Basel: Johann Schroter - 3 July 1612, Switzerland - Battling sky armies
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
According to this broadsheet, some terrible and wondrous signs were seen in the heavens in Switzerland, on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th of July, 1612. They included three suns, three rainbows, a white cross, and two battling armies.
The text in this broadsheet contains rhymed strophes. It describes the events rather superficially and repetitively addresses its Christian readers 'young and old' to repent their sins because wondrous signs from heavens are indicators of bad times, war, and menace.
Source: Beschreibung der am 3.4.5. vnd 6. Julii dises 1612. Jars erschienen vnd grausamen erschrocklichen Wunderzeichen am Himmel (Basel: Johann Schroter, 1612).
With 22 strophes from Christian Fischer. Herzog August Bibliothek, HAB 38.25 Aug. 2, fol. 799.