60 Eerie Declassified UFO Photos From The '60s and '70s


The UFO That Foiled The Iranian Air Force

UFOs sightings happen fairly frequently (at least according to UFO sighting witnesses), but in the 1960s and '70s, alien crafts were spotted almost every week throughout America and the rest of the Western world. The rise of inexpensive photography equipment helped witnesses make a better case for their sightings, and often these photos were able to provide evidence that an eyewitness testimony just can’t offer. But in many cases of UFO encounters witnesses are either too awestruck to take action, or technology just doesn’t work. These are just a few of the most exciting stories of UFO sightings from the 20th century. 

While most UFO sightings happen in the good old U.S. of A., spacecraft and extra-terrestrials have been spotted all over the world. On September 19, 1976, a UFO was spotted over Tehran, