Ufo in history: Christopher Columbus sighting

UFO over the sea in 1492?

The UFO phenomenon has always been part of the evolutionary path of mankind.

Millions of testimonies originate and have come from every corner of the planet over time.

Today I want to bring to your attention one of these claims.

That of the famous navigator Christopher Columbus, who left Palos on August 3, 1492 to conquer the Indies with 3 ships, the Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria, we all know how it ended … even if the latest research and historical findings strongly suggest that Columbus was not the first to reach the coasts but there were other peoples before him.

The Egyptians were among the first to arrive in the Americas, but that’s another story.

Let’s go back to Colombo now.

In reality it seems to have landed in the Bahamas, but he and his crew witnessed an intriguing paranormal episode during the voyage.

They saw a light in the middle of the sea defined as a candle that went up and down.

A UFO phenomenon in Colombo’s logbook?

This is one of the many UFO sightings in history, it is noted in the ship’s log (the compendium of Fray Bartolome’ de Las Casas).

The first account is, that of September 15, 1492, and states:

“We sailed day and night for 27 leagues to the west. Tonight we saw a wonderful fiery light fall from the sky, which fell into the sea at a distance of 4 or 5 leagues”.

Was the “fiery glow” referred to in the diary of Christopher Columbus to be attributed to a meteorite or to a USO? (Unidentified Submerged Object), a trans-medium? that in recent years have come to prominence in the reports of the United States of America navy?

The second report is dated 11 October of the same year, before the sighting of the mainland:

“After sunset, we sailed west at twelve miles an hour until two in the morning and covered 90 miles, which is twenty-two and a half leagues.”

“Since the Pinta was the best vessel, the admiral had instructed the crew to precede the fleet in order to find land and report the sighting.

The land was first sighted by a sailor named Rodrigo de Triana. at ten o’clock in the evening; since the sailor was in the stern castle, he had seen the fire that was thought to come from the mainland and after calling Pedro Gutierrez, the king’s pastry chef, he reported that it looked like a purple light “. While for some sailors this bright pink flame was attributable to a fire on earth.

J.J Benitez, a Spanish writer-journalist known for his interest in UFOs, investigated these exciting papers.

According to the research of Manuel Audije (former naval officer) when the crew saw the strange light they were 14.5 leagues away, about 80 km, so it would have been impossible to confuse the light with something bright on the ground.


 It is not possible to be sure that Columbus and his crew may have seen an extraterrestrial vehicle, it remains a bizarre story undoubtedly, we do not exclude an astronomical phenomenon of course.

Cesare Valocchia

Cesare Valocchia was born in Rome in 1970. He is a telecommunications specialist with dedicated fibre optics and data transfer curses. He cultivates two main passions: volunteering in 118 ambulances and ufology. Instructor of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation maneuvers for adults and children, he collected his experiences as a volunteer on the means of the 118 national health emergency service in Rome in an ebook entitled “Non dirmi grazie” “Don’t tell me thank you” His motto is: Helping those who suffer is the best payment. He has devoted himself to ufology since the early 1990s, and has been running the website www.myuforesearch.it since 2011. He conducted the first analysis on the “dancing” Sun of Medjugorje, which linked the UFO phenomenon to the Marian phenomenon. In May 2017, the article was published in the official journal of the National UFO Center. Further analysis of the sighting of unknown flying objects during the “Sun dance” around the world can be found on his website. He has been a member of the National Ufologic Center since 2019.

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