It is merely quintessential quaintness in a vertical, upright rectitude
towards a grammatical virtue that  leads into free-spirited expression.
Aliens from another world?  Were the first earthmen astronauts?
By the mid-sixteenth century...the city of Nuremberg, Germany, had barely emerged from the
Middle Ages.  The city itself, though filled with fine cathedrals, was a cesspool of dirt, disease,
ignorance, and superstition.  Yet in the skies above that city, occurred the most dazzling display of
UFO activity ever documented -- and one of the greatest ancient mysteries of all time......

An account of the
UFO sightings over Nuremberg first appeared in a contemporary broadsheet --
the forerunner of the modern newspaper -- that was discovered and later translated into modern
German by the Philological Department of Munich University.  The broadsheet, which also contains
an illustration of the event by the editor, the 16th century letter that painter Hanns Glaser reads:

"In the morning of April 14, 1561, at daybreak between 4 and 5 a.m., a dreadful apparition occurred
on the sun, and this was seen in Nuremberg in the city, before the gates and in the country -- by
many men and women.  At first there appeared in the middle of the sun two blood-red semi-circular
arcs, just like the moon in its last quarter.  And in the sun, above and below and on both sides, the
color was blood-red, there stood a round ball of partly dull, partly black ferrous (metallic) color."

The broadsheet said that dozens of other circular metal objects covered the sky.  "In between
these globes there were visible a few blood-red crosses between which there were blood-red
strips, and within [these] were three, also four and more globes."

What the document is describing here, according to UFO experts, are the familiar cigar-shaped
mother ships we've all seen in the photographs of George Adamski and others, each carrying up to
a dozen disc-shaped, smaller craft.  The broadsheet continues:
"These all started to fight amongst that the globes, which were first in the sun,
flew out to the ones standing on both sides; thereafter...the globes fought vehemently with each
other for almost an hour.  And when the conflict in, and again out of the sun was most intense, they
became fatigued to such an extent that all fell from the sun down upon the earth...and wasted away
on the earth with immense smoke.
After all this there was something like a black spear, very long and thick sighted..."

Like all medieval people, the good citizens of Nuremberg took the signs in the sky to mean that
God was urging them to repent their sins.  
As the broadsheet said:  "The God-fearing will by no means discard these signs, but will take it to
heart as a warning of their merciful Father in heaven...may God grant us His help.  Amen."
And the document ends with one of the first bylines in history:
"By Hanns Glaser, letter-painter of Nuremberg."

What really happened that spring morning in 1561, that so terrified Hanns Glaser that he took it to
be a dire warning of divine wrath?
If we look at his illustration of the event, it depicts what could be a rescue operation by UFOs
hovering over the location of an accident, which is marked by two smoke columns at the right side
of the broadsheet.
We're told by modern UFO experts that the flying strips or rods in the air containing and launching
"globes" were interstellar long-range carriers or
mother ships, used to deliver short-range craft for
strategic reconnaissance.

The unloading operation of a scout craft from a
mother ship over California was photographed first
by Adamski in a series of pictures taken between March 1951 and May 1952, using a 35mm camera
attached to the eyepiece of a Tinsley telescope.
If you compare Glaser's illustration with the Adamski photographs, you can readily see that they
both agree with regard to the system that launched the scout craft.

According to Glaser, the scouts were shot out and catapulted from the
mother ships.  Adamski's
photographs clearly indicate a launching chute at the bottom of the
mother ship for departing and
returning scout craft.
German UFO experts say that the crosses, which Glaser endowed with much religious symbolism,
were space platforms because his illustration shows them both being empty and louded with four
globes, one at each arm of the cross.  The globes are also seen to be surrounding the crosses in
the air.  Such a space platform was seen by Captain James R. Howard and his crew at 19,000 feet -
on a British Overseas Airways Corporation (now British Airways) Monarch flight from New York to
London on June 30, 1954.

About 150 nautical miles southwest of Goose Bay, Labrador, a squadron of UFOs began escorting
his aircraft, at times coming audaciously close.  Howard later told UFO investigators that four of the
space craft were joined together -- forming a cross.  Due to a lack of advanced scientific
knowledge in the mid-sixteenth century, Glaser's illustration portrays the UFOs over Nuremberg
much more accurately than his written account, which relies heavily on a religious interpretation.

What we know for sure is:
1. The rescue operation, which involved several types of spacecraft, happened against a rising
sun, and possibly a fine morning mist.  This explains why the reflective, metallic ships are
described as being blood-red in color.
2. The operation itself looked totally chaotic to Glaser and his fellow citizens, making him think an
aerial battle was raging.
3. The appearance of the black spear was caused by lengthy viewing of the UFOs against the
backdrop of the rising sun.  When Glaser and his fellow burghers closed their eyes, they saw
inverted or negative images which were retained by their brains.

Both European and American UFO experts agree that something very strange happened in the
skies over Nuremberg - some 430 years ago, following the accidental downing of two
reconnaissance spacecraft.
Did the rescue ships recover the bodies, or survivors, from the wreckage?  Or, despite their
efforts, did it prove impossible to save any of the astronauts aboard the ships?
If the rescue mission failed, it opens the intriguing possibility that the descendants of those
stranded ancient astronauts could be living in Nuremberg today!

Editor's Comment:
The main thing that draws an interest to me, concerning this particular story/chapter, is the fact
that there couldn't have been much "activity" in the sky back then, especially via their primitive
selves.  Basically, what I'm trying to say, in the year 1561 you can't blame
UFO sightings on weather
military experiments or NASA, etc., for that matter.  So, the notion of seeing, reporting,
and claiming that such a spectacle took place WHILE trying to fuse it into their religious ways of
thinking, helps support the validity of such.  If they just made it up for whatever reason, then why
try to explain it through religious hogwash?  At any strange, bizarre rate, what happened in
Nuremberg, whether it be
UFOs or some other unknown reason, is still a mystery to this day......

Look below, for the complete list of chapters on this topic. Cheers!
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become a book.  So, since the short stories were very interesting and I thought others would perhaps like to read it as well, I
decided to re-type the articles and upload them into this website - with only slight modifications occurring occasionally.  Enjoy...
Chapter 9 - UFOs at Nuremberg - Sightings...
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