THIS IS A PAINTING from 1710 by Aert de Gelder. He was a student of Rembrandt, and had close friends at the Vatican. These friends gave him access to the Vatican archives of art and text. He was there often and for long periods of time studying. When he did this painting, which depicts The Baptism of Jesus Christ, what had he seen in the archives of the Vatican that made him put a UFO in the sky overhead and beams of light coming down ? What do you think ?