Dr. Eugenio Torralba - 1521, Cuenca, Spain: Contact with a flying Alien
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
Dr. Eugenio Torralba was in contact with "Zekiel," a being who taught him many secrets, and flew him to Rome. Torralba received such fame by virtue of his new-found knowledge and medicines that even Cervantes mentioned him in Don Quijote:
"Remember the true story of Dr. Torralba," says Quijote, "who was taken by the devils through the air... and in twelve hours arrived in Rome..."
In 1525 he became the personal doctor of the widowed queen of Portugal, Leonor. Zekiel (or "Zequiel"), however, proved to be Torralba's curse as well as a blessing. The Inquisition didn't take long to find out about the good doctor's dealings with the entity, and it was soon revealed that Torralba had been physically transported to faraway places by magical means. Torralba was arrested in 1528 and cruelly tortured, despite his insistence that he had never entered into a pact with the creature nor gone against the Catholic faith at any time. He was sentenced to prison on March 6th 1531, but was soon released and allowed to continue his medical practices on the condition that he never again had any contact with Zekiel.
Source: Marcelino Menendez y Pelayo, Historic de Jos Heterodoxos Espanoles (Madrid: La Editorial Catolica, 1978).