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A village priest - 1619, Prague, Czechoslovakia: - Flying Globes



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As quoted in Wonders In The Sky - Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times - and Their Impact on Human Culture, History, and Beliefs - Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck

A succession of fiery globes is observed. Some of them split into several parts or other globes. The report reads:

"A strange and prodigious thing was seen in a village that is 6 leagues from Prague, the capital city of Bohemia. Never had we seen such a spectacular or frightful sign before. The inhabitants of the village were on guard as the country is full of soldiers, because of the partialities and differences that exist in the empire today. The village priest was with them at about 10:00 in the evening. He was praying, looking up at the sky, when suddenly he stopped, astounded by what he saw. He could see a globe that resembled the moon, but fiery. It divided into two parts, and one of the parts divided into four smaller globes.

"The most amazing thing was that one of the globes disappeared, and in its place we saw a bloody crucifix. These things stayed [in the sky] for a short time, and then disappeared gradually, finally vanishing into a big hole. Then we just saw a great globe which resembled the moon, as we had witnessed at the beginning. This whole process repeated three or four times, and then everything disappeared."

Source: An 8-page pamphlet titled Signes Prodigieux d'un Globe de Feu apparu en Allemagne, Capable d'Espouventer toute la Chrestiente, y ay ant este veu un Crucifix sanglant (Prodigious Signs of a Globe of Fire that appeared in Germany, Able to Frighten all the Believers, and a Bloody Crucifix) (Paris: Pierre Bertault, 1619).

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