Alien Invasion: A Brief History Of The Most Famous UFO Sightings
Humanity has always looked to the stars and wondered aloud if we are truly alone in the universe. In the case of these compelling UFO sightings the answer would seem no, we are not. While there are many extra-terrestrial encounters reported each year, only a handful have stood the test of time and remained without a rational explanation.
Here for your viewing pleasure are some of the most famous and convincing UFO photographs from the last 150 years. Before aeroplanes, and long before Photoshop the skies have been graced with mysterious saucer shaped flying objects, just see for yourself…
1870 – Washington, US
Often claimed to be the earliest picture of a UFO, this photograph was taken from the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire, in 1870.
1920’s – United States
Another fine example of an early photograph of an unidentified flying object. This picture was taken somewhere in the United States during the 1920’s.
1942 – Los Angeles, US
Searchlights converge on an unidentified object over Los Angeles on February 25, 1942. The bright blobs around the flashes are anti-aircraft shells exploding.
1942 – Tiensten, Hopeh province, China
This UFO sighting was snapped by an American photographer in Tiensten, Hopeh province, China, in 1942. Several people in the photograph appear to be pointing up at the object.
1956 – Rosetta/Natal, South Africa
This photograph is one of seven taken by meteorologist Elizabeth Klarer just before a thunderstorm. Its authenticity has been confirmed in a notarized affadavit and she stood by her story until she died in 1994 at the age of 83.
We should also add that Elizabeth also claimed she was impregnated during a later encounter with a spaceship pilot.
1957 – Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, US
Ella Louise Fortune, who worked as a nurse at the Mescalero Indian Reservation near Three Rivers, New Mexico, took this picture while driving along Highway 54 on October 16, 1957, near Holloman Air Force base.
1964 – United States
The exact location in this photographs is unknown, it is however believed to be taken somewhere in the United States on June 10, 1964, and was discovered in an attic some years later.
1969 – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, US
The Air Force project was based out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and ran from 1947 to 1969. Throughout the project, the Air Force amassed a total of 12,618 recorded sightings. Out of that total, 701 incidents remain “unidentified.”
1974 – Viborg, Jutland, Denmark
Mr Lauersen was walking his dog in Viborg, Jutland, Denmark, in the early morning hours of November 17, 1974 when he saw a strange looking object shrouded in a white cloud. He took this photo as the object was 250-300 metres away.
1976 – Switzerland
Three discs are visible in this photograph taken on March 8, 1976 in Switzerland.
1988 – Puerto Rico
Running to his car to get his camera after claiming to have been abducted at the Laguna Calthena, Mr Amaury Rivera managed to capture a series of photos which seem to show a jet fighter chasing an UFO.
1996 – Denver, US
Photographed in Denver, Colorado, in January, 1996, by Joe Clower, who was photographing some workmen painting the gold balls on a city monument.
Clower was waiting for the workmen to get ready for the photograph when he saw this strange bell-shaped flying object in the sky.