Shape-Changing U̳F̳O̳ Flew Over England In 1783
On August 18, 1783, four people, standing on the terrace of Windsor Castle (royal castle) in the English county of Berkshire, saw something unusual(Shape-Changing U̳F̳O̳) in the sky at about 21:45.
Fake U̳F̳O̳ photos and videos are common in the modern world. However, centuries ago, the only means to capture something for memory was to paint it, impressed by their own memories or eyewitness accounts.
Therefore, many U̳F̳O̳logists consider the early stories of U̳F̳O̳ sightings to be more truthful than modern ones, because people then, in fact, had no reason to invent something for the sake of popularity and publications in the press.
The same can be attributed to the strange images of objects similar to U̳F̳O̳s or a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s that can be found on rocks and which are from several hundred to several thousand years old.
True, this article is not about such deep antiquity, but about events that happened quite “recently”, at the end of the 18th century. This event had so many eyewitnesses, including the royal nobility, so it was eventually captured in an engraving.
As it turned out later, the same phenomenon was seen by many people throughout the county. Among the inhabitants of Windsor Castle were seven eyewitnesses who later officially documented their observations: Thomas Sandby, founder of the Royal Academy, his brother Paul, Tiberius Cavallo, Dr. James Lind, Dr. Lockman, and two unknown women. The engraving shown here was drawn by Thomas Sandby and his brother Paul, which is exactly what they saw then.
First, people noticed flashes of light on the northern horizon, behind which a round, shiny object appeared flying across the sky. Its size was about half the width of the moon. The object moved slowly at first, but then it accelerated and became brighter. This observation was later r̟e̟c̟o̟r̟d̟ed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1784):
“There was an oblong cloud moving more or less parallel to the horizon. Beneath this cloud a luminous object could be seen, which soon became rounded, brightly lit, and then stopped.
This strange sphere at first appeared pale blue in color, but then its brightness increased, and soon it flew east again. The object then changed direction and moved parallel to the horizon before disappearing to the southeast. The light he gave off was amazing, he illuminated everything on earth for us. “