Not only is it a sword & a hilt, there seems to be a seal or symbol at the cross. Awesome photo. Is there a patron saint of Madrid?
(if I were a tin-foiler, & I ain't, but if I were, I'd say SOMEONE was trying to send a message.)
"in Hoc Signo Vinces". Seriously, in that picture, it does look like a cross or a sword.
This is close to what I saw a few years ago above Calabasas, CA heading in the direction of Malibu or Santa Monica about 5AM in the morning at work while standing around with a morning ciggie.
Increadibly fast white flash and no sound. That thing must have travelled 30 miles at that altitude in 1/2 second before disintegrating. I've seen one once before and kept an open mind.
The sky was very dark and it illuminated the water vapor between me and it. So now I have my ciggie on the roof of the place and watch the sky before doing what I'm getting paid to do.
Lookie at post 2