An amazing painting shows that UFOS and aliens had a link with Count Dracula hundreds of years ago, claims an academic.

Dan D Farcas Phd in his new book, UFOs over Romania, shows a medieval fresco in the Monastery Church in Sighisoara, Transylvania. He explains that it might show that a huge UFO visited the Earth hundreds of years ago.

His book is published by Flying Disk Press and available on Amazon.

Dan D Farcas, 76, who holds a PhD in maths and computers, is President of the Association for the Study of Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (ASFAN) in Romania. He is also a member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Romania.

His book explores a huge, alien saucer-shaped object that was flying high above a church-like building. It appears to be emanating a beam of light.

The painting seems to have been completed before 1534, though it is not clear by whom or why.

Says Farcas: "Are these painting depictions of medieval UFO sightings or do they have a much more mundane and simpler explanation? As an academic and a UFO researcher, I must admit that the images in these paintings are certainly worth a second look and we should not rule out the possibility that they do depict something that today would be described as a UFO."

Another UFO sighting he explores is a UFO seen near Dracula's castle. One couple spotted a huge disc flying out of a lake when they visited the ruins of Poenari, or Dracula's Castle. It had been rebuilt by "bloodthirsty tyrant Vlad the Impaler," who had inspired Bram Stoker's 'Count Dracula,' in 1459.

The UFO spotted by the couple whizzed off north towards Transylvania over the mountains.

A third sighting involved Police sergeant Marian Mancu and Maricel Rusu, a voluntary guard. They too reported that during their night patrol on July 8, 1996, in Certesti village, Romania, at about 12.30 a.m., they saw strange lights. There was an object that was flashing red and blue lights, flying half a metre above the ground. It landed behind them. Three strange aliens alighted.

Mancu reports that they had "white faces, big heads with pointed ears and were covered in grey scales."

He explained: "When I saw what they looked like, their very ugly faces, I told myself they are not human. I became afraid and I was hiding myself in the ditch just in case something might happen because I have never seen any such beings in my life before."

Farcas pointed out: "It is unlikely the witnesses could invent all the very peculiar details and to go public with them in such a highly natural and convincing manner. It is also unlikely that it could be delusion staged by someone else."

Such a story has to be taken at face value. It is not possible that it could have been invented.

"It would have been interesting to use regressive hypnosis, or something similar, in this case. Unfortunately, in Romania, we face a lack of professionals practicing hypnotic regression and willing to apply it in such situations. Also, even the expenses to arrange such sessions are a real problem."

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