“At the time of the Black Death a young man, Teitur, and a young woman, Sigga, ... saw a dense fog lying like a carpet over the whole area. ... they found that everyone was dead.”
- Icelandic lore
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Update August 26, 2008 Albuquerque, New Mexico -
Updated with Earthfiles viewer letter and images:
1) Subject: UFOs and 14th Century Black Death
Date: August 26, 2008
To: [email protected]
“I thoroughly enjoyed the interview with William Bramley, and The Gods of Eden is one of my all time favorite books.
The part about the black death reminded me of my honeymoon... No really! My wife and I went to Italy, and while there visited the Mediaeval town of Orvieto. Orvieto is noted for its Gothic cathedral, or duomo. The duomo was built starting in 1290. On the ceiling is a very dramatic fresco done in 1451 by Luca Signorelli called ‘The Rule of the Antichrist.’ The two things that struck me in this painting were a battle in the sky between two beings (probably God and Satan?) complete with beams of energy, and on the right a bunch of beings dressed completely in black, like Ninjas, with long black staffs! They seem to be gathering up the town’s people and searching a temple of some kind. This really struck me as an actual event that was captured in the fresco, more than iconography. And the figures in black with the staffs reminded me of the reports in the Black Death.
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