Nowadays it is common to hear characters from any field talk about their experience with flying ships of unknown origin. In this article, We describe the UFO Sighting Of Christopher Columbus noted in his diary.
And although many scientists and archaeologists are reluctant to believe that the UFO phenomenon predates the so-called “space-age” that began around 1950, there are numerous testimonies that describe UFO sightings in the remote past.
More precisely when man was still very far from conquering the skies through aviation.
One of them was one of the “key” characters in history, the Genoese Christopher Columbus. This is how it is written in the logbook of the Admiral who, under the orders of Queen Isabel la Católica, crossed the Atlantic Ocean.
Although the navigator did not know it, in what turned out his travel book, his account is quite objective in terms of what he saw in the sky, both on the crossing and when he arrived, what he mistakenly considered to be the Indies.
The first reference to alleged strange events in the American sky occurred on September 15, 1492, when Columbus wrote:
“That day and night he sailed 27 leagues on his way to the west and a few more. And on this night at the beginning of it they saw a wonderful branch of fire fall from the sky into the sea, 4 or 5 leagues away from them ”.
The description of the sailor is quite clear, for those who do not know other questions than what the wisdom of those times allowed. What could have been?
Many claims that this may be the indication of so-called Unidentified Underwater Objects or otherwise a UFO that got off and hid in the sea.
As if that were not enough, on October 11, 1492, shortly before one of his sailors shouted that he had seen land for the first time, Columbus noted:
‘After sunset, he sailed his first way west. They would walk two miles every hour, and up to two hours after midnight they would walk 90 miles, which is 22 and a half leagues. “
«Since the admiral at 10 o’clock at night, while in the stern castle, saw a fire, although, as it was so closed, that he did not want to affirm that it was land, but called Pedro Gutiérrez, the king’s pastry chef, telling him that it looked like a fire, that he should look, and he did so and saw it ».
“Also telling Rodrigo Sánchez de Segovia that the king and queen sent him as an overseer, who did not see anything because they were not in a place where he could see.”
“After the admiral said it, it was seen once or twice, and it was like a wax candle that rose and rose, which to few would seem to be an indication of land, but the admiral certainly had to be close to land” .
While for some that “wax candle that rose and rose” was a bonfire on land, for others, such as the notable researcher Juan José Benítez, the possibility was nil, taking into account the distance.
According to the studies of Manuel Audije (who was an officer of the Navy), when Colón and other men saw the strange light, they were just over 80 kilometers away, concluding that this distance is too great to be able to distinguish a bonfire on the ground.
Therefore, many connoisseurs of the matter affirm that Columbus witnessed lights that were considered UFOs that would be witnessing (or directing?) The “discovery of America”.
Christopher Columbus left everything in writing in his diary, including sightings of alleged mermaids in the sea off the coast of Florida. He placed them near Río de Oro and affirmed that they were not as beautiful as the legends had, and some even had a more masculine than feminine face.
Who knows how many things the Admiral and all the men who made up his crew aboard the three caravels, the Pinta, the Niña and the Santa María, could contemplate. At that time, neither Columbus nor anyone else knew the dimensions of the planet.