocity or direction. If the Sun emits such intense heat, how is it that they did not disintegrate the moment they plunged into this 1 million °C.
Reference: Other Languages, Other Natures
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_66


Year: 1544, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 364 (D0BD2D0F)

Date: 1544
Location: FRANCE, Nay (Béarn)
Description: (Translated from French) A fire lance appeared in the sky on Pentecost day. At 3 o’clock in the afternoon this lance fell on a square and on a building with a terrible crash. Nothing remained of the building.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977, p. 59
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_114

Event 365 (C26D75EC)

Date: 5/15/1544
Location: In Nay, Beam, France
Description: An anomalous event occurred involving an object resembling a fiery sword or described as three fireballs. This object hovered over the town before crashing down with a terrifying noise, ultimately demolishing a house upon impact.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_178


Year: 1546, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 366 (4C6A8C5E)

Date: 1546
Location: In Caranza near La Spezia, Italy
Description: Farmers reported witnessing a peculiar event involving a disk that changed colors from yellow to red. This disk was accompanied by red fireballs shining beneath it. The phenomenon was observed in multiple areas, including the village of Caranza near Passo del Bocco, occurring intermittently. Chronicler Father Antonio Cesena recorded this event, interpreting it as a sign of the impending death of Count Luigi Fieschi, the governor of Varese Ligure, which occurred later that year.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_179


Year: 1547, 5 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 367 (6D37B1B7)

Date: 4/24/1547
Location: In Halberstadt, Saxony, Germany
Description: Witnesses reported sighting a black ball-shaped object that appeared to emerge from the middle of the moon. This mysterious object then rapidly flew towards the North.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_180

Event 368 (9213707F)

Date: 11/13/1547
Location: Near Rome, Italy
Description: At 3 P.M., witnesses observed a rod and a cross in the sky, accompanied by a bird-like object situated above them. The sky was clear and calm, and these objects remained visible for three consecutive days. This event was depicted in a German broadsheet found in the Johann Jacob Wick’s collection, preserved by the Zurich Zentralbibliothek.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_181

Event 369 (A5B78CB3)

Date: 12/13/1547
Location: ITALY, Rome
Description: (Translated from French) “On the first day of the Ides of December at the third hour of the afternoon, while the weather was splendid and the sky serene, a staff, and a red cross were observed in the air for nearly three hours. And above that one thought to see an eagle taking flight, its wings open…”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.80
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_115

Event 370 (047D9906)

Date: 12/15/1547
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Description: Mariners in the port of Hamburg, Germany, see a fireball moving to the south. Its rays are so hot that passengers cannot remain inside the ships. Thinking the vessels are about to burn, they hide and take cover.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Simon Goulart, Thrésor d’histoires admirables et mémorables de nostre temps, Geneva, 1600, vol. 1, p. 55
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1

Event 371 (233D6881)

Date: 12/15/1547
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Description: At midnight, sailors in Hamburg witnessed a luminous globe with intense heat, resembling the Sun, moving northward through the sky. The globe emitted scorching rays that were so powerful that they compelled ship passengers to seek shelter, fearing their vessels might ignite."
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_182


Year: 1548, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 372 (83478F91)

Date: 6/28/1548
Location: GERMANY, Oettingen (Bavaria)
Description: (Translated from French) At Oettingen it was said that the sun disk darkened at the passage of several aerial objects that went here and there in the sky, close enough to the ground to fly over the houses while red flames stayed in the air.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.80
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_116

Event 373 (23AB235E)

Date: 6/28/1548
Location: Oettingen, Bavaria
Description: The sky darkened as approximately twenty flying “vehicles” accompanied by red flames were observed maneuvering above the houses. This unusual spectacle occurred on multiple occasions, specifically on 28 June and 26 July 1548 in Oettingen, Bavaria.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_183


Year: 1550, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 374 (B2CB7FE3)

Date: 6/19/1550
Location: Near Trebnitz, Saxony, Germany
Description: Residents of Saxonia, close to Wittemberg, were witness to an extraordinary event as described in Histoires Prodigieuses. A sizable cross materialized in the sky, encircled by two large warring armies generating cacophonous sounds. The heavens released blood-like rain, while the sun appeared to fracture into two segments, with one portion seemingly descending toward the earth. Despite some discrepancies in details, a contemporary 1550 broadsheet corroborated Fincelius’ account, validating the occurrence of this remarkable phenomenon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_184

Event 375 (CF1FEB87)

Date: 10/15/1550
Location: Biubiu River, Chile
Description: Pedro de Valdivia, a conquistador who played a prominent role in the conquest of Chile, documented an anomalous event in an instruction to his representatives. He recounted that Mapuche Indians encountered two enigmatic figures preceding an attack. The beings, a beautiful woman and an old man on a white horse, both attired in white garments, appeared to warn the Indians against retaliating. The woman disappeared, and the devil subsequently reiterated the message. Valdivia’s report also included an account of a comet falling with exceptional brightness three days prior, from which the woman emerged, while the devil followed to instruct the Indians to gather a large force. This encounter and its prophetic nature prompted Valdivia to reflect on the divine cult and the displacement of devilish worship.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_185


Year: 1551, 5 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 376 (B9C5B2DC)

Date: 1551
Location: Morbecque, France
Description: Approximate data. Jacquemine Deickens, wife of Hirache, faced accusations of sorcery after encountering a being believed to be the Devil while milking cows. Allegedly engaging in intimate relations with the entity, she bore a mark on her back beneath her left shoulder blade as evidence of her wrongdoing. This woman, known as a flying contactee, was said to have flown out of her house every few weeks to rendezvous with fellow witches at a crossroads near Pierre Depours’ residence. They engaged in dancing and feasting with numerous demons. Eventually, in 1557, she stood trial, found guilty, and was executed for these purported activities.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_186

Event 377 (E5D4F4AD)

Date: 1551
Location: Near Waldstadt, Germany
Description: Following a drinking party, a woman who had spoken blasphemies was reportedly lifted into the air by the devil while onlookers observed. Spectators hurried outside to track her flight, witnessing her suspended in the sky above the village. To their astonishment, she then plummeted from the heavens and was discovered lifeless in a field, marking a bizarre occurrence that illustrated the dramatic consequences believed to be linked to her interaction with the devil.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_187

Event 378 (0C548653)

Date: 1/3/1551
Location: LISBON, PORTUGAL
Description: Flying red cylinders and fireballs terrify population. ‘Rain of blood’(?)
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 24)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_29

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Portugal”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “LISBON,PORTUGAL:FLYING RED CYLs+FBLS TERRIFY POPULATION:‘RAIN OF BLOOD’(?)”, LatLong: “38.683335 -9.066667”, LatLongDMS: “38:41:00 N 09:04:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “EST”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 379 (C31508D2)

Date: 1/3/1551
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Description: Reports of flying red cylinders in the sky spread fear among the population. It’s worth mentioning that another account mentions a “fiery meteor” sighted on 28 January, coinciding with a significant earthquake. However, due to the lack of a specific source, it’s uncertain whether these two reports might be conflated or confused with each other.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_188

Event 380 (50D4D3C4)

Date: 3/1551
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Description: A remarkable celestial event unfolded as three suns appeared in the sky, prompting Emperor Charles Quint to cease the siege of the city. Although details are limited, this occurrence could possibly be attributed to parhelia, also known as “sun dogs.” Historians note that despite the initial siege by Emperor Charles V, he was persuaded to retreat his forces in exchange for a substantial sum of money.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_189


Year: 1552, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 381 (61F010A7)

Date: 1552
Description: (Translated from French) German Conrad Wolffhart (known by the pseudonym Lycosthènes and author of a chronicle of cursed facts which makes him a sort of Charles Fort of the Renaissance) ensures the publication of existing fragments of Julius Obsequens’ Prodiges, thus probably saving them from total disappearance.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_67


Year: 1553, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 382 (068F0B84)

Date: 1/13/1553
Location: PERU, Porco and Potosi
Description: (Translated from French) At the time when Sebastian and his allies were preparing troops and weapons for the execution of his uprising in this city and Captain Francesco Hernandez Giron was doing the same in Chaqui, three Suns and two Moons appeared in the sky above the Porco site, in the middle of a circular halo, and inside it two blue and red arcs. Two other arcs of various colors and an admirable comet of blood red color appeared above the rich hills of the imperial city. On Friday, January 13, 52 days before General Hinojosa was assassinated, at 7 o’clock in the morning, a large circle was seen in the sky above Porco, passing through the middle of the natural Sun and it was all white, the size of an empan. It was reddish, tending towards the color of blood and the two others at its sides were very red and made of blood, to the point that their brightness and fire took away the sight of those who looked at them. The two Moons located at the limit were of a kind of white and a little red tending towards the color of blood. The two arcs that appeared were blue and red, the smaller arc was wider than the other. The comet that seemed to be born from the halo was blazing and made of blood, with a formidable head and a tail of the same material. This prodigy was seen from the Porco site and all its surroundings. The comet was seen again seven days later, at dawn, on the hill of Potosi, with two other arcs, one very white that seemed polished silver, the other that was above it, of a red tending towards blood and shining like a fire. One end of this arc ended in a kind of spiral ray of blood color…
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.81
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_117

Event 383 (1DD514EE)

Date: 1/13/1553
Location: Porco, Peru
Description: An extraordinary atmospheric event unfolded, leaving a deep impression on the people. Above Porco, three suns and two moons appeared within a great ring, along with two blue and red arches. Concurrently, a comet with a fiery and blood-red appearance emerged outside the ring, marked by a distinct, curly head and tail. Despite its cometary description, this phenomenon was not consistent with a typical comet or aurora borealis, occurring at 7 A.M. The indigenous reactions to this event were intense, marked by astonishment and utterances signifying apprehension and impending catastrophe. This occurrence’s social impact and its connection to subsequent events, including the demise of key figures, further fueled its mystique. The multifaceted nature of the phenomena indicates an intricate interplay of highly unusual atmospheric conditions.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_190


Year: 1554, 5 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 384 (A98D7186)

Date: 1554
Location: GERMANY, Nebra (Prussia) and Griessisie (Thuringia)
Description: (Translated from French) Two red crosses appeared in the sky of Nebra and the same day the solar disc was obscured by a cross in Griessisie; many discs were also seen.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les OVNI du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p. 60
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_119

Event 385 (73BE3E98)

Date: 2/1/1554
Location: Salon de Provence, France
Description: Dr. Nostradamus, along with numerous witnesses, reported an astonishing celestial occurrence between 7 and 8 P.M. A large “bright burning rod” manifested in the sky, displaying remarkable behavior for two hours. The phenomenon, initially resembling a blazing staff or torch, emitted intense brightness and fiery spurts akin to a smith’s forge. It traveled rapidly with roaring thunderous sounds, possibly propelled by strong winds, and eventually altered its course over a span of 20 minutes. The object transitioned southward, releasing a fiery stream that lingered. Nostradamus perceived it as an ominous omen, foretelling potential calamities for Provence and its ruler, potentially involving war, fire, famine, or foreign subjugation. This perplexing event was witnessed by over a thousand people and left an indelible mark on its observers, prompting Nostradamus to communicate its significance to the Duke of Tende.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_191

Event 386 (DB449C6D)

Date: 6/10/1554
Time: 18:00
Location: SALON-DE-PROVENCE AND ST. CHALMAS, FR
Description: ‘Lance’ wobbles east going quickly west. Flames all over. Seen / 2 hours.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 24)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_30

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “120”, HatchDesc: “SALON-de-PROVENCE+St CHALMAS,FR:‘LANCE’ WOBBLES E>>W:FLAMES ALL OVR:SEEN/2hrs”, LatLong: “43.650002 5.100000”, LatLongDMS: “43:39:00 N 05:06:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Bouches-du-Rhône”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 387 (7E55FEBE)

Date: 6/13/1554
Location: GERMANY, Jena, Nebra, Thuringia
Description: (Translated from French) A large number of spheres and discs flew quickly over the city of Jena. They had sudden changes in speed and took on a red hue as they headed north.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.82
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_118

Event 388 (BE8FCAD5)

Date: 6/13/1554
Location: Iena, Germany
Description: A significant sighting occurred as numerous spheres and disks traversed the skies over the city of Iena. These objects displayed rapid changes in speed and, notably, shifted in color to red while heading northward, creating an enigmatic and memorable phenomenon for observers in the area.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_192


Year: 1555, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 389 (6114A0E3)

Date: 3/5/1555
Location: Buendia, Cuenca, Spain
Description: On Tuesday, March 5th, 1555, a significant sighting took place in Buendia, Cuenca, Spain. Numerous witnesses observed an immense cross-shaped object suspended in the sky beside a newly constructed calvary, a representation of a crucifix on elevated ground. This hovering cross remained stationary, prompting the involvement of the Inquisition of Cuenca, who dispatched an investigator. A total of nineteen individuals recounted the event to notaries, underscoring its relevance as an unidentified aerial phenomenon, albeit within a religious context.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_193


Year: 1557, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 390 (0D14D0CC)

Date: 12/5/1557 (approximate)
Location: GERMANY, Tübingen (Baden-Württemberg)
Description: (Translated from French) "Many black clouds appeared around the Sun, like those we see when great storms rage. And soon after other clouds of fire and blood emerged from the Sun, and others yellow like saffron. From these clouds came light effects in the shape of large, high and wide hats, and the earth itself appeared yellow and bloody and covered with high and wide hats that took on different colors such as red, blue, green and mostly black… " (1557, (or 1577?) December 5)
Reference: Jacques VALLEE: “Autres dimensions” - trad. Robert Laffont 1989 - p. 32-33, cites Pierre Boaistuau and places this phenomenon in 1577; also cited in 1577 by “Dossiers OVNI”, ed. Marshall Cavendish, Paris 1998, Hors série, p. 5; Christiane PIENS, in "Les OVNI du Passé - Marabout 1977 p. 60, restores this to 1557
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.85
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_120

Event 391 (7C14E4E7)

Date: 12/5/1557
Time: 07:00
Location: NEAR TUBINGEN, GERM
Description: Many large colored ‘hats’ exit odd clouds. Small humanoids (or Greys) too? / Belgian UFO Society (SOBEPS) IFS#24.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: DIMENSIONS, A Casebook of Alien Contact Ballentine, NY 1989. PB (Index 13)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_31

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Germany”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “20”, HatchDesc: “nr TUBINGEN,GERM:MANY LRG CLRD ‘HATS’ EXIT ODD CLOUDS:OIDS TOO?:/SOBEPS IFS#24”, LatLong: “48.550002 9.083334”, LatLongDMS: “48:33:00 N 09:05:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Bade-Wurtemberg”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 392 (82FB3902)

Date: 12/5/1557
Description: Above Tubingen, Germany fiery clouds circled in the sky around seven o’clock in the morning, from which emerged “large, tall and wide” hat-shaped objects. The glow cast upon the ground was yellow and “bloody”. The hat-shaped flying objects were multicolored: black, red, blue, and green.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 33; Jacques Vallee, Dimensions: A Casebook of Alien Contact, p. 13
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8190


Year: 1561, 5 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 393 (37C8682F)

Date: 4/4/1561
Description: (Translated from French) Observation at Nuremberg. (4 April)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_68

Event 394 (9EC8C3DD)

Date: 4/4/1561
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Description: Dusk. A “frightening vision” is seen in the sky above Nuremberg, Germany, said to be observed by many. Printer Hans Glaser describes in his broadside many blood-red, blue, and black balls or discs near the Sun. “They were three alongside each other, sometimes four in a square, and several alone, and between these balls blood- colored crosses” are seen. Two “great pipes” (cannon) are also observed, and everything starts to “fight against each other.” The battle lasts about one hour, then the burning balls fall to the earth and vanish on the ground. Although cited as a possible early UFO report, the narrative is simply about a battle in the sky by phantom armies told as an allegory of what awaits an unrepentant humanity on Judgment Day.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Hans Glaser, Himmelserscheinung über Nürnberg am 14. April 1561, Holzschnitt, 1561; Carl Jung, Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies, Mentor ed., 1969, pp. 103–104, between pp. 120–121; Ulrich Magin, “A UFO in the Year 1561,” Fortean Times 283 (February 2012): 40–42
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_2

Event 395 (6A1984A5)

Date: 4/14/1561
Location: GERMANY, Nuremberg
Description: (Translated from French) At sunrise the inhabitants of Nuremberg had a very frightening vision… “In addition to red, bluish or black balls, and circular discs, two large pipes were seen…, in which small and large pipes there were three balls, also four and more. All these elements began to fight against each other”. This battle seemed to have lasted an hour, then, “as mentioned above, from the Sun and the sky, it fell to the earth as if everything was burning and with a great vapor everything was consumed”. In the middle of these spheres a elongated shape was also observed “similar to a large black lance”.
Reference: Henry DURRANT: “The Black Book of UFOs” - Laffont 1970, p. 61; cites Nuremberg Gazette in “A Modern Myth” by C.G. Jung, Paris, 1961
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_121

Event 396 (7071AD15)

Date: 4/14/1561
Time: 06:00
Location: NUREMBURG, GERM
Description: Spheres and disks exit cylinder/cylindrical object / sky. Gone in flames. ‘Common event’ / r2p12.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 186)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_32

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Germany”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “NUREMBURG,GERM:SPHERES+DISKS EXIT CYL/SKY:GONE in FLAMES:‘common event’/r2p12”, LatLong: “49.450002 11.116667”, LatLongDMS: “49:27:00 N 11:07:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Bavaria”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 397 (620AAB87)

Date: 4/14/1561
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Description: At sunrise, a remarkable phenomenon unfolded, captivating the observers. Numerous red, blue, and black spheres and disks emerged from two vertical cylinders, initiating an apparent aerial battle. These objects traversed the sky across the Sun’s face, creating a spectacle akin to conflict. A contemporary engraving portrays some of these spheres landing on a hill near the city, accompanied by rising smoke. The imagery includes an elongated form resembling a large black spear in a horizontal position. The report describes not just spheres and disks but also two large pipes within which smaller and larger pipes contained three or more balls. This aerial skirmish persisted for about an hour before culminating in a dramatic descent toward the Earth, accompanied by intense smoke and apparent combustion.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_194


Year: 1563, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 398 (5FA4AB6B)

Date: 12/24/1563
Location: NORWAY, Bergen
Description: (Translated from French) Shortly before Christmas. Absalon Pedersson Beyer, a Protestant priest, and Christern Ulff as well as a goldsmith, the latter two accompanied by their wives, women and servants, observed a round, black, abnormal cloud passing in front of the moon and covering it. The black cloud emitted a puff of black smoke and the witnesses then heard a whistling sound. The cloud then went back and forth and finally disappeared. All this happened from around 5:30 pm until around 9 pm.
Reference: continued: same witness see 1564 at Easter - Bergen
Reference: Source: Armand/Holm-Hansen: UFOER OVER NORGE., 1971, 73, collated by Ole Jonny Braenne
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_122

Event 399 (CBAB437A)

Date: 12/24/1563
Description: (Translated from French) Just before Christmas. In Bergen (Norway), the priest Absalon Pederssøn Beyer, with Christern Ulff and a goldsmith, as well as their respective wives and servants, observe a round, unnatural black “cloud” pass in front of the Moon and cover it. A jet of smoke and fire is then emitted from the black “cloud”, and all hear a whistling. The “cloud” then moves from back to front, and then disappears. (December 24, 7:30pm to 9:00pm)
Reference: Armand/Holm-Hansen: UFOER OVER NORGE., 1971, 73
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_69


Year: 1564, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 400 (22991DD8)

Date: 1564
Location: NORWAY, Bergen
Description: (Translated from French) (cf: 1563, shortly before Christmas - Bergen) The witness was again Absalon Pedersson Beyer, this time accompanied by his wife. They saw a “sword of fire” that seemed to touch the ground three times, before rising back into the sky, where it split into three parts. Observation around 6 pm. (1564, Easter)
Reference: continued: 1568, January 2, Bergen
Reference: Source: Armand/Holm-Hansen: UFOER OVER NORGE., 1971, 73-4, collated by Ole Jonny Braenne
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_123

Event 401 (9728EA2C)

Date: 3/1/1564
Location: Near Brussels, Belgium
Description: A startling event transpired between Mechelen and Brussels, documented in Gilbert’s Annalen for 1806. Initially clear, the sky’s complexion shifted around 9 o’clock to a fiery hue, casting a yellowish tint over the surroundings. Amidst this, three regally adorned figures with crowns atop their heads emerged in the sky, remaining visible for nearly three-fourths of an hour before gradually converging and vanishing over the following 15 minutes. Subsequently, a distressing phenomenon ensued as stones of varying sizes, some as heavy as five or six pounds, rained down from the heavens. Notably, no evidence of these stones entering collections has been reported.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_195

Event 402 (E3A739DD)

Date: 4/1564
Description: (Translated from French) Easter. In Bergen (Norway), Priest Absalon Pederssøn Beyer and his wife see a “shining sword” that appears to touch the ground 3 times, then rises back into the sky and splits into 3 parts. (April, 6 PM)
Reference: Armand/Holm-Hansen: UFOER OVER NORGE., 1971, 73-4
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_70


Year: 1566, 5 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 403 (AF879BA8)

Date: 1566
Location: BELGIUM, Flanders
Description: (Translated from French) Italian historian Fomianus Strada relates in his “De Bello Belgico decades duae” that in 1566 armies of the sky were seen in the sky of Flanders in full combat.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.84
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_125

Event 404 (2E164E7A)

Date: 1566
Description: (Translated from French) Engraving depicting the black globes seen in the sky of Basel. See images/1566-Bale_400.jpg.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_71

Event 405 (EE648375)

Date: 8/7/1566
Location: SWITZERLAND, Basel
Description: (Translated from French) Many discs, both white and black, appear in the sky of Basel and move; the whole population sees them. (Henry DURRANT: “The Black Book of UFOs” - Laffont 1970, p. 61) The “Gazette of Basel”, written by Samuel Coccius, “student of Holy Writings and of free arts, in Basel, in the homeland, in August of the year 1566”, reports, in the dialect of the time, that on August 7th of that year, at sunrise, “one saw in the air many large black balls which moved quickly and very rapidly towards the sun, then they turned around, crashing into each other as if they were fighting; a great number of them became red and fiery, and afterwards they burned and extinguished”. As the period illustration shows, the observation took place in Basel; the image shows the “Munster” square, the cathedral, with the Antistitium.
Reference: UFOs with Heidi, cfr GREPI, Switzerland, 1997
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_124

Event 406 (68B34B9A)

Date: 8/7/1566
Time: 06:00
Location: BASEL, SWZ
Description: Large tilted cylinder/cylindrical object and many black disks. Aerial combat? / IFS#24+/ r221p14.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 12)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_33

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Switzerland”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “BASEL,SWZ:LRG TILTED CYL+MANY BLACK DISKS:AERIAL COMBAT?:/IFS#24+/r221p14”, LatLong: “47.500002 7.583334”, LatLongDMS: “47:30:00 N 07:35:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Basel”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 407 (7BA31E33)

Date: 8/7/1566
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Description: An extraordinary occurrence unfolded as the sun rose. A multitude of sizable black spheres streaked through the sky, rapidly approaching the Sun and subsequently reversing course, seemingly engaged in aerial combat, colliding as if locked in battle. During this encounter, a number of spheres transformed into fiery red objects before undergoing disintegration and extinguishment. A contemporary engraving captures this event, portraying the spheres above the “Munster” cathedral alongside the Antistitium.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_196


Year: 1567, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 408 (6AAF87AD)

Date: 1567
Location: SWITZERLAND, Basel
Description: (Translated from French) A black sphere emerged and covered the entire surface of the sun. It remained visible everywhere throughout the day.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p. 62
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_126

Event 409 (53566690)

Date: 4/7/1567
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Description: A mysterious event unfolded as a black sphere manifested in the sky, effectively obscuring the Sun’s face. This enigmatic object remained visible throughout the entire day, leaving observers perplexed by its presence and its impact on the natural illumination.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_197


Year: 1568, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 410 (124FD5C2)

Date: 1/2/1568
Description: (Translated from French) In Bergen (Norway), priest Absalon Pederssøn Beyer sees a strange sign in the sky. (2 January)
Reference: Armand/Holm-Hansen: UFOER OVER NORGE., 1971, 74
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_72

Event 411 (56B2FF82)

Date: 9/26/1568
Location: Tournai, Belgium
Description: Remarkable celestial phenomena unfolded between the seventh and twelfth hours in the evening. Initially, luminous circles resembling fire with sun-like rays emitting water-like trails captured observers’ attention. Subsequently, a dark cloud materialized, followed by the appearance of substantial lights. Following their departure, an intriguing scene unfolded as figures on horseback engaged in combat, resembling skirmishing musketeers. The ground was illuminated by sparkling fire, creating a striking spectacle. While a potential interpretation could involve an aurora borealis, insufficient information is available to confirm, necessitating a cautious approach to understanding this event.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_198


Year: 1569, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 412 (DC15CE40)

Date: 1/3/1569
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, in the evening, a flaming star appears in the sky. It is interpreted as an omen announcing profound changes: the fall of the Chu dynasty. (January 3)
Reference: Vallée 1969
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_73

Event 413 (F7B0BD7F)

Date: 4/11/1569
Description: (Translated from French) In Bergen (Norway), the priest Absalon Pederssøn Beyer sees a ball of light, not as big as the Sun, with a white tail turning red at its end. (April 11 (perhaps 1570))
Reference: Armand/Holm-Hansen: UFOER OVER NORGE., 1971, 74
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_74

Event 414 (36F7C5CB)

Date: 11/1569
Description: (Translated from French) In Oslo (Norway), priest Absalon Pederssøn Beyer reports seeing “burning rice” in the sky. (November)
Reference: Armand/Holm-Hansen: UFOER OVER NORGE., 1971, 74
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_75


Year: 1571, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 415 (86FE2F80)

