posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 01:26 AM
reply to post by zorgon
I believe the painting you are showing is:
~ "The Baptism of Christ" ~
Fitzwilliam Musuem, Cambridge, England
Painted in 1710 by Flemish artist Aert De Gelder
This scene is actually one that is repeated in countless paintings from the time period. It only looks like a UFO because the central object has
faded. The UFO itself is a Halo which is surrounding a Holy Dove. The dove (which was tiny to begin with) has faded over time...leaving only its Halo
to be obvious. If you look closely, however you can still see the remains of it on the painting. Very similar representations of Holy Doves with
glowing Halos and rays of light shining down, were painted at that time period.
A lot of info about misconceptions about ancient art which can lead to UFO interpretations can be found at this page.
Also two good videos on this subject can be found here
I must say these two videos are quite good, HOWEVER I do not agree with everything said by the maker of them. For instance he goes into a tangent at
one point about how 'Sun Worship' symbolism did not enter into Christianity until the Romans....I can say with quite a bit of confidence that this
is a baseless claim. There is a lot of evidence of Sun Worship mythology in both Christianity and Judaism which predates the Roman's involvement with
Christianity. None the less he remains more, or less accurate in his interpretations of most of the art he shows.
Two small notes....I am not one who enjoys debunking UFO's...on the contrary I believe in their reality. I do, however believe in spreading truth,
even if it is dissapointing.
Note two...to give credit where it is due, I must say that the two video links I give, were originally posted ATS user Wirral Bagpuss at the thread: