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Chronicon Henrici Knighton - 14 October 1387, Leicester and Derbyshire, England - Revolving wheel in the sky



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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 certain appearance in the likeness of a fire was seen in many parts of the kingdom of England, now in one form, now in another, nearly on a single night, yet in various places, throughout the months of November and December (...) and some appeared in the form Of a burning revolving wheel, others again in the form of a round barrel of flame emitting fire from above, yet others in the shape of a long fiery beam, and it thus appeared in one form or another through a great deal of the winter, especially in the counties of Leicester and Northants."

Source: "Chronicon Henrici Knighton, vel Cnitthon, monachi Leycestrensis," or the Chronicon of Henry Knighton (d. 1396). The book covers 1337-1396, and after Knighton's death was continued by another scribe. See also C.E. Britton, A Meteorological Chronology to A.D. 1450 /London: H.M.S.O., 1937), 150. Note that the date might be November.

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