Samuel Coccius - 7th August 1566, Basel, Switzerland - Aerial Combat; Many black spheres in apparent aerial combat, several turn red and disintegrate.
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
"At sunrise were seen in the air numerous large black balls that flew at high speed towards the Sun, then turned around, hitting one another as if they were fighting. Many of them became red and fiery, and later they consumed themselves and were extinguished."
A contemporary engraving shows the spheres in the sky above the "Munster" cathedral with the Antistitium.
Source: Samuel Coccius (Koch), Seltzamegestalt so in diesem M.D. LXVI. Jar , /gegen auffgang und nidergang, under dreyen malen am Himmel/istgesehen worden, zu Basel auff den xxvij. undxxviij. Hoxvmonat/ und volgends auf den vij Augsten (Basel: Samuel Apiarium, 1566), ZB PAS II 6/5.