UFO Conjectures

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A 1716 Illustration of a UFO?

Google's UFO alerts provided, in a link [http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/18th-century-book-cover-prove-8880692], a 1716 book cover that allegedly depicts a UFO.
The article (link) say this:

"The Latin text, a treatise on Mathematics by Johann Caspar Funck, features an illustration on its cover clearly depicting a UFO . The flying saucer is shown emerging from clouds ..."

Here's the full book cover:


  • Can you not see the Biblical references right in the picture?

    Psalm 84 includes the lines "Yea, the sparrow hath found a house," and "For the Lord God is a sun and shield." The picture is obviously a (way too) literal interpretation of the phrases referenced, even if the exact verses have a slightly different numbering in modern Bibles.

    By Blogger Scott Hamilton, at Wednesday, September 21, 2016  

  • Just like "UFO" on a French jeton:


    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Wednesday, September 21, 2016  

  • Hello,

    Classic symbol of "Zeus shield" circulating in this era, on Jeton, symbolism and coverts. Diego Cuoghi have invited from time now to not confound Art & UFO :(



    By Blogger Gilles Fernandez, at Thursday, September 22, 2016  

  • Excellent, Gilles! About twenty years ago I helped Diego with that very page.

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Thursday, September 22, 2016  

  • Hello Zoam,

    Yep, it is an excellent and rare pragmatic resource I "quote" or "propose" like Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day" movie :p

    I ignored you participated to that page. GG!



    By Blogger Gilles Fernandez, at Thursday, September 22, 2016  

  • Come one guys, many of these paintings most probably show flying saucers. No doubt they were interpreted by their painters as whatever they wanted: religious events, angels, gods, etc. But the reality is that those objects were FLYING SAUCERS. Period. Stop being so simple minded.

    By Blogger Don Maor, at Saturday, September 24, 2016  

  • Hilarious, Don! Really.

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Sunday, September 25, 2016  

  • No zoam, hilarious is the title of Cuoghi's webpage:

    "ARTE E UFO? no grazie, solo arte per favore"

    Which means "Art and UFO?, no just art please"

    So next time I see an art painting of a galloping horse I will claim with certainty "Art and Horses?, no just art please". Mountains in a painting? No, just Art. Fruits in a painting? No, no, just art.

    Deal with that Zoam, some paintings from the past show UFOs. If that FACT flies in the face of your modern psycho-babble-social media contamination worthless IFO theories, well sorry.

    No wonder Zoam helped Cuoghi with his website, probably by proposing the ludicrous title.

    By Blogger Don Maor, at Monday, September 26, 2016  

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