Simon Goulart - 16 January 1538, Franconia, Thiiringen, Germany – The Disk that melted metal
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
A large "star" was seen in the sky and came down, emitting balls of fire that melted metal objects. Scholar Simon Goulart lists the case in his chronicles as follows:
"It was seen in Franconia, between Bamberg and Thuringia Forest, a star of marvellous magnitude, which came lower gradually, and became a great white circle from which whirlwinds and clumps of fire emerged. When they fell onto the earth they melted the tips of spears, irons and horses' bits without hurting either men or buildings."
Source: Simon Goulart, Tresors d'Histoires Admirables et Memorables de notre Temps (1600). Geneve: P. Marceau (1610), 53-54. Jobus Fincelius, Wunderzeiche, Warhafftige Beschreybung und grundlich verzeichnuss schrocklicher Wunderzeichen und Geschichten (Jhena: Rodinger, 1556); Lycosthenes, op. cit., 563.