Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Trouvelot and the UFOs

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1871 At the Meudon Observatory in France, astronomer Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (1827 - 1895) saw several flying objects high in the atmosphere.

He described one object as descending like a disc falling through water. Ufologists suggest this might have been the first description of the ‘falling leaf motion’ that is known in modern UFO cases. Some sources say Trouvelot’s objects resembled those seen at Basel, Switzerland, on August 7, 1566.

Trouvelot, by the way, made a living as an artist, painting mostly portraits, but he had an amateur interest in entomology. He was the person who introduced gypsy moths to North America, bringing them back from a trip to Europe between late 1868 and early 1869 with a view to raising them to make silk, a plan which failed. Over the next seventeen years, the gypsy moth population exploded and it is now a major pest ...

Tagged: , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home

eXTReMe Tracker