Date: 7/20/1571
Location: Prague, Czechoslovakia
Description: Around midnight, an extraordinary event unfolded in the skies above Prague. A powerful wind resembling an earthquake roused the populace, leading them to their windows. From the direction of the cattle fair, witnesses observed what appeared to be a marching army advancing along Spalena Street. These soldiers, armed and eerie in appearance, were followed by an unusual round object, akin to a “chariot,” being drawn by oxen. The metallic, wheel-less object emitted loud noises and was accompanied by eight human figures with no faces but wearing large spurs on their feet, adding to the commotion. As the procession crossed the square, a fire materialized near the Church of the Sacred Heart, adjacent to numerous boxes and barrels resembling containers for gunpowder. The chariot converged with the fire, consuming the boxes and barrels. Subsequently, a wind and fiery rain arose, leading to the vanishing of the unsettling scene, leaving behind a luminous circle of fire that persisted until dawn. The year was marked by a great famine and significant mortality.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_199

Event 416 (168CF59F)

Date: 9/20/1571
Location: Lepanto, Italy
Description: During the night of September 20th, a remarkable phenomenon occurred over Lepanto. A colossal flaming column, radiating light and fire, traversed the sky for an extended duration. Alberto Guglielmotti, the official historian of the papal fleet of Rome, documented this event based on the accounts of witnesses Sereno and Caracciolo. This celestial display was perceived as a miraculous sign, evoking awe and admiration among observers. Many interpreted the fiery column as a positive omen, guiding the Christian fleet’s course at sea, analogous to the biblical narrative of the Israelites’ desert journey. On October 7th, the Christian fleet achieved a significant victory over Selim II, the Sultan of Turkey, near Lepanto’s shores, aligning with the sensed premonition of triumph.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_200

Event 417 (C2A771A5)

Date: 9/29/1571
Location: SWITZERLAND, Basel
Description: (Translated from French) The “Neue Zeitung” reported that a dark sphere remained visible for a day, covering the sky as it had five years before.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.85
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_127

Event 418 (7A3F9DE1)

Date: 10/17/1571
Location: ITALY, Rome
Description: (Translated from French) Shortly after the naval victory of Lepanto, Pope Pie V observed from his window, like a mechanism that remained still for a few minutes before disappearing.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.85
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_128


Year: 1572, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 419 (E8C7F071)

Date: 2/16/1572
Location: Constantinople, Turkey
Description: The inhabitants of Constantinople were astonished by the presence of cross-shaped objects flying above their city, forming a perplexing phenomenon. These crosses, believed to bring comfort to captive Christians and bewilderment to the Turks and Jews, appeared consecutively for three days over different Turkish mosques. Witnessed by all in the vicinity, the crosses hovered above mosque roofs, undergoing continuous color changes. While Christians found joy and wonder in the sight, the Turks experienced confusion and unrest. Attempts by the Turks to interpret the event led to suspicions of Christian magic. In response, they engaged in violent combat against Christians, even shooting at the crosses. However, the crosses would vanish temporarily when threatened, only to swiftly reappear, adding to the mystique surrounding the event.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_201

Event 420 (42C61514)

Date: 11/6/1572
Description: (Translated from French) W. Schuler sees a “new star” in the sky near the constellation of Cassiopeia, as bright as Jupiter. It turns out to be a supernova. (November 6)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_76

Event 421 (15EFE7E0)

Date: 11/11/1572
Description: (Translated from French) Tycho Brahe sees the same supernova as Schuler on 6 November. (11 November)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_77

Event 422 (76236A50)

Date: 11/15/1572
Location: Romerswil, Switzerland
Description: Hans Buchmann, a Swiss farmer, experienced an extraordinary incident in which he vanished from his village of Romerswil. His absence led his family to believe he had been murdered by a family rival, Klaus Buchmann. However, four weeks later, it was revealed that Hans Buchmann had reappeared in Milan, Italy, two and a half months after his disappearance. His return shocked his family, as he was devoid of hair on his head, face, and chin, with a swollen face rendering him almost unrecognizable. During his interrogation, he recounted his unsettling experience of hearing strange music in a forest and subsequently losing consciousness as he was lifted into the air. He found himself in Milan after two weeks, weak and disoriented, having undergone an abduction that defied explanation.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_202


Year: 1574, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 423 (F275110F)

Date: 1/29/1574
Location: Japan
Description: An unexplained event took place in an undisclosed location in Japan, where a significant umbrella-shaped object was observed flying through the sky. This object emitted light that illuminated both the sky above and the ground below. The occurrence repeated itself on two distinct occasions, contributing to the enigmatic nature of the phenomenon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_203


Year: 1575, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 424 (2866C767)

Date: 1575
Location: SOUTHERN EUROPE
Description: (Translated from French) Pierre Boaistuau wrote: "the face of the sky has been so often disfigured by comets with beards and hair, torches, flames, columns, spears, shields, dragons, moons, multiple suns and other things of the same kind… "
Reference: Yves Naud: “The E.T. and UFOs in History” Famot 1977, Volume 2 p. 119
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_131

Event 425 (51CEC88B)

Date: 2/13/1575
Location: BELGIUM, Brabant
Description: (Translated from French) At 9 o’clock in the evening, Cornelius Gemma, a professor of medicine at Louvain, saw two large hoops coming from the north, as well as two arcs and a vast light. One of the hoops had several colors and both were leaning on the west, on the equinox point. The southernmost arc broke near the belt of Orion and a multitude of rays, lances and javelins came out of the breach. Moving, they formed the image of a bloody battle. A red vapor spread in the sky and then became a vivid purple. Meanwhile, a white cloud with a dark spot rose towards the sky. The lances and javelins rose towards the sky and the fire became universal. (February 13, 1575)
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_129

Event 426 (F6A46E63)

Date: 9/28/1575
Location: BELGIUM, Brabant
Description: (Translated from French) Cornelius Gemma, professor of medicine at the University of Louvain, saw in the night a powerful light coming from the sky and which swept the ground with a burning beam. According to the witness the brightness was such “that one could distinguish a nail on the ground at night” (1575, 28 September)
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.84
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_130


Year: 1576, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 427 (D7138558)

Date: 12/21/1576
Location: Mount Kasuga in Japan
Description: An hour-long sighting of a wheel-shaped object flying over the castle occurred. Regrettably, no historical sources are available for this intriguing incident, underscoring the need for additional examination by experts acquainted with Japanese chronicles.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_204


Year: 1577, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 428 (20F6AAC5)

Date: 12/5/1577
Description: (Translated from French) A few kilometers from Tübingen (Germany), the locals could see many black clouds around the sun, like those we see when big storms occur; and shortly after, other clouds of fire and blood emerged from the sun, and others yellow like saffron. From these clouds came light effects in the shape of hats, large, high and wide, and the earth itself appeared yellow and bloody and covered with high and wide hats that took different colors such as red, blue, green and, for the most part, black. (December 5th, 7am)
Reference: Pierre Boaistuau, Histoires Prodigieuses, 1594
Reference: Vallée 1969
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_78

Event 429 (6EC5583E)

Date: 12/5/1577
Location: Near Tubingen, Germany
Description: A remarkable celestial event unfolded as numerous black clouds formed around the Sun, reminiscent of storm clouds. Subsequently, clouds resembling blood and fire emerged from the Sun, followed by others that were saffron yellow. These celestial manifestations gave rise to luminous effects that resembled large, broad hats in various colors including red, blue, green, and notably, black. The landscape itself took on a remarkable appearance, appearing yellow, bloody, and covered with these enigmatic hats. The event was interpreted as a divine sign, prompting contemplation, repentance, and penance among observers.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_205


Year: 1578, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 430 (AC1515BC)

Date: 12/21/1578
Location: SWITZERLAND, Geneva
Description: (Translated from French) “Wonderful and terrible discourse of the signs and prodigies which have appeared in the sky over the city of Geneva on the 21st day of December 1578” is the title of a pamphlet published by G. Stadius, mathematician of the Duke of Savoy and known astronomer of the time. He describes strange phenomena that would have occurred in the sky of Geneva. It is the description of a “comet surmounted by a small cross”.
Reference: The Saucers at Heidi, cfr GREPI, 1997
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_132

Event 431 (191C1DA3)

Date: 12/21/1578
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Description: An intriguing pamphlet titled “Marvellous and terrifying discourse of the signs and prodigies that appeared over the city of Geneva the 21 day of December 1578,” penned by G. Stadius, a prominent mathematician and astronomer affiliated with the Duke of Savoy, chronicles a range of extraordinary occurrences. These peculiar phenomena encompass a comet adorned with a small cross, alluding to a comet that appeared over the city during this time. The pamphlet’s contents underscore the awe-inspiring and unsettling nature of these events that captured the attention and imagination of the populace.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_206


Year: 1579, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 432 (6033886C)

Date: 2/18/1579
Location: Paris, France
Description: An event of curiosity unfolded as a “great and wondrous flying serpent or dragon” made an appearance, as documented in a contemporary leaflet or “canard.” This remarkable sighting captured the attention of numerous individuals in Paris, commencing at two o’clock in the afternoon and continuing until evening. The peculiar nature of this aerial phenomenon stirred intrigue and wonder among those who witnessed the spectacle.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_207


Year: 1580, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 433 (2C23D378)

Date: 2/7/1580
Description: (Translated from French) In Chile, this night, we saw something round, vermilion red in color, rising into the sky and into the wind. This thing extended itself over a hill forming like a Lance up on the mountain and fixed itself like a half-moon with reddish colors. (February 7)
Reference: Logbook of Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, Spanish navigator and founder of the two ports of the Magellan Strait
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_79

Event 434 (A3916F8D)

Date: 2/7/1580
Location: Straits of Magellan
Description: In Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa’s account titled “Viajes al Estrecho de Magallanes,” a captivating sighting is detailed from his travels to the Strait of Magellan in 1579 and 1581. At 1:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 7th, 1580, a remarkable event occurred as a red, fiery object resembling a shield emerged in the sky to the south-southeast. This object gradually transformed, elongating as it moved over a mountain, eventually adopting the appearance of a half-moon, with shades of red and white. Sarmiento de Gamboa likened the object to an “adarga,” a type of shield used in the era of Don Quijote.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_208

Event 435 (6C727CB4)

Date: 9/10/1580
Location: FRANCE, Valence (Drôme)
Description: (Translated from French) Two very large objects were observed in the sky.
Reference: M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: “Ovni: le premier dossier complet…” ed. Alain LEFEUVRE 1979, p. 34
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_133


Year: 1586, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 436 (0153650E)

Date: 1586
Location: FRANCE, Tors (Charente Maritime)
Description: (Translated from French) Agrippa D’Aubigné relates: “A few days after the taking of Tors, the lord of the place took his guest to a garden, a little before sunset, and they saw a round cloud of a horrible color to look at, for which the Latin word subfusca (dark brown) must be used. This cloud seemed like a hat with an ear in the middle, with the colors of an Indian cockerel’s throat that the spectator judged to be similar in all respects to the phlegmon that had been torn from him in the aposthume of his plague that he had had in Orleans. This hat with its fateful sign came in and melted near the bell tower…” [note from vog: I could not find a village called Tors, nor Beauvais in Charente Maritime…]
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.85-86
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_134

Event 437 (3DB78237)

Date: 1586
Location: Grangemuir, Scotland
Description: Alison Pearson, a woman, admitted to encountering the “Good Neighbors,” supernatural beings who bestowed upon her a potent healing salve with the ability to cure all ailments. She recounted an encounter with a green-clad man and a group of merrymaking men and women accompanied by music. Subsequently, she claimed to have been taken away by these beings. Her confessions led to her trial and execution in the same year. Notably, despite her fate, she had applied the salve to the Archbishop of Saint Andrews, who attested to its efficacy.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_209

Event 438 (F33BC4BC)

Date: 1586
Location: Beauvais sous Matha near Tors, France
Description: The poet Theodore Agrippa d’Aubigne and the Marquis de Tors witnessed an unusual event. They observed a brown cloud in the sky resembling a hat with a disturbing red coloration. The cloud descended over the hamlet of Beauvais-sous-Matha, close to the steeple, shortly before sunset. The cloud’s appearance was described as resembling a hat with an ear in the middle, the color akin to the throat of an Indian rooster. The cloud eventually reached the steeple and dissipated.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_210


Year: 1587, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 439 (2B91F7A7)

Date: 9/21/1587
Location: FRANCE, Turnac (Sarlat, Dordogne)
Description: (Translated from French) At vespers it happened in the parish of Carsac, land of Monfort, that in the air, as on the plain of a place called Turnac, on the side of the Midi, facing the West, there appeared a great army equipped and in good order, both on foot and on horseback, making a hundred paces in front and remaining for about two hours, as if preparing to clash. And suddenly they rushed into the skirmish, one among the others: some of them could be distinguished by the color of their clothes which were yellow, and by their banners. During this first battle, from the side of the East, and from the part of the Roc de Carsac, a larger and better formed army of people dressed in white was seen, holding a white staff in their hands.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.86
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_135


Year: 1589, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 440 (65FFC2A1)

Date: 1/12/1589
Location: Saint-Denis, France
Description: A text published around 1599 recounts an extraordinary sighting. Two large clouds were observed between Paris and St. Denis at night, emitting intense light. These clouds moved towards each other, joined briefly, and then separated, giving rise to numerous fiery arrows and spears that engaged in a prolonged celestial combat. Eventually, they retreated and continued their journey southwards, passing over the City of Paris. Additionally, on January 13, a remarkable sight was witnessed, consisting of a large crescent shape in the sky with a star above it, resembling a bright comet. The populace was astonished, and prayers were offered for divine protection.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_211


Year: 1590, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 441 (29580AF1)

Date: 1590
Location: Scotland
Description: Peasants reported to the shire reeve that they had observed a sizeable tubular object hovering over their town. The object remained stationary in the sky for a few minutes before disappearing. While there are numerous references to this event, an original source for this account has not yet been identified.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_212


Year: 1591, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 442 (4BF1C4A8)

Date: 5/25/1591
Location: FRANCE, Saintes Maries de la Mer
Description: (Translated from French) According to old chronicles, a child, thrown from the tower of the church of Saintes Maries de la Mer, is miraculously supported in the air and lands without any harm.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 15
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_136


Year: 1592, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 443 (BB204373)

Date: 1592
Location: Pinner, Middlesex, England
Description: Farm worker Richard Burt encountered a being he described as a “large black cat” and was transported magically to Harrow through what seemed to be a mysterious event.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_213


Year: 1593, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 444 (CE4984E8)

Date: 5/1593
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, London
Description: (Translated from French) In the suburbs of London several witnesses reported having seen a “flying dragon” surrounded by flames.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.86
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_137


Year: 1595, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 445 (5C6D861F)

Date: 10/15/1595
Location: Targoviste, Wallachia, Romania
Description: During the siege of Targoviste by Prince Michel the Brave against the occupying Turks, a large comet-like object was reported to have appeared above the military camp and remained stationary for approximately two hours. This event is described in an Italian report that was redacted in Prague. Interestingly, there is no corresponding record of this comet-like object in astronomical records. Subsequently, three days after the appearance of the object, the Turks were defeated by Prince Michel’s forces.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_214


Year: 1600, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 446 (C5A905E6)

Date: 1600’s
Description: Significant sightings
Type: ufo sightings
Reference: Charles Fort
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_2


Year: 1603, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 447 (155EC333)

Date: 1/23/1603
Location: Besançon, France
Description: During the evening hours, a peculiar phenomenon occurred over the city. Witnesses reported a great light in the sky, forming a heavy, round-shaped cloud with a reddish hue. The cloud remained nearly motionless above Mount Saint Etienne, then descended slowly, casting its light on nearby streets and buildings. The phenomenon persisted for approximately two hours, traversing various parts of the city, including over the Saint Vincent Abbey and the cathedral, before eventually disappearing. The source of this event is an account by a visitor to Sainte Claire monastery in Besançon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_215


Year: 1606, 5 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 448 (16CE6C88)

Date: 2/13/1606
Location: FRANCE, southeast
Description: (Translated from French) It is a “column of fire” that is still observed in the southeast of France.
Reference: M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: “Ovni: le premier dossier complet…” ed. Alain LEFEUVRE 1979, p. 35
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_138

Event 449 (87CE9B33)

Date: 5/1606
Location: JAPAN, Kyoto
Description: (Translated from French) Balls of fire had been constantly flying over the city of Kyoto and one night a red wheel had even come to spin and hover above the Nijo Castle. (May 1606)
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.86
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_139

Event 450 (884CD046)

Date: 5/1606
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, balls of fire are constantly being observed above Kyoto and, one night, many samurai notice that a ball of fire similar to a red wheel is spinning and flying above the Nijo Castle. The next morning, the city is full of rumors and people are murmuring: This must be an omen. (May)
Reference: Vallée 1969
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_80

Event 451 (26E3471E)

Date: 5/1606
Location: Kyoto, near Nijo Castle, Japan
Description: Witnesses, including samurais, reported seeing balls of fire flying over Kyoto during this period. On one particular night, a red wheel-shaped object was observed hovering above Nijo Castle. However, no original Japanese source for this intriguing event has been found.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_216

Event 452 (E4A1D2C2)

Date: 5/1/1606 (approximate)
Location: KYOTO, JAPAN
Description: May. Many fireballs. Flaming wheel spins near Nijo Castle. / Belgian UFO Society (SOBEPS) IFS#24.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: DIMENSIONS, A Casebook of Alien Contact Ballentine, NY 1989. PB (Index 12)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_34

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “KYOTO,JAPAN:MAY:MANY FBLS:FLAMING WHEEL SPINS nr NIJO CASTLE:/SOBEPS IFS#24”, LatLong: “35.000002 135.766673”, LatLongDMS: “35:00:00 N 135:46:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Honshu Island”, Strangeness: “3”


Year: 1608, 6 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 453 (B6786755)

Date: 1608
Location: Between Angoulême and Cognac, France
Description: A clear and calm day turned unusual when a multitude of small, thick clouds appeared and descended to the ground. These clouds transformed into an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 warrior-like figures, tall and handsome, clad in blue armor and marching behind red and blue banners. This spectacle caused both peasants and nobility to gather and observe the procession. As the figures approached a dense forest, they ascended above the trees and resumed their orderly march on the ground, eventually disappearing into another forest. This account is based on a manuscript report by the late M. Prévost, curate of Lussac-les-Églises.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_217

Event 454 (AB60E7A0)

Date: 8/1608
Description: (Translated from French) Between Genoa (Italy) and Marseille a series of demonstrations and aerial battles is observed. People die of fright. This is followed by rains of blood along the coast up to Marseille. The battle takes place between flying apparitions and others only partially emerging from the sea off Genoa. The soldiers of the fortress of this city try to disperse the intruders by firing no less than 800 cannon shots against them. These signs are interpreted as a warning from God who would be about to punish men.
Reference: Discourse of the Terrible and Dreadful Signs Appeared on the Sea of Genoa, Pierre Ménier
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_81

Event 455 (0F84EEE7)

Date: 8/1/1608
Location: MEDITERRANEAN: Cannes, Genoa, Marseille, Nice
Description: (Translated from French) On the sea of Genoa were seen the most horrible signs that have ever been spoken or written of! Some were in human figures, having arms that seemed to be covered in scales and each holding in their hands two horrible flying serpents, which entwined their arms and only appeared from the navel upwards, out of the sea, and they threw out cries so horrible that it was a terrifying thing, and sometimes they plunged into the sea and then reappeared in other places far away, howling cries so terrifying that many were made ill from the fear they had. They saw some that seemed to be in female figures. Others had a body like a human, all covered in scales, but the head was in the shape of a dragon. From the first day of the said month, they were ordinarily seen to the great astonishment of all the Genoese. The seigniory had some cannons fired in order to try to make them leave that place. About 800 shots were fired at them, but in vain, for they were not in the least astonished. The churches assembled and, going to the true remedy, made many processions, commanded the youth, and the good Capuchin fathers ordered the 40 hours in order to try to appease the wrath of God, with their salutary remedy. On the fifteenth day of August, on the said sea of the port of Genoa, three chariots were seen, each drawn by six figures all on fire in the semblance of a dragon. And the said chariots were drawn by the said signs which always had their serpents, continuing their terrifying cries and approaching quite close to Genoa, so that the spectators, at least the greater part, astonished, fled, fearing the effects of such a prodigy.

But when they had made the circuit three times along the port, after they had thrown such powerful cries of noise that they made the mountains in the vicinity resound, they were lost in the said sea and since then, none have seen or heard any news of them. This brought great damage to many citizens of Genoa, some of whom died of fear, such as the son of Mr. Gasparino de Loro and also the brother of Signor Anthonio Bagatello, and many women were afflicted and had such fear that they died of it… From the length of the sea of Nice and all along the coast of Provence, both on the marine side and on the plain, it was found to have rained natural blood which ran and tried to redden the leaves and fruits of the trees. At Toulon, most of the houses on the roof were stained with the said blood, and the pavement of the parish church of the said place, at the exit of Mass, was seen to be sprinkled with a horn of real and natural blood. On the eighteenth of the said month, it rained blood in such abundance that it ran along the streets and it seemed as if an infinity of people had been slaughtered at Riliane.

At Lambex, on the twentieth of the said month, in the presence of all the people, it was seen to rain blood so much that none went out of the houses without being stained with the said blood which distilled from the roof of the houses, or else from that which fell from the first rain. In short, along the marine from Nice to Marseille, blood rained on various days… Dreadful things, worthy of memory, happened almost at the same time in the town of the Isle of Martègue, on the twenty-second day of the said month, when two men appeared in the air, each with weapons and shields in their hands, and they fought in such a way that they astonished the spectators, and after having fought for a long time, they rested for a certain time, then returned to battle and their combat lasted two hours. On the twenty-seventh of the said month, they fought on foot and quarreled in such a way that it seemed to some that each of them was armed with a fortress or castle, and after having made a good show against each other, there was a noise as of some shots from a cannon. The noise was so frightful that it seemed to the listeners to be the end of the world, then having continued the said days for seven hours all at once, a thick cloud appeared in the air and covered so darkly that nothing was seen for two hours but clouds and black mists, darkened, smelling like gunpowder, and after the air was purified, none of these chimeras were seen, which had vanished. (August 1, 1608)
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.87-88
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_140

Event 456 (F96F4698)

Date: 8/1/1608
Location: Genoa Harbor, Italy
Description: Two human-like figures were observed engaging in a battle over the sea, gripping what appeared to be flying snakes. Although only their torsos were visible above the waves, their cries were so terrifying that several witnesses were physically affected by fear. This unsettling spectacle persisted over the course of several weeks, during which these entities were repeatedly seen. Despite the efforts of firing approximately 800 cannon shots to deter them, the creatures remained unfazed. It’s worth noting that this incident is sometimes conflated with unrelated atmospheric phenomena involving “bloody rains” reported between Nice and Lambesc in France.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_218

Event 457 (993A48AE)

Date: 8/15/1608
Location: Genoa Harbor, Italy
Description: Three coaches materialized above the sea, each pulled by six fiery creatures resembling dragons. Accompanying these coaches were the aforementioned signs, still carrying their serpents, emitting eerie cries. The coaches approached the city of Genoa, causing a substantial portion of the spectators to flee in terror. Despite making three trips along the harbor and emitting powerful screams that echoed across the nearby mountains, the coaches eventually vanished over the sea, never to be seen again. This event inflicted significant distress upon the citizens of Genoa, leading to various adverse effects, including the death of individuals such as the son of Sr. Gasparino de Loro and the brother of Sr. Anthonio Bagatello, as well as several women who were deeply affected by the fear induced by the phenomenon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_219

Event 458 (07A7E2EB)

Date: 8/27/1608
Description: (Translated from French) Other strange giant figures fight for hours in the sky of Martigues, characters whose weapons make a sound of the end of the world. Then they disappear in a black rush that leaves behind a smell of saltpeter. (22nd and 27th August)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_82


Year: 1609, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 459 (10EAC26A)

Date: 2/15/1609
Location: Tiannin Mountain, China
Description: The walls of a temple were illuminated by intense lights originating from a celestial phenomenon described as resembling either a ship or a luminous eye. The sky bore witness to this blinding spectacle, leaving observers in awe and wonder.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_220


Year: 1612, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 460 (2D00CA87)

Date: 7/3/1612
Location: Switzerland
Description: Between July 3rd and 6th, 1612, a series of extraordinary celestial phenomena unfolded over Switzerland. Notable occurrences included the appearance of three suns, three rainbows, and a prominent white cross. However, the most remarkable sight was the sighting of two armies seemingly engaged in battle in the skies. A contemporary broadsheet, written in rhymed strophes, urged Christians of all ages to take these signs seriously as omens of impending turmoil and danger, emphasizing the need for repentance in the face of the extraordinary events.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_221


Year: 1613, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 461 (F3E5B772)

Date: 1613
Location: Perth, Scotland
Description: Isobel Haldane recounted a bewildering experience of being mysteriously taken from her bed, unsure whether by divine or malevolent forces. She found herself transported to a hillside that inexplicably opened before her. Inside, she spent three days in what she described as the “fairy kingdom.” She was eventually led out by a man with a grey beard, who imparted upon her the knowledge of curing illnesses and predicting the future. During the 17th century, such tales of encounters with supernatural beings and abductions were relatively common, often giving rise to suspicions of connections with the Devil. Unlike many similar stories, this one includes a specific date and location – Perth, Scotland.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_222


Year: 1614, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 462 (D35E9075)

Date: 3/4/1614
Location: JAPAN, Kinki
Description: (Translated from French) It was observed the passage of a square object.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.89
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_141

Event 463 (478D5326)

Date: 3/4/1614
Location: Kinki, West Japan
Description: an unidentified four-sided object was observed in the sky. Unfortunately, detailed information from an original source is currently unavailable.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_223

Event 464 (411060C2)

Date: 5/10/1614
Time: 18:00
Location: WESTLEY, ENGLAND
Description: Church records. 3 ‘suns’ hover / one hour. Back again 18 Mar. '1639. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 399)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_35

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “61”, HatchDesc: “WESTLEY,ENGLAND:CHURCH RECORDS:3 ‘SUNS’ HVR/1hr:back again 18MAR1639:NFD”, LatLong: “52.250002 0.666667”, LatLongDMS: “52:15:00 N 00:40:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”


Year: 1619, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 465 (541CAFB9)

