Edmund Halley, discoverer of Halley’s Comet, sees UFO in 1676

Portrait of Edmund Halley

Portrait of Edmund Halley


Type of Case/Report: SummaryReport
Hynek Classification:�
Special Features/Characteristics: Famous Person, Astronomer, Scientist/Engineer, Witness Photo

The Bible UFO Connection Original Source

Edmund Halley, the astronomer who discovered Halley’s comet, could recall two accounts involving unidentified crafts. His first experience was in March of 1676, when he saw a, as he said, “Vast body apparently bigger than the moon.” He estimated it at 40 mi. above him. He also stated that it made a noise, “Like the rattling of a great cart over stones.” After estimating the distance it traveled in a matter of minutes, he came to the conclusion that it moved at a speed greater than 9,600 m.p.h.