Thomas Short - A general chronological history of the air - 1193, London, England and a bright white ball of light, hovering
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
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
June 1193, London, England
Bright white ball of light, hovering
"On the 7th of the Ides of June, at 6 o'Clock, a thick black Cloud rose in the Air, the Sun shining clear all round about. In the middle of the Cloud was an Opening, out of which proceeded a bright Whiteness, which hung in a Ball under the black Cloud over the Side of the Thames, and the Bishop of Norwich's Palace."
Source: Thomas Short, A general chronological history of the air, weather, seasons, meteors, &c. in sundry places and different times (1749).