Date: 1619
Location: SWITZERLAND, Fluelen (Uri).
Description: (Translated from French) Herr Christophorus Schere, Prefect of the Canton of Uri, saw near Fluelen, along the Lake of Uri, a long and shining flying object. (Henry DURRANT: “The Black Book of UFOs” - Laffont 1970, p. 61) In 1619, in Flüelen, an enormous elongated and fiery-colored object was seen near a lake by Professor Christopher Scherer, Prefect of the Canton of Uri: “Having lingered on the balcony to admire the purity of the firmament, I saw a brilliant fiery dragon emerge from one of the caves of Mount Pilate and quickly head towards Flüelen at the other end of the lake. It was enormous, its tail long and its neck stretched out…It left behind, in flying, numerous sparks…At first I thought I saw a meteor, but then, looking more closely, I was convinced by its flight…that I was seeing a real dragon.”
Reference: UFOs in Heidi, cfr GREPI, 1997
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_142

Event 466 (F09E1E57)

Date: 1619
Location: Near Fluelen on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
Description: Herr Christophorus Schere, the prefect of Uri County, reported witnessing a remarkable event. He observed a fiery and bright dragon-like object flying across the night sky from a cave in Mount Pilatus to another cave known as Flue. The creature had wings that moved rapidly, a long body, tail, and neck, and a serpent-like head with teeth. As it flew, it emitted sparkles similar to those from incandescent iron struck on an anvil. Herr Schere initially mistook it for a meteor but upon closer observation, he concluded that he had witnessed a genuine dragon, leading him to share this extraordinary account.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_224

Event 467 (9E5C3329)

Date: 1619
Location: Prague, Czechoslovakia
Description: A series of fiery globes are sighted in the sky. These globes, some of which break into multiple parts, cause astonishment among the villagers, who were already on edge due to the presence of soldiers in the country. At around 10:00 in the evening, the village priest joins the villagers in observing the spectacle. One of the globes transforms into a bloody crucifix before gradually fading away along with the other globes. This mysterious occurrence, featuring cycles of globe formations and disappearances, is witnessed multiple times before everything vanishes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_225


Year: 1620, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 468 (AA7273D1)

Date: 2/1/1620
Location: FRANCE, Quimper-Corentin
Description: (Translated from French) Between 7 and 8 PM lightning struck the lead-covered pyramid on the roof of the cathedral. It caught fire, exploded and crashed to the ground with a terrifying noise. People who came to see it then saw in the flames and smoke a demon of either green or blue color, doing its best to stoke the fire…
Reference: Jacques VALLEE: “Chronicles of E.T. Appearances” - DENOEL 1972 - coll. J’AI LU - p. 95, 96
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_143

Event 469 (B283E9F1)

Date: 2/1/1620
Location: Quimper-Corentin, France
Description: A green flying creature and destructive fire. Witnesses in the town experience a catastrophic event as lightning strikes the bell tower of the cathedral, causing it to catch fire. Amidst a fierce hailstorm, a frightening green demon with a long tail is observed clinging to the top of the tower. The demon’s presence remains visible throughout the day, with smoke eventually billowing from the structure. Despite efforts to extinguish the flames and the use of holy relics, water, and even a consecrated host, the fire continues to burn. Finally, a ritual involving a loaf of rye bread containing a consecrated host and other sacred elements forces the demon to depart, ending the ordeal and saving the town from further damage.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_226

Event 470 (23795B93)

Date: 4/5/1620
Location: SWITZERLAND, Geneva
Description: (Translated from French) Palm Sunday. Another pamphlet published in 1620 entitled: “Horrible Battle Seen over the City of Geneva on Last Palm Sunday…” recounts: “Two suns were seen, one red and the other yellow, which clashed with each other… Shortly afterwards a long cloud like an arm appeared from the side of the sun, which stopped near the said Sun, and from this cloud a great number of people dressed in black and armed like soldiers emerged… and then yellow clouds like saffron appeared, from which clouds reflections resembling large high and wide hats emerged and the whole earth was shown yellow and bloody… The sun split in two and everything ended in a rain of blood.”
Reference: Les Soucoupes chez Heidi, cfr GREPI, 1997
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_144

Event 471 (5D26E6FD)

Date: 4/9/1620
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Description: Astonishing celestial phenomena and mysterious figures. Observers witness the appearance of two suns, red and yellow, colliding with each other. Following this, a long cloud emerges from one of the suns, carrying a multitude of people dressed in black attire, resembling warriors. Additional saffron-hued clouds release tall, hat-like objects, and the earth takes on a yellow and bloody hue. The sun’s duplication and a final rupture, described as a “rift of blood,” mark the conclusion of this extraordinary occurrence.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_227


Year: 1621, 8 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 472 (C52BCD0B)

Date: 7/28/1621
Location: SWITZERLAND, Geneva
Description: (Translated from French) The presence of a cross in the sky of Geneva is still reported on July 28, 1621, a cross that threw flames as if to burn the city and its surroundings.
Reference: Les Soucoupes chez Heidi, cfr GREPI, 1997
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_145

Event 473 (F245F418)

Date: 9/11/1621
Description: Contrails and white “crowns” moved in groups over Paris, France at 10:00 p.m.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Lumieres dan la Nuit, issue 125
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5847

Event 474 (6324AA90)

Date: 9/12/1621
Location: FRANCE, Paris and Saint-Denis
Description: (Translated from French) “Various small white clouds appeared which, as if in squadrons, separated from each other, came afterwards to join each other with prodigious speed, after which they disappeared, and others presented themselves and, on approach, sent out shapes and forms like lances and arrows against each other, just like squadrons that come fiercely to the shock and, after having fought for a while, were lost and no longer appeared…” wrote Pierre de l’Estoile. While Jacques Thevenyn, notary, described: “The night of Sunday, the twelfth of September, between Monday the thirteenth, although we had no moon, nevertheless it was very clear and in the air there were swans of medium size. Around ten o’clock in the evening I saw, being at our door, in the sky like three long white paths, one smaller than the others and they moved. I thought it was the wind but I do not know what it was and on this, I saw like a crown which was not at all closed on the side of the Saint Anthoine Gate and was around it, against which there were several branches that came to merge…”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.89-90
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_146

Event 475 (A53C68CA)

Date: 9/12/1621
Description: (Translated from French) In the evening, observation of a kind of aerial battle between balls and flying spears above Paris. (September 12)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_83

Event 476 (82A09183)

Date: 9/12/1621
Time: 22:00
Location: PARIS AND ST. DENIS, FR
Description: Separate observer(s). Contrails and white ‘crowns’ move in groups. / r186#24.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 125)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_36

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “120”, HatchDesc: “PARIS+St DENIS,FR:SEP.OBS:CONTRAILS+WHT ‘CROWNS’ MOVE in GROUPS:/r186#24”, LatLong: “48.816669 2.316667”, LatLongDMS: “48:49:00 N 02:19:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Paris”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 477 (B011AB73)

Date: 10/12/1621
Location: FRANCE, Lyon, Nismes, Montpellier
Description: (Translated from French) On the night of the 12th of October last, around eight o’clock in the evening, with no moonlight at its last quarter, the air, beyond what is natural, began to clear up from the east and continued for an hour and a half or so, making the time as clear and bright as the most beautiful days of summer, which caused great astonishment to the inhabitants of Lyon. Most of them, looking up, perceived things that were entirely strange and beyond the course of nature. Namely, on the large Bellecourt square they saw like a large mountain, on which was the figure of a castle, from which came forth many flashes of light that gave off light in all directions and lost their light in an instant. And this figure of the castle was consumed as these said flashes came out. It seemed to cover the entire quarter of the Rosne gate, Saint Michel, the Saone river, and reach as far as the faux-bourg of Saint George. On the side of the Terreaux square it was seen (by more than four hundred people) in the air, like the shape of a battalion of soldiers on horseback, at the head of which there was a very luminous star, which seemed to lead them, which was larger and brighter than those usually seen in the sky. This star, like a second sun, made all the clouds that presented themselves in various shapes disperse before it, and seemed to want to keep its brightness, but being overcome by its great light, they entirely lost their shapes and were no longer visible. The whole city and surrounding areas were covered this night and others following with various signs and prodigies, like burning lances, which seemed to come from the side of the faux-bourg of La Guillotière, which, approaching the Rosne bridge, dispersed and were no longer visible, and this until daybreak.

In the city of Nismes (…) at the same time previously mentioned by the inhabitants of the said city, principally the night of the thirteenth of the said month around nine to ten o’clock in the evening, on the Amphitheatre there was seen like a great and very resplendent sun, which was surrounded by a number of other luminous torches and seemed to want to go straight to the Roman Tower… on which there appeared like carts on fire all around surrounded by very bright stars. There also appeared other signs both on the Capitol and on the Temple, which seemed to cover the whole city, which greatly astonished all the inhabitants of the said city and other surrounding areas. In the city and town of Montpellier… there began to appear on it a quantity of burning torches in the form of torches of light from which came a number like lances of fire that went back and forth. This way of doing lasted from nine to ten o’clock at night until three o’clock in the morning when there appeared a great and luminous star with a long tail, other small stars, which seemed to make a large cloud mixed with various flashes disperse, which wanted to cover it and prevent its brightness…
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_147

Event 478 (FC2ED3B1)

Date: 10/13/1621
Location: Nimes, France
Description: Radiant celestial display above the amphitheater. At approximately 9 to 10 P.M., observers in Nimes witness the presence of a brilliant, sun-like object hovering over the city. This luminous spectacle is accompanied by numerous other shining torch-like lights. The phenomenon gives the impression that the main sun-like object is heading directly towards the Roman Tower. In the vicinity of the tower, fiery chariots with dazzling stars encircling them are also observed, creating a remarkable and awe-inspiring scene in the night sky.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_228

Event 479 (4D45423C)

Date: Mid 10/1621
Description: (Translated from French) The south-east of France is the site of intense aerial activity revolving around the presence of a large and luminous Star with movements and presence far from natural. A monograph published in Nîmes shortly after the events reports very close observations in time of the same phenomena above Lyon, then Nîmes and finally Montpellier. (Mid October)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_84


Year: 1624, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 480 (6867A3EC)

Date: 5/12/1624
Location: Anhalt, Germany
Description: Skyborne procession of men and chariots. Between the hours of 6 to 8 in the evening, an unusual phenomenon unfolds over Gierstedt (Bierstedt), Anhalt. Spectators witness a multitude of men and chariots emerging from the clouds, creating a surreal and unexpected spectacle in the skies.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_229


Year: 1626, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 481 (067E53FD)

Date: 8/5/1626
Description: (Translated from French) With the members of his expedition in Central Asia, Nikolai Roerich, painter and scholar, observes with binoculars a huge ovoid shining object that moves in the sky changing trajectory. (August 5)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_85


Year: 1628, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 482 (8583A26D)

Date: 1628
Description: (Translated from French) The physicist Konstantine Tsiolkovski, one of the founders of Russian cosmonautics, in his work Volonté de l’Univers, Forces intelligentes inconnues, is convinced that evolved beings from the Universe can move from one planet to another to intervene. Throughout his life, Tsiolkovski will seek the means to make interplanetary trips. His ideas will often be invoked by Soviet scientists when they begin to see in the sky unknown objects of which they denied the existence.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_86


Year: 1629, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 483 (E67928AA)

Date: 1629
Description: (Translated from French) 5 suns seen in Rome in 1629.
Reference: Journal des savans, XIX, Monday 10 May 1666 p. 452; letter from Mr. Etienne de Chartres
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_87


Year: 1634, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 484 (F03F59E2)

Date: 1634
Location: Wiltshire, England
Description: Bewitched encounter with dancing elves. In the year 1633 or 1634, Mr. Hart, a curate from a Wiltshire “Latin Schoole,” experienced a baffling incident. While walking across the “downes,” he stumbled upon a multitude of diminutive beings, akin to pigmies, engaged in a peculiar dance within a fairy ring. Despite his amazement, Hart found himself unable to flee and was seemingly entranced by the sight. The tiny creatures surrounded him, inflicting pinches and emitting curious humming sounds. The encounter left Hart paralyzed, and when he regained consciousness, he discovered he had been transported to the center of the fairy ring. This tale of elvish mischief and enchantment was recounted by Aubrey based on his conversation with Hart.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_230


Year: 1635, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 485 (450BDB33)

Date: 1635
Location: Port-Louis, Brittany, France
Description: Approximate date. Heavenly procession witnessed. Jean Le Guen, a resident of Riantec near Port-Louis, reported an extraordinary sighting. He claimed to have witnessed a celestial procession of beings he identified as “angels” moving through the sky. This ethereal spectacle was observed as these beings traveled from Port-Louis to Caudan, leaving an indelible impression on the 60-year-old man and those who heard his account.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_231


Year: 1636, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 486 (32290648)

Date: 3/1636
Location: FRANCE, Belle-Ile (Morbihan)
Description: (Translated from French) Extract from the letter of the Duke of Retz to his friend the R.P. Césarée -Méjanes Library in Aix-en-Provence, manuscript no. 1209) … the man marain was on a rock on the west side called Arbonne… and appeared to be sitting. The great height of the coast prevented him from judging what was under the water, but what appeared outside was the belly, the navel, the body, the head, the arms and the hands very well proportioned, except for the hands which were extraordinarily large and white inside and the arms which were a bit short. His body appeared to be the size of a barrel of wine and the rest in proportion. His hair down to his shoulders very greasy and whitish, his beard similar and going down to his stomach, his eyes very big and rough, his skin neither white nor tanned, but it had the appearance of being rough. … but they saw well that the groin appeared wide of more than a foot and that his back was like the top of his hands and arms with a grayish skin without scales. … instead of legs, two fish tails made like a salmon… sometimes he beat his hands against each other and made a certain whistle that they took for laughter… At the same time that it appeared in Belle Ile, inhabitants who went to Vannes assure that in broad daylight they saw the same thing…
Reference: Yves Naud: “Les E.T. et les OVNI dans l’histoire” Famot 1977, Volume 2 p. 147-148
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_148


Year: 1637, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 487 (709126A5)

Date: 5/28/1637
Location: Between Chartres and Paris, France
Description: Enigmatic celestial display. Travelers on this date observed a puzzling occurrence involving three prominent ‘stars’ accompanied by smaller ones. Additionally, a prolonged line of other ‘stars’ was also witnessed. While lacking specific details such as duration and trajectory, skeptics might posit that the travelers might have witnessed a sequence of bright meteors, given the available description.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_232


Year: 1638, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 488 (95D96328)

Date: 1638
Location: Moon
Description: English clergyman and philosopher John Wilkins writes The Discovery of a World in the Moone, in which he highlights the similarities of the Earth and the Moon (seas, mountains, atmosphere) and concludes that the Moon is likely to be inhabited by living beings, whom the calls “Selenites.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Maria Avxentevskaya, “How 17th Century Dreamers Planned to Reach the Moon,” Real Clear Science, December 2, 2017
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3

Event 489 (CE4E7B24)

Date: 1638
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Description: Night. John Everett and two companions are crossing the Muddy River near Boston, Massachusetts, in a boat when a “great light” appears above them. It darts back and forth across the river, sometimes hovering and “flaming up,” for about 2–3 hours. After they stop watching it, they discover that their boat has moved about one mile against the current to the place where they had embarked.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: John Winthrop, The History of New England from 1630 to 1649, Little, Brown, 1853, vol. 1, pp. 349–350
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_4

Event 490 (B344E254)

Date: 3/1638
Location: Muddy River near Charlton, Massachusetts
Description: Puritan’s encounter with a luminous phenomenon and missing time. Puritan James Everell, accompanied by two others, experienced a startling event as they observed a luminous mass hovering over Muddy River. This mass exhibited erratic movements and changed in shape, at times resembling a swine. The phenomenon persisted for several hours, during which the observers’ boat was unexpectedly carried upstream against the tide. After the light vanished, they realized they had returned to their starting point, a mile away. The event’s duration and the peculiar boat movement prompt speculation about potential gaps in their memory, akin to contemporary claims of alien abduction in abduction literature.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_233


Year: 1639, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 491 (8EDC3F5B)

Date: 3/1639
Location: USA, Boston
Description: (Translated from French) James Everll saw a blazing light in the sky. It was square or rectangular in shape, 2.5 to 3 meters wide, and moved in a zigzag pattern.
Reference: Yves Naud: “Les E.T. et les OVNI dans l’histoire” Famot 1977, Volume 2 p. 152-153
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p. 65
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_149

Event 492 (AF2E8118)

Date: 4/1639
Location: CHINA, Yuan (Shansi)
Description: (Translated from French) The villagers were offering their condolences to the family of Yuan Yingta, National Defense Minister during the Ming dynasty, who had sacrificed himself on the battlefield while resisting the Man soldiers. Then a luminous thing in the shape of a star, of red, white, yellow and blue color, flew over the funeral procession (…) This bright thing did not land on the ground, but it circled over the village for a very long time, then it rose into the sky. Its lights were seen up to more than five kilometers away.
Reference: SHI BO: “China and the Extraterrestrials” ed. Mercure de France, 1983, p.45
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_150

Event 493 (A76227DE)

Date: 4/1639
Location: Yuan, Fengxian, Shansi province, China
Description: Aerial spectacle during a funeral procession. While villagers were paying their respects to Yuan Yingta, a fallen war minister of the Ming dynasty, a remarkable event unfolded. A luminous object resembling a multi-colored star—red, white, yellow, and blue—appeared above the funeral gathering. This radiant phenomenon remained airborne, encircling the village for an extended period before ascending into the sky once more. Its brilliance was so intense that it could be seen from a distance of five kilometers, creating an awe-inspiring spectacle during the solemn proceedings.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_234

Event 494 (DE2F4E57)

Date: 7/1639
Location: Santiago, Spain
Description: Unexplained aerial ships and sounds. A pamphlet from Seville, published in 1639, recounts an intriguing occurrence near the town of Santiago in Galicia. The pamphlet, titled “An Account of the Prodigious Visions of Armies of Men, Standards, Flags, Vessels, and Other Things,” describes the sighting of three ships in the sky accompanied by the sound of drums and a gathering of people. While details are sparse, this enigmatic event adds to the collection of anomalous sightings during that period.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_235


Year: 1640, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 495 (69465E1A)

Date: 1640
Location: BELGIUM, Knokke,
Description: (Translated from French) The Spanish Memorial Historica Tome XVI states that in 1640 at the Fort of Kenoque (Knokke), which was a defense of the city of Ypres, the soldiers of the fort saw at the zenith a complete army marching through the flames. Hardly had it been deployed when they saw two others, one coming from the east and the other from the west. According to the text “these two armies put themselves in battle order and fought against the one coming from the north. The battle lasted an hour and the shots were heard clearly…”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.93
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_151


Year: 1641, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 496 (B86210AD)

Date: 4/13/1641
Location: Aragon, Spain
Description: Domingo Sanchez, a gardener at the Monastery of Maria de Aragon, who had taken a vow of chastity and was contemplating marriage, experienced a series of apparitions. On the night of April 13th, as he lay in bed, he witnessed a demonic figure that forcibly took him out of bed and dragged him around his living quarters, subjecting him to physical blows. In his distress, Domingo sought solace from the Virgin Mary. To his aid, the Virgin Mary appeared surrounded by luminous lights, providing him with assistance and support until dawn.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_237

Event 497 (1D3D97F9)

Date: 5/4/1641
Location: Madrid, Spain
Description: At 9:00 P.M., an unusual and unexplained event occurred. Despite clear skies, an exceedingly dark cloud emerged from the east or north, expanding and contracting as it moved between the western and midday directions. Jose Pellicer observed this strange phenomenon and noted its similarity to modern descriptions of “cloud cigars.” Additionally, Pellicer reported a mysterious sound eruption in the sky above Molina de Aragon, with residents hearing loud and eerie noises resembling bugles and drums. These sounds conveyed a sense of an invisible and intense battle, although no visual evidence accompanied the auditory disturbance.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_238

Event 498 (290C8B2D)

Date: 5/9/1641
Location: Braga, Portugal
Description: A flying disk resembling a flat “wafer” and accompanied by two human-like figures described as “angels” was observed in the sky. The event took place in the city of Braga at the lodgings of Reverend Doctor Jao d’Abreda Rocha, an ecclesiastic judge and general vicar. Witnesses included D. Gastao Coutinho, a provincial general, who alerted the judge about many people reporting signs on the moon depicting the unusual scene. The Reverend Doctor ordered the creation of a written record and collected testimonies from witnesses, including Father Simao Alvares, the apostolic notary.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_236

Event 499 (30319D7B)

Date: 9/14/1641
Location: Akhaltsike, Georgia
Description: At sunset, Armenian chronicler Zacharia Sarcofag witnessed an extraordinary event. The eastern sky tore open, revealing a large dark-blue light that descended towards Earth, casting a brighter illumination than the sun. This descending light resembled a wide and long wheel, exhibiting red and white hues as it rotated northward. Positioned about an open hand’s distance ahead of the light was a star of Venus-like size. The luminous spectacle persisted until Sarcofag’s father sang six sharakans, short prayers that took about two to three minutes each. The event’s total duration lasted at least 15 minutes, with reports indicating that the miraculous light was observed in Akhaltsike and beyond.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_239


Year: 1642, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 500 (0CD584DB)

Date: 7/3/1642
Location: Olesa de Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain
Description: Joseph Aguilera and a group of witnesses in Olesa de Montserrat reported an anomalous sighting. They observed a globe-like object that underwent a transformation, appearing as “three moons.” Subsequently, an immense light illuminated the area for a duration of one hour. The witnesses’ account suggests a series of unexplained changes in the appearance of the object, followed by the presence of a substantial and persistent luminous phenomenon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_240


Year: 1644, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 501 (F0866968)

Date: 1/18/1644
Location: USA, Boston (Virginia)
Description: (Translated from French) At around 8 o’clock in the evening, several inhabitants of the Boston area by the sea saw a light the size of a full moon rise above the sea to the northeast. Shortly afterwards, another light appeared to the east. Then the inhabitants witnessed a curious game of hide and seek between the two lights. (…) During this celestial ballet, several people known to be sober and pious who were on the water between Dorchester and Boston claimed to have heard a voice in the sky pronouncing “in a most terrible manner” the following words: “Little, little, come, come” … These calls were repeated about twenty times from various directions. A week later, other witnesses saw the same ballet and heard the same calls coming from the depths of the sky.
Reference: Yves Naud: “Les E.T. et les OVNI dans l’histoire” Famot 1977, Volume 2 p. 153-154
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_152

Event 502 (97648291)

Date: 1/18/1644
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Description: Three individuals arriving in Boston from the sea witnessed the emergence of two human-shaped lights rising from the ocean. Around 8 P.M., residents of a coastal area of Boston observed a moon-sized light ascending in the northeast, followed by another light in the east. These two lights engaged in a playful and evasive interaction. Meanwhile, aboard a boat between Dorchester and Boston, several credible and devout individuals claimed to hear a chilling voice from the sky repeatedly uttering the words “Boy, boy, come away…” The calls, which originated from different directions, occurred approximately 20 times during this mysterious celestial display.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_241

Event 503 (DE0F138D)

Date: 1/25/1644
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Description: Witnesses reported sighting sparkling and flame-emitting luminous objects. Similar to the previous week’s occurrence, an airborne display resembling a ballet was observed. Once again, a voice was heard emanating from the phenomena, repeating the words “Boy, boy, come away.” This event seems to be a continuation of the earlier anomalous sightings with the presence of luminous objects, aerial maneuvers, and the mysterious vocalizations.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_242


Year: 1645, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 504 (6137AC64)

Date: 4/1645
Location: Caudan, Brittany, France
Description: Jean Coachon, a resident of Calan near Lanvodan and Vannes, reported an extraordinary occurrence. He claimed to have observed a celestial procession of beings he described as “angels” encircling the church, with the Virgin Mary among them. This account was conveyed by the Lord of Lestour, who was known for gathering similar narratives of unusual events. Coachon’s testimony speaks of a remarkable sighting involving a heavenly gathering of angelic figures, further emphasizing the widespread nature of such accounts during that period.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_243

Event 505 (7F34123C)

Date: 11/11/1645
Location: Naples, Italy
Description: Astronomer Francesco Fontana from Naples observed an unidentified celestial body resembling a satellite in close proximity to Venus. Subsequent observations on December 25th, 1645, and January 22nd, 1646, confirmed the presence of this enigmatic “satellite.” The celestial object was later named “Neith” by Jean-Charles Houzeau, the director of the Royal Observatory of Brussels, in the 1880s. Fontana’s initial sighting marked the discovery of an unidentified planetoid near Venus, a phenomenon that garnered attention and intrigue among astronomers.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_244


Year: 1646, 5 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 506 (421467B5)

Date: 4/1646
Location: St. Teath, Cornwall
Description: Anne Jefferies, a woman from the parish of St. Teath, experienced a transformative event that led to her becoming a healer. At the age of nineteen, while serving as a maid for Mr. Moses Pitt’s family, she suffered a sudden loss of consciousness, after which she exhibited unusual behavior. She claimed to have been abducted by six “small people” dressed in green, which caused her great fright and illness. During her sickness, she began to display healing abilities. Anne’s healing powers became known when she successfully treated her employer’s mother for a broken leg. Word spread, and people from various places came to Anne seeking her magical healing. She described her encounters with the small people and the circumstances of their visits, often occurring in groups of even numbers. However, Anne’s reputation as a seer and faith healer attracted the attention of local authorities who questioned her interactions with supernatural beings. Despite her rational explanations, she was deemed deluded by the devil and arrested for her activities. After spending three months in jail, Anne was released and continued her healing work, living with various relatives and eventually marrying. Anne Jefferies’ story is a remarkable account of a woman who claimed to have been in contact with otherworldly beings and acquired healing abilities after a mysterious experience, leading to her becoming a renowned faith healer in her time.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_245

Event 507 (E7A57C74)

Date: 5/1646
Location: NETHERLANDS, The Hague
Description: (Translated from French) Strange people and animals appeared in the sky of The Hague. While “coming from the southeast a large fleet of airships with many sailors on board” approached this unusual spectacle. A gigantic battle followed and at the moment of the disappearance of the phenomenon one saw then “like a large cloud appear where there was nothing before…”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.94
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_153

