Leonardo Da Vinci ~ Aliens

Labanczart - Leonardo da Vinci's secret meetings - acrylic on canvas, 61cm*70cm (2014)

Fazio Cardano (1444 – 1524) was a mathematician and philosopher from Italy, and a friend of Leonardo Da Vinci.

In August 1491, in Milan, for three hours Cardano had an audience with seven majestic looking beings who materialised in his house.

They briefly spoke about philosophy, the existence of the human soul about life and death on earth and basically about the transient nature of man’s existence on Earth. When asked who they were, they said that they were men composed, as it were, of air, and subject to birth and death. It was true that their lives were much longer than ours, and might even reach to three hundred years duration.

Questioned on the immortality of the soul, they affirmed that nothing survives, which is peculiar to the individual. They remained for over three hours and when questioned about as to the cause of the universe there was disagreement between the men.

The tallest of them denied that God had made the world from eternity. On the contrary, the other added that God created it from moment to moment, so that should he desist for an instant the world would perish.


Jacques Vallée (The famous UFOlogist) records the visitation in Cardano’s son’s words. ”Seven men duly appeared to me clothed in silken garments resembling Greek togas….my father asked them if they did not reveal treasures to men if they knew where they were, they answered that it was forbidden by a peculiar law with the heaviest penalties for anyone to communicate this knowledge to men.”

Vallée also points out that things accelerated around the end of the 15th century, with Da Vinci making his famous scientific discoveries, and Copernicus, Gutenberg and Columbus making their various contributions to discovery.

I awoke, only to see that the rest of the word is asleep. - Leonardo da Vinci

The story is that between 1496 and 1498 Leonardo’s biography has a ”gap”; and when he re-emerged in 1498 his work had advanced so much as to be inexplicable.

He would produce aerial maps of Italian cities with such incredible accuracy, he would design and build the world’s first self-propelled vehicle and he would invent machines years and even centuries ahead of their time. So we need to ask us what was it that influenced Leonardo da Vinci that much for him to comeback with another perspective and what was the secret behind his burst of creativity?


The possibility that he, like his friend Cardano, was meeting extraterrestrial beings, is an interesting idea.

El Hombre de Vitruvio. Leonardo da Vinci 1487


Generally just Being. Nothing in particular, no claims to fame. I like gardening and the sea, nature, art in all forms from poetry to films and everything in between, and being in the company of my family.

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