The Leonids meteor shower of 1833 is a fascinating historical event.
It was one of the most spectacular meteor showers ever and has been the subject of many books, articles, and scientific studies.
It is also believed to have been the source of many UFO sightings.
This article will provide an overview of the Leonids meteor shower and explore the various natural events that were taken by UFOs during this time.
The Leonids Meteor Shower
The Leonids meteor shower is an annual meteor shower that occurs when the Earth passes through the tail of the comet Tempel-Tuttle.
Every 33 years, the shower is particularly active, resulting in a meteor storm lasting up to two days.
The most famous meteor storm of the Leonids was in 1833 when an estimated 100,000 meteors per hour were seen.
The Leonids meteor shower of 1833 was seen in North America, Europe, and Asia.
It was so bright that it was visible during the day, and some people reported seeing stars in the sky at night.
In addition to the meteors, the shower produced various other natural events, such as red and green auroras, flashes of light, and billowing clouds that lit up the sky.
UFO Sightings During the Leonids Meteor Shower
The Leonids meteor shower of 1833 was also the source of numerous UFO sightings.
At the time, it was believed that some meteors were alien spacecraft.
People reported seeing objects in the sky that changed shape, moved in strange patterns, and had bright lights.
Witnesses also reported seeing strange creatures, such as a giant bird-like creature with red eyes.
The sightings were so widespread that the US government even inquired into the matter.
The inquiry concluded that the Leonids meteor shower likely caused the sightings.
However, some people still believe that some of the sightings were of alien spacecraft.
Possible Explanations for the UFO Sightings
There are various theories on why people reported seeing UFOs during the Leonids meteor shower of 1833.
One theory is that the bright lights of the meteors caused people to misinterpret them as alien ships.
Another theory is that the meteors created optical illusions that caused people to see things that weren’t there.
A third theory is that the meteors were alien spacecraft, although this theory is improbable.
The Leonids meteor shower of 1833 was one of the most spectacular. The next peak event will be in 2031.
It was also the source of numerous UFO sightings, although the cause of these sightings is still unknown.
It is likely that the bright lights of the meteors caused people to misinterpret them as alien ships or that they created optical illusions that caused people to see things that weren’t really there.
Whatever the cause, the Leonids meteor shower of 1833 is an event that will remain a mystery for many years to come.
UFO Sightings during and after 1833
The first documented UFO sighting dates back to 1833 in the state of New York.
The Great New York Airship Sighting of 1833
On the night of April 14, 1833, several people across the state reported seeing a strange airship in the night sky.
The airship was described as a “large, dark, triangular object” with lights along its edges.
It was traveling at a slow speed, and it made no sound.
People saw the airship in several towns, including Rochester and Auburn.
Witnesses described it as having a “metallic look” and being “as large as a modern-day dirigible.”
Some even said it had a “long tail.”
When it was seen in Rochester, it was accompanied by four smaller red lights.
The airship was seen for several hours before it disappeared.
Many people who saw it were baffled by what they had seen and began speculating about its origin.
Some thought it may have been a new type of airship, while others thought it could have been an extraterrestrial craft.
To this day, the origin of the UFO remains a mystery.
The 1835 Great Lakes UFO Sighting
A second documented UFO sighting occurred in 1835 in the Great Lakes region.
On October 14, 1835, many people in the region reported seeing a strange, brightly lit object in the sky.
The object was described as “brightly illuminated” and “moving rapidly through the sky.”
It was seen in several regional towns, including Buffalo and Detroit.
Witnesses described it as being “as large as the full moon” and having a “distinct, round shape.”
The object was seen for several hours before it disappeared.
Like the first sighting, people were baffled by what they had seen and began speculating about its origin.
Some believed it may have been a meteor or a comet, while others thought it could have been an extraterrestrial craft.
To this day, the origin of the object remains a mystery.
- Witness Credibility: Questionable;
- Number of Witnesses: +100;
- Evidence: none;
- Physical Evidence: none;
- Official Investigation: none;
- Close Encounter: First Kind;
- Documents: none
Thirteen years after the Leonids Meteor Showere of 1833, we have the 1846 Leverger Incident, another UFO witness from the 19th Century.
Captain Augusto João Manuel Leverger and his crew witnessed, simultaneously by the Brazilian minister in Paraguay at the time, José Antônio Pimenta Bueno, a UFO. The military described his UFO encounter in a manuscript on his way to war, and the incident was published later.