Event 508 (221EAC42)

Date: 5/1646
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Description: An extraordinary event occurred where unknown individuals and animals were observed in the sky over The Hague. This sighting involved a fleet of airships emerging from the southeast, carrying numerous occupants. The airships approached the scene, resulting in a substantial aerial conflict. When the phenomenon eventually dissipated, witnesses noticed the emergence of what appeared to be a massive cloud, materializing in a location that was previously devoid of any visible presence. This mysterious occurrence entailed a series of otherworldly elements, including airborne vehicles, occupants, and a subsequent transformative cloud-like phenomenon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_246

Event 509 (4B6340BF)

Date: 5/21/1646
Location: NEWMARKET TO/FROM THETFORD, ENGL
Description: Vertical cloud-cylinder/cigar-shape goes going down. Rises. Changes shape and gone.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 25)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_37

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “90”, HatchDesc: “NEWMARKET><THETFORD,ENGL:VERTICAL CLOUD-CGR GOES↓:RISES:CHANGES SHAPE+GONE”, LatLong: “52.366669 0.550000”, LatLongDMS: “52:22:00 N 00:33:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 510 (A9D8921F)

Date: 5/21/1646
Location: Newmarket & Thetford, England
Description: Between Newmarket and Thetford in Suffolk, witnesses reported an unusual occurrence. A vertical pillar or cloud emerged from the ground, displaying the appearance of a sword’s bright hilts at its base. This pillar transformed into a pyramidal shape resembling a spire or steeple. Simultaneously, a form resembling a sharp-headed pike or lance descended from the sky. This extraordinary display persisted for an hour and a half, marking a distinct event of anomalous sightings involving the convergence of terrestrial and celestial phenomena.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_247


Year: 1648, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 511 (D6176FFF)

Date: 1648
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Description: In the spring of 1670, Major Thomas Weir, the Captain of the Town Guard and a respected preacher, along with his sister Jane Weir, confessed to a series of offenses that included sex crimes and witchcraft. Thomas recounted that he and his sister had dealings with demons and fairies, selling their souls in the process. They claimed to have been transported by strange entities on various occasions, including a fiery “coach” that took them between Edinburgh and Musselburgh, as well as a fiery “chariot” between their house in West Bow and Dalkeith. Thomas Weir’s confession stemmed from his guilt for consorting with devils, driven by his strict Protestant beliefs. Both he and his sister were eventually convicted and met grim fates – Jane was hanged and burnt at the stake, and Thomas was executed, both remaining unrepentant till the end. Their confessions and punishments reflect a belief in their supernatural interactions and their deep remorse for their actions.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_248


Year: 1650, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 512 (A8E0119A)

Date: 1650
Location: Limerick, Ireland
Description: A remarkable event occurred where a luminous globe, radiating light brighter than the moon, was observed in the sky. This globe projected a vertical beam of light onto the city of Limerick before gradually fading away as it moved over the enemy camp. This sighting of a luminous globe with a focused light beam suggests an otherworldly phenomenon that attracted the attention of witnesses and could have held significance in the context of the events of that time.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_249

Event 513 (1D3C869C)

Date: 1650
Location: Fisherton Anger, Wiltshire, England
Description: Approximate date. Anne Bodenham, a former servant to Dr. Lamb of London, was accused of witchcraft and communicating with devils. She was executed in 1653 at the age of 80. During her trial, a maid testified that she had witnessed Anne invoking the Devil. Anne created a circle with burning coals and two spirits resembling boys with shaggy hair appeared beside her. Anne pricked the maid’s finger, mixed her blood with ink, and had the maid write in a book. One of the spirits laid its hand over Anne’s hand while the maid wrote, and they all said “Amen” together. The maid noted that the spirit’s hand felt cold as it touched hers. This account provides insight into the accusations of witchcraft and supernatural interactions during that era.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_250

Year: 1651, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 514 (626E93B8)

Date: 12/22/1651
Location: Almerdor, Holland
Description: Dutch sailors witnessed an extraordinary sight as they reported seeing a fleet of ships suspended in the sky. The aerial ships were accompanied by numerous people and soldiers. This sighting of ships in the air, often referred to as “flying Dutchmen,” showcases an anomalous occurrence where maritime elements were seemingly replicated in the skies, capturing the attention and amazement of those who observed it.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_251


Year: 1652, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 515 (5F2E41E6)

Date: 5/1652
Location: Near Rome, Italy
Description: Witnesses reported the sighting of a massive luminous object measuring 80 meters in size hovering in the air. During this event, a peculiar occurrence took place as a mass of “gelatinous matter” was observed falling from the sky and landing on the ground. This unusual sighting involved both the presence of a sizeable aerial object and the release of an unfamiliar substance, suggesting a remarkable and unexplained phenomenon that left witnesses intrigued and puzzled.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_252


Year: 1655, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 516 (A566FC9D)

Date: 1655
Location: Portugal
Description: (Translated from French) The Inquisition was called upon due to the allegations of a businessman, suddenly appearing in Portugal, who claimed that only a few seconds earlier he was in Goa, east coast of India, in the street, in front of his shop. Finding him with diabolical powers, the Inquisition condemned him to the stake.
Reference: Roger BOAR and Nigel BLUNDEL: “The World’s Greatest UFO Mysteries” ed. Hamlyn 1995, p. 72
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_154


Year: 1656, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 517 (CA769104)

Date: 1656
Location: Cardiganshire, Wales
Description: In 1656, John Lewis recounted a peculiar account from an acquaintance in Cardiganshire. The man shared an unusual nighttime experience where he observed a light entering his room just after midnight. Around a dozen small beings resembling men, women, and children entered the room, causing it to appear illuminated and wider. These entities engaged in dancing and feasting, inviting the witness to partake in the food. This enchanting scene lasted for four hours, accompanied by intermittent whispers in Welsh that urged silence. The man was unable to wake his sleeping wife during the event. Eventually, the spirits moved to another room and departed, leaving the man unable to find the door or return to bed until he woke his family. John Lewis vouched for the honesty of the witness, describing him as an honest and reputable individual who was willing to take an oath to confirm the truth of the account. This event narrates a mystical and captivating visitation involving ethereal beings and mysterious actions within a private space.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_253


Year: 1659, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 518 (4AAEA100)

Date: 1659
Time: 13:00
Location: Leicester and Nottinghamshire, England
Description: Beginning at 1 P.M., numerous witnesses reported observing a peculiar object resembling a black coffin with a fiery dart and a flaming sword. This airborne coffin-like object maneuvered back and forth in the sky, captivating the attention of hundreds of people who witnessed it with astonishment. The phenomenon continued until 3:15 P.M., at which point it disintegrated with a remarkable display of brilliance. This unusual sighting of a flying coffin accompanied by fiery elements presents an intriguing and unexplained event that held the gaze of many onlookers.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_254


Year: 1660, 13 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 519 (7E23991E)

Date: 1660
Location: New England, American Colonies
Description: In response to remarkable aerial phenomena observed in the sky, including a spear-like form descending towards the setting sun, the colonial magistrates and clergy seized the opportunity to harness the impact of these signs to promote a moral revival among the population. The phenomena, potentially including the zodiacal light, left a deep impression on the people. The authorities capitalized on this by publishing a list of prevalent vices, such as neglecting child education, vanity in hairstyling, excessive clothing adornment, immodesty in attire, lack of respect in church behavior, disobedience to parents, profanity, idleness, excessive visits to taverns, and the price-gouging tendencies of shopkeepers. This convergence of unusual atmospheric events with a religious and moral agenda reflects a notable episode where natural occurrences were used to inspire societal change.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_255

Event 520 (59BC474F)

Date: 3/14/1660
Time: 20:00
Location: LONDON
Description: Bright white cloud ‘drops fire’ / Westminster Hall and parliament.
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO REGISTER. CONTACT INTERNATIONAL/UK. (annual sightings catalog.) (Index 77)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_38

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “LONDON:BRITE WHT CLOUD ‘DROPS FIRE’/WESTMINSTER HALL+PARLIAMENT.”, LatLong: “51.500002 -0.133333”, LatLongDMS: “51:30:00 N 00:08:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 521 (13D97C44)

Date: 3/14/1660
Location: London (Westminster), England
Description: Passengers on a boat reported a peculiar atmospheric phenomenon. They observed a dark cloud initially, followed by a bright white cloud that emitted enough light to clearly see the windows of the Parliament House and people on Westminster Bridge. This bright cloud descended fire multiple times onto Westminster Hall and then moved over Parliament Hall, continuing to drop fire on it as well. This anomalous sighting of a cloud emitting fire over significant buildings in Westminster during the evening presents a mysterious event that captured the attention of witnesses.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_256

Event 522 (F47C7DD1)

Date: 8/1660
Location: Stratford Row, near London, England
Description: Witnesses reported observing an unusual sight resembling a “great ship” suspended in the air. The airborne ship gradually decreased in size until it eventually vanished from view. The account is supported by the testimony of an able minister living nearby, who received information directly from the witnesses themselves. This sighting of a ship-like object in the sky, followed by its gradual disappearance, offers a short but intriguing narrative of an anomalous event that left an impression on those who witnessed it.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_257

Event 523 (75883F43)

Date: 9/1660
Location: London, England
Description: A gentleman of significant stature, once an Officer of Eminency in the late King’s army and presently a Justice of the Peace, reported witnessing a sighting of unknown lights. The observer saw a bright light in the Southwest accompanied by six smaller lights. As he and several others watched with amazement, all the lights suddenly descended vertically and disappeared. This account describes an unexplained phenomenon involving a formation of lights that captured the attention of the witness and onlookers before swiftly vanishing, contributing to the growing records of pre-industrial anomalous sightings.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_258

Event 524 (E141874F)

Date: 10/3/1660
Location: Hull, England
Description: Soldiers stationed at the South Blockhouse reported a significant sighting of a large fiery object with a tapering shape at one end, leaving a narrow trail behind. The object emitted such intense brilliance that it enabled them to read fine print or even pick up a pin from the ground by its light. This remarkable aerial presence persisted for half an hour. A traveler arriving in Hull from Lincolnshire on the same night confirmed the sighting, describing a very bright light in the sky that illuminated his way through the darkness. Several reputable individuals in Hull, including eyewitnesses and informed inhabitants of London, attested to the incident, contributing to the reliability of this account of an unexplained flying object that left a profound impact on those who witnessed it.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_259

Event 525 (D20F7D63)

Date: 10/11/1660
Location: Hertford, England
Description: An individual of high reputation and credibility woke up at 4 A.M. due to a flashing light resembling fire against their window. Concerned that a nearby house might be on fire, they got up to investigate. What they saw was a sizable object surrounded by a circle, with two appendages situated above and below it. These appendages emitted significant flashes of light. The unusual object remained visible for several hours and was also witnessed by other individuals in the town. This account details an unexplained sighting of an object with distinct features and remarkable luminous emissions, leaving multiple witnesses intrigued by the sight.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_260

Event 526 (838001CB)

Date: 10/12/1660
Location: London, England
Description: At approximately 4 P.M., observers reported the sighting of an object moving through the air from west to east accompanied by a significant noise. Witnesses described its shape as resembling a “broomstick” or “broom.” Soon after this sighting, another object of the same shape but smaller followed the same path in the sky. This account presents a peculiar incident involving the observation of two objects with distinct shapes and a shared trajectory, leaving those who saw them intrigued by the mysterious phenomenon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_261

Event 527 (676B1C43)

Date: 10/30/1660
Location: Austy, England
Description: Travelers en route to Ware Market witnessed an astonishing event. Following a sudden and intense flash of lightning, the night sky progressively brightened until a large fiery object emerged in the East and ascended. From this large object, three star-like objects descended vertically. The primary object transformed into a crescent shape and remained visible until dawn. A similar occurrence was observed by five individuals traveling from Hertford to London, where the flash of lightning was so luminous that it made their surroundings appear as bright as noonday. Contradicting the notion of a fireball or meteor, the story describes the large fiery body rising again into the air with a tail extending about the length of a pole. Eventually, it moved eastward and became fixed in the sky, resembling a star. This account presents an enigmatic event involving multiple celestial phenomena that left witnesses captivated by the spectacle’s extraordinary nature.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_262

Event 528 (D08E045E)

Date: 10/30/1660
Location: Yelden, England
Description: A bright celestial object caught the attention of a reliable observer. This prominent star-like object emitted such intense light that inhabitants were able to conduct household tasks indoors using its illumination. One credible individual reported observing the object for a continuous period of two hours. Towards the end of the sighting, the object transformed into the shape of a perfect Roman ‘S’. Subsequently, it divided in the middle, with one half moving towards the northeast and the other towards the southwest, gradually fading away. This account describes a compelling event where a luminous object displayed intriguing transformations and movements before gradually disappearing, captivating the attention of those who witnessed it.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_263

Event 529 (75A9F0F1)

Date: 11/10/1660
Location: Oxford, England
Description: A scholar named Allen, from Magdalen College, Oxford, experienced an unusual encounter. While in bed, he heard a noise resembling geese and went to look out of a window on a bridge side, but saw nothing. Upon returning to bed, he noticed a peculiar figure resembling a bishop at the door. Initially not too frightened, he called out to the figure and demanded it to speak. However, as the bishop-like figure approached his bed, he became terrified and cried out for help, causing the entity to vanish. The scholar later mentioned that he had witnessed and heard something he was unwilling to disclose to anyone. This account narrates a mysterious experience involving an enigmatic humanoid figure that left a lasting impression on the witness.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_264

Event 530 (0E538DE0)

Date: 11/30/1660
Location: Ilford, Essex, England
Description: During the early hours of the morning, two individuals witnessed a remarkable phenomenon. They observed a fiery cloud in the southwest sky, from which emerged two luminous objects comparable in size to the moon. These objects engaged in a dynamic aerial maneuver akin to a dogfight. Over time, one of the objects dimmed while the other grew larger, persisting in view for approximately two hours. During this period, the observers reported streams of fire and streams of blood emanating from the object. Eventually, the object reduced in size until it resembled an ordinary star. This account narrates an extraordinary sighting of luminous aerial objects engaging in an otherworldly interaction, leaving witnesses awe-inspired by the enigmatic display.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_265

Event 531 (07E99ED1)

Date: 12/1/1660
Location: Hounsditch, England
Description: At 5 A.M., a resident of Hounsditch reported sighting a mysterious and radiant object resembling the size of the moon in the eastern part of the sky.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_266


Year: 1661, 9 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 532 (1C3AD729)

Date: 1661
Location: FRANCE, Goult (Vaucluse)
Description: (Translated from French) Antoine de Nantes, a messenger from Goult, suffering from a cruel illness, saw a child of wonderful beauty, hovering above the debris of a halo of fire. And when the divine figure had disappeared, the messenger found himself perfectly restored. A chapel was erected, inaugurated on January 3, 1663; “miracles multiplied from that day: meteors of fire burst in the shadows on the blessed dome.”
Reference: M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: “Ovni, le premier dossier complet…” - éd. Alain Lefeuvre 1969, p. 38
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_155

Event 533 (18F14675)

Date: 1661
Location: Goult, Vaucluse, France
Description: Antoine de Nantes, an ailing messenger from Goult, witnessed a radiant and captivating child-like figure surrounded by a fiery halo. Miraculously, the sight of this luminous being led to his complete recovery. Subsequently, a chapel was consecrated within two years, marked by a surge in reported miracles.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_267

Event 534 (E107BDC7)

Date: 2/1661
Location: Darken, Surrey, England
Description: During the evening, an observant gentleman witnessed an unusual cloud formation. He described two cathedral or church-like objects within the cloud, adorned with magnificent spires and streamers. One object brightened over time while the other remained darker. The larger entity emitted vapor and vanished, while the smaller one increased in brightness. Unfortunately, the witness was summoned indoors and couldn’t observe the conclusion of the phenomenon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_268

Event 535 (CF9FEE09)

Date: 3/20/1661
Location: Canterbury, England
Description: A significant celestial event transpired, as a remarkably large “star” was observed in the sky, featuring a distinctive opening beneath it. This aperture emitted streams of fiery light, captivating the observers for a duration of thirty minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_269

Event 536 (370AC71C)

Date: 4/1661
Location: Chard, Somersetshire, England
Description: Several witnesses observed a narrow, long dusty cloud from which three very bright spots descended and merged together.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_270

Event 537 (9DB2385E)

Date: 4/1661
Time: 22:00
Location: Between Ilford and Romford, England
Description: Around 10 P.M. - Captain Chelmford of Ipswich and a companion witnessed a maneuvering fiery light with a green-white glow that altered its course. The light swiftly approached, emitting beams, then abruptly changed direction directly above them before vanishing at the horizon. Notably, upon reaching London, the witnesses formalized their encounter by having a notarial deed documenting the experience created.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_271

Event 538 (C479A09A)

Date: 4/23/1661
Location: Bednall-Green, England
Description: Observers witnessed a significant pillar of fire encompassing smaller objects resembling “burning coals.” At around 10 o’clock that night, individuals near Pickadilly also reported seeing unsettling fiery clouds and other alarming objects. These details were relayed by witnesses who were greatly affected by the sight.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_272

Event 539 (3FCCF953)

Date: 6/29/1661
Location: Eastberry, Berkshire, England
Description: Numerous dark balls obscured the Sun, moving across its path, while additional objects resembling crosses were also observed.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_273

Event 540 (62F0AC0D)

Date: 10/1661
Location: Bristol, England
Description: A cloud emerged from the river, splitting open on three occasions to unveil various discernible figures within.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_274


Year: 1662, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 541 (217D5C9A)

Date: 4/1662
Location: Tedworth, Wiltshire, England
Description: Multiple occurrences of bedroom visitations, accompanied by knocks and accounts of witnesses experiencing paralysis due to lights and humanoid entities.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_275

Event 542 (1ACDFCFE)

Date: 5/11/1662
Location: Near Salt Ash, Cornwall, England
Description: A “very great star” with the appearance of two red “legs” and a black square object was observed near St. Stephens. The star exhibited an unusual back-and-forth motion.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_276


Year: 1663, 7 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 543 (7B0C1663)

Date: Late 7/1663
Location: Saint Martin, Brittany, France
Description: Francois Carre of Bodeau witnessed a flying red cross near Saint Martin church. The cross appeared to move away from the church towards the direction of the Saint Michel chapel. Seeking confirmation, Carre called his wife to observe, and she also reported seeing the red cross heading towards the chapel of Saint-Michel.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_277

Event 544 (462D1D1A)

Date: 8/15/1663
Location: RUSSIA, Belozero
Description: (Translated from French) Extract from the report of the St Cyrille monastery: “The peasant Levka Fedorov from the village of Mys told me the following: … from various lands and various domains people were attending mass, … in great numbers… and at that moment a very loud noise came from the sky, and many people went out to the courtyard and saw… from the winter side of the brightest sky, not from a cloud, a great fire came out from Roboziero and headed towards the South, along the lake, above the water and had this flame twenty sagènes (1 sagène = 2.13 m) and more on all sides, and a blue smoke was next to it and becoming the flame, on twenty sagènes, two beams of fire as well … and from the great fire and the two smaller flames, nothing more was seen. After about an hour, the same fire returned again to the lake, from the same place where it had disappeared the first time and went from the south to the west for half a verste (1 verste = 1.066m) and disappeared in the same way. The third time this fire became more frightening than the first one due to its size and then went towards the west. And it stayed on Roboziero, this fire, above the lake, for about an hour and a half and said lake was two verstes long and one across… On the lake peasants were sailing in a boat and the flame of this fire was so hot that they could not approach it. And the lake was lit up to the bottom, to the deepest, in the center of it, this lake, four sagènes and the fish fleeing to the shores, all saw it and under the fire, the water became, due to the flame, as if covered in rust…”
Reference: Ion Hobana/Julien Weverbergh: “Les Ovni en URSS et dans les pays de l’est” - Kluwer 1972 - translation Laffont 1976 pp. 79 to 87
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_156

Event 545 (36D45292)

Date: 8/15/1663
Description: (Translated from French) Peasants from the village of Robozero (in the county of Bolozero, Russia), among them Levka Pedorov, are in the church when they hear a loud noise in the sky. They leave the church to see what is happening, and see a flaming ball descending from the clear blue sky of the South. The object passes over the church and goes towards the nearby lake of Bieloziero. It measures 40 or 45 m in diameter, and 2 jets of “fire” come out of its front. After that the object leaves from the South towards the West (500 m from Pedorov), then “disappears”. It reappears 1 hour later, above the same lake, which it flies over for 1 hour and 30 minutes. A fishing company on a boat on the lake 1 mile from Pedorov is painfully burned by the light of the “ball”, which is so bright that one can see the bottom of the lake at a depth of 8 or 9 m, which allows to see the fish moving away. The water seems covered in rust under the glow. (Saturday, August 15th, mid-day)
Reference: Testimony of Levka Pedorov, one of the witness peasants, transcribed by a scribe from the monastery of Saint Cyril, Historical Archives of Saint Petersburg, found by the archaeological commission part IV in 1842
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_88

Event 546 (4BB36054)

Date: 8/15/1663
Locations: church in a village near Lake Zarobozero, Vologda Oblast, Russia; Lake Zarobozero, Vologda Oblast, Russia
Description: 12:00 noon. The faithful gathered in a church in a village near Lake Zarobozero, Vologda Oblast, Russia, hear a loud noise outside and see a large ball of fire descend from the north and then head south following the lake, low over its surface. The fireball seems to measure about 140 feet across and has blue smoke issuing from its sides. Two fiery rays extend from its front part. Less than an hour later, a similar fireball reappears over the same lake. Moving from south to west, the object again disappears. It reappears a third time a short while later, this time larger than before, and stays over the lake for an hour and a half. Peasants in a boat try to get close to it, but the heat is too intense. The water of the lake is illuminated to a depth of 30 feet, and fish are seen swimming away from the object, which then flies off to the west.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Akty istoricheskie, sobranye i izdanye Arkheografischeskaia Kommissiia, Vol. 4, Saint Petersburg, 1842, pp. 331–332; Hobana and Weverbergh 54–61; Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, Wonders in the Sky, Tarcher, 2009, pp. 215–217; Thomas E. Bullard, “Defending UFOs,” IUR 34, no. 2 (March 2012): 31; Stonehill and Mantle, Russia’s USO Secrets, Flying Disk, 2020, pp. 157–161
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_5

Event 547 (AF0E80F4)

Date: 8/15/1663
Description: At noon on this day a large ball of fire, 45 meters in diameter, descended toward Lake Robozero, Bieloziero, Russia. Two beams of light came from the object and was directed onto fisherman in a boat on the lake. The water in the lake was illuminated to a depth of 30 feet. The fisherman were burned by the heat from the beams, and the water became covered with a “rust” material.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Ion Hobana & Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, pp. 54-55; John W. Spencer, World Atlas of UFOs, p. 128 ; Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat, p. 135
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5027

Event 548 (9E7C26C2)

Date: 8/15/1663
Location: Roboziero near Bieloziero, Russia
Description: Farmer Levko Federov and others witnessed a fiery object approximately 40 meters in diameter, accompanied by burning beams. The object reappeared an hour later, moving across the sky in different directions. The event was reported by Ivachko Rievskoi to Saint Cyrille Monastery. The object’s appearance led to fervent prayers among the gathered people, and its illumination affected the lake’s waters. The reported phenomenon, observed over water, caused disruption to nearby boats and wildlife, leaving a lasting impression on the witnesses.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_278

Event 549 (35B5CEAB)

Date: 11/30/1663
Description: (Translated from French) Another case, in many ways similar to that of August 15, still above Robozero. (November 30)
Reference: Brief mentions in the Historical Archives of Saint Petersburg, found by the archaeological commission, part IV in 1842
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_89


Year: 1665, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 550 (E06F1729)

Date: 2/1665
Location: Vienna, Austria
Description: A flying object with a box-like appearance, described to resemble a coffin, was observed in the sky, leading to widespread anxiety among witnesses.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_279

Event 551 (4B9DD606)

Date: 3/23/1665
Location: GERMANY, Leipzig
Description: (Translated from French) There would have been such an abundant fall of blue silk filaments, that entire fields were covered with them. These filaments would have fallen from the sky and clung to the feet of men and animals.
Reference: Inforespace n° 52 - 1980, p. 3
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_157

Event 552 (97C821AB)

Date: 4/8/1665
Locations: Stralsund, Germany; St. Nicholas Church
Description: 6:00 p.m. Numerous wonders are seen in the sky over Stralsund, Germany, including ships, large flocks of birds, fire, and smoke, as well as a dark “round flat form like a plate and like a big man’s hat” that hovers above St. Nicholas Church for one hour. Witnesses include several fishermen who later complain of tremors in their hands and feet.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Eine abgebildete Beschreibung von dem wunderbarlichen Stralsundischen Lufft-Kriege und Schiff-streite, Leipzig, 1665; Chris Aubeck and Martin Shough, Return to Magonia: Investigating UFOs in History, Anomalist, 2015, pp. 23–38
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6

Event 553 (245E882B)

Date: 4/8/1665
Location: Stralsund, Germany
Description: Witnesses in Stralsund reported anomalous sightings involving aerial ships and a saucer-shaped object with a dome flying over the town’s church near the Baltic Sea. The saucer-like object, resembling a large man’s hat, remained stationary above the St. Nicolai church until evening. The observers, including fishermen who initially saw a swarm of starling birds that transformed into battling ships, experienced feelings of sickness and trembling, possibly due to radiation. The event was documented in various historical accounts, including Erasmus Francisci’s writings, and later discussed by researcher Illobrand Von Ludwiger, acknowledging skepticism but indicating the significance of the sighting in relation to historical conflicts between the Swedes and the Prussians.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_280


Year: 1666, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 554 (20E72877)

Date: 4/9/1666
Description: (Translated from French) 3 circles in the sky, a very large one of D 100°, center near the zenith, a 4th much smaller. (April 9, 9:30)
Reference: Journal des savans, XIX, Monday 10 May 1666 p. 452; letter of P. Le Bossu, regular canon, abbey of Saint Chéron-lez-Chartres
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_90

Event 555 (26D08CEB)

