I think it my intellectual duty to periodically (re-)introduce readers (and web searchers) to the work of art historian Diego Cuoghi. You know all those pictures you’ve seen on the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens show — the ones with UFOs in European paintings? Guess what … they aren’t UFOs.
Cuoghi is a real art historian. The rationale world is blessed that he has taken the time to show, via numerous examples, what these images are really showing. The objects in these paintings are not flying saucers / UFOs. They are well known to real art historians. Cuoghi is just a rare example of an art history professional that decided to answer the nonsense instead of just laugh at it.