UFO Photographs

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Best UFO photograph, 1942-Los Angeles, California

1942-Los Angeles, California
1942-Los Angeles, California 1942-Los Angeles, California. United States military

Best UFO Photographs

Some of the best UFO photographs ever taken. There have been literally thousands of photographs taken of UFOs. Here you will find some of the very best, from your UFO guide.

Best UFO photograph, 1942-Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, February 25, 1942, 02:25 PM-Alarm sirens installed in the event of a Japanese air raid are started as flying objects are seen and announced in the sky. A blackout is declared and the anxious and even terrified inhabitants follow the instructions by turning all the lights off. 03:16 PM Anti-aircraft guns open fire on the unidentified flying objects coming from the ocean, and projector beams are searching the sky. Witnesses observe small objects flying at high altitude, of red or silver plated color, moving in formation at high speed, and untouched by the AAA salvos. This large object was unhurt by many AAA projectiles, according to the reports. Usually known as photograph from the "Battle of Los Angeles."

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Best UFO Photograph, 1950-McMinnville, Oregon

1950-McMinnville, Oregon
1950-McMinnville, Oregon 1950-McMinnville, Oregon. Paul Trent

Best UFO Photograph, 1950-McMinnville, Oregon

May 8, 1950-This is one of the most famous UFO pictures ever taken. Photographed by Paul Trent, and first witnessed by his wife. They were published in a local newspaper in McMinnville, Oregon shortly thereafter. Soon, the Trent photos were published in Life magazine edition of June 26, 1950. The rest is history. These photos have been deemed authentic for over 50 years.

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Best UFO Photograph, 1952-Washington, D. C.

1952-Washington, D. C. 1952-Washington, D. C. United States Air Force

Best UFO Photograph, 1952-Washington, D. C.

Washington D. C. 1952. During the dawn of Ufology in the United States, unidentified flying objects made themselves known to the leaders of the free world, buzzing over the White House, the Capitol building, and the Pentagon. Seemingly the unknown objects were defying the very governmental agencies sworn to protect the United States from foreign powers. Washington National Airport and Andrews Air Force Base picked up a number of UFOs on their radar screens on July 19, 1952, beginning a wave of sightings still unexplained to this day.

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Best UFO photograph, 1956-South Africa

1956-South Africa
1956-South Africa 1956-South Africa. South African Air Force

Best UFO photograph, 1956-South Africa

1956-Rosetta/Natal, South Africa. July 17. Photograph was taken by a well respected member of South African society. Her husband was a major in the South African Air Force, and Elizabeth worked for Air Force Intelligence. Seven photographs were taken in all. There were also two witnesses to the taking of the photos. Taken in the foothills of the Drakensburg Mountains, and so-dubbed the Drakensberg photos. If these are real, they are extremely impressive. She never changed her story. She died in 1994, at the age of 83.

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Best UFO Photograph, Santa Ana, California 1965

1965-Santa Ana, California 1965-Santa Ana, California. Rex Heflin

Best UFO Photograph, Santa Ana, California 1965

1965-Santa Ana, California. August 3. Taken by highway traffic engineer Rex Heflin, while driving near the Santa Ana freeway. Heflin did not report his sighting, but the photographs were published by the Santa Ana Register on 09-20-65. This turned into a very controversial case with photos confiscated, and disagreements between different Ufologists about the photograph's authenticity. One of the most famous UFO photos ever taken, and more than not accepted as genuine.

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Best UFO photograph, Tulsa Oklahoma 1965

1965-Tulsa, Oklahoma
1965-Tulsa, Oklahoma 1965-Tulsa, Oklahoma. Life Magazine

Best UFO photograph, Tulsa Oklahoma 1965

1965-Tulsa, Oklahoma. A large wave of UFO sightings occurred in 1965 in the U. S. From coast to coast strange low flying flying objects were reported almost nightly by people of all ages and walks of life. As the year progressed, the number of reports rose dramatically. On the night of August 2, 1965 thousands of people in 4 midwestern states witnessed spectacular aerial displays by large formations of UFOs. That same night a multicolored disc was photographed in Tulsa, Oklahoma while several persons watched it perform low altitude maneuvers. This picture was extensively analyzed, pronounced authentic, and later published by Life magazine.

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Best UFO Photographs, Provo, Utah 1966

1966-Provo, Utah 1966-Provo, Utah. United States Air Force

Best UFO Photographs, Provo, Utah 1966

Provo, Utah, 1966. The pilot of a twin engine C-47 "Skytrain" transport aircraft of the USAF captured this reddish object on photograph in July 1966 at 11:00 AM. The aircraft was flying over the Rocky Mountains, at about 40 kilometers southwest of Provo, Utah. The Condon commission, which concluded that UFOs are not worth of scientific investigations, did analyze the negative at the time and concluded that the photograph shows an ordinary object thrown in the air. Many Ufologists disagree with their conclusion.

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Best UFO Photographs-1967-Woonsocket, Rhode Island

1967-Woonsocket, Rhode Island
1967-Woonsocket, Rhode Island 1967-Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Harold Trudel

Best UFO Photographs-1967-Woonsocket, Rhode Island

A daytime photograph of a disk-shaped object was taken in East Woonsocket, Rhode Island by UFO contactee Harold Trudel. The photograph shows a slightly asymmetric hubcap shaped object with a small dome and aerial extending from the bottom. Trudel believed he was in mental contact with space people, who sent him telepathic messages as to where and when they would appear.

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Best UFO Photograph, 1971-Costa Rica

1971-Costa Rica
1971-Costa Rica 1971-Costa Rica. Costa Rican Government

Best UFO Photograph, 1971-Costa Rica

September 4, 1971-An official mapping aircraft of the Costa Rican government took this photograph. The aircraft was flying at 10,000 feet over Lago de Cote. An investigation could not identify the object as a "known" aircraft. Debunkers took some stabs at it, but it is still recognized as authentic by most investigators. No "earthly" explanation has ever been given to explain the object.

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Best UFO photograph, 1972-Apollo 16 / Moon

1972-Apollo 16
1972-Apollo 16 1972-Apollo 16. NASA

Best UFO photograph, 1972-Apollo 16 / Moon

1972, Apollo 16, Moon mission dates: April 16-27, CDR: John W. Young, CMP: Kenneth Mattingly, LMP: Charles Duke. Importance of mission: Explored the Moon's rocky central highlands. NASA archives (photo No AS16-114-18423) Mission Apollo 16 on the Moon. Astronaut Charles Duke photographed collecting lunar sample at Station 1. The UFO is seen at just right of top center. No explanation has been given for the object.

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Best UFO Photographs, 1974-Tavernes, France

1974-Tavernes, France 1974-Tavernes, France. Anonymous French Medical Doctor

Best UFO Photographs, 1974-Tavernes, France

Tavernes, France, 1974. A classic French UFO picture. Photographed by an anonymous French medical doctor. Taken on March 23, 1974 in Tavernes in the section of Var, during a major UFO flap over France. Skeptics doubted the picture on the grounds that "luminous rays cannot end like this." Of course they do not, normally. But the skeptics simply forgot to consider that these are not luminous rays but light emission by ionized air, for example. The object in the photograph is still considered a UFO.

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Best UFO photographs, 1987-Waterbury, Connecticut

1987-Waterbury, Connecticut
1987-Waterbury, Connecticut 1987-Waterbury, Connecticut. Randy Etting

Best UFO photographs, 1987-Waterbury, Connecticut

Connecticut, 1987. Randy Etting was taking a walk outside his home. A commercial airline pilot with over 30 years experience, he always looked at the sky. On the night he took the photograph, he saw a number of orange and red lights approaching from the west. He got his binoculars and called his neighbors to come outside. The object, by this time was a great deal closer and seemed to be over I-84, just east of Etting's home... the lights were shimmering like distortion from engine heat, but he could hear no sound. Etting stated: "As the UFO passed over I-84, cars in both the east and west bound lanes began pulling over and stopping. The UFO displayed a semi-circular pattern of very bright multicolored lights. Five motorists reported that, as the object became visible, a number of cars lost power and had to pull off the highway."

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Best UFO photographs, 1987-Gulf Breeze, Florida

1987-Gulf Breeze, Florida
1987-Gulf Breeze, Florida 1987-Gulf Breeze, Florida. Ed Walters

Best UFO photographs, 1987-Gulf Breeze, Florida

1987-Gulf Breeze, Florida. When the news of the flurry of sightings spread beyond the close knit community of Gulf Breeze, soon the whole world was involved. Both pro and con were well represented. Shortly after Walters' photos hit the local newspaper, more UFO photographers came forward with their stories or sightings fortified with the proof; more images, both still and moving, and a war of words began. Walters became everything from a community leader to a con man, depending on who you listened to. This is only one of many photographs from Gulf Breeze.

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Best UFO photographs, 1989-Petit Rechain, Belgium

1989-Petit Rechain, Belgium
1989-Petit Rechain, Belgium 1989-Petit Rechain, Belgium. Photographer Anonymous

Best UFO photographs, 1989-Petit Rechain, Belgium

Petit Rechain, Belgium, 1990. One of the most famous UFO pictures ever taken. The photographer, to my knowledge, still remains unnamed. Taken on an April night during a well known "wave," the photo very clearly shows a triangle-shaped object with lights. One of the best proofs of UFOs we have, especially of a triangle. Original photo was too dark to show object outline, and had to be lightened. Occurred during the wave beginning in 1989.

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Best UFO photographs, 1994-Puebla, Mexico

1994-Puebla, Mexico
1994-Puebla, Mexico 1994-Puebla, Mexico. Carlos Diaz

Best UFO photographs, 1994-Puebla, Mexico

1994 December 21. The Carlos Diaz photo gallery is extensive. While taking photos of the eruption of Mt. Popocatepetl in Puebla, Mexico, he shot this photo. It has been authenticated by many photographic experts and published in numerous magazines, newspapers, and books. This picture shows a glowing, yellowish, disc shaped object with a red hue toward the top and windows or portholes. Diaz has taken both still and moving imagery of many UFOs.

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Best UFO photographs, 1997-Phoenix, Arizona

1997-Phoenix, Arizona
1997-Phoenix, Arizona 1997-Phoenix, Arizona. CNN News

Best UFO photographs, 1997-Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona, 1997. One of the most publicized UFO events in history was accompanied with many photographs of a giant UFO. First observed in a hexagram pattern at about 7:30 PM over the Superstition Mountains area east of Phoenix, the characteristic 8+1 formation of amber orbs was next seen in two separate arc patterns with "trailing lights" over the Gila River area at about 9:50 and again at 10:00 at the southern edge of Phoenix, where they were seen by thousands and videotaped by a handful who had camcorders close enough at hand to catch the fleeting minutes of their displays. Many other photographs and video film have been taken over the city of Phoenix.

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Best UFO photographs, 2004-Taipei, China

2004-Taipei, China
2004-Taipei, China 2004-Taipei, China. Lin Qingjiang

Best UFO photographs, 2004-Taipei, China

2004-September, Taipei, China. A Taipei citizen claimed he had taken photos of an unidentified flying object (UFO) using his cellphone. Reported by www.chinataiwan.com. Lin Qingjiang, a worker in Hualian County of Taipei, discovered a suspected UFO, shaped like a large bamboo hat, at about 10:00 PM when he was resting outside the house, the reports said. Lin was quoted as saying that the suspected UFO flew towards east and west five times within 10 minutes. But it had disappeared when he wanted to ask others to share in the excitement after taking photos through the cellphone. A great photograph of a UFO.

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Best UFO photographs, 2005-Kaufman, Texas

2005-Kaufman, Texas
2005-Kaufman, Texas 2005-Kaufman, Texas. lawwalk

Best UFO photographs, 2005-Kaufman, Texas

2005-Texas, City of Kaufman. Taken on 01-21-05-© Lawwalk. The photographer states: "I was out today taking pictures of the chemtrails 01-21-2005, and at 11:35 AM. I was aiming my camera at a scrawny little cloud. As I was snapping the picture, I noticed a flash in the sky through the viewfinder. When the picture came on the screen, I noticed a gold-colored object at the top of the cloud I had captured also. I looked back where it was and of course it was gone. I really couldn't tell much of what it may be until I downloaded it to my computer. I zoomed in on it and nearly fell out of my chair. It appears to be a craft of some kind with maybe windows or ports on the right side, in the middle. It also appears to be emanating a gas or some type of energy field around it, mainly at the top." An excellent photograph in need of further study.

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Best UFO Photograph, 2004-Valpara, Mexico

2004-Valpara, Mexico
2004-Valpara, Mexico 2004-Valpara, Mexico. Mercury newspaper-Mexico

Best UFO Photograph, 2004-Valpara, Mexico

2004-October. Taken in Valpara, Mexico. This photo is lacking details but I will tell you what I have. It was taken by newspaper reporter Manuel Aguirre. He works for the Mercury newspaper of Valpara. A band of glowing lights is seen in the distance over the city of Valpara. This photograph has not been debunked, and is considered legitimate. The unknown object appears to be circular or spherical in shape.

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Best UFO photographs, 2005-Modesto, California

2005-Modesto, California
2005-Modesto, California 2005-Modesto, California. R. David Anderson

Best UFO photographs, 2005-Modesto, California

2005-July-8:50 PM. The photographer states: "I noticed some kind of craft toward my left that appeared from behind a tree that is in our front yard. I rapidly rotated my camera on its mount and took one picture. There were several brilliant lights that surrounded this craft. It was impossible to make out the shape of the craft because the lights were so brilliant. The lights did not strobe or flash like a normal aircraft array would. Each light glowed with the same intensity and color as a sodium-vapor type street lamp." © R. David Anderson

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Best UFO Photographs, 2005-Teotihuacan, Mexico

2005-Teotihuacan, Mexico
2005-Teotihuacan, Mexico 2005-Teotihuacan, Mexico. Ana Luisa Cid

Best UFO Photographs, 2005-Teotihuacan, Mexico

2005-San Juan Teotihuacan, July. The sighting report with photographs came from INEXPLICATA-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology, on August 1, 2005. Images are dated July 28, 2005 taken at 19:31 hours along the Piramides-Ecatepec Highway in the municipality of San Juan Teotihuacan, State of Mexico. Teotihuacan UFO Photos by Ana Luisa Cid.