Located in Florence, Italy is one of the most important pieces in the Ancient Astronaut Hypotesis: a – now – famous painting called Disputa of the Eucharist by Ventura Salimbeni, an Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker and among the last representatives of a style influenced by the earlier Sienese School of Quattrocento-Renaissance.
The painting depict a number of
religious authorities and an altar. However, the top part shows the Holy
Trinity (Father, Son, and a dove depicting the Holy Ghost) looking upon
them … and holding what seems to be a space satellite. The object
is large and spherical, with a metallic finish, telescopic antennas, and
strange lights. In fact, it heavily resembles an old Sputnik satellite.