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Astronomical Records in the Russian Chronicles from 1000 to 1600 A.D. -1491, Vladimir, Russia: A Figure rises in the air



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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

The apparition in the air of the Saint Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky. "In the year 6999 (of the old Russian calendar) in the great city of Vladimir there was an awe-inspiring apparition and frightful and terrible sign of the wrath of the Lord. Thus the Lord punishes us and leads us from sin toward repentance.

"On a certain day after morning Mass many saw the following appearance above the stone church of Our Lady and the residence of the abbot: just above the place where the remnants of the Saint prince Alexander repose, on the very dome of that church, they saw a strange sign.

"It was as if a light cloud or thin smoke spread around, white as a pure frost and bright as the sun. Then the people saw the likeness of the Holy Prince on a white horse rising up toward the sky. The people who saw it were very frightened and began to toll the bells all over the city. "

Source: A. N. Vyssotsky, "Astronomical Records in the Russian Chronicles from 1000 to 1600 A.D." Historical Notes and Papers 22, Meddelande Fran Lunds Astronomiska Observatorium, Ser. II., 126, (Sweden, 1949), 45.

The source of the experience

Christian mysticism

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