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Signes merveilleux en la presence du Roy - 12 January 1589, Saint-Denis, France – Warring clouds



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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

A text published in French around 1599 makes the following report:

"We have seen at night two large clouds between Paris and St. Denis, which radiate great light, and they moved towards one another, joined and then separated again, and a large number of sagettes (arrows) and spears of fire came out, which lasted a long time in combat, then after having been fighting well, they retreated, then began to travel, and passed over the City of Paris, and went straight on southwards.

"Then on Friday 13th of the month of January, we have also seen in the Sky a great Crescent and one Star above it, like a Comet, which was bright all day, and people were amazed. Christians prayed for God to save us from the menace. Amen"

Source: Anon., Signes merveilleux aparuz sur la ville & Chasteau de Bloys, en la presence du Roy: & 1 'assistance du peuple. Ensemble les signes & Comete aparuz pres Paris, le douziesme de Janvier, 1589 comme voyez par ce present portraict (1599?), Bibliotheque Municipale de Blois, n° Inv.: LI 13.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

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