1561, Nuremberg, the battle


1561, Nuremberg. An event that was largely forgotten until Carl Jung wrote about it in 1958. In his work Flying Saucers: A modern myth of things seen in the skies. Based on the account documented by Hans Wolff Glaser on a broadsheet news article printed in 1561.

According to the article, the whole city of Nuremberg (Nürnberg) witnessed a baffling phenomenon. It can only be described as a battle of numerous ships or flying vehicles. Many of these ships reportedly crashed down to earth and disintegrated while billowing a thick black smoke.

The article of Hans Wolff Glaser, that described the events that took place on April 14, 1561 in Nuremberg, Germany

The text reads (translated):


In the morning of April 14, 1561, at daybreak, between 4 and 5 a.m., a dreadful apparition occurred on the sun, and then this was seen in Nuremberg in the city, before the gates and in the country – by many men and women. At first there appeared in the middle of the sun two blood-red semi-circular arcs, just like the moon in its last quarter. 


And in the sun, above and below and on both sides, the color was blood, there stood a round ball of partly dull, partly black ferrous color. Likewise there stood on both sides and as a torus about the sun such blood-red ones and other balls in large number, about three in a line and four in a square, also some alone. In between these globes there were visible a few blood-red crosses, between which there were blood-red strips, becoming thicker to the rear and in the front malleable like the rods of reed-grass, which were intermingled, among them two big rods, one on the right, the other to the left, and within the small and big rods there were three, also four and more globes. 


These all started to fight among themselves, so that the globes, which were first in the sun, flew out to the ones standing on both sides, thereafter, the globes standing outside the sun, in the small and large rods, flew into the sun. Besides the globes flew back and forth among themselves and fought vehemently with each other for over an hour. And when the conflict in and again out of the sun was most intense, they became fatigued to such an extent that they all, as said above, fell from the sun down upon the earth ‘as if they all burned’ and they then wasted away on the earth with immense smoke. 


After all this there was something like a black spear, very long and thick, sighted; the shaft pointed to the east, the point pointed west. Whatever such signs mean, God alone knows. Although we have seen, shortly one after another, many kinds of signs on the heaven, which are sent to us by the almighty God, to bring us to repentance, we still are, unfortunately, so ungrateful that we despise such high signs and miracles of God. 


Or we speak of them with ridicule and discard them to the wind, in order that God may send us a frightening punishment on account of our ungratefulness. After all, the God-fearing will by no means discard these signs, but will take it to heart as a warning of their merciful Father in heaven, will mend their lives and faithfully beg God, that He may avert His wrath, including the well-deserved punishment, on us, so that we may temporarily here and perpetually there, live as his children. For it, may God grant us his help, Amen. 


By Hans Glaser, letter-painter of Nurnberg.

Remote viewing

If you are into remote viewing, the following could be interesting for you. Watch this interesting project that the Farsight Institute created in 2019. A number of trained remote viewers describe the events that transpired in Nuremberg, 1561.

If however you do not have an hour to spend, here is a summary of what is said.


Target number: 6674-6144

All remote viewers describe the following scene. A massive number of city folks gawking at a highly unusual spectacle in the sky.
Further examination revealed the sky phenomenon as a battle in the sky. It was fought by ships of extraterrestrial origin.

Both sides of this battle had different morphology. Adding to the idea of a cosmic battle between two species. It was fought out over the early modern city. Not very much was mentioned as to what motivated this battle. One side was mentioned to be scared, while the other side was perceived to be misunderstood.


We may never know exactly what transpired that morning on April 14th, 1561. What we do know is that is was witnessed by countless inhabitants of Nuremberg. What they saw , as described in a medieval context makes it even trickier to discern exactly. Fact is, that it was highly unusual. It has many hallmarks of an epic battle in the sky.

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