Go Back Report # 1191



15 December 1547, Hamburg, Germany

Heat-generating globe


"The sailors of Hamburg saw in the air, at midnight, a glistening globe fiery like the Sun, rolling towards the northern part. Its rays were so hot that passengers could not remain inside the ships, but were forced to hide and take cover, thinking that their vessels were about to burn."


Reference for the above text is: Wonders in the Sky, by Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck, p.151, © 2009.

Original reference: Simon Goulart, Trésor d'histoires admirables et mémorables de notre temps (1600); Fincelius, Jobus, op. cit.; Lycosthenes, op. cit., 595.




Europe – Germany

Hamburg    Latitude 53-38-00 N, Longitude 010-00-00 E (D-M-S)

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/





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