Father Antonio Cesena - 1546, Caranza near La Spezia, Italy – Sightings of a Disk that changed colour
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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
A manuscript by the chronicler, Father Antonio Cesena, found in the public library at La Spezia, tells of farmers reporting "a strange disk, changing from yellow to red, with red fireballs shining beneath it". It was seen in two separate areas including the small village of Caranza, near Passo del Bocco "from time to time." Cesena interpreted the sighting as a portent of the death later that year of Count Luigi Fieschi, the governor of Varese Ligure.
Source: Antonio Cesena, Relatione dell'origine e sucessi della terra di Varese (1558). The original manuscript is lost but a copy made in 1683 is still held by the Bibioteca della Societa Economica di Chiavari (ms. Z VI 29).