Agrippa d'Aubigne, Histoire Universelle (1626), III - 1586, Beauvais sous Matha near Tors, France Flying Hat-shaped object
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
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 brown "hat" with horrible red colors was observed flying close to the steeple shortly before sunset. The witnesses were the great French poet Theodore Agrippa d'Aubigne (1552-1630) and the Marquis de Tors.
"The Marquis, lord of that place, took his guest to a garden, shortly before sunset, and they saw a round cloud come down over the hamlet of Beauvais-sous-Matha, with a color that was horrid to see, for which one is forced to use a Latin word: subfusca (dark brown).
"This cloud resembled a hat with an ear in the middle, the color of the throat of an Indian rooster (...) This hat with its sinister sign came into the steeple and melted there."
Source: Agrippa d'Aubigne, Histoire Universelle (1626), III, iv, eh. 3.