A 15th century painting discovered on a monastery wall in Romania seems to have the image of a burning UFO depicted on it, giving rise to speculation that there just might be a connection between aliens and the merciless Romanian ruler, Vlad Tepes, the real life Count Dracula who was given the nickname “Vlad the Impaler.” UFO Sightings Daily suggested Oct. 29 that an extraterrestrial connection would go a long way to explaining the extraordinary tale of the infamous nobleman.
Scott Waring, who produces the website UFO Sightings Daily, notes that a UFO would “explain a lot.” He then asks, “What if the stories of Dracula drinking blood to stay alive are true? Then him being an alien would make sense. I have heard that there are a few alien species that feed off of humans. Every story has a grain of truth…especially if it stands the test of time.”
The painting appears to depict a burning church or building, perhaps the very same edifice in Sighisoara, Romania, within which it was discovered. Above the image of the church is a seashell-like disc that looks every bit like a depiction of an aircraft going “down in flames,” as it were.
Given the age of the painting, the UFO would have generated discussion no matter what. However, since it was photographed by tourist Catalina Borta this summer, according to The Inquistr, and subsequently sent it to a prominent UFO research group to evaluate, it has now joined the ranks of a great number of ancient paintings, drawings, engravings, and lithographs.
One of the more famous paintings with a strange image in its midst that enthusiasts are quick to note is evidence of a UFO is “The Madonna with Saint Giovannino” (per Before It’s News), which also dates from the 15th century. In that particular work, which is believed to have been painted by Domenico Ghirlandaio, a ship-like object appears over the mother of Jesus Christ’s shoulder.
The UFO image in the newly discovered monastery painting, however, most resembles an image found on a French coin called a “Jeton.” The strange image accompanies a Latin inscription that translates as “It is here at an opportune time,” a phrase that has fueled the fires of UFO speculation over the years.
The Inquistr notes that, according to Gilli Schechter and Hannan Sabat of the Israel-based Extraterrestrials and UFO Research Association, the painting in the Church of the Dominican Monastery in Sighisoara appears to present a flying disc that holds similarities to other UFOs seen in artworks of medieval times. Even so, could there actually be some form of alien connection between Vlad Tepes, the “Impaler,” and the legend that would ultimately become a pop culture standard for the act of human vampirism via Bram Stoker’s “Dracula?”