After seeing the title of this article, some savvy readers have already guessed that the “Birthplace” of Vlad Tepes is indeed inside the citadel at Sighisoara, Romania. Just this summer (2014), a tourist by the name of Catalina Borta snapped a photo of a newly uncovered painting being displayed in Sighisoara. This painting, appearing on the wall of a 700 year old monastery, mysteriously depicts what appears to be a UFO in the background. This “UFO” is seen to be positioned over a church (perhaps the same church in which the painting was found) which is apparently engulfed in flames (per the smoke billowing from the windows?). The “floating disc” is seemingly descending, trailing behind a cloud of smoke as well.
Vlad Tepes (Vlad The Impaler, Dracula) was allegedly born in Sighisoara (the house in the citadel is now a restaurant and gift shop) in 1431 – shortly after the church that appears in the painting was constructed.
So, the big question is (other than “Is that really a UFO”?) “Why would a painting that may have been created in Dracula’s lifetime, in his own hometown, depict what appears to be a flying disc-shaped craft, of the type described today as a UFO?”
Gilli Schechter and Hannan Sabat of the Israel-based Extraterrestrials and UFO Research Association claim that painting in this church (The Church of the Dominican Monastery In Sighisoara) shows an object (the UFO) which is very similar to others depicted in many artworks throughout medieval times. They cite, in particular, an illustration from a book called the Prodigiorum Liber, an account of an ancient Roman battle during which a mysterious round object appeared in the sky. The flying disc in the illustration looks very similar to the UFO in the Sighisoara church painting.
Similar discs have also appeared on French coins from the 17th century. But UFO expert Marc Dantonio says that the images on those coins are actually intended to depict military shields. The shields were supposed to symbolize the military might of the French king Louis XIV.
Experts have had some trouble dating the strange UFO painting from the birthplace of Vlad Dracula. The inscription below the painting is a Biblical quotation in German, suggesting that the painting was created no earlier than 1523, the first year that the Bible was translated into German.
Does the UFO painting date from the lifetime of the Vlad Dracula or a nearly a century later? Is the painting supposed to symbolize the military power of Dracula? Or is there some connection between the warlord who became a fictional vampire and extraterrestrials?
UFO experts remain baffled as they wait for more information about the startling painting from the home of Dracula.