In the medieval church of Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania, there is a old wall painting depicting what looks like a disc-shaped UFO descending from the clouds and standing above a building. The painting dates back to the 18th century and was probably painted after the restoration of the church from a destructive fire. Nobody has information on the artist but it is believed to have been painted by someone local.
There are numerous samples of European paintings, usually of some religious nature, depicting what look like flying machines. There are some similarities of this painting with the front cover of an 18th century book depicting a saucer like object descending from the clouds. Are these paintings, depictions of UFO testimonies or just some type of symbolism that we have not been able to decipher? Some believe that the disc could be a more contemporary and minimalistic representation of the biblical story of Elijah who was taken to heaven.