October 1461, Metz, France: Many lights, seen twice
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
"Between Saint Remy's day (October 1st) and All Saints' Day (November 1st) numerous and marvelous signs like great firebrands the length of four fathoms and a foot large were seen in the air. "It lasted for half of a half quarter of an hour and was seen twice. Some people also said they had seen by night the like of a battle, and heard a great uproar and noise."
Two significant meteor showers happen in October: the Draconids (between the 8 ,b and 10 th day of the month) and the Orionids (around the 21-)- The sightings might have been caused by these events, but meteors would not account for the report of "great uproar and noise."