Date: 5/26/1666
Location: Tokyo (Edo), Japan
Description: A baffling sighting occurred as a luminous entity, resembling a human and measuring around “20 feet long,” was witnessed flying toward the East. The event offers an intriguing account from Asia, though further comprehensive details are required for a deeper understanding.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_281


Year: 1667, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 556 (418A7463)

Date: 1/20/1667
Location: Gjov, Faeroe Islands
Description: Jacob Olsen, 24, encountered an extraordinary event where he was awakened by a radiant being. This luminous visitor reportedly had healing abilities and made a subsequent appearance descending from the sky. The incident remains a remarkable account of an otherworldly encounter on the Faeroe Islands.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_282

Event 557 (40034580)

Date: 11/15/1667
Location: Mittelfischach, Germany
Description: A remarkable sighting occurred at sunrise, lasting several hours, where a “terrible sign of wonder” was observed in the sky over Mittelfischach. An engraving captures the scene, depicting the sun shining through cloud gaps as onlookers witnessed a display of round lights forming a battle scene in the sky. Notably, three crosses were visible amidst dark nebulosities, while intricate details of the village, including the church and a few houses, were shown on the left side of the image. This event has been preserved as a vivid historical record of the unusual phenomenon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_283

Event 558 (6E91F97A)

Date: Late 12/1667
Location: Bayarcal, Spain
Description: Procession of lights: In the midst of the inquisition’s attention, Juan Munoz, a tailor from Santander, testified about an anomalous sighting in Bayarcal. Around Christmas time at midnight in 1667, he observed a cross followed by a banner, and four wick-like lights that flickered on and off. Initially assuming it to be the Viaticum carried by a priest, the lights appeared exceptionally bright. Munoz walked closer as the lights moved, eventually reaching a point fifteen steps away. Anxious about what he saw, he went home, only to witness the lights passing by the church as he closed the door. Despite his initial reluctance, he shared the experience with neighbors who revealed similar sightings in the past, often interpreted as signs commemorating local martyrs’ lives. The event was considered significant due to Munoz’s unfamiliarity with the phenomenon upon his arrival, indicating its existence beyond imagination, and similar light processions were reported across Spain and Europe, varying in size and location.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_284


Year: 1670, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 559 (57AD82CE)

Date: 4/1670
Location: Countryside near London, England
Description: Jane Lead’s contact: Jane Lead, a British Christian mystic born in 1623, had a transformative encounter in April 1670. During a moment of contemplation about Wisdom, she experienced an overshadowing bright Cloud from which emerged the figure of a woman adorned in radiant gold. Although the woman’s appearance was both awe-inspiring and gentle, Lead was initially astonished. This encounter marked the beginning of a life filled with visionary experiences for Jane Lead. Her subsequent writings detailed various sightings and abductions by enigmatic beings, neither angels nor demons, which she referred to as ‘Transports’ in her diaries. Jane Lead’s mystical journey led her to delve into theology, philosophy, and alchemy, as evident in her works, particularly the book “A Fountain of Gardens.”
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_285


Year: 1671, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 560 (B57F746E)

Date: 8/18/1671
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Description: Signs in the clouds: An intriguing event occurred in Regensburg as witnessed on 18 August 1671. An engraving depicts a mesmerized crowd gazing at an array of unusual occurrences in the sky, including ships, mythical creatures, and armies poised for battle. This engraving, featured in the 1672 edition of “The Relationis historicae semestralis vernalis continuatio” authored by Jacobus Francus and Sigismundus Latomus, captures a moment of awe-inspiring celestial phenomena that captivated the observers.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_286


Year: 1672, 6 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 561 (ADD645BC)

Date: 1/25/1672
Location: Paris Observatory, France
Description: Unknown planetoid orbiting Venus: Giovanni Domenico Cassini, the renowned astronomer and director of the Paris Observatory, noted an enigmatic finding on this date. He observed what appeared to be a potential satellite orbiting Venus, but he refrained from publicizing this discovery until its confirmation in 1686 upon seeing the object again. The mysterious satellite was subsequently identified as “Neith,” marking a significant observation in the history of planetary exploration.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_287

Event 562 (8337A0A3)

Date: 2/8/1672
Location: At sea, in the English Channel
Description: (Translated from French) At one hour after midday, in the clearest of weather, a star appeared above our heads, about fifteen feet in length. From there it went to fall to the north side, leaving a smoke which formed into two ships, each with two masts and the mizzen and their large sails tight and furled, both having the front facing upwards. The one to the north was larger than the one above. And as they went thus, they separated about four feet apart, in the middle of which formed another ship, appearing larger than the others, all black, showing us the back and turning the front to the north, without any sail but yet equipped with its masts, yards and ropes, as if it had been at anchor. This appeared to us for the space of a large half hour. And then afterwards, having come together, they dissipated, going to the side of the above without leaving any mark…
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.96
Reference: Captain Izaac Guiton, Port De Fosse, Nantes
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_158

Event 563 (71A3EB39)

Date: 2/8/1672
Time: 13:00
Location: OFF CHERBOURG, FR
Description: Dark ‘flying ship’ hovers still / wind. No sails. Going quickly south. / r186#25.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 186)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_39

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “33”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “off CHERBOURG,FR:DARK ‘FLYING SHIP’ HVRS STILL/WIND:NO SAILS:>>S:/r186#25”, LatLong: “49.833336 -1.750000”, LatLongDMS: “49:50:00 N 01:45:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Manche”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 564 (AEF12A1F)

Date: 2/8/1672
Description: A dark “flying ship” hovered in place over the ocean near Cherbourg, France during a wind. It had no sails, and eventually flew off to the south after 33 minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 186
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_751

Event 565 (B88834AE)

Date: 2/8/1672
Location: Off Cherbourg, France
Description: Triple sky ships: Captain Isaac Guiton recounted an extraordinary sighting at sea. A “star” descended and divided into two distinct “ships,” with a third vessel emerging later. The description details how the star initially appeared overhead, then descended towards the north, leaving a trail of smoke that transformed into two ships, each featuring lights and furled sails. These ships sailed southward, spaced around four feet apart, and eventually a third ship emerged between them, appearing larger and entirely black. This middle ship, without sails but with masts and ropes, assumed a northward orientation as if at anchor. The entire spectacle lasted over half an hour before the ships vanished without a trace, leaving the witnesses in awe.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_288

Event 566 (DE457FA4)

Date: 11/16/1672
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Description: Flying lantern: A sighting in Tokyo involved the observation of an object that bore a resemblance to a lantern. This object took flight and moved towards the east, sparking curiosity and intrigue among the witnesses.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_289


Year: 1674, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 567 (B707EDE4)

Date: 1674
Location: Japan
Description: Fast flying “dark cloud”: In an unspecified location in Japan, an anomalous sighting occurred. Witnesses observed a swift-moving, elongated “dark cloud” traveling in a direction from the north to the southeast, akin to an arrow’s trajectory. The description provided distinguishes this sighting from typical meteors, which are luminous and often described as “fiery,” suggesting that this particular occurrence did not conform to the characteristics of a meteor.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_290


Year: 1676, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 568 (B4605CE4)

Date: 5/23/1676
Location: London, England
Description: Spiritual writer Jane Lead recorded a peculiar experience in her diary, recounting the presence of three enigmatic figures in her bedroom. The first figure, appearing as a youthful presence, startled her, rendering her speechless. A second, more mature and masculine figure, sought familiarity but remained silent before vanishing. Lastly, a comely and attractive figure emerged, though her spiritual constraints prevented interaction. Though some might interpret this as a manifestation of schizophrenia, today’s perspective could liken it to a classic “bedroom visitation” by extraterrestrial beings found in contemporary abduction literature.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_291

Event 569 (E3F55207)

Date: 7/16/1676
Location: London, England
Description: Spiritual writer Jane Lead observed a remarkable celestial event, describing it as an azure blue firmament with an extraordinary eye at its center, radiating flaming streams. She found it challenging to depict the exact form, but conveyed an image of a flaming eye within a circular rainbow, accompanied by countless stars in the sky. Although her language is reminiscent of 17th-century mysticism, her account appears to detail a luminous, eye-shaped object with radiant streams that traversed the London sky on a sunny day. Her drawing suggests an oval or eye-like object emitting fiery light, encircled by a substantial “Globe of Light,” possibly distinct from a simple ring or rainbow.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_292

Event 570 (17030995)

Date: 9/20/1676
Location: Uffington Fields, England
Description: An extraordinary event unfolded as witnesses in Northamptonshire observed a peculiar fiery meteor resembling a dart. The meteor exhibited an unusual wavy and vibrating movement as it traveled across the sky, with its stem initially appearing to be around a foot and a half in length and emitting a slender stream of light, akin to a cord. The sighting, reported around 7 P.M., lasted approximately one minute. Mr. Gibbon, an observer from Peterborough, detailed the meteor’s distinctive behavior and appearance, noting its motion towards Uffington Fields after he spotted it at the zenith.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_293


Year: 1677, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 571 (0476318D)

Date: 3/22/1677
Location: London, England
Description: Spiritual writer Jane Lead recounted a nocturnal experience in which she felt transported into a wilderness during a magical sleep. Initially surrounded by tranquil nature, the serenity was disrupted by the presence of three entities, including a fierce female who pricked her skin akin to a sharp needle. Seeking celestial aid, Lead managed to ward off these beings and the encounter concluded. She later learned through the vision that there was no need for concern, as such an event would not recur.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_294

Event 572 (9782BF95)

Date: 12/30/1677
Location: At sea to the west of Granada (SPAIN)
Description: (Translated from French) Pierre Boutard, an officer aboard the “La Maligne” noted in the logbook “on Thursday, the 30th of December 1677 in the morning at 4 o’clock, we saw a star to the northwest 1/4 of west and ending in the southeast 1/4 of east, but bearing a great light that we all believed in our ship that the fire was everywhere, but it was accompanied by more than 200 rays bearing an unequalled clarity, that we were all amazed. We sailed towards the small harbor of Granada around 9 or 10 o’clock in the morning.”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.97
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_159

Event 573 (03CB10AA)

Date: 12/30/1677
Location: At sea West of Granada, Spain
Description: Pierre Boutard, an officer on the ship La Maligne, documented an extraordinary sighting in the ship’s logbook. Around 4 in the morning, a brilliant “star” appeared in the northwest, moving to the southeast, emanating intense light that deceived the crew into thinking there was a widespread fire. The celestial object was accompanied by over 200 rays, intensifying the dazzling effect and causing distress among the crew. The ship eventually anchored in Grenada’s small bay between 9 and 10 in the morning.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_295


Year: 1678, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 574 (509F8577)

Date: 2/9/1678
Location: London, England
Description: Jane Lead’s diary entry describes an anomalous sighting where she awoke in a disoriented state and found herself surrounded by unfamiliar figures in a silent place. She experienced a sense of detachment from her corporeal body and observed a gold-colored craft resembling a large ship with four golden wings descending swiftly. Although Lead questioned the figures about what she saw, they claimed not to see it. The ship landed, and Lead felt herself leaping and dancing with joy. Eventually, the ship ascended and disappeared, after which Lead returned to her physical senses. This account bears similarities to modern UFO abduction experiences, challenging the notion that such stories are confined to contemporary times.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_296

Event 575 (CCA71235)

Date: 12/12/1678
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) The “Journal des Savants” publishes a letter from Mr. Toynard in which he reports that “Mr. S. Besnier, locksmith of the Sable, in the country of Maine, has invented a four-winged machine to fly”.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 14
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_160


Year: 1680, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 576 (DA6BEA7A)

Date: 1680
Location: RUSSIA, MOSCOW
Description: (Translated from French) A polish peasant, whose name is lost, attempted a flight in Moscow in the presence of Minister Froecourov.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 14
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_161

Event 577 (CCD59E2A)

Date: 9/17/1680
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Description: A significant incident occurred where a dark cloud-like mass descended and landed in a field. From this mysterious mass emerged a large, hairy entity whose appearance seemed to materialize and vanish.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_297


Year: 1684, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 578 (725271A2)

Date: 11/17/1684
Time: 10:00
Location: Saint Aubin, Brittany, France
Description: At approximately 10 A.M., a priest from Lannion reported witnessing an unusual event. He observed a tear-shaped object resembling a flame descending from the sky. The object’s slow movement took around seven to eight minutes to reach the horizon. It displayed a bluish hue and emitted sparks from its tail. Notably, the object’s location was opposite to that of the sun.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_298


Year: 1685, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 579 (226FF48C)

Date: 12/10/1685
Time: 22:30
Location: MOON
Description: Astronomer Bianchini. Reddish ray / light crosses crater Plato during eclipse.
Type: sighting
Reference: PINDEVIC, Thierry: Le NOEUD GORDIEN ou la FANTASTIQUE HISTOIRE des OVNI. Editions France-Empire, Paris 1979. (Index 51)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_40

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCI: Scientist involvement, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, NFO: No craft seen, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “The Moon”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “MOON:ASTRONOMER BIANCHINI:REDDISH RAY/LITE CROSSES CRATER PLATO DURING ECLIPSE”, LatLong: “90.000004 -0.000000”, LatLongDMS: “90:00:00 N 00:00:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “PLT”, Strangeness: “6”


Year: 1686, 5 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 580 (0C27C05D)

Date: 1686
Description: French philosopher Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle writes Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds, in which he speculates on extraterrestrial life. He imagines Venusians to be “little black people, scorched with the Sun, full of fire, very amorous.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_7

Event 581 (547E7C0D)

Date: 6/1686
Location: SCOTLAND, Crosford, Nanark
Description: (Translated from French) From chronicler Patrick Malker: … near the ford of Crosford, two miles below Nanark and particularly at the Hands, on the Clyde River, a great crowd gathered several times in the afternoon. There was a shower of hats, flags, guns and swords. The trees and the ground were covered. Companies of armed men marched in order along the river, companies meeting companies rushed against each other and falling to the ground, disappeared. Others reappeared immediately and marched in the same direction… those who had seen were seized with such fear and such trembling that those who had not seen were troubled… (1686, June and July)
Reference: Yves Naud: “The E.T. and the UFOs in History” Famot 1977, Volume 2 p. 151
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_162

Event 582 (2E1A64CA)

Date: 7/9/1686
Time: 01:30
Location: LEIPZIG, GER
Description: Astronomer Kirch and more/others. Moon-size fireball hovers / 8 minute(s). Altitude = 50km. Same / 22 Mar. '1680.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 144)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_41

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Germany”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “8”, HatchDesc: “LEIPZIG,GER:ASTRONOMER KIRCH++:MOONSIZE FBL HVRS/8min:ALT=50km:SAME/22MAR1680”, LatLong: “51.333336 12.400001”, LatLongDMS: “51:20:00 N 12:24:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Saxony”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 583 (41DE29EB)

Date: 7/9/1686
Time: 01:20
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Description: At around 1:20 A.M., the late Mr. Gottfried Kirch, a knowledgeable observer of astronomy, documented a remarkable sighting. He observed a brilliant object in the sky, about half the apparent size of the Moon, suspended motionless for a duration of 15 minutes. The object was described as having the characteristics of a fireball with a tail. Its initial brightness was so intense that reading could be done by its light. The phenomenon was witnessed simultaneously in various locations, including Schmitza. Kirch’s notes indicated the object’s position and its oblique trajectory before eventually fading away, leaving behind unseen nodes or globules.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_299

Event 584 (FA001ABC)

Date: 8/28/1686
Location: Paris Observatory in France
Description: Cassini made a notable observation of a mystery planetoid in close proximity to Venus. This sighting occurred while Venus was situated as a morning “star,” positioned at a heliocentric longitude of 59° and an elongation of 38°. The enigmatic object, later named “Neith,” appeared to be roughly 1/10th the diameter of Venus and displayed a similar phase. This marked Cassini’s second sighting of the object, sparking intrigue in the scientific community.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_300


Year: 1687, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 585 (D7B9D6C6)

Date: 1687
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, London
Description: (Translated from French) In his law “action and reaction”, Isaac Newton gives the explanation of the principle of operation of the rocket.
Reference: “The Rockets of the Future” - Hans K; Kaiser, ed. Amiot -Dumont 1954, p. 12
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_163


Year: 1688, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 586 (95FC436B)

Date: Spring 1688
Location: CHINA, Kunmin (Yun’nan)
Description: (Translated from French) (notes of Gu-Sheng, chap. 6) between the end of spring and the beginning of summer of the twenty-seventh year under the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing dynasty, my brother-in-law Bixilin went to his home in the mountains 20 kilometers from the city of Kunmin. During his stay, he saw every noon, when it was nice, a large lid young like an umbrella rise slowly from a ridge. This thing threw bright lights that he did not dare to look at directly. It took height and penetrated into the clouds. Soon after it descended, always slowly, to go up and down in the same way. When night fell, the flying object lost the brightness of its yellow color and became paler and blurred. It completely disappeared when the sky became black. (1688, spring-summer)
Reference: SHI BO: “China and the Extraterrestrials” ed. Mercure de France, 1983, p. 36
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_164

Event 587 (E42BF5D7)

Date: 6/1688
Location: Yunan Province, China
Description: Approximate date. an anomalous sighting occurred involving a sizable yellow “umbrella-like” entity. This object ascended from a ridge, emitting numerous lights, and subsequently descended again. According to an account from that time, during the 27th year of Emperor Kangxi’s reign in the Qing dynasty, a person named Bixilin observed this phenomenon while in the mountains near Kunmin. Regularly around noon, under clear weather conditions, the object, resembling a brilliant yellow canopy, gradually rose above the ridge, emitting dazzling lights. Due to its radiance, direct viewing was challenging. The object would rise and then vanish into the clouds, only to reappear later, repeating its ascent and descent. Interestingly, the object’s luminosity diminished after sunset, eventually fading away completely in the darkened sky.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_301


Year: 1689, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 588 (6101E4B1)

Date: 12/20/1689
Time: 04:45
Location: In England
Description: An unusual event took place at approximately 4:45 AM. A fiery object, resembling a half-moon, transformed into a radiant sword-like shape and swiftly traveled in a westerly direction.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_302


Year: 1692, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 589 (0C344CDF)

Date: 1692
Location: GRANDE-BRETAGNE, pays de Galles
Description: (Translated from French) According to “Morden’s Atlas of Wales”: “a burning exhalation crossed the sea and set fire to haystacks, wheat fields and barns, close to Harlech. This thing infected the grass but it was not dangerous for men, even for those who were in the middle of it. It always happened at nightfall, most often on a Saturday or Sunday, and it lasted for a few months. The only way to extinguish it and make it flee was to sound a hunting horn or fire shots…”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.99
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_165

Event 590 (D718C6A1)

Date: 5/6/1692
Time: 12:00?
Location: EDO = TOKYO, JAPAN
Description: 3 objects in formation. Type unknown. 6 wheels and 2 flying barns in Wales / 1694.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 25)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_42

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “EDO=TOKYO,JAPAN:3 OBJs/FORMn:type unk::6 WHEELS+2 FLYING BARNS in WALES/1694”, LatLong: “35.683335 139.766673”, LatLongDMS: “35:41:00 N 139:46:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Honshu Island”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 591 (6EFAB9B9)

Date: 5/6/1692
Time: 12:00
Location: Edo (now Tokyo), Japan
Description: A striking incident occurred during daylight hours. Three luminous objects, resembling the sun, the moon, and a star, emerged in the sky. These objects exhibited a remarkable and otherworldly sparkle.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_303


Year: 1693, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 592 (A823EF32)

Date: 1693
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Description: An intriguing event unfolded involving a highly luminous circular “machine.” This machine featured a central sphere and was observed as it traversed across the sky.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_304

Event 593 (8A783969)

Date: 9/1693
Location: Bowden Parva, Northampton, England
Description: A complex and unfamiliar object was witnessed. The upper part of the object resembled the letter “W,” with a luminous string of light extending from the lower section of the “W,” measuring about a yard and a half in length. This enigmatic formation persisted for a duration and was observed by multiple individuals across the surrounding region.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_305

Event 594 (293E8C68)

Date: 12/1693
Location: Egryn, Merionethshire, Wales
Description: An unexplained fiery incident occurred. A “fiery exhalation” emerged from the sea and ignited the hay with a subdued blue flame. Despite being easily extinguishable, the fire displayed an unusual nature. Men who intervened to save the hay noticed that, although distinct from regular fire, it did not harm them even when they approached or entered it.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_306


Year: 1694, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 595 (52BEC7F0)

Date: 1/1694
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Dolgelly (Wales)
Description: (Translated from French) The priest of Dolgelly reported that “sixteen haystacks and two barns had been burned by some kind of flaming vapor that is often seen coming from the sea…”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” -Delarge 1977 p.99
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_166

Event 596 (47685A60)

Date: 7/23/1694
Location: London, England
Description: An event was documented by Jane Lead, involving a phenomenon she termed an “enclosed Principle” encircled by fire. Within this space, luminous Beryl Bodies were observed moving in a manner akin to a mirror’s reflection. A spherical representation of the regal glory of their powerful King accompanied them in their movements. The ground they tread upon was adorned with sparkling stones and veins of gold, emitting a profound radiance.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_307


Year: 1696, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 597 (C6727671)

Date: 11/25/1696
Location: Tobolsk, Russia
Description: A remarkable sighting occurred in the sky. An object divided into four radiant segments, with a central region that appeared dark, revealed the outline of a human form within. This celestial occurrence was reported as follows: “On Sunday, at 2 P.M., there appeared in Tobolsk a sign in the sun: it split into four parts, as it were, and the rays from the sun were light, but in the middle it was dark. And among these parts one could see in the darkness something like a man with extended arms.”
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_308

Event 598 (05919F9C)

Date: 11/28/1696
Time: 05:00
Location: Tobolsk, Russia
Description: An anomalous sighting involved a double object descending from a dark cloud in the east. Resembling an iron clamp with a bright shining fire, the objects descended to the ground, creating a remarkable spectacle.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_309


Year: 1697, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 599 (B7B4F977)

Date: 11/4/1697
Location: GERMANY, Hamburg
Description: (Translated from French) A kind of huge, very bright sphere slowly flew over Hamburg and other cities in northwest Germany.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.99
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_167

Event 600 (57C013B2)

Date: 11/4/1697
Time: 06:00
Location: Mecklenburg & Hamburg, Germany
Description: At 6-7 P.M., an event of pre-industrial anomalous sightings featured two massive glowing wheels in the sky. The spectacle, witnessed by crowds, included a fiery cannonball-shaped object and a cross-shaped entity with sulfur-gleaming, bright and terrible lightning. After about 15 minutes, the fiery ball emitted a bang and vanished from sight, followed by the departure of the cross-shaped entity, leaving a lasting impression on the many thousands of spectators.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_310


Year: 1699, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 601 (483E62B5)

Date: 1699
Location: FRANCE, Avignon
Description: (Translated from French) Extract from “The History of the Diocese of Avignon” by Abbot Granget: "Arriving near the oratory which is opposite the chapel of Notre Dame Ste Garde (St Didier, Vaucluse) I saw the sky open, a great light appeared and soon I saw three globes of fire. The one in the middle was raised above the others. Here I said to myself, the lights of which I have been told. Immediately I fell to my knees and I blessed God for such a great wonder. At the same time, two new lights appeared but a little above the place where the chapel is. I advanced to the oratory where the mystery of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is represented. The two globes then joined the one in the middle and disappeared.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “The Chronicle of UFOs” - Delarge 1977 p.99-100
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_168

Event 602 (714EFE9C)

Date: 1699
Location: St
Description: Didier, Vaucluse, near Avignon, France. A priest recounted an unusual event where he witnessed a large light and three fire globes descending from the sky and subsequently merging. The globes, with one in the center and two flanking, appeared to hover at different heights. As the priest observed in awe, two additional lights emerged, slightly higher in the sky, and ultimately combined with the central globe before disappearing, prompting the priest to express gratitude for the remarkable marvel he had witnessed.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_311

Year: 1700, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 603 (8E3A3D71)

Date: 1700’s
Description: Significant sightings
Type: ufo sightings
Reference: Charles Fort
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_3

Event 604 (82F07D77)

Date: 1700
Description: (Translated from French) 1700’s. At Oslofjorden (Norway), people saw from afar a fence (barrier?) fall from the sky near a farm. People came from far away to see this “wonder” of the heavens.
Reference: DET UKJENTE, 2/1988, side 43
Reference: Fort: The complete books of Charles Fort
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_91

Event 605 (B006C56F)

Date: 4/17/1700
Location: FRANCE, Dolus (Oléron)
Description: (Translated from French) Easter Tuesday. Approximate date. During a procession a luminous cross was seen in the sky. It was approximately 50 cubits long and preceded the procession for nearly two hours. It stopped when the procession stopped and disappeared when the procession entered the church. The weather was warm, without clouds or wind. The cross was almost lying from east to west; the foot was very long. More than a thousand people saw it.
Reference: Pierre VIEROUDY: “These UFOs that announce the Superman” - Laffont 1979, p. 35
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_169

Event 606 (C173D668)

Date: 8/1700
Location: Sahalahti, Eastern Finland
Description: In a peculiar incident, an elderly blacksmith named Tiittu allegedly vanished following the appearance of a flying disk over the village. Tiittu’s son embarked on a search and encountered a being resembling a “bear,” who informed him that his father had flown away. Subsequently, the villagers observed a large hovering disk above the village, which stirred fears of an impending apocalypse. For two days, the villagers engaged in religious practices, expressing their anxieties. Later, Tiittu’s son encountered the “bear” again, who reassured him that his father had been taken to a superior world by the sky ship. The event sparked community discussions, yet a new priest dismissed it as a product of drunken imaginations and urged the villagers to forget the incident.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_312


Year: 1701, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 607 (EF8B7E1B)

Date: 1701
Location: Cape Passaro, Sicily, Italy
Description: Witness C. De Corbin reported a remarkable sighting of a luminous light in the sky that remained suspended for a duration of two hours, defying strong winds.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_313


Year: 1702, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 608 (EC173A62)

Date: 9/1702
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, the Sun takes on a color of blood which it retains for several days in a row and it seems that cotton threads fall from it. (September, 12 PM)
Reference: Vallée 1969
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_92

