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Mirabilis Annus - 3 October 1660, Hull, England - Large tapered flying object



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A description of the experience

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 soldiers on guard at the South Blockhouse saw a large fiery object tapering off at one end and leaving a narrow stream behind. It was so brilliant that they could read fine print or take up a pin from the ground by its light. This object was in sight for half an hour.

Someone who was approaching Hull that same night, coming from Lincolnshire, confirmed the first report: "He saw a very great light in the sky, whereby he could perfectly discern his way, though it was exceedingly dark."

The whole relation-continues our chronicler-" is signified by letters from several eminent men in Hull who spoke with the eyewitnesses, as also by some inhabitants of London, who upon occasion have been at Hull since that time, and there from very good hands have received credible information concerning the premises." Source: Mirabilis Annus (1661).

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