Location. Castel Gandolfo, Rome, Italy
Date: July 1961 Time: night
It is reported that Pope John XXIII and one of his assistants were talking a walk along the private gardens of the Pope’s summer residence when they saw an oval-shaped craft with blinking bluish and amber lights hovering over their heads. The craft flew over their heads and then landed on the grass at the south side of the gardens. A strange being exited the craft; the being appeared human-like with the exception that it was encased in a golden light and had large pointy ears. Pope John and his assistant both kneeled down. They were not sure what they were looking at, but somehow knew that it was not of this world, perhaps a sign from heaven. Both men prayed and when they looked up the being was still there. The men were now convinced that they were not seeing things. The Holy Father stood up and walked towards the being. Both the Pope and the alien being appeared to be involved in engrossing conversation for about 20 minutes according to the other witness, who remained behind and could not listen to what they were saying. Suddenly the being turned around and walked back into his craft which quickly left. The Pope then turned to his assistant and said, “The sons of God are everywhere, sometimes is difficult for us to recognize our own brothers.” According to the Pope’s assistant, John XXIII never spoke about this encounter to anyone. Both men then finished their walk around the garden as if nothing had happened.
Comments: This Pope was one of the most charismatic figures in recent history and is reputed to have predicted future events and cured the sick. Translated by Albert S Rosales