Event 609 (5C396C20)

Date: 9/1702
Location: Japan
Description: A sun-like object with a red hue was observed in the sky, releasing cotton-like filaments as it hovered.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_314


Year: 1704, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 610 (9E95FBE3)

Date: 1704
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Description: In an intriguing occurrence, individuals witnessed the sky adorned with sparkling boat-like objects that weaved, pursued, combined, and separated from one another, seemingly multiplying in clear sight. The nature of the phenomenon remains ambiguous, and there’s insufficient data to definitively attribute it to an aurora borealis.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_315


Year: 1707, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 611 (68DB0453)

Date: 4/3/1707
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Upminster (Essex)
Description: (Translated from French) William Derham saw an object of pyramidal shape of red color. It emerged about a quarter of an hour after sunset.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p. 76
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_170

Event 612 (39BEB0BC)

Date: 10/28/1707
Location: Hidaka County, Wakayama, Japan
Description: Amid a coastal tsunami, a luminous white ball-like object manifested within the waves, adding to the extraordinary events of the moment.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_316

Event 613 (D923A232)

Date: 12/18/1707
Time: 20:00
Location: SEVERAL COS / SOUTH ENGL
Description: Huge cylinder/cylindrical object and odd cloud and night lights move together. Low / horizon. / Rev. John Morton.
Type: sighting
Reference: AWARENESS (Quarterly) CONTACT INTERNATIONAL/UK: listed by year. (Index 77)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_43

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “60”, HatchDesc: “SVRL cos/S.ENGL:HUGE CYL+ODD CLOUD+NLTS MOVE TOGETHER:LO/HRZN:/Rev.John Morton”, LatLong: “52.000002 -2.000000”, LatLongDMS: “52:00:00 N 02:00:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 614 (08AA1B9F)

Date: 12/18/1707
Location: Southern coast of England
Description: A massive cylindrical object accompanied by an unusual cloud was observed moving alongside nocturnal lights near the low horizon. According to the account of “the Worshipful Charles Kirkham, Esq.,” the phenomenon appeared as a horizontally oriented, dark cylindrical cloud that divided the sky’s brightness into roughly equal halves. Despite brisk winds, the cloud remained relatively stationary until a sudden brightening occurred within it, culminating in the emergence of pale-colored flames. The flames subsided within half a minute, leaving the cloud’s original position unchanged, creating a profoundly eerie and astonishing spectacle.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_317


Year: 1709, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 615 (B8A20B2E)

Date: 2/5/1709
Location: ROMANIA
Description: (Translated from French) A great sign appeared in the sky on February 5, a Friday. Two large columns of fire appeared, one to the west, the other to the east and they moved until they formed the letter A. They then joined together and transformed into a rainbow emitting a strong luminosity for three hours before disappearing.
Reference: Ion HOBANA/Julien WEVERBERGH: "Les OVNI en URSS et dans les pays de l’Est - trad. Laffont 1976, p. 287
Reference: Biblioteca Academici: Manuscris românesc 706, folio 1
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_171

Event 616 (3130690E)

Date: 2/5/1709
Description: (Translated from French) Here was a great sign in the sky (…). Two great columns of fire were revealed, one in the East, the other in the West, and as they moved they formed the letter A. They united after that and turned into a rainbow, emitting a strong light for three hours, before their disappearance. (Wednesday 5 February)
Reference: Biblioteca Academiei, manuscris slavon 706, f.1.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_93

Event 617 (32FCA2B1)

Date: 4/17/1709
Location: PORTUGAL
Description: (Translated from French) John V. of Portugal granted a pension of 600,000 Reis to R.P. Bartholomeo Lourenco de Gusmao, who proposed an aerial apparatus (type dirigible).
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 14
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_172

Event 618 (6D677592)

Date: 8/8/1709
Location: PORTUGAL
Description: (Translated from French) Bartholomeo Lourenco de Gusmao’s flying machine would have made a flight in the presence of King John V. of Portugal. This inventor is often confused, rightly or wrongly; the chronicles are not very precise, with the experimenter of 1736.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 14
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_173


Year: 1710, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 619 (0BD5DD36)

Date: 5/11/1710
Time: 02:00
Location: London, England
Description: At 2:00 A.M., several witnesses reported a peculiar sighting involving a “strange comet” being trailed by two black clouds. Following this, an account describes the appearance of a figure resembling a man within a fiery cloud, holding a sword, and moving in conjunction with the clouds. This remarkable spectacle continued for almost fifteen minutes, leaving the observers greatly astonished. A visual representation of the event was captured through a woodcut illustration.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_318

Event 620 (F26243FB)

Date: 5/18/1710
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Leeds (Yorkshire)
Description: (Translated from French) At around 9:45 pm Ralph Thoresby saw an object “resembling a trumpet” above Leeds.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “The Chronicle of UFOs” - Delarge 1977 p.103
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_174


Year: 1712, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 621 (5FDE06FF)

Date: 6/7/1712
Location: Spain, Seville
Description: (Translated from French) At the death of Reverend Mother Teresa of Jesus from the Assumption Convent, there were numerous testimonies saying that at the moment of her death a large pyramidal mass of light descended on the convent, so bright and resplendent that all who saw it in and out of the city were filled with great joy.
Reference: ABC, Opinion, Album de recuerdos, Seville 8.5.99
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_175


Year: 1716, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 622 (72C0FAEC)

Date: 3/1/1716
Location: Off the coast of SPAIN
Description: (Translated from French) The captain wrote at the time: On March 1 at 9:00 PM we were at 45°36’ latitude, off the northwest coast of Spain, when a bright cloud appeared towards the east, but not far from the zenith. It split into a large number of luminous rays, each of them resembling the tail of a comet. This luminous body appeared to the northwest of us and continued to shine until the next noon. It was then at a good distance from the ship, just before it suddenly disappeared".
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.103
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_176

Event 623 (50716DC7)

Date: 3/1/1716
Time: 21:00
Location: OFF NORTHWEST SPAIN
Description: British ship. Glowing cloud divided / beams of light. Seen / 15 hours and vanishes.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 24)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_44

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “Atlantic Ocean + islands”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “132”, Elev: “3”, HatchDesc: “OFF NW SPAIN:BRIT.SHIP:GLOWING CLOUD DIVIDED/BEAMS OF LITE:SEEN/15hrs+VANISHES”, LatLong: “45.600002 -10.000000”, LatLongDMS: “45:36:00 N 10:00:00 W”, Locale: “High Seas”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NAT”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 624 (0A561639)

Date: 3/6/1716
Time: 19:00
Location: LONDON
Description: Astronomer Edmond Halley. UFO / 2 hours. ‘Bright enough to read’. Type unknown.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 12)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_45

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCI: Scientist involvement, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “120”, HatchDesc: “LONDON:ASTRONOMER EDMOND HALLEY:UFO/2hrs:‘BRIGHT ENOUGH TO READ’:TYPE UNK”, LatLong: “51.500002 -0.100000”, LatLongDMS: “51:30:00 N 00:06:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 625 (3FF05EA8)

Date: 4/2/1716
Location: Tallin, Baltic Sea
Description: An extraordinary event unfolded during the evening hours near Tallinn, where two large dark clouds were observed engaging in a unique form of combat. Numerous smaller swift clouds were also present. The incident, documented in official records and ship logbooks, occurred on the second day of Easter around 9:00 P.M. The sky featured a dense black cloud with a broad base and pointed top that ascended rapidly, creating an angle of elevation of almost half a right angle in less than three minutes. Concurrently, a brilliant comet emerged towards the west-northwest at an angle of about 12 degrees above the horizon. Another dark cloud emerged from the north and converged with the first cloud, generating a luminous column between them. This column remained stationary for several minutes before the second cloud swiftly traversed through it, resulting in a collision that produced fiery smoke lasting around fifteen minutes. The phenomenon concluded with the emergence of numerous bright arrows reaching an altitude of 80 degrees above the horizon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_319


Year: 1717, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 626 (7AE57CC7)

Date: 3/6/1717
Location: Southwest of MARTINIQUE
Description: (Translated from French) In his logbook, the knight de Ricouart, commander of the frigate “La Valeur” noted: “At two o’clock in the morning we were going a little forward, the course to the southeast. We saw pass along the side like the mast of a ship, which was standing two feet above the water.” (March 6, 1717)
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.104-Inforespace n° 26 p. 45
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_177

Event 627 (3F2BE980)

Date: 3/6/1717
Location: Southwest of Martinique (at sea)
Description: An intriguing incident occurred where a solid object resembling a ship’s mast was observed hovering approximately two feet above the water’s surface. Captain Chevalier de Ricouart, commanding the frigate La Valeur, recorded the event in his log. The sighting took place around 2:00 in the morning as the ship was heading southeast. The object’s presence, resembling a mast, was notable for its unusual behavior as it moved alongside the ship at a low elevation above the water.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_320


Year: 1718, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 628 (CC6F6E21)

Date: 3/19/1718
Description: (Translated from French) English botanist Sir Hans Sloane believes he sees a shooting star. I suddenly saw a great light in the sky towards the West. It shone with a much greater brightness than the Moon. He quickly realized his mistake, the object progressing much too slowly and in a straight line. The object had a singular shape: A kind of long luminous thread was attached in the middle of this meteor which resembled a pear tapered upwards. The lower part was spherical, but smaller than the full moon. It was white and blue in color, and its brilliance as dazzling as that of the sun in full daylight (…). It moved for about thirty seconds and disappeared about 20° above the horizon; behind it, it left a kind of faintly orange trail, a bit like a glowing coal. It seemed to sparkle, but it did not fall. I heard it was also observed in Oxford and Worcester? (March 19)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_94


Year: 1719, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 629 (61BFD56E)

Date: 3/19/1719
Location: Oxford, England
Description: A perplexing sight unfolded in the night sky, as a remarkably bright object with whitish and blue hues was observed moving from the west in a straight path at 8:15 P.M. The object’s motion, slower than that of a typical meteor, caught the attention of multiple witnesses across England. Notably, physicist Sir H. Sloane, the Vice-President of the Royal Society, reported seeing the object traverse more than 20 degrees of the sky in “less than half a minute.” Despite its classification as a meteor, the object’s unusually leisurely speed adds an intriguing dimension to the phenomenon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_321

Event 630 (377C867F)

Date: 3/30/1719
Location: FRANCE, Dieppe
Description: (Translated from French) Many people who were walking along the beach saw a column of fire emitting a very bright light, which, approaching the city, exploded with a sound like three shots of artillery and fell defeated in smoke, on the walls, without doing any harm.
Reference: Pierre DELVAL: “Contacts of the 4th type” - De Vecchi 1979, p. 207
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_178


Year: 1720, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 631 (A7E429AD)

Date: 1720
Location: NETHERLANDS, Gravezande
Description: (Translated from French) Further trials of the same kind were carried out by the Dutchman J.W. He built models of reduced vehicles and presented them in an amphitheatre. However, he did not use rockets, but water vapor; the propulsion mode, the reaction, was nonetheless identical.
Reference: “The Future Vehicle Rockets” - Hans K; Kaiser, ed. Amiot - Dumont 1954, p. 12
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_179


Year: 1721, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 632 (223D33EE)

Date: 1/16/1721
Location: Bern, Switzerland
Description: At night, a towering Pillar of Fire was observed above the nearby mountains to the west of the city. Gradually approaching the city, the pillar eventually burst with minimal noise. Subsequently, three distinct Fire Globes emerged from the burst, each choosing a unique path before vanishing.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_322


Year: 1722, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 633 (CF774F0C)

Date: 4/5/1722
Description: (Translated from French) Easter day. Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen (who, according to Lyon Sprague de Camp, was not particularly skilled in latitude and longitude calculations) arrives at the island he will name Easter Island. The first Europeans to set foot on this island, located 4000 km from the Chilean coast and 2000 km from the nearest Polynesian island, discover an arid land, battered by the winds and sparsely populated. Remarkably, it is dotted with several hundred strange statues, called “moai” by the natives and many of which are erected on stone pedestals called “ahu”. The size of the moai can reach almost 10 m high in the case of the moai Te Pito Te Kura, with an estimated weight of 80 t. This moai is the largest erected on an ahu but there is another, unfinished one, measuring almost 20 m for an estimated weight of 300 t. The moai were carved from the tuff of the island’s volcano, Rano Raraku. On the other hand, the huge red tuff cylinder that often tops their heads comes from another volcano, Puna Pau. Last detail, the size of the gigantic statues seems to have suddenly stopped, as evidenced by many of them left in various stages of completion on the slopes of Rano Raraku. (April 5)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_95


Year: 1726, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 634 (4A01D87C)

Date: 10/19/1726
Location: BELGIUM, Ath (Hainaut)
Description: (Translated from French) In “The History of the City of Ath” written by Gilles Joseph de Boussu, there is mention of phenomena that caused panic in the region. “On Saturday, October 19, at about seven-thirty in the evening, large clouds of fire rose on our horizon, driven by the south wind towards the north. They seemed to collide with each other in a terrifying way, yet without any noise. The sky, although clear, seemed to be all ablaze. One could also see among these troops of fire, large luminous circles, open at the bottom, which pushed each other, like the waves of a stormy sea. Around eleven o’clock these phenomena passed over the city, which continued far into the night, causing terror and admiration everywhere…”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.105
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_180

Event 635 (18F9F290)

Date: 10/19/1726
Time: 19:30
Location: ATH, BELGIUM
Description: Large glowing clouds collide. Fireballs and light circles. Same / Vilvoorde later.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 26)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_46

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Belgium, Netherlandsand Luxembourg”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “90”, HatchDesc: “ATH,BELGIUM:LRG GLOWING CLOUDS COLLIDE:FBLS+LITE CIRCLES::SAME/VILVOORDE LATER”, LatLong: “50.622225 3.772222”, LatLongDMS: “50:37:20 N 03:46:20 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Belgium”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 636 (CB82F2BB)

Date: 10/29/1726
Location: BELGIUM, Vilvorde - (Brabant)
Description: (Translated from French) At around nine o’clock in the evening and for two consecutive hours, one could see in the sky horrible and curious meteors coming among the clouds like flashes and disappearing in the same way. Their aspect was most terrible.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.105
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_181

Event 637 (3FF767A9)

Date: 10/29/1726
Location: Vilvoorde, Brabant, Belgium
Description: At around nine o’clock in the evening, a series of alarming and peculiar meteors were witnessed in the sky. These meteors, resembling lightning, emerged from the clouds and swiftly vanished. Their appearance evoked a strong sense of terror. While the possibility of an aurora borealis cannot be ruled out due to limited details, the nature of the sighting remains enigmatic.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_323


Year: 1728, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 638 (EFEA3E68)

Date: 12/17/1728
Location: ITALY, Bologna
Description: (Translated from French) On the 17th another one was seen, having the appearance of a cross, followed by the appearance of a young man on horseback, with a helmet on his head, adorned with feathers, which caused great consternation among the people. On the 18th, in the province of Marca, a violent earthquake was experienced.
Reference: Pierre DELVAL: “Contacts of the 4th Type” - De Vecchi 1979, p. 210
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_182


Year: 1729, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 639 (56DC9CE0)

Date: 1729
Location: Finis Terrae Cape, Galicia, Spain
Description: According to a local account, three individuals descended from a cloud, visited a market to partake in a meal, and then departed by flying southward. The incident presents a peculiar narrative of strangers arriving from the sky, adding to the realm of unexplained phenomena.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_324

Event 640 (44A7154C)

Date: 10/1/1729
Location: Noes, Uppland, Sweden
Description: Approximately two hours before sunrise, M. Suen-Hof witnessed red vapors in the sky forming expansive bands from north to south. Subsequently, these vapors coalesced into a fiery globe measuring around two feet in diameter. Emitting sun-like brightness and sparks, the globe followed the path of the earlier red vapors. Covering a quarter of the sky, the globe vanished suddenly, accompanied by dense black smoke and a cannon-like sound. The incident stands as a remarkable account of an anomalous fiery phenomenon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_325


Year: 1730, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 641 (F8A914AA)

Date: 11/2/1730
Location: Salamanca, Spain
Description: Witnessed by Torres, an astonishing event occurred at 11:30 P.M. An enormous building-sized Globe of fire manifested, accompanied by two luminous beams on either side. These beams exhibited dynamic movements, growing brighter as they fluctuated, and transitioned in color from green to red. The phenomenon’s radiant light illuminated the vicinity, and by 2:00 A.M., the columns converged. Despite debates categorizing the event as a UFO, it is often attributed to an aurora borealis due to its similarities. The incident remains an intriguing blend of natural wonder and unexplained occurrence.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_326


Year: 1731, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 642 (47E19B3F)

Date: 12/9/1731
Location: ITALY, Florence
Description: (Translated from French) A luminous cloud, moving at great speed, disappears beyond the horizon (before an earthquake) (Charles FORT: “The Book of the Damned” - ed. Eric Losfeld 1967, p. 187) Strange globes of light in the sky. (Desmond Leslie and Georges Adamski: “The S.V. Have Landed” - J’ai Lu 1971 - p. 31) Strange luminous balls appear in the sky of Florence. An author of the time, Bianchini, adds that they made a loud humming sound and that he was able to distinguish windows.
Reference: Moustique n° 1508 of 19.12.1954, p. 17, article by Bert Brem
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_183

Event 643 (887DF15A)

Date: 12/9/1731
Location: FIRENZE, ITALY
Description: ‘Luminous cloud’ going quickly [to] overhead at high velocity. / Charles Fort / news.
Type: sighting
Reference: ALDRICH, Jan J.: Private research papers. A huge mass of hard-won information. (Index 0)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_47

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “50”, HatchDesc: “FIRENZE,ITALY:‘LUMINOUS CLOUD’ >> OVHD AT HIGH VELOCITY:/CHARLES FORT/NEWS”, LatLong: “43.783335 11.250001”, LatLongDMS: “43:47:00 N 11:15:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Firenze”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 644 (9A657197)

Date: 12/9/1731
Location: Florence, Italy
Description: An unexplained luminous cloud attracted attention as it moved with noticeable force from east to west, eventually vanishing beyond the horizon. Bianchini, a contemporary writer, further described the incident, noting the presence of peculiar luminous spheres emitting a whirring sound. This event, marked by its mysterious characteristics, adds to the historical record of inexplicable phenomena in the skies above Florence.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_327


Year: 1733, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 645 (D7FEB48A)

Date: 12/8/1733
Time: 11:40
Location: FLEET, DORSET
Description: 1+2 observer(s). Silver saucer darts to and fro. Going quickly northwest. Same Berks to/from Kent / 11 Dec. '1753.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 26)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_48

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “60”, HatchDesc: “FLEET,DORSET:1+2 OBS:SLVR SCR DARTS to+fro:>>NW::SAME BERKS><KENT/11DEC1753”, LatLong: “51.283336 -0.833333”, LatLongDMS: “51:17:00 N 00:50:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”


Year: 1735, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 646 (CA726FDC)

Date: 3/17/1735
Location: London, England
Description: Dr. John Bevis witnessed an unexplained stationary light in the sky, which persisted for an hour.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_328


Year: 1736, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 647 (948ADD51)

Date: 1736
Location: PORTUGAL, LISBON
Description: (Translated from French) Gusman ascended to the height of the Lisbon Tower (66 m) on board a basket of wicker covered with paper. He descended without any harm.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 14
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_184


Year: 1737, 8 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 648 (A532BA48)

Date: 12/5/1737
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Sheffield.
Description: (Translated from French) At around 5:00 PM, Mr. Thomas Short was the witness of "the appearance of a dark red cloud beneath which was a luminous body sending out very bright beams of light. This was nothing like the aurora borealis as the light rays moved slowly for some time and then stopped. Suddenly it became so hot that I had to take off my shirt even though I was outside.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.105
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_185

Event 649 (BCE24C4F)

Date: 12/5/1737
Locations: Sheffield, England; Venice, Italy; Kilkenny, Ireland
Description: 5:00 p.m. Physician Thomas Short witnesses a blood-red luminous display in the sky around Sheffield, England, which moves from west to north and then to the east. The cause seems to be one or more clouds in which are embedded brilliant lights as bright as the full moon that give off slow-moving streamers or rays. The display is accompanied by unseasonable heat and lasts until 10:30 p.m. Short hears that a similar phenomenon is seen at the same time in Venice, Italy, and Kilkenny, Ireland, where it appears as a bursting fireball.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Thomas Short, “An Account of Several Meteors,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 41 (1741): 625–627
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_8

Event 650 (530BA691)

Date: 12/5/1737
Description: An astronomer in Sheffield, England saw a dark red, luminous cloud that emitted intense beams of light (solid light). The light beams moved slowly, then stopped. He suddenly felt so hot that he had to remove his shirt outdoors.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of Phenomenon, p. 9; Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases–Europe, p. 3
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8191

Event 651 (0683DB42)

Date: 12/5/1737
Location: Sheffield, England
Description: Astronomer Thomas Short reported a distinctive event around 5 P.M. A dark red cloud emerged with a luminous body beneath it, emitting intense beams of light that moved slowly before halting. The phenomenon’s heat became so intense that Short had to remove his shirt despite being outdoors. This occurrence differed from aurora borealis due to the nature of the luminous beams and the subsequent rise in temperature.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_329

Event 652 (D2D02522)

Date: 12/6/1737
Description: (Translated from French) A large symbol appears in the West sky red as blood and very wide above Bucharest (Romania). After staying in the sky for 2 hours, it splits into 2 parts to later reunite in the same place as at the beginning. (December 6th, in the afternoon)
Reference: Biblioteca Academiei, “manuscris romänesc” 2342, f. 3-4
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_96

Event 653 (6B57C935)

Date: 12/6/1737
Description: (Translated from French) Edmund Halley had a stroke.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_97

Event 654 (975E169D)

Date: 12/6/1737
Locations: Bucharest; Wallachia; Banat region
Description: Afternoon. A large, blood-red object is seen in the western sky at Bucharest, Wallachia [now Romania]. It lingers for two hours before splitting up then reuniting once again. The phenomenon is said to have occurred at night in the Banat region.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Hobana and Weverbergh 222; Romania 4
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_9

Event 655 (0FEBE036)

Date: 12/6/1737
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Description: During the afternoon, a blood-red “Symbolic form” appeared in the sky from the west. This enigmatic object persisted for two hours before dividing into two segments, which soon reconnected and retreated westward.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_330


Year: 1739, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 656 (F98ED748)

Date: 1739
Description: (Translated from French) On the east coast of Canada, first appearance of the Palatine Light phenomenon after the unexplained sinking of the Princess Augusta. Its degrees of brightness vary often, sometimes like a spot on the sea, sometimes like a fire. And, to note, it emits light rays just like the light wheels observed in the Indian Ocean or the Persian Gulf. The captain of the merchant ship Somerset, who saw it for the first time, describes the circumstances of the phenomenon in his logbook: This view impressed me so much that I gained the place where the burning ship had disappeared (…), but found no survivors, no wreckage. Much effort is made by the port police, often alerted by people who claim to have witnessed a fire at sea, without any trace of anything, any clues of shipwreck or hoax.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_98


Year: 1740, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 657 (206EDA5E)

Date: 2/23/1740
Location: FRANCE, Toulon
Description: (Translated from French) In the Toulon harbor a fireball was seen. It then plunged into the sea from where it rose up like a bouncing ball. Having reached a certain height it exploded and spread various fireballs, some of which fell into the sea and others on the mountain. (1740, night of February 23rd to 24th)
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les Ovni du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p. 77, 78
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_186

Event 658 (CC936522)

Date: 2/23/1740
Location: Toulon, France
Description: During the night, a rising purple globe resembling fire was observed. The orb ascended slowly, descending into the sea with a rebound effect. Upon reaching a specific altitude, it detonated, emitting multiple fireballs over the sea and mountains. The explosion produced a sound akin to a powerful thunderclap or a bomb blast. The occurrence was reported to the Marquis de Caumont by witnesses.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_331

Event 659 (5EA18CC9)

Date: 10/23/1740
Location: England
Description: Renowned astronomer James Short, celebrated for crafting telescopes, documented an intriguing sight. He believed to have witnessed an unidentified planetoid he initially considered a Venusian satellite. This celestial body, eventually dubbed “Neith” by Hozeau, was observed during Venus’ heliocentric longitude of 68° and an elongation of 46°.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_332


Year: 1741, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 660 (18076DEA)

Date: 9/21/1741
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Bradly, Selborne, Alresford.
Description: (Translated from French) According to the Wernerian Natural Historical Society Transactions (vol. 5, p.386) it would have fallen between Bradly, Selborne and Alresford over several tens of square kilometers “like spider webs in the form of flakes or tatters, about 3 cm wide and 15 to 18 cm long”.

