On October 11, 1492 a light was sighted by Christopher Columbus and a crew. The strange light was reported to vanish and reappear several time and moved up and down in the sky. Could it be an UFO?
Sailing over what we now know is one of the deepest parts of the Atlantic Ocean ( inside the infamous Bermuda Triangle), while patrolling the deck of the Santa Maria at about 10:00 PM on October 11, 1492, Columbus thought he saw “a light glimmering at a great distance.”
He hurriedly summoned Pedro Gutierrez who also saw that same light. After a short time it vanished, only to reappear several times during the night, each time dancing up and down “in sudden and passig gleams.”
Strange lights were seen flashing deep under the water. Then a large, disc-shaped object rose out of the water and sped off into the night sky. A few, short hours later, Columbus would discover the New World.
Columbus log described the object as being like ‘the flickering of a wax candle’, rising and falling. Camp fires on the shore could not be used as an explanation, as land was far beyond the horizon. Indeed, Columbus log books describe many bizarre occurrences witnessed during their long voyage to new lands. These included seeing birds that should not have been far from land, yet they were far out to sea, a heavy mast, weighing 120 tons, floating in the ocean (they were the first European ships out there, remember) and stars that danced around the sky.