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Leone Cobelli - August 1487, Forli, Italy: Floating cartwheel in the sky

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028884

Type of Spiritual Experience

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Background

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

"In that same year, on a morning (two hours before day) a big star seemingly appeared, coming from the mountain and going toward Ravenna. It looked quite like a butterfly flying in the air. I saw it and so did a lot of peasants who had put either wood or wheat onto their carts, and also those coming to Forli. I was in the country and had risen to come to Forli in the cool hours. It lasted a very short time. Some people say they had seen it when on the mountain, half an hour before." Others saw it as a huge 'cartwheel' floating in the sky.

Source: Leone Cobelli, an Italian historian, in Cronache Forlivesi dalla Fondazione delttf Citta alVanno 1498 (Bologna, 1874).

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

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UFO

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