M. Prevost, curate of Lussac les Eglises - 1608, between Angouleme and Cognac, France - Flying warriors
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
"The day was calm and clear, and in an instant a large number of small, thick clouds appeared. They came down to the ground and turned into warriors. Their number was estimated between 10,000 and 12,000, all handsome and tall, covered with blue armor, aligned behind deployed red and blue banners (...)
"This sight was such that peasants and even the nobility took alarm. They assembled in large number to observe these soldiers' progress; they noticed that when they came near a thick wood, to maintain their good order, they rose above it, only touching the leaves of the trees with the bottom of their feet, eventually walking on the ground again to a forest where they disappeared.
"I have written this based on a manuscript report by the late M. Prevost, curate of Lussac les Eglises."
Source: Chronique de Pierre Robert, cited by A. Catinat, Chartes, Chroniques et Memoriaux (Lyon, 1874).