1593 transported soldier legend

Folk legend holds that in October 1593 a soldier of the Spanish Empire was mysteriously transported from Manila in the Philippines to the Plaza Mayor in Mexico City. The soldier’s claim to have come from the Philippines was disbelieved by the Mexicans until his account of the assassination of Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas was corroborated months later. Twentieth-century paranormal investigators giving credence to the story have offered teleportation and alien abduction as explanations.

About 1593 transported soldier legend in brief

Summary 1593 transported soldier legendA folk legend holds that in October 1593 a soldier of the Spanish Empire was mysteriously transported from Manila in the Philippines to the Plaza Mayor in Mexico City. The soldier’s claim to have come from the Philippines was disbelieved by the Mexicans until his account of the assassination of Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas was corroborated months later by the passengers of a ship which had crossed the Pacific Ocean with the news.

Twentieth-century paranormal investigators giving credence to the story have offered teleportation and alien abduction as explanations. Several writers have offered paranormal explanations for the story. Morris K. Jessup and Brinsley Le Poer Trench, 8th Earl of Clancarty, suggested alien abduction, while Colin Wilson and Gary Blackwood suggested teleportation.