I stumbled across this while browsing and I think it's worth more than a mention. The descriptions from eyewitness accounts make it fairly plain that a momentous battle between two opposing UFO fleets took place over Nuremberg in 1561. This is simply amazing!
Hans Glaser woodcut from 1566 of the 1561 event over
Nuremberg. (Wickiana Collection, Zurich Central Library)
Germany 1561: Citizens in Middle age Europe reported strange UFOs
battling over the skies of their town. These events were chronicled in the local newspaper "the Gazette" of the Town of Nuremberg. This was the
first time such events were recorded in public records and makes one of
the most compelling arguments for Ancient Aliens.
The earlier risers would have woken to the sight of thousands of crosses, globes, spherical objects and rods flying in the skies above the city. This reported “very frightful spectacle” lasted hours as two seemingly opposing factions began battling against one another. The globes and rods that apparently had won the battle were reported to have flown into the sun, while the UFOs that were defeated crashed into the Earth into pillars of smoke. The events are extremely remarkable in that they seem to accurately describe an ancient alien battle between two factions at war. The recorders of the event, which was said to be, “witnessed by numerous men and women,” by the Gazette, do a fantastic job of accurately describing these unidentified flying objects with objective detail while not understanding the physics of flight at the current understanding of flight and technology.
"approximately 3 in the length, from time to time, four in a square, much remained insulated, and between these balls, one saw a number of crosses with the color of blood. Then one saw two large pipes, in which small and large pipes, were 3 balls, also four or more. All these elements started to fight one against the other." (Gazette of the Town of Nuremberg).
The events lasted one hour and had such repercussions that an artist, Hans Glaser, drew a woodcut of it at the time. It describes two immense black cylinders launching many blue and black spheres, blood red crosses, and flying discs. They seem to fight a battle in the sky, it also seems that some of these spheres and objects have crashed outside the city.
“Debunkers” have attempted to explain the events over Nuremberg as a meteor shower. However, the first hand accounts seem to indicate a much greater event then a simple meteor shower in which the citizens of Nuremberg could actually perceive the objects as fighting one another. The event left a deep impact on the citizens of the area who took it as a grave divine symbol of God’s power.
“At the time when the sun rose, one saw many large black balls which moved at high speed in the air towards the sun, then made half-turns, banging one against the others as if they were fighting a battle out a combat, a great number of them became red and igneous, thereafter they were consumed and died out.”(Gazette of the Town of Nuremberg).
The UFOs are generally described as spherical, cylindrical, or shaped like a cross. The report holds that the larger cylindrical UFOs were launching the spherical UFOs, possibly some type of "mothership" launching either fighters or ammunition. Additionally the following passage, “A great number of them became red and igneous, thereafter they were consumed and died out,” sounds eerily similar to a craft beginning to combust and explode after taking on incoming fire.
Near the end of the battle witnesses describe what seems to be a magnificent “black, spear-like object” coming on the scene and decidedly ending the battle.
In the same year, a Lutheran clergyman on progress in Nuremberg wrote: "...God the Almighty has ... placed in the heavens many horrible and hitherto unheard of signs... We have seen far more signs now than in any other year. The sun and the moon have been darkened on a number of occasions. A crucifix in the sky was seen, as were biers and coffins with black men beside them. UFOs over Basel, Switzerland. Further, rods and whips and many other signs were seen in a multitude of places... and scarcely a year has passed of late without an eclipse of the sun or moon..."
All across Europe, people were seeing strange things in
the skies. In 1520, two burning suns were seen in Prussia, and a burning beam
that landed, then rose into the air and became circular. A number of Renaissance
paintings show discs and tubes and other objects hovering in the sky, some of
them glowing with their own light. A student in Basel, Switzerland reported that
just after dawn on August 7, 1566, "many large, black globes were seen in the
air, moving before the sun at great speed and turning against each other as if
fighting. Some of them became red and fiery and afterwards faded and went
A broadsheet that dates from 1561, held in the Wickiana Collection of Switzerland's Zurich Central Library, describes an ancient battle of UFO's over the skies of Nuremberg, Germany, on April 14th of that very same year. At sunrise, many people witnessed large numbers of dark red, blue and black 'globes' or 'plates' near the sun, 'some three in a row, now and then four in a square, also some alone. And amongst these globes some blood colored crosses were seen.' The document also refers to two great tubes ' in which three, four and more globes were seen. They then all began to fight each other.' This went on for about an hour, until 'they all fell...... from the sun and sky down to the earth, producing alot of steam'. Beneath the globes a long object that looked like a great black spear was also described as being seen.
What are we to conclude from this. Well, given that this "battle" was well witnessed and the descriptions leave little doubt about what was happening, combined with similar accounts of UFO's from throughout Europe at the time, it would seem that a war between opposing non-terrestrial forces was being fought in the skies above Northern and Central Europe throughout the 16th Century. Of course these events were taken as portents from God, because that was all they knew. Anything disturbing or unnatural was always assumed to be the handiwork of God or the Devil during the Middle Ages. What we have here is something they simply couldn't explain. We today can attempt to explain it, but are we really any closer to the truth?
From: http://arcturi.com/ and other sources!
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