Michelangelo - 1513, Rome, Italy: Michelangelo’s flying triangle
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 celebrated sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) observed a triangular light with three tails of different colors. He painted a picture of it but this has not survived. According to Benedictine chronicler Benedetto Lushino's book Vulnera Diligentis (second book, chapter XXII) Michelangelo saw a "triangular sign" one calm night. It resembled a star with three tails, one silvery, the second one red, and the third fiery and bifurcated.
Source: Giovanni Papini, La vita di Michelangiolo nella vita delsuo tiempo (Milano: Garzanti, 1949), 198-200.