Apparently this fall was made in large quantities and twice. After several hours of calm, a second “shower” would last from 9 am until dusk. The “All the Year Around” (vol. 8, p 254) describes the same phenomenon but specifies that the three locations form a triangle of 13 km side and that the matter fell at great speed.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.106
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_187

Event 661 (A0495A0E)

Date: 9/21/1741
Locations: Selborne, Hampshire, England; New Alresford; Bradley
Description: Dawn. Parson-naturalist Gilbert White wakes up at his vicarage in Selborne, Hampshire, England, and finds the neighboring clover fields matted all over with a thick coat of cobwebs, laced with dew. The dogs are blinded by it when they attempt to hunt. At 9:00 a.m. more cobwebs fall from the sky and continue until dusk. They are “perfect flakes or rags; some near an inch broad, and five or six long, which fell with a degree of velocity that showed they were considerably heavier than the atmosphere.” The fall extends to the neighboring villages of New Alresford and Bradley.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Gilbert White, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789), Letter XXIII
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_10

Event 662 (79ECBEAA)

Date: 12/11/1741
Time: 12:50
Location: HERTSFORDSHIRE AND LONDON, ENG
Description: 20cm fireball falls. Levels going quickly ESE and away. / r186#26+/ r34p85.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 387)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_49

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “HERTSFORDSHIRE+LONDON,ENG:20cm FBL FALLS:LEVELS >>ESE+AWAY:/r186#26+/r34p85”, LatLong: “51.500002 -0.066667”, LatLongDMS: “51:30:00 N 00:04:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 663 (5C4F8F76)

Date: 12/12/1741
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Sussex
Description: (Translated from French) “Around 12:00 or 13:00 a terrible thunderclap was heard in the direction of the north. It sounded like two very large cannons firing one after the other. But the rumble and echo did not resemble those produced by a cannon shot. Within a 30 km radius, all the houses were shaken.” Another witness, a canon at Canterbury, was luckier. On the same day, also around 13:00 his house was strongly shaken by what he took for an earthquake. But he rushed out and then saw “what seemed to be a cloud of storm in the sky and a ball of light that passed very quickly over the eastern region towards the west. It had begun with two loud detonations like cannon shots. It was like a very large shooting star in the middle of the day.”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.106-107
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_188


Year: 1742, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 664 (09A2705C)

Date: 1742
Location: FRANCE, PARIS
Description: (Translated from French) Jumping from the roof of his hotel, on the banks of the Seine in Paris, the Marquis de Bacqueville made a gliding flight (wings attached to his body), which allowed him to almost entirely cross the river. He landed abruptly on a boat moored to the opposite shore.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 14
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_189

Event 665 (5BC0C89C)

Date: 12/16/1742?
Locations: St. James’s Park; Westminster; London; England
Description: 8:40 p.m. Physician Cromwell Mortimer, secretary of the Royal Society, is walking through St. James’s Park in Westminster, London, England, when he sees a light ascend from behind the trees and houses in the southwest. When it reaches 20° against the sky, it takes a horizontal path with an undulating motion before disappearing in the northeast after a full 30 seconds. The front part is luminous with a frame-like structure behind it, and it has a faint trail. The date is questionable since Mortimer calls this a “Thursday” and December 16 was a Sunday.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: [A Note by Cromwell Mortimer], Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 43 (1745): 524–525
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_11


Year: 1743, 6 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 666 (B4406C69)

Date: 1743
Location: GRANDE-BRETAGNE, Peibio (Anglesay - pays de Galles)
Description: (Translated from French) At Peibio, near Holyhead, two farmers working in the fields saw “a ship with its sails, flying in the air.” The object came from the southeast, from the direction of Mount Snowdon (Caernarvan) and was heading towards the witnesses. They added that a “flock of birds gathered to watch the phenomenon and then dispersed in all directions”. According to the farmers, the object must have weighed 90 tonnes and was moving at an altitude of about 40 m. The “airship” resembled the old steamships that used to shuttle between Holyhead and Ireland. They could clearly see the bottom of the “ship” when it passed almost vertically. The weather was quite cloudy. According to the witnesses, similar observations had already been made in the region ten or twenty years before.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.109-110
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_192

Event 667 (CA64FFCD)

Date: 1743
Description: (Translated from French) Near Holyhead (Anglesey, Wales), a farmer saw a “boat” sailing in the clouds at about 1500 feet.
Reference: FSR 1971
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_99

Event 668 (A684CB1A)

Date: 8/31/1743
Location: ITALY, between Castel-Nuovo and Rome.
Description: (Translated from French) In his memoirs Girolamo-Giacomo Casanova, barely 18 years old and not yet having acquired the reputation of a seducer that will be attributed to him, wrote: “From Terni I went to Cirocoli… and from there to Castel-Nuovo, from where I went to Rome where I arrived on the first of September at nine in the morning. I must not forget to mention here a particular circumstance which will please more than one reader, however ridiculous it may be in the end. An hour after Castel-Nuovo, the air was calm and the sky serene, I saw to my right and ten steps away from me a pyramidal flame of the height of a cubit and raised four or five feet above the level of the ground. This apparition struck me because it seemed to accompany me. Wanting to study it, I tried to get closer to it, but the more I went in its direction the more it moved away from me. It stopped as soon as I stopped and, when the part of the road I was crossing was bordered by trees, I stopped seeing it, but I found it again as soon as the edge of the road became free again. I also tried to turn back, but each time it disappeared and only reappeared when I was heading back towards Rome. This strange beacon did not leave me until the light of day had chased away the darkness… I had the prudence not to tell anyone about it.”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.108-109
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_190

Event 669 (78E0247F)

Date: 12/16/1743
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Westminster
Description: (Translated from French) Mortimer Cromwell, a physicist, was returning home at 8:40 pm when he saw a light towards the southwest from St James Park. It moved in a wavelike motion, and he saw it for 30 seconds. At the front was a bright flame projected backwards, followed by a glowing fire in an opaque capsule, followed by a long tail becoming increasingly darker towards the end. The head of this tadpole-shaped object had an apparent diameter of half a degree, the tail a length of three degrees, and for the thickness 1/8 of a degree.
Reference: Flying Saucer Review vol. 23 no. 2 pp. 14-15
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_191

Event 670 (8EFB94FE)

Date: 12/16/1743
Time: 20:40
Location: LONDON
Description: M. Cromwell. Flaming red-glowing cylinder/cylindrical object rises. Going northeast / slow wavy trajectory. / MJ#148.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 278)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_50

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “LONDON:M.CROMWELL:FLAMING RED-GLO CYL RISES:>NE/SLOW WAVY TRAJECT:/MJ#148”, LatLong: “51.500002 -0.050000”, LatLongDMS: “51:30:00 N 00:03:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 671 (7B32D666)

Date: 12/16/1743
Location: London, England
Description: An observer from the Royal Society documents an uncommon sighting of a slow-moving, waving light resembling a rocket. At 8:40 PM, while in St. James Park, the observer witnessed a light emerging from the southern horizon behind trees and houses. The light ascended to around 20 degrees, exhibiting a wavering motion parallel to the horizon, before proceeding towards the northern point over houses. The observer described the light as resembling a flame with a bright, charcoal-like core encased in an opaque, iron-banded structure. A tail of light flame trailed from the object. The observer’s detailed account and the object’s unusual characteristics challenge the notion of a regular meteor, leaving it difficult to classify the phenomenon, especially considering the lack of satellite re-entry in 1743.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_333


Year: 1744, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 672 (18A7D308)

Date: 5/27/1744
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, London
Description: (Translated from French) Mr. Henry Baker shortly after 11pm saw a strange trumpet-shaped object above Somerset House at the moment when this unusual craft emitted a white flame.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.110
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_193

Event 673 (2498C335)

Date: 6/6/1744
Location: HRADEC-KRALOVY, CZK
Description: 2 brilliant disks seen. No further details. / Lumieres dans la Nuit (monthly, Paris) #326p34.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 326)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_51

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Czech and Slovak Republics”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “HRADEC-KRALOVY,CZK:2 BRILLIANT DISKS SEEN:NFD:/LDLN #326p34”, LatLong: “50.200002 15.833334”, LatLongDMS: “50:12:00 N 15:50:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “VYC”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 674 (36E12E75)

Date: 6/23/1744
Location: SCOTLAND
Description: (Translated from French) From two hours before dusk until nightfall above a Scottish hill: “a troop of armed men” was observed in the air by 27 witnesses including a magistrate.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.110
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_194

Event 675 (ECF61301)

Date: 6/23/1744
Location: Knott, Scotland
Description: A group of twenty-six witnesses, including a judge, reported an astonishing occurrence where they observed a troop of armed men in the sky above a hill. At around 7 o’clock in the evening, D. Stricket, a servant to Mr. Lancaster, spotted a procession of horse-mounted figures moving leisurely along Souter Fell in Cumberland. After alerting his master, Mr. Lancaster, the aerial figures became visible near a location known as Knott. The inexplicable spectacle continued for a duration of two hours, during which all twenty-six individuals, residing within a mile’s radius, had the chance to witness the phenomenon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_334


Year: 1745, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 676 (86890C92)

Date: 7/4/1745
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, London
Description: (Translated from French) The Reverend George Costard saw a trumpet-shaped craft at around 8:00 PM above Stanlake Broad.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.110
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_195

Event 677 (314B6B9F)

Date: 7/14/1745
Locations: Standlake Broad; Oxford, England
Description: Astronomer George Costard observes a meteoric stream of fire that persists for at least one hour at Standlake Broad west of Oxford, England.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Part of a Letter from the Reverend Mr. Geo. Costard to Mr. John Catlin, concerning a Fiery Meteor Seen in the Air on July 14, 1745,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 43 (1745): 522–524
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_12

Event 678 (3FFCF5AF)

Date: 7/14/1745
Location: London, England
Description: Reverend George Costard witnessed an anomalous event where he observed a trumpet-shaped object flying over Stanlake Broad at approximately 8:00 PM.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_335


Year: 1748, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 679 (AD1DB25A)

Date: 8/5/1748
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Description: Eleven witnesses reported seeing three globes of light along with the appearance of twelve tall men and armies in the sky at 2 P.M. in a valley located west of the city. Initially believed to be meteorological phenomena, the intensity of the lights increased, revealing the figures and armies dressed in bright clothing. The entities seemed to re-enact the battle of Culloden, which had occurred near Inverness on 16 April 1746. Notably, the sighting’s timing during the early afternoon ruled out the possibility of an aurora being responsible for the anomalous occurrence.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_336


Year: 1749, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 680 (9C0912BB)

Date: 1/2/1749
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, 3 round objects resembling the Moon appear, and are visible for 4 days. Social unrest breaks out, attributed to the mysterious celestial objects, and the government takes action. Those who participated in the riots are executed. However, confusion reigns when people notice 3 “moons” aligned in the sky and, a few days later, 2 suns. (January 2nd)
Reference: Vallée 1969
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_100

Event 681 (92B5BCE6)

Date: 1/2/1749 (approximate)
Location: JAPAN / LOCATION UNKNOWN
Description: 3 moonlike objects / 4 days. Later they line up. Days later 2 more show.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: DIMENSIONS, A Casebook of Alien Contact Ballentine, NY 1989. PB (Index 12)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_52

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “128”, HatchDesc: “JAPAN/LOC UNK:3 MOONLIKE OBJS/4 DAYS:LATER THEY LINE UP:DAYS LATER 2 MORE SHOW”, LatLong: “36.050002 140.000007”, LatLongDMS: “36:03:00 N 140:00:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Honshu Island”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 682 (EA71B2DB)

Date: 4/27/1749
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, London
Description: (Translated from French) The Ruggieri, of Bolognese origin, were famous throughout Europe. Louis XV had them come to his court to organize real pyrotechnic spectacles at Versailles. But it was in London, in St James’s Park, that the firework display was fired that has probably never been surpassed in magnificence. King George II had asked Gaetano Ruggieri, assisted by Giuseppe Sarti, to celebrate the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle. He was so impressed that a complete description was published in a special book. (…) The success of these spectacles was such that they became the obligatory complement of all festivities.
Reference: “To the Assault of Space” Georges H. Gallet, ed. of Modern Thought, p. 30
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_196

Event 683 (0C0E1DEA)

Date: 11/4/1749
Locations: North Atlantic Ocean; Cape Finisterre, Spain
Description: 11:50 a.m. The crew of the HMS Montagu watches a large blue fireball, apparently low on the water, head directly toward them from the northeast and explode some 150 feet away from the ship, causing some damage to the mast, before it continues on toward the southwest. The incident takes place in the North Atlantic Ocean some 240 miles west of Cape Finisterre, Spain.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Chalmers, “An Account of an Extraordinary Fireball Bursting at Sea,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 46 (1752): 366–367; Chris Aubeck and Martin Shough, Return to Magonia: Investigating UFOs in History, Anomalist, 2015, pp. 67–75; Martin Shough and Wim van Utrecht, Redemption of the Damned, vol. 2, Anomalist, 2021, pp. 105–114
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_13


Year: 1752, 9 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 684 (46337022)

Date: 1752
Location: SWEDEN, Augermannland
Description: (Translated from French) (Before the earthquake) balls of fire raced across the sky. (Charles FORT: “The Book of the Damned” - ed. Eric Losfeld 1967, p. 187) Spheres of fire emanating from a long, flaming tubular object.
Reference: Desmond Leslie and George Adamski: “The S.V. Have Landed” - J’ai Lu 1971, p. 31
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_199

Event 685 (90507DD7)

Date: 1752
Location: Kazan, Russia
Description: A man named “Yashka” claimed to have encountered a person dressed in white who transported him to a flying cauldron. Yashka described his experience as a journey to another world before ultimately returning to Earth.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_337

Event 686 (CF5AF3A2)

Date: 4/15/1752
Location: NORWAY, Slavane (Stavanger?)
Description: (Translated from French) (Preceded by a violent storm and) a strange, 8-sided star.
Reference: A strange, sparkling, 8-sided object: cfr UFO-ORIENTERING., 1966, 7, listing of Ole Jonny Braenne
Reference: Charles Fort: “The Book of the Damned” - ed. Eric Losfeld 1967, p. 187
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_197

Event 687 (7217286D)

Date: 4/15/1752
Description: (Translated from French) In Stavanger (Norway), observation of a strange object, with 8 faces and sparking. (April 15)
Reference: UFO-ORIENTERING., 1966, 7
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_101

Event 688 (D22F19E1)

Date: 4/15/1752
Location: STAVANGER, NORWAY
Description: ‘Octagonal star’ seen. / Charles Fort / Book of the Damned and IFS#26.
Type: sighting
Reference: ALDRICH, Jan J.: Private research papers. A huge mass of hard-won information. (Index 0)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_53

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Scandanavian and Finland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “STAVANGER,NORWAY:‘OCTAGONAL STAR’ SEEN:/CHARLES FORT/BOOK OF THE DAMNED+IFS#26”, LatLong: “58.950003 5.716667”, LatLongDMS: “58:57:00 N 05:43:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Norway”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 689 (0646411A)

Date: 4/15/1752
Location: Stavanger, Norway
Description: An octagonal luminosity was observed in the sky, emitting fireballs from its corners.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_338

Event 690 (14E5D1AE)

Date: 6/1/1752?
Location: AUGERMANLAND, SWD
Description: Luminous spheres exit bright cylinder/cylindrical object in sky. Coordinates approximate. / IFS#26.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 13)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_54

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Scandanavian and Finland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “AUGERMANLAND,SWD:LUM SPHERES EXIT BRITE CYL.IN SKY:COORDS APRX:/IFS#26”, LatLong: “60.000003 15.000001”, LatLongDMS: “60:00:00 N 15:00:00 E”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Sweden”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 691 (03B65864)

Date: 6/1/1752
Time: 04:00
Location: Angermannland, Sweden
Description: Between 4 and 5 A.M., luminous “balls of fire” were seen emitting from a bright streak in the sky that stretched for approximately 12 to 13 miles along the coast from northeast to southwest.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_339

Event 692 (32CBC5B9)

Date: 9/1752
Location: USA
Description: (Translated from French) Benjamin Franklin launches the first electric kite in a thundercloud. He feels a shock when touching the apparatus’ cable.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 18
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_198


Year: 1753, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 693 (77CDAB42)

Date: 5/14/1753
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) First experience in France (second in the world), of an electric kite, by Romas.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 18
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_200

Event 694 (63D40A02)

Date: 12/8/1753
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Fleet Dorset
Description: (Translated from French) At around 11:45, on a sunny day, Mr. Cracker saw something resembling a child’s kite but shining like silver, passing back and forth through the clouds.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.111
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_201

Event 695 (03900118)

Date: 12/11/1753
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Berkshire
Description: (Translated from French) Around 5:00 PM in an area stretching from London to Kent, the maneuvers of a kite were preceded by a dull explosion.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.111
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_202


Year: 1754, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 696 (E9097CAC)

Date: 8/15/1754
Location: Amsterdam and Chiswick, England
Description: Following sunset, a peculiar sphere with a diameter similar to the full moon’s was witnessed emitting intense, blinding beams of light as it descended near ground level.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_340


Year: 1755, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 697 (B416ECB4)

Date: 3/1755
Location: Jupiter
Description: German philosopher Immanuel Kant publishes Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens, in which he theorizes that distance from the Sun determines the intelligence level of a world’s inhabitants; thus, the people who live on Mercury are the stupidest, and the Venusians are only dimly brighter—making any Jupiterians and Saturnians much smarter than earthlings.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_14

Event 698 (3278F6C0)

Date: 8/15/1755
Time: ~21:00
Location: CHISWICK, LONDON
Description: Odd sphere shoots brilliant beams. Drops and hovers just over ground.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 26)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_55

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “CHISWICK,LONDON:ODD SPHERE SHOOTS BRILL.BEAMS:DROPS+HVRS JUST OVR GROUND”, LatLong: “51.483336 -0.266667”, LatLongDMS: “51:29:00 N 00:16:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “2”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “7”


Year: 1756, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 699 (942D1F0C)

Date: 1756
Description: Scottish astronomer James Ferguson writes Astronomy Explained upon Sir Isaac Newton’s Principles, proclaiming the certainty of a plurality of inhabited worlds “peopled with myriads of intelligent beings, formed for endless progression in perfection and felicity.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: James Ferguson, Astronomy Explained upon Sir Isaac Newton’s Principles, 8th ed., London, 1790, p. 6; Matthew Goodman, The Sun and the Moon, Basic Books, 2008, pp. 189–190
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_15

Event 700 (F82BE98F)

Date: 1/2/1756
Location: ITALY, Turin
Description: (Translated from French) An explosion shook the sky of Turin, just after the passage of a blue flying object which, during its entire flight, projected flames. It remained visible for 20 minutes.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.111
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_203

Event 701 (5B594964)

Date: 1/2/1756
Time: 16:00
Location: TORINO, ITL
Description: Blast shakes sky. Blue object shoots flames / 20 minutes passing. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 26)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_56

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “239”, HatchDesc: “TORINO,ITL:BLAST SHAKES SKY:BLUE OBJ SHOOTS FLAMES/20 MINUTES PASSING:NFD”, LatLong: “45.083335 7.750000”, LatLongDMS: “45:05:00 N 07:45:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Torino”, Strangeness: “5”


Year: 1757, 2 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 702 (8F328616)

Date: 9/13/1757
Location: USA, BOSTON
Description: (Translated from French) John Childs made several flights or gliding descents (with parachute?) from the top of a church tower in Boston.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 18
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_204

Event 703 (5A247B50)

Date: 11/26/1757
Location: SCOTLAND, Edinburgh
Description: (Translated from French) A conical object flew over the city at high speed. Before disappearing, this UFO released three satellite-shaped discs.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.112
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_205


Year: 1758, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 704 (F7FBDE28)

Date: 1758
Locations: Jupiter; Mars; Moon; Planets beyond the solar system
Description: Swedish theologian and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg writes in The Earths in the Universe that that he has conversed with spirits from Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, Venus, and the Moon, as well as spirits from planets beyond the solar system. From these encounters, he concludes that the planets are all inhabited and that such an enormous undertaking as the universe cannot have been created for just one race on one planet.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Emanuel Swedenborg, The Earths in the Universe, London, 1875; Richard Smoley, “Is There Really Life on Other Planets?” Swedenborg Foundation, February 15, 2019
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_16

Event 705 (DE7CA21E)

Date: 11/26/1758
Location: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Description: Fast conical object flies over. Offloads 3 small disks and flies away!
Type: sighting
Reference: INFORESPACE Journal. SOBEPS Group, Belgium; bimonthly (Index 26)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_57

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “32”, HatchDesc: “EDINBURGH,SCOTL:FAST CONICAL OBJ FLIES OVER:OFFLOADS 3 SML DISKS+FLIES AWAY!”, LatLong: “55.950003 -3.233333”, LatLongDMS: “55:57:00 N 03:14:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Scotland”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 706 (44306C87)

Date: 12/29/1758
Time: 20:00
Location: Colchester, Essex, England
Description: Around 8:00 P.M., a large oval object resembling a football was observed descending from the sky. The object disappeared suddenly, akin to a squib without any sound.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_341


Year: 1759, 6 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 707 (57B8C5A4)

Date: 2/24/1759
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Liskeard (Cornwall)
Description: (Translated from French) At 10pm a slight tremor like an earthquake was felt: it was a vibratory movement that lasted 2 or 3 seconds. George Thompson went out to observe the sky and saw multitudes of red blood rays converging from all corners of the sky towards a dark point.
Reference: Christiane PIENS: “Les OVNI du passé” - Marabout 1977 - p.79
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_206

Event 708 (689C074C)

Date: 4/27/1759
Location: Longdon, Somerset, England
Description: 4:00 p.m. Following a clap of thunder, a flat, pale object is seen “dancing” in the sky over Longdon, Somerset, England. It is joined by three similar objects, all of which move from west to east for 30 seconds and disappear in a cloud.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: London Universal Chronicle, May 5, 1759; Chris Aubeck and Martin Shough, Return to Magonia: Investigating UFOs in History, Anomalist, 2015, pp. 83–96
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_17

Event 709 (E9B06E89)

Date: 5/20/1759
Location: Unexplained satellite of Venus
Description: Astronomer Andreas Mayer reported observing a planetoid object in orbit around Venus, although the specific location of the observation remains unknown.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_342

Event 710 (F9AAE58A)

Date: 6/9/1759
Location: FRANCE, Bazas
Description: (Translated from French) At 9 o’clock in the evening, the curate of Captioux who was walking in front of his church with the curate of Loubens, his brother, saw a column of fire going from east to south. It passed behind a wood which hid it from their view. An hour later, a second column of fire was seen rushing into the river, near the mill. That same evening, from the town of Bazas, at the end of the horizon, towards Langdon, a whirlwind of fire was seen.
Reference: M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: “Ovni, le premier dossier complet…” - ed. Alain LEFEUVRE 1979, p. 38, 39
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_207

Event 711 (0150C51C)

Date: 9/16/1759
Location: Lonmora, Sweden
Description: Man abducted for four days. On the evening of September 16, 1759, Jacob Jacobsson, a 22-year-old crofter from Lonmora, Sweden, crossed Lake Vastra Kiolsjon to deliver a food packet. Upon returning, he encountered an inexplicable phenomenon. A road appeared before him, leading him to a large red mansion where he found himself in the company of short-statured people, including a chubby man with a red cap and a taller maiden. They offered him food and drink, which he declined, expressing his desire to return home. The man with the red cap ordered his removal due to Jacob’s refusal, and suddenly, he was back by the lake shore. Four days had passed, leaving Jacob without food or sleep, though he perceived it as only a brief absence. The incident left an uneasy feeling in him, and he recounted the experience to others, known for his simple, pious nature.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_343

Event 712 (76DC5271)

Date: 10/10/1759
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Mendips (Somerset)
Description: (Translated from French) Objects resembling balls quickly flew in the direction of Essex. One of them emitted a bluish light and made a kind of loop before disappearing on the horizon. (1759, 10 October)
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.112
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_208


Year: 1761, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 713 (1BC6F171)

Date: 5/7/1761
Location: France
Description: Prominent astronomer J. L. Lagrange spotted a planetoid in apparent orbit around Venus. The object’s orbital plane, as described by Lagrange, appeared to be perpendicular to the ecliptic. This observation occurred while Venus was positioned as an evening “star” at 207° heliocentric longitude and 34° elongation from Earth.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_344

Event 714 (02745A07)

Date: 6/6/1761
Location: Unknown observation location
Description: Astronomer Scheuten observed a planetoid alongside Venus as he tracked Venus during its transit across the Sun’s disk. The planet was accompanied by a smaller dark spot on one side, which moved in tandem with Venus during the transit.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_345

Event 715 (1656E921)

Date: 11/2/1761
Location: SWITZERLAND
Description: (Translated from French) (Before the earthquake) a “huge globe” was seen. (Charles FORT: “The Book of the Damned” - ed. Eric Losfeld 1967, p. 187) A procession of “huge globes” flew over Switzerland. (Desmond Leslie and Georges Adamski: “The S.V. Have Landed” - J’ai Lu 1971 - p. 32) A procession of “huge globes” flew over Switzerland on November 2, 1761. (November 2, 1761)
Reference: The Saucers with Heidi, cfr GREPI, 1997
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_209

Event 716 (9ACFA12F)

Date: 12/26/1761
Location: Weyloe, Denmark
Description: During a stormy night, an observer in Weyloe noticed a sudden light resembling lightning around 2:04 AM. As the storm intensified, at around 4:00 AM, a distinct horizontal ray of light emanating from the moon became visible, roughly nine feet in length and as thick as a man’s arm, emitting rays on each side. Following this, a pale ball of fire, initially resembling a cloud-covered sun, moved slowly from south to north, gradually turning redder and smaller. The phenomenon concluded after approximately two minutes without any noise or smoke. Despite the storm’s intensity, the weather’s unusual behavior and the presence of multiple beams make the possibility of globular lightning less likely.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_346


Year: 1762, 7 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 717 (93604AC0)

Date: 1762
Description: (Translated from French) A large, spindle-shaped object intrigues an astronomer from Basel, who describes it as being three times longer than wide, slowly moving across the disk at a speed barely equal to half of that of ordinary sunspots.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_102

Event 718 (F6B90724)

Date: 2/1762
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Description: Mr. Staudacher observed an unfamiliar astronomical occurrence, describing it as a “black round spot” moving across the Sun. The following day, the object was no longer visible, leading him to speculate whether it might be a new planet.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_347

Event 719 (3E71FE38)

Date: 8/9/1762
Location: BASEL AND SOLETHURN, SWZ
Description: 2 astronomers. Huge cylinder/cigar-shape crosses solar disk. Outer edge glows.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 13)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_58

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “Switzerland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “BASEL+SOLETHURN,SWZ:2 ASTRONOMERS:HUGE CGR CROSSES SOLAR DISK:OUTER EDGE GLOWS”, LatLong: “47.516669 7.566667”, LatLongDMS: “47:31:00 N 07:34:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Basel”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 720 (4CD676DE)

Date: 8/9/1762
Locations: Lausanne, Switzerland; Solothurn, Switzerland; Paris, France
Description: 12:00 noon. An amateur astronomer named de Rostan is observing the Sun at Lausanne, Switzerland, when he notices a large, spindle-shaped body moving across the solar disc from east to west at a slower rate of speed than sunspots move. It is surrounded by a thin “nebulosity.” An observer named Croste in Solothurn, Switzerland, also observes the object, but French astronomer Charles Messier, who is also taking solar measurements in Paris, France, does not see it. It remains visible until September 7, when it passes the Sun’s western limb.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Observation Astronomique,” Histoire de l’Académie Royale des Sciences, 1766, pp. 106–107; “An Account of a Very Singular Phaenomenon Seen in the Disk of the Sun,” Annual Register, 1766, pp. 120–122; Martin Shough and Wim van Utrecht, Redemption of the Damned, vol. 2, Anomalist, 2021, pp. 33–45
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_18

