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Inca Gracilaso de la Vega - August 1533, Peru - A mysterious "non-comet" warning

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028896

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Background

Túpac Huallpa (or Huallpa Túpac) (died October 1533), original name Auqui Huallpa Túpac, was the first vassal Inca Emperor installed by the Spanish conquistadors, during the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire led by Francisco Pizarro.  

Túpac Huallpa was a younger brother of Atahualpa and Huáscar. After Atahualpa's execution on 26 July 1533, the Spaniards appointed Túpac Huallpa as a puppet ruler and ensured he was crowned with great recognition and ceremony. All this was done to convince the Inca people that they were still being ruled by an Inca.

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

Garcilaso de la Vega, the Incan, writes in Chapter 23 of his work Historic General del Peru, that Tupac Huallpa's fear of his own death was exacerbated by the sighting of a great greenish black 'comet' in August 1533. It was an unusual comet, "a little narrower than the body of a man and longer than a pike" (spear-headed medieval weapon), and had been seen by many witnesses on several occasions at night. This made Huallpa particularly depressed because a similar object had been observed a few days before the death of his father, Huayna Capac. This comet was evidently not of the ordinary kind, at least in the opinion of Huallpa, who was accustomed to heavenly phenomena. Besides, comets are not "greenish-black!"

Tupac Huallpa was executed on 29 August 1533.

Source: Inca Gracilaso de la Vega, Historia General del Peru (1617), Book I, Chapter XXXIV.

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