We all know that UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where do they come from.
— Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, after his Apollo 14 Moon flight in 1971
UFO sightings is not something that has recently started happening. It is as much a thing of the past as anything else is. Many stories and theories have been claimed over UFOs and alien visitation, but in the past as well, there are records of people to have witnessed the UFOs. They had maintained information that passed on to generations and hence, came to the public eye.
Many unidentified flying objects have been witnessed throughout history, here are 12 of the most famous records reported.
1 – Edmond Halley
Astronomer Edmond Halley, who documented Halley’s Comet has apparently witnessed two unidentified crafts, one being in in March 1676, which he described as having a vast body apparently bigger than the moon. He estimated that the object was about 64 kilometres above him and made a rattling noise.
2 – Alexander The Great
Apparently, Alexander the great and his army men in 329 BC, witnessed a silver shield with fire around its rims in the sky, which was supposedly a UFO.
3 – Aurora, Texas
Before he Roswell UFO crash in United States, a crash in 1987 at Aurora, Texas took place where the ship crashed into Judge Proctor’s windmill and exploded into many pieces at around 6:00 AM. Apparently the bodies of aliens and their writings were also found, which were then buried there.
4 – Marseilles, France
Some witnesses in France claimed to have seen a UFO flying in the sky from which two aliens came out and had a battle. This scene was also witnessed by some people in Nice, France.
5 – Nuremberg, Germany
Apparently on April 14, 1561 in Nuremberg, Germany, two gigantic black cylinders launched many black and blue balls, bloodred crosses, and white discs, which ended an hour later and ships flew to the Sun. This was also featured in their local newspapers.
6 – Basel, Switzerland
The residents of Basel, Switzerland, saw black spheres engaged in a sort of aerial battle over the course of a few hours, at the dawn of August 7, 1566.
“Samuel Coccius, who cosigned the events in Basel’s gazette, wrote:
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.” – as found in listverse.com.
7 – New Zealand
The New Zealanders, for a month during the winters, reported to several newspapers about seeing “airships” of all different sizes in 1909. These sightings came from all over New Zealand but apparently, these sightings started with Southern parts of New Zealand and moved to North before entering Australia.
8 – Boston, Massachusetts
In 1639, a strange light was spotted in Boston that went back and forth. Governor John Winthrop also made a note about the event in his journal. The main witness who had a great reputation, described the whole thing as
“In this year one James Everell, a sober, discreet man, and two others, saw a great light in the night at Muddy River. When it stood still, it flamed up, and was about three yards square; when it ran, it was contracted into the figure of a swine: it ran as swift as an arrow towards Charlton [Charlestown], and so up and down [for] about two or three hours. They were come down in their lighter about a mile, and, when it was over, they found themselves carried quite back against the tide to the place they came from. Divers other credible persons saw the same light, after, about the same place.” – as found in listverse.com.
9 – Windsor Castle, England
Four witnesses claimed to have seen a luminous object in the sky from the terrace of Windsor Castle at 9:45 PM on August 18, 1783. What they described was more like a meteor, except for the parts of it being still and changing colours.
10 – Thutmose III
Tulli Papyrus is one of the earliest written accounts of a UFO sighting in the ancient Egyptian where the Papyrus contains the annals of Pharaoh Thutmose III. The sighting was claimed to have happened around 1480 BC. The pages of history described as a circle of fire coming out of the sky, which people took to be a Paroah and bowed down.
11 – Jose Bonilla
Jose Bonilla, a Mexican astronomer, saw objects pass in front of the Sun in a hazy mist in 1883. In 2011, three Mexican astronomers suggested that it’s possible that Bonilla might have witnessed the pieces of a comet, as he counted 447 fragments over two days.
12 – Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus witnessed a light shining at a distance while he was patrolling the deck of the Santa Maria in October 11, 1492. Columbus claimed that the lights were a sign that they would find lands and three hours later they actually did.