Event 721 (D1235726)

Date: 8/9/1762
Location: Basel and Solothurn, Switzerland
Description: Two witnesses, Monsieur de Rostan in Basel and Croste in Solothurn, observed a spindle-shaped object resembling a cigar slowly flying in front of the Sun. Monsieur de Rostan, an astronomer from Basel, traced its outline with a camera obscura and sent the image to the Royal Academy of Sciences in Paris. The object appeared for almost a month and moved gradually from the eastern to the western limb of the Sun. This mysterious phenomenon was observed by multiple astronomers but remained unexplained, as it didn’t resemble a typical solar spot, planet, or comet.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_348

Event 722 (60983EAC)

Date: 11/19/1762
Location: Location unknown
Description: An anomalous sighting of a planet-like object passing in front of the Sun was reported. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg observed a greenish round spot, roughly one twelfth the diameter of the Sun, moving across a 70° chord in a span of 3 hours. The exact location of this observation remains unspecified.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_349

Event 723 (3B1C8E7F)

Date: 12/5/1762
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Bideford (Devon)
Description: (Translated from French) At around 8:50 PM a kind of writhing serpent descended slowly above Bideford and remained visible for only a few minutes.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.112
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_210


Year: 1763, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 724 (683B397A)

Date: 8/19/1763
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, London
Description: (Translated from French) Darkness more impenetrable than that of the eclipse of 1748 (Gentleman’s Magazine 33-414) (Charles FORT: “The Book of the Damned” - ed. Eric Losfeld 1967, p. 182) In broad daylight it suddenly became as dark as in a furnace. The most astonishing thing is that the darkness was quite impenetrable to the light of candles or lanterns.
Reference: Jacques BERGIER: “The E.T. in History” - J’AI LU - 1970 - p. 161
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_211


Year: 1764, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 725 (2C568CE2)

Date: 3/4/1764
Location: Unknown location
Description: A mysterious satellite attributed to the planet Venus was observed once more while Venus was visible in the evening sky. Positioned at a heliocentric longitude of 59° with an elongation of 30°, this enigmatic object garnered a total of eight observations throughout the year 1764. The exact location of these observations remains undisclosed.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_350

Event 726 (7AF639FD)

Date: 3/28/1764
Location: Unknown location
Description: A mystery satellite was sighted near planet Venus. The object, resembling a planetoid, was observed orbiting Venus with a heliocentric longitude of 98° and an elongation of 35°. This sighting adds to the collection of reliable observations of such phenomena during the pre-industrial era.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_351

Event 727 (35D3726B)

Date: 5/1764
Location: Near Gotha, Germany
Description: Mr. Hoffmann reported an anomalous sighting of a large round object, roughly 1/15th the size of the Sun, moving slowly from north to south across the sun’s path. The incident involved a single unidentified object passing in front of the sun, casting a distinct spot on the solar surface.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_352


Year: 1765, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 728 (3ACB7DFE)

Date: 6/13/1765
Location: Mount Prospect, Inishannon, Ireland
Description: A remarkable phenomenon dubbed the “Sky throne” was observed by numerous individuals around 8 to 9 PM. The spectacle, visible for approximately 30 minutes, featured a majestic throne situated in the Northern Sphere. Enclosed by a broad golden circle, the throne was adorned with a lion at its forefront, seemingly guarding it. The incident took place against a serene evening backdrop, with the sky appearing dark everywhere else, and its authenticity was confirmed by trustworthy witnesses.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_353


Year: 1766, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 729 (34CBBAFD)

Date: 1766
Location: INDIA, Mysore
Description: (Translated from French) In India, rockets retained their favor and developed into a feared weapon. The army of the Prince of Mysore, Haider Ali, counted 1200 rocket launchers.
Reference: “Rockets, Vehicles of the Future” Hans K. Kaiser, ed. Amiot-Dumont 1954, p. 13
Reference: see 1782
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_212


Year: 1767, 5 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 730 (B305850D)

Date: 6/19/1767
Location: FRANCE, Gévaudan
Description: (Translated from French) The beast killed by Jean Chastel with a blessed bullet was very different from a wolf, with reddish fur. The grass did not grow for a long time where the corpse had fallen. (There were a hundred authenticated cases of children being devoured).
Reference: Pierre VIEROUDY: “These UFOs that Announce the Superman” - Laffont 1979, p. 270
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_213

Event 731 (55B85FA3)

Date: 9/1767
Location: SCOTLAND, Coupar Angus (Pertshire)
Description: (Translated from French) Some kind of fiery house approached close to the ground and caused some damage in the town. “It took the form of a pyramid and suddenly moved forward in the direction of the Erick. It then rushed into this river at great speed and disappeared a little after Blairgowrie (more than 7 km away). This caused considerable excitement… When it passed, this object carried a large cart and transported it several meters away, into a field. A man who was on the main road at that moment was thrown off his horse and knocked out; he remained unconscious for a long time. The object also destroyed a house and the arch of the new bridge in Blairgowrie. After that it quickly disappeared.”
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “The Chronicle of UFOs” - Delarge 1977 p.113
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_214

Event 732 (58B4B5A2)

Date: 9/1767
Location: COUPAR ANGUS, SCOT
Description: Pyramid. Lifts cart. Knocks man / horse. Damages buildings. / r186#28.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 256)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_59

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, TRC: Physical traces, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “59”, HatchDesc: “COUPAR ANGUS,SCOT:PYRAMID:LIFTS CART:KNOCKS MAN/HORSE:DAMAGES BLDGs:/r186#28”, LatLong: “56.550003 -3.266667”, LatLongDMS: “56:33:00 N 03:16:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “2”, State/Prov: “Scotland”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 733 (74906FE3)

Date: 9/8/1767
Location: Perthshire, Scotland
Description: A peculiar event unfolded near Cupor Angus on the water of Isla. Preceded by a dense dark smoke, a substantial luminous entity resembling a blazing house emerged. It swiftly transformed into a pyramid-like shape and surged forward, traversing towards the water of Erick with remarkable speed before vanishing near Blairgowrie. The effects were astonishing: it displaced a large cart across a grassy field, unseated a man from his horse rendering him unconscious, demolished half of a house, and undermined an arch of a newly constructed bridge at Blairgowrie before its disappearance.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_354

Event 734 (B71CF74B)

Date: 9/9/1767
Locations: Coupar Angus, Perth, Scotland; River Isla; River Ericht; Blairgowrie
Description: A cloud “like a house on fire” that soon takes on a pyramidal form is seen traveling along the course of the River Isla near Coupar Angus, Perth, Scotland. It moves northeast to the confluence of the River Ericht and follows that stream to the west toward Blairgowrie where it disappears. It is accompanied by strong winds that destroy two houses.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Annual Register 1767, pp. 127–128
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_19


Year: 1768, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 735 (951EC1DB)

Date: 1/4/1768
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Description: Astronomer Christian Horrebow documented an unusual sighting of a “small light, that was not a star,” seemingly orbiting Venus. Referred to as “Neith” by M. Hozeau of the Brussels observatory, this object remained enigmatic and was never definitively identified. It was confirmed that Neith was not a natural satellite of Venus.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_355

Event 736 (64227D79)

Date: 9/1768
Location: GERMANY, between Frankfurt and Leipzig
Description: (Translated from French) Excerpt from the 6th book of Goethe’s autobiography. At the time he was 16 years old and was on his way to the University of Leipzig. The journey was arduous in the pouring rain and on the hills, the travelers had to get down to relieve the effort of the horses. During one of these forced marches, he noticed an astonishing phenomenon: "Suddenly, in a ravine to the right of the road, I saw a kind of amphitheater, wonderfully lit. In a pipe-shaped space an incalculable number of small lights were placed one on top of the other. They shone so brightly that the eye was dazzled. But what troubled most in this vision was that the lights were not fixed, they jumped here and there, went up and down and vice versa, in all directions. The greatest number of them, however, remained stable and radiated. It was with the greatest reluctance that I consented, when I was called, to move away from this spectacle that I would have liked to examine more closely. The postilion, when I questioned him, declared that he had never had knowledge of such a phenomenon, but that there was an old stone quarry nearby whose excavation was filled with water. It remains to be seen now whether this was a pandemonium of goblins, or an assembly of luminous creatures, I cannot decide. (September 1768)
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p.113-114
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_215

Event 737 (7B8A965D)

Date: 9/1768
Description: (Translated from French) Goethe, then a young man of 16, travels to the University of Leipzig with two passengers from Frankfurt. Most of the journey takes place in the rain and the carriage sometimes has difficulty climbing hills. As the travelers left their seats to walk behind the horses, the young man noticed a strange and luminous object on the ground: Suddenly, in a ravine to the right of the road, I saw a kind of amphitheater wonderfully illuminated. In a tubular space shone an incalculable number of small lights placed one on top of the other; and they shone so brightly that the eye was dazzled. But what troubled most in this vision was that the lights were not fixed, they jumped here and there, went up and down and vice versa, in all directions. The largest number of them, however, remained stable and radiated. It was with the greatest secrecy that I agreed, when I was called, to move away from this spectacle that I would have liked to examine more closely… It remains to be seen whether this was a pandemonium of goblins or an assembly of luminous creatures; I cannot decide. (September)
Reference: 6th book of his autobiography according to Kenneth Anger, film director and occult scholar
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_103

Event 738 (2E746B2A)

Date: 9/1/1768 (approximate)
Location: NEAR LEIPZIG, GERMANY
Description: Goethe. Ballet of miniature lights / roadside hollow. / IFS#28.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: DIMENSIONS, A Casebook of Alien Contact Ballentine, NY 1989. PB (Index 20)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_60

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCI: Scientist involvement, MID: Likely mis-identification, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Germany”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “nr LEIPZIG,GERMANY:GOETHE:BALLET of MINIATURE LITES/ROADSIDE HOLLOW:/IFS#28”, LatLong: “51.300002 12.400001”, LatLongDMS: “51:18:00 N 12:24:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Saxony”, Strangeness: “5”


Year: 1769, 3 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 739 (29C2CFB1)

Date: 10/24/1769
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Oxford
Description: (Translated from French) Observation of “houses of fire” flying.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “The Chronicle of UFOs” - Delarge 1977 p.113
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_216

Event 740 (1138DA03)

Date: 10/24/1769
Location: Oxford, England
Description: An unusual incident involved the sighting of an object resembling a blazing house in the sky, lasting for about an hour. This object exhibited vertical movement, resembling hovering as it moved up and down. Notably, it emitted jets of gas and produced rumbling sounds during its presence.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_356

Event 741 (4DEF06C2)

Date: 11/18/1769
Description: (Translated from French) In Arendal (Norway) Mr. Abo (lieutenant captain) and Mr. Drejer (controller) observe with binoculars a fog and spots on the solar disk. The spots do not move while they are observed. (November 18, 12 PM)
Reference: KONGELIG PRIVELEGERT ADRESSE CONTOIRS EFTERRETNINGER, No.5 - 1769/70
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_104


Year: 1772, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 742 (39C8200E)

Date: 1772
Location: FRANCE, ETAMPES
Description: (Translated from French) The canon Desforges attempts an experiment using his flying chariot at Etampes, but the apparatus refuses to rise.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout Université 1967, p. 18
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_217


Year: 1775, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 743 (6260EE1B)

Date: 5/8/1775
Time: 20:30
Location: Waltham Abbey, Hertfordshire, England
Description: Around 8:30 PM, a gentleman in Waltham Abbey witnessed an extraordinary event. A meteor, taking on the appearance of a hazy star, emerged slightly above the moon’s position. It moved unhurriedly towards the east, maintaining a parallel trajectory with the ecliptic, covering an arc of approximately 5 to 6 degrees before fading away. The meteor’s size was about 6 or 7 minutes of arc, boasting a brightness and hue akin to that of the moon.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_357

Year: 1777, 5 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 744 (06970694)

Date: 1777
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) Joseph Montgolfier jumps off the roof of his house with a parachute of his own invention.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout Université 1967, p. 18
Reference: Follow-ups: 1779, December 29th 1782, June 3rd 1785 and October 22nd 1797
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_218

Event 745 (3BF9C927)

Date: 6/17/1777
Description: (Translated from French) C. Messier sees a number of round, black objects in the sky. (June 17)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_105

Event 746 (6BB25B77)

Date: 6/17/1777
Description: (Translated from French) Herschell sees fireballs.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_106

Event 747 (B0ED6E4F)

Date: 6/17/1777
Location: Hôtel de Cluny in Paris, France
Description: 11:46 a.m. French astronomer Charles Messier views a large number of round, dark-brown globules passing in front of the disc of the sun for 5 minutes from west-southwest to east-northeast. He sees them through an achromatic refractor at the naval observatory located in the Hôtel de Cluny in Paris, France. His estimate of their size (one-600th the size of the solar disc) puts them near the limit of resolution for his telescope, but Messier claims the objects are far away and in focus.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Charles Messier, “Observation singulaire d’une prodigieuse quantité de petits globules qui ont passé devant le disque du soleil, le 17 juin 1777,” Mémoires de l’Academie Royale des Sciences, 1777, pp. 464–472; Martin Shough and Wim van Utrecht, Redemption of the Damned, vol. 1, Anomalist, 2019, pp. 7–18
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_20

Event 748 (60E65AA1)

Date: 6/17/1777
Location: France
Description: During a lunar eclipse, astronomer Charles Messier witnessed a peculiar event involving unidentified objects moving in parallel paths. He likened these objects to a combination of ships and bells due to their size and swift movement. Messier speculated that these anomalies might have been airborne hailstones or seeds, but he leaned toward the possibility of them being small meteorites.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_358


Year: 1778, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 749 (55159A17)

Date: 1778
Location: USA, Northwest Coast - Nootka Tribe.
Description: (Translated from French) The Nootka Man - Source: Dark Visions, by John Robert Colombo. John Meares (1756-1809) was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy where he enlisted in 1771. He made, as captain, three voyages from China to Nootka Sound. (…). In these travel memoirs he recounts a story of an extraordinary stranger from the sky, of whom the Nootka Indians spoke. The stranger was dressed in copper, traveled in a copper canoe and that all the stranger possessed was made of metal. The stranger warned the Indians saying that he came from the sky and that one day their nation would be destroyed and all the people killed. Finally it would be the Nootka who would have the last word on the stranger by killing him and stealing all his metal objects. (1778 to 1779)
Reference: UFO Joe website, collected from the Internet May 1997
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_219


Year: 1779, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 750 (37BA6395)

Date: 1779
Location: FRANCE, AVIGNON
Description: (Translated from French) Joseph Montgolfier re-enacted his experience in Avignon in the presence of the Vice-Legate of the Pope and the Marquis de Brantes. This Avignon parachute allowed a sheep to land safely, even though it had been launched from the top of the Palace tower.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 19
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_220


Year: 1780, 4 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 751 (F6C7E6E5)

Date: 1780’s
Description: Coulomb’s law of electrostatics
Type: scientific advanced
Reference: Wikipedia
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_4

Event 752 (66459436)

Date: 1780
Description: (Translated from French) During an eclipse, the Moon takes on a blood red hue.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_107

Event 753 (13B85F25)

Date: 2/5/1780
Time: 07:00?
Location: BUSSIERES, FR
Description: Civil records. Flaming ‘dragon’ going [to] overhead / 15 minute(s). Lights all below brightly.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 338)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_61

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “BUSSIERES,FR:CVL RECORDS:FLAMING ‘DRAGON’ >OVHD/15min:LITES ALL BELOW BRIGHTLY”, LatLong: “48.927780 3.238889”, LatLongDMS: “48:55:40 N 03:14:20 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Seine-et-Marne”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 754 (CCA0F51A)

Date: 2/5/1780
Time: 18:00
Location: Bussieres, France
Description: Around 6 P.M. - A flaming “dragon” appeared in the sky, emitting light that illuminated the area and lasted for approximately 15 minutes, captivating those below.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_359


Year: 1781, 1 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 755 (8AAA1161)

Date: 8/28/1781
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) In a letter to the “Journal de Paris”, Blanchard announces that he has been working for twelve years on the realization of a flying machine and that he is now on his sixth operation (let us read: experience). He is experimenting with a sail chariot that many witnesses have seen in Paris.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 19
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_221


Year: 1782, 11 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 756 (D8380BE3)

Date: 1782
Location: INDIA, Symore
Description: (Translated from French) (cf. 1766) His son, Tippoe Sahib increased the force to 5000 fuseens. They used rockets of 3 to 6 kilos consisting of a 20 cm long and 4 cm diameter iron tube, stuffed with powder and fixed to a long bamboo rod serving as a guide. Their range was around 800 meters.
Reference: “The Rockets, Vehicles of the Future” Hans K. Kaiser, ed. Amiot-Dumont 1954, p. 13
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_222

Event 757 (414148BF)

Date: 6/4/1782
Location: FRANCE, ANNONAY
Description: (Translated from French) First public captive ascent of an aerostat (a hot air balloon) built by the Montgolfier brothers in Annonay.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 22
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_223

Event 758 (3B4903F5)

Date: 8/27/1782
Location: FRANCE, PARIS
Description: (Translated from French) Ascension of the balloon “Le Globe” by Charles and the Robert brothers. It was inflated with hydrogen. The balloon, not having ascended, landed in Gonesse (north of Paris), and was destroyed by the population after having been exorcised by the local priest.
Reference: “La conquête de l’air, chronologie…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - éd. Marabout Université1967, p. 22
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_224

Event 759 (CA1654E5)

Date: 9/12/1782
Location: FRANCE, PARIS
Description: (Translated from French) First captive ascent of a hot air balloon in the Faubourg St. Antoine. Rain interrupted the experience. The apparatus remained exposed to the rain for more than 24 hours.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 22
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_225

Event 760 (241EC662)

Date: 9/19/1782
Location: FRANCE, PARIS
Description: (Translated from French) In the presence of King Louis XVI, the first three aerial passengers in history made an ascent in a hot air balloon: a cock, a duck and a sheep. their return, unharmed, proved that it is possible to breathe at a few tens of metres above the ground. (1782, 19th September)
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 22
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_226

Event 761 (33B1D159)

Date: 10/15/1782
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) First captive ascent of a man: Pilatre de Rozier rising to 26 metres above the ground, on board of a hot air balloon.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 22
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_227

Event 762 (458FFBE2)

Date: 10/19/1782
Location: FRANCE
Description: (Translated from French) The ascent of October 15 had taken place in a courtyard. On the date of the 19th, Pilatre de Rozier resumed the experience in front of a large crowd. He rose to 60 meters and remained at this altitude for six minutes. He ascended a second time to 80 meters and maintained it for nearly 10 minutes. A third and final ascent on the same day was made in the company of Giroud de la Villette; the altitude reached was 324 feet; the ascent lasted 9 minutes.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 22
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_228

Event 763 (26896615)

Date: 11/21/1782
Location: FRANCE, PARIS
Description: (Translated from French) First free ascent in human history and first aerial voyage in a hot air balloon: Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis d’Arlandes surveyed the city of Paris. The verbal process of this event is signed, in particular by Benjamin Franklin.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 22
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_229

Event 764 (F1C2D3F9)

Date: 12/1782
Location: USA, Philadelphia
Description: (Translated from French) Wilcox would have risen, carried by a cluster of balloons.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 22
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_230

Event 765 (89C614B1)

Date: 12/1/1782
Location: FRANCE, PARIS
Description: (Translated from French) First flight of a hydrogen-filled balloon: Professor Charles and mechanic Robert take off from Paris (Tuileries) and land at Nnesle, travelling approximately 40 km in 2 hours. (1782, 1 December)
Reference: “La conquête de l’air, chronologie…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - éd. Marabout Université 1967, p. 22
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_231

Event 766 (CBFD8242)

Date: 12/29/1782
Location: FRANCE, MONTPELLIER
Description: (Translated from French) Lenormand carries out the first practical experiments with parachute jumps. The parachutists are a cat and a dog. (1782, 29 December)
Reference: “La conquête de l’air, chronologie…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - éd. Marabout Université1967, p. 22
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_232


Year: 1783, 5 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 767 (CB7C73A2)

Date: 1783
Location: Bath, England
Description: British astronomer William Herschel has been observing the lunar surface since the mid-1770s in Bath, England, and writes journal entries in which he details sightings of immense trees, forests, and pastures, comparing it to the English countryside. By 1778, he is seeing circular formations that he thinks are towns and villages. He also notes canals, roads, and patches of vegetation, but never writes about it publicly, since he knows that telescopic observations can be tricky.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: George Basalla, Civilized Life in the Universe, Oxford University, 2006, pp. 51–52
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_21

Event 768 (9E8A11CC)

Date: 3/1783
Location: Japan
Description: Over the course of several days, there were reports of luminous objects flying from north to south at low altitudes, seemingly passing just above rooftops.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times, by Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck, 2009
Source: WondersInTheSky, ID: WondersInTheSky_360

Event 769 (C3B5452B)

Date: 8/18/1783
Time: 21:30
Location: GREENWICH, ENGL AND BELGIUM
Description: Cloud cylinder/cigar-shape and 8 spheres all going southeast slow. Meteors? / r2p13+IFS#28.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 145)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_62

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, MID: Likely mis-identification, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “20”, HatchDesc: “GREENWICH,ENGL+BELGIUM:CLOUD CGR+8 SPHERES ALL >SE SLOW:meteors?:/r2p13+IFS#28”, LatLong: “51.466669 -0.000000”, LatLongDMS: “51:28:00 N 00:00:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “2”

Event 770 (626D65C3)

Date: 8/18/1783
Locations: British Isles; North Sea; east coast of Scotland; England; English Channel; southwestern France; northern Italy; Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
Description: 9:15–9:30 p.m. An unusually bright bolide is observed in the British Isles on a clear, dry night. Analysis indicates that the meteor has entered the Earth’s atmosphere over the North Sea, before passing over the east coast of Scotland, England, and the English Channel; it finally breaks up, after a passage within the atmosphere of around 1,000 miles, over southwestern France or northern Italy. Perhaps the most prominent witness is Tiberius Cavallo, an Italian natural philosopher who happens to be among a group of people on the terrace at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, at the time the meteor appears.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “1783 Great Meteor”; Tiberius Cavallo, “Description of a Meteor, Observed Aug. 18, 1783,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 74 (1784): 108–111; Charles Blagden, “An Account of Some Late Fiery Meteors,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 74 (1784): 202–232; Martin Beech, “The Great Meteor of 18th August 1783,” Journal of the British Astronomical Association 99 (1989): 130–134; Kaushik Patowary, “The Great Meteor of 1783,” Amusing Planet, September 8, 2021
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_22

Event 771 (34436A4A)

Date: 10/18/1783
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Windsor
Description: (Translated from French) Mr. Tiberius Cavallo made an exceptional observation from the terrace of Windsor Castle: “To the northeast of the terrace, in a clear sky and warm weather, I suddenly saw an oblong cloud moving almost parallel to the horizon. Below this cloud one could distinguish something like a luminous object which soon became spherical, brightly lit and eventually stayed stationary. It was then about 9:45 pm. This strange ball first appeared bluish and pale, but its luminosity increased and soon it started moving east. The object then changed direction and moved parallel to the horizon before disappearing to the southeast. I was able to observe it for half a minute and the light it emitted was prodigious. It illuminated any object on the ground. Before its disappearance it changed shape, became oblong and at the moment when a kind of trail appeared, it seemed to split into two small bodies. Barely two minutes later the sound of an explosion was heard.” The same kind of phenomenon was reported that evening in Deptford (Wiltshire) as well as in Hartlepool.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “La chronique des OVNI” - Delarge 1977 p. 115-116
Reference: Durham
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_233


Year: 1784, 21 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 772 (42B258E4)

Date: 1/19/1784
Location: FRANCE, LYON
Description: (Translated from French) The gigantic Montgolfiere (23,270 cubic meters) named “La Flesselles” rises from Lyon, carrying 7 passengers to 1000 meters in altitude. The six planned passengers were: J. Montgolfier, Pilatre de Rozier, Prince Ch. de Ligne, Marquis de Laurencin, Marquis de Dampierre, Count de La Porte d’Anglefort and Count d’Entraigues. At the last moment, the young Fontaine rushes into the gondola: he can be considered the first stowaway of the conquest of the air. (January 19, 1784)
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 23
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_234

Event 773 (9B8C9B81)

Date: 2/22/1784
Location: GREAT BRITAIN: Sandwich (Kent)
Description: (Translated from French) BELGIUM, WARNETON A small balloon, unmounted, diameter 1.50 m rises from Sandwich and lands in Warneton (Belgium) after a three hour ascent. It thus makes the first crossing of the channel.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 23
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_235

Event 774 (65953F33)

Date: 2/25/1784
Location: ITALY
Description: (Translated from French) Italy is the second country to witness the ascension of a human being aboard a balloon; the pilot is Paolo Andreani.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - Ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 23
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_236

Event 775 (B08171F5)

Date: 3/2/1784
Location: FRANCE, PARIS
Description: (Translated from French) In an attempt to steer his balloon, Blanchard rises from Paris and lands, unsuccessfully, in Billancourt. He uses oars and a rudder as if on a boat. (1784, 2 March)
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout Université 1967, p. 23
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_237

Event 776 (A4DA55CB)

Date: 4/25/1784
Location: FRANCE, LYON
Description: (Translated from French) Guyton de Morveau conducts tests of direction of a balloon, using oars whose pallets have one meter of width.
Reference: “The Conquest of the Air, Chronology…” A. Van Hoorebeeck - ed. Marabout University 1967, p. 23
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_238

Event 777 (AE269985)

Date: 4/28/1784
Location: FRANCE, PARIS
Description: (Translated from French) Lannoy and Bienvenu present to the “Academy of Sciences” of Paris, a reduced model of a helicopter. The device makes a flight in the meeting room.
Reference: