Simon Goulart - 15 December 1547, Hamburg, Germany - Heat-generating globe at midnight
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 sailors of Hamburg saw in the air, at midnight, a glistening globe fiery like the Sun, rolling towards the northern part. Its rays were so hot that passengers could not remain inside the ships, but were forced to hide and take cover, thinking that their vessels were about to burn."
Source: Simon Goulart, Tresors d'Histoires Admirables et Memorables de notre Temps (1600); Fincelius, Jobus, op. cit.; Lycosthenes, op. cit., 595.