When I was younger, now a long time ago by human years, I remember being in a trance thinking about a UFO Sighting covered by the HISTORY Channel. My favorite UFO Celebrities of the time told me, and the world, without hesitation, Christopher Columbus spotted a UFO (alien in origin) just hours before stumbling upon the Americas.

We’re interested in the only clearly referenced UFO incident described in the “log book”. The October 11, 1492 light observed from the Santa Maria at night. This light is described as coming up, out of the ocean, over and over, only hours before Columbus first sees land.

Here’s a clip of that HISTORY programming discussing their interpretation of the supposed Christopher Columbus UFO Sighting.


VIDEO: HISTORY Channel’s Christopher Columbus UFO


The HISTORY Channel “experts” claim the following about the October 11, 1492 UFO incident:

  • The Admiral first witnessed the UFO light on October 11, 1492 at night..
  • It was also seen by a man named Gutierrez.
  • The light was seen moving up and down.
  • The UFO was seen 5 hours before Columbus discovered the Americas.


Planetary Orbit History

HISTORY Channel says other “strange” entries appear in the “log book” including birds, a ship mast too heavy to pick up, and “stars” that changed positions in the sky from night to night.

So what were the stars that changed positions in the night sky? In 1492 the science of planetary orbits was still yet to be discovered.

For nearly 1,000 years, Aristotle’s view of a stationary Earth at the center of a revolving universe dominated natural philosophy, the name that scholars of the time used for studies of the physical world. A geocentric worldview became engrained in Christian theology, making it a doctrine of religion as much as natural philosophy. Despite that, it was a priest who brought back the idea that the Earth moves around the Sun.


In 1515, a Polish priest named Nicolaus Copernicus proposed that the Earth was a planet like Venus or Saturn, and that all planets circled the Sun. Afraid of criticism (some scholars think Copernicus was more concerned about scientific shortcomings of his theories than he was about the Church’s disapproval), he did not publish his theory until 1543, shortly before his death. The theory gathered few followers, and for a time, some of those who did give credence to the idea faced charges of heresy. Italian scientist Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for teaching, among other heretical ideas, Copernicus’ heliocentric view of the Universe.


But the evidence for a heliocentric solar system gradually mounted. When Galileo pointed his telescope into the night sky in 1610, he saw for the first time in human history that moons orbited Jupiter. If Aristotle were right about all things orbiting Earth, then these moons could not exist. Galileo also observed the phases of Venus, which proved that the planet orbits the Sun. While Galileo did not share Bruno’s fate, he was tried for heresy under the Roman Inquisition and placed under house arrest for life.- NASA


source: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/OrbitsHistory

Columbus was sailing in 1492.


The October 11, 1492 UFO Light

Now the important part. The reason I’m writing this. Let’s discuss the October 11, 1492 light. Honestly I found this by mistake. I was searching through some old newspapers when I noticed a curious story about Christopher Columbus. A story about Christopher Columbus “Discovering the Americas” as written in 1828.

This is not opinion. What follows, was written by individuals with no bias towards government alien disclosure, no connections to Hollywood movie/TV companies, and no businesses related to UFOs. Such things did not even exist at that time.

Let’s see what HISTORY left out of their interpretation. You can decide for yourself if they did it on purpose. But it’s this specific incident which lays the ground work for their “experts” to reinforce the other claims of “strange” entries in the “log book”.


“UFO Incident” Recounted in 1828

We’re now in pitch black darkness sailing on the ocean. This is the night before Columbus first eyes the Americas. Columbus is starring out across the dark horizon with anxiety scanning for land.

The story goes like this:

Annapolis Maryland Republican (April 18, 1828) – As the evening darkened Columbus took his station on top of the castle or cabin on the high poop of the vessel.


However he might carry a cheerful and confident countenance during the day, it was to him a time of the most painful anxiety; and now, when he was wrapped from observation by the shades of night, he maintained an intense and unremitting watch, ranging his eye along the dusky horizon, in search of the most vague indications of land. Suddenly, about 10, he thought he beheld a light glimmering at a distance.


Fearing that his eager hopes might deceive him,he called to PEDRO GUTIERREZ, gentleman of the king’s bedchamber, and inquired whether he saw a light in that direction; the latter replied in the affirmative.


Columbus, yet doubtful whether it might be some delusion of the fancy, called Rodrigo Sanchez of Segovia, and made the same inquiry. By the time the latter had ascended the round house, the light had disappeared. They saw it once or twice afterwards in sudden and passing gleams as if it were a torch in the bark of a fisherman, RISING AND SINKING with the waves, or in the hand of some persons on shore, bore UP AND DOWN as he walked from house to house. So transient and uncertain were these gleams, that few attached any importance to them[.] Columbus, however, considered them as certain signs of land, and moreover. that the land was inhabited. They continued their course until two in the morning (5 hours later) when a gun from the Pinta, gave the joyful signal of the land. It was discovered by a man named Rodrigo de Trana; but the reward was afterwards adjudged to the ADMIRAL (Columbus), for having previously perceived the light.


The land was now clearly seen about two leagues distant, whereupon they took in sail, and laid to, waiting impatiently for the dawn.


…(Skipping ahead in the article 1 paragraph)…


The moving light which he had beheld had proved that it was the residence of man. But what were its inhabitants? Were they like those of the other parts of the globe? or were they some strange and monstrous race, such as the imagination in those times was prone to give to all remote & unknown regions? Had he come upon some wild island far in the Indian Sea? or was this the famed Cipango itself, the object of his golden fancies? A thousand speculations of the kind must have swarmed upon him, as, with his anxious crews, he waited for the night to pass away; wondering whether the morning light would reveal a savage wilderness, or dawn upon spicy groves, and glittering fanes, and gilded cities, and all the splendor of oriental civilization. It was on the morning of Friday, the 12th of October, 1492, that Columbus first beheld the New World.


…(The article continues on)…


UFO Incident Summary

Now that you’ve read the recount for yourself, you can clearly see what information was left out of the HISTORY interpretation. In fact, the most important part. Columbus and his crew observed the inhabitants of the Americas, who had fire or torch lit on land, 5 hours before discovering land. The fire or a torch was moving up and down, rising and sinking. The fire or torch was observed by Gutierrez.

This is why I investigate UFOs. I enjoy giving credit to humans when celebrities give credit to aliens. I don’t mind standing up for the inhabitants of the Americas against Hollywood.