UFOs in History: Historical Sightings between: 1015 – 1492

UFOs in History: Historical Sightings between: 1015 - 1492
UFOs in History: Historical Sightings between: 1015 - 1492
UFOs in History: Historical Sightings between: 1015 - 1492
UFOs in History: Historical Sightings between: 1015 – 1492

Read: UFOs in History: Historical Sightings between: 45,000 BC – 9 BC60 AD – 927 AD1015 – 1492

  • 1015 Japan: Two objects were seen ‘giving birth’ to smaller luminous spheres over Japan.
  • 1027 During August in Egypt, a number of “stars” were seen to fly over Cairo and the Nile Delta.
  • 1034 Europe: A rare typeset book from 1493 contains what may be the earliest pictorial representation of a UFO. The book Liber Chronicarum, describes a strange fiery sphere, seen in 1034, soaring through the sky in a straight course from south to east and then veering toward the setting sun. The illustration accompanying the account shows a cigar-shaped form haloed by flames, sailing through a blue sky over a green, rolling countryside. This may be the first work that actually contains actual illustrations of UFO‘s.
  • 1113 England, Wessex: A group of churchmen from Laon in France were going from town to town in Wessex, bearing with them relics of the Virgin Mary, which they used to perform miracles of healing. At the coastal town of Christchuch, they were astonished to see a dragon come out of the sea, ‘breathing fire out of its nostrils.’
  • 1133 Japan: A large silvery disk is reported to have come close to the ground.
  • 1078 England: ” In this year appeared the wilde fyr such as no man before remembered: and moreover it did harm in many places.”
  • 1180 Japan, Kii province: A term equivalent to our “flying saucer” was actually used by the Japanese approximately 700 years before it came into use in the West. Ancient documents describe an unusual shining object seen in the night as a flying “earthenware vessel.” The object, which had been heading northeast from a mountain in Kii province, changed its direction and vanished below the horizon, leaving a luminous trail.
  • 1200 England: William of Newburgh describes a silvery, flat, shiny disc-like object, which appeared near the abbey and frightened everyone near it.
  • 1207 England, Tilbury: Gervase of Tilbury writes in Otio Imperialia about an aerial ship which caught its anchor on a pile of stones. An occupant came down from the ship and managed to free it, however he was asphyxiated by the atmosphere.
  • 1211 England, Gravesend, Kent: During a Sunday mass it is said that the congregation saw an anchor descend and catch on a tombstone in the churchyard. The churchgoers rushed outside to see a strange ‘ship’ in the sky, with people on board. One occupant of the vessel leaped over the side, but did not fall: ‘as if swimming in water’ he made his way through the air toward the anchor. The people on the ground tried to capture him. The man then ‘hurried up to the ship.’ His companions cut the anchor rope, and the ship then ‘sailed out of sight.’ The local blacksmith made ornaments from the abandoned anchor to decorate the church lectern.


  • 1235 Japan: What might be called the first official investigation of a UFO sighting occurred in Japan in 1235. During the night while General Yoritsume and his army were encamped, mysterious lights were observed in the heavens. The lights were seen in the southwest for many hours, winging, circling and moving in loops. The general ordered a “full-scale scientific investigation” of these strange events. The report finally submitted to him has the “soothing” ring of many contemporary explanations offered for UFO phenomena. In essence it read: “the whole thing is completely natural, General. It is… only the wind making the stars sway.”
  • 1239 England: Matthew of Paris: “On July 24 at dusk, but not when the stars came out, while the air was clear, serene and shining, a great star appeared. It was like a torch, rising from the south, and flying on both sides of it, there was emitted in the height of the sky a very great light. It turned quickly towards the north, not quickly, nor, indeed, with speed, but exactly as it wished to ascend to a place high in the air.”
  • 1254 England, St Albans: Some monks at saw in the night sky ‘a kind of large ship elegantly shaped and well-equipped and of marvelous color’.
  • 1270 England, Bristol: A spaceship was seen, which landed and an occupant came down from a ladder and was suffocated in the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • 1271 Japan: