The image of what it seems a UFO painted on the wall of a 16th century church in Sighisoara – thought to the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler.
The painting shows an apparent church, perhaps the same building where the painting was seen, somewhat engulfed in flames. A large, hovering disc can be seen over the church with a column of smoke from or to the sky.
The photograph was taken by a tourist, Catalina Borta, and sent to UFO experts at the Israeli Extraterrestrials and UFOs Research Organization (EURA).
The caption on the painting says, ‘Israel, put your hope in the Lord,’ and the image is thought to date from just after 1523, when the Bible was first translated into German.
UFO experts have drawn a comparison with other well-known paintings which seem to depict flying saucers, such as the 1710 painting Baptism of Christ by Aert de Gelder.
Sighisoara is believed to be the place where Vlad Tepes was born in 1431, not long after the monastery was constructed where the painting appears. Tepes is also known as the notorious Vlad the Impaler, or commonly known as Vlad III Dracula.