The strange apparitions in the sky seen by Christopher Columbus in 1492

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September 15, 1492, Christopher Columbus\’s log:

“He sailed this day, night included, twenty-seven leagues in his course to the west, and a few more. And at the beginning of the night he had seen a wonderful branch of fire fall from the sky into the sea, at a distance of four or five leagues from where they were.”

Christopher Columbus was, perhaps, one of the first witnesses of history who could see with his own eyes from his caravel the first Unidentified Flying Objects (U̳F̳O̳s) and Unidentified Undersea Objects (better known as Osnis). He did not hesitate to record in writing the events and phenomena, inexplicable to him, that his eyes were seeing. On September 15, 1492, on his way to who knows where (to America), Christopher Columbus wrote in his logbook the following: “He sailed on this day, night included, twenty-seven leagues in his to the west and some more. And early in the evening he had seen a wonderful branch of fire fall from the sky into the sea, at a distance of four or five leagues from where they were.” What is certain is that these fireworks that Columbus saw that night could be the first testimony of the history of the Osni presence.

Christopher Columbus Osnis

On October 11, 1492, before Admiral Columbus and his crew saw land, there were other phenomena similar to the one that had taken place the previous month. Thus the Admiral\’s account also in his logbook:

“…After the sun had set, he first sailed westward. They would walk 12 miles every hour, and until 2 hours after midnight they would walk 90 miles, which is 22 and a half leagues. The Admiral, at 22:00 at night, being at the stern of the castle, saw fire although, because it was so closed, he did not want to say that it was land, called Pedro Gutiérrez, pastry chef at the King\’s podium, saying that it looked like fire, that he should look, and he looked and saw. He also told Rodrigo Sánchez de Segovia that he didn\’t see anything because it wasn\’t in a place where he could see. After the Admiral said this, he was seen once or twice, and it was like a wax candle that went up and up, which to few would seem like an indication of land, but the Admiral certainly had to be close to land…”

According to what we can read in the famous diary of Christopher Columbus, there is an important period, which is worth noting, between 10:00 pm on the night of October 11, 1492, when they contemplated that light on the horizon, and 2 am :00h in the morning of the famous October 12, 1492, the exact moment in which Juan Rodriguez Bermejo (better known as Rodrigo Triana) saw the earth for the first time the voice of Terra! Earth!! The caravels commanded by Columbus sailed at an estimated speed of 20 kilometers per hour (which at the time would be 77 Italian kilometers achieved in 4 hours).

When land was sighted, it was estimated to be three kilometers from Pinta, after which the caravel Santa Maria followed at 3 kilometers away. This means that, at the moment they contemplated those lights on the horizon, Santa Maria was 23 kilometers from the island (80 km) away.

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the mermaids seen by christopher columbus

According to calculations by specialists from the Spanish Navy, considering its latitude, the light must have been at a height of 415 meters above sea level because it was seen at that distance.

The highest point of Guanahaní Island (named by Christopher Columbus as São Salvador) is 43 meters, a place where a fire could have been lit. It was the first place that Christopher Columbus and his crew set foot in the new world. It turns out that, therefore, it was impossible that it was a fire seen on earth, indeed by some location.

That 80 kilometers away were being covered by the navigation of the 3 caravels along the parallel that passes through the Island of Guanahaní, the island has 15 km² and just above it passes the parallel 24° N. was not mistaken. Rodrigo de Triana saw one of the islands of the Lacayas archipelago (now the Bahamas) in the middle of the Caribbean. Columbus baptized her as Saint Savior in honor of Jesus Christ and what it meant to find solid ground, a whole salvation for Christopher Columbus and his men.

Therefore, Rodrigo de Triana was the first man on board to see land at 2:00 am on October 12, 1492. Christopher Columbus, during the night of October 11, saw anything but land.

What phenomena did the discovering sailors then see since the caravel Santa Maria? A whole conundrum. Christopher Columbus wrote in his logbook that he therefore saw lights rise from the sea and that they rose through the sky. So it was recorded in his binnacle diary forever. If we rule out that, seeing Columbus what comes out of the sea, it was a shooting star, we must not forget that this happened in what we now all know as the famous Bermuda Triangle.

Christopher Columbus and the Bermuda Triangle
Many specialists also maintain the idea that what Christopher Columbus recorded in his bard\’s notebook, not only appears in his personal navigation log, but is also recorded and carefully kept in the archives of the Spanish Holy Inquisition. This theory is based on the fact that Pedro Gutierrez, a sailor who accompanied Columbus to the bard, denounced him to the Tribunal of the Holy Inquisition for saying that the lights of the sky seen on that horizon reminded her of the “Jewish menorah” (the well-known piece of gold used in Tabernacles by the Jews). When they returned to Spain from the New World, Pedro Gutierrez appeared before the Tribunal of the Inquisition, in which we all know that it was a Catholic institution created by the Catholic Church to persecute and end the infidels, who at that time were considered such Jews, Muslims and non-Catholic Christians. The court of the Holy Inquisition called Columbus the very extensive statement of all that Christopher Columbus saw leave and rise from the sea rising to the sky. This document, nowadays, is known to be kept in the secret archives of Vatican City.


Christopher Columbus wrote everything down in his diary, including sightings of supposed mermaids at sea off the coast of Florida. He located them near Rio de Ouro and stated that they were not as beautiful as the legends told, and even some had a more masculine than feminine face. Columbus claimed that these mermaids could also be seen earlier near the coast of Guinea. Who knows how many things Christopher Columbus and all the men who formed his crew aboard the caravels, the Pinta, the Nina and Santa Maria could have seen.

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