century 1700

Bizarre accident – man fighting fire dies after accidentally swallowing molten lead (1755)

A no more unusual circumstance than swallowing molten metal can be imagined but in fact, there are many recorded cases of people swallowing molten metals (both by accident and as a method of torture). After a particularly unusual incident in Plymouth, a series of experiments were conducted on dogs, cats, and fowl to determine the effects of swallowing molten material. The case that sparked the interest within the medical community was the death of Henry Hall who accidentally swallowed molten lead while fighting a lighthouse fire in 1755. The death of Henry Hall 94-year-old Henry Hall was a lighthouse keeper who worked on the Eddystone Lighthouse in the English county of Devon. At around 2:00 AM on December 2, 1755, Hall discovered that a spark from a

Painting created by noted Dutch artist in 1710 clearly shows disc-shaped UFO hovering above Jesus

Noted Dutch artist Aert de Gelder was one of Rembrandt’s most talented students.  Studying in his Amsterdam studio from 1661 through 1663, Gelder was a devoted Rembrandt follower which likely provided him unfettered access to the Vatican’s censored and secret artworks and literature.  It is believed by many that Gelder may have cleverly revealed this “forbidden knowledge” in some of his paintings, most notably The Baptism of Christ.  Painted in 1710, The Baptism of Christ clearly shows a disc-shaped UFO with rays of light emanating onto Jesus below.  UFOs and other mysterious elements in art and paintings were fairly common in the Renaissance Period, prior to the French Revolution, after which the Vatican began to consider such art a threat.  It is assumed that many