1211 AD, Cloera, Ireland : 最初期の UFO 事件の記録?


・Brent Swancer がソース記事の著者。

・UFO が出現、碇が降りてきて教会のドアに引っかかった。そして UFO から男が泳ぐように浮遊して…という記録。


In 1211 AD we have another very early report that seems to be of a UFO crash. It supposedly happened in the remote town of Cloera, where a very bizarre series of events seems to have taken place above a church dedicated to St. Kinarus as the people were holding mass there. An English historical chronicler called Gervase of Tilbury would write of what happened thusly:

It befell that an anchor was dropped from the sky, with a rope attached to it, and one of the flukes caught in the arch above the church door. The people rushed out of the church and saw in the sky a ship with men on board, floating before the anchor cable, and they saw a man leap overboard and jump down to the anchor, as if to release it. He looked as if he were swimming in water. The folk rushed up and tried to seize him; but the Bishop forbade the people to hold the man, for it might kill him, he said. The man was freed, and hurried up to the ship, where the crew cut the rope and the ship sailed out of sight. But the anchor is in the church, and has been there ever since, as a testimony.

ref: Before Roswell: Strange Accounts of Very Old UFO Crashes | Mysterious Universe - https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020/05/before-roswell-strange-accounts-of-very-old-ufo-crashes/





In Christianity, the anchor throughout the ages has held a special significance. It’s meaning was held in high regard throughout Christendom, and was often depicted on the graves of Christians, especially of Saints and Martyrs.


Was Cloera a Real Place in Ireland?
If you read about the story of the anchor of Cloera, you’ll have a hard time finding any records of a place called Cloera in Ireland. This could be a major discrepancy in the story, a place which is now known as something else, or simply a mistranslation between language and era.

Despite Cloera not been found on the map, a church dedicated to St Kinarus is also not to be found anywhere in Ireland.

The closest we have to a Kinarus, is Kinsius, a medieval archbishop of York, England, who served King Edward the Confessor.

Kinsius was seen as a holy man, and after his death on 22 December 1060, efforts were made by the faithful to have him declared a saint.

In the story, it’s a Bishop who makes the people release the man who left the ship to release the anchor, who then climbed back onboard.

Despite the similarities, Archbishop Kinsius came years after the original story, but before the attribution of the tale to Gervase of Tilbury.

Though this makes for a really interesting story, and captures our imagination, it’s more than likely a parable, or fictional work. Though it’s authenticity as a historical event is still open for debate. What do you think?

ref: Is The Story of The Sky Ship at Cloera Fiction? - Inquisitive Wonder - https://inquisitivewonder.com/is-the-story-of-the-sky-ship-at-st-kinarus-folklore/





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