The Nuremberg 1561 UFO Battle

The Nuremberg 1561 UFO Battle

In this article we will be covering the Nuremberg 1561 UFO battle that was depicted in a wood carving by a early German journalist named Hanns Glaser. Does his controversial woodcut show an actual UFO battle that has courted controversy and debate for nearly 500 years?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Nuremberg Gazette

Hanns Glaser was what is now referred to as an ‘early journalist’ in Germany. Instead of writing about the events he witnessed – he instead opted to carve the accounts out as an illustration in woodcuts.

It is thought that the Nuremberg Gazette used this particular wood carving, along with eye witness accounts, to come up with this article back in 1561…

ufo battle over nuremberg germany 1561

As you can imagine – people were scared.

These days we are all fully aware of the topic of UFOs, and the conspiracies that surround them. But back then, in the 1560’s, people had no reference to what they saw…or what they read.


What Did They Witness?

Well, the most popular explanation is the simplest one – they all witnessed a UFO fight between two alien species above Nuremberg. As you can imagine – this is the theory most ufologists cling onto (and with good reason!).

But many conspiracy theorists believe that the locals that day actually witnessed aircraft in their skies, fighting out a battle scene from the Second World War.

But how could this be?

Well, they believe that a wormhole, or time slip, caused a Allied and Nazi battle in the skies from 1940’s Nuremberg to suddenly appear back in the 1560’s. Somehow a time-travel paradox caused this war event to turn up in the skies four centuries before it actually happened!

Experts are near enough 99.9% sure that this was not a hoax – since the descriptions were so vivid.

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The Second Battle

A UFO battle popping up in 1560’s German skies is mad enough…but strangely enough another similar recorded event took place in the skies of the Swiss city of Basel just five years after the Nuremberg UFO incident. According to the written records of this encounter, it lasted considerably longer than the Nuremberg sightings.

This Swiss incident took place on the 7th of August, 1566, in the early hours of the morning. Eye witnesses reported seeing strange black balls dart around the skies at astonishing speeds. They seemed to be taking one another out, by just dive bombing and colliding.

So what do you think?

Did the residents of two European cities in the 1560’s actually manage to somehow witness a alien war in the skies above their cities?

Or were they actually watching Second World War battles that were yet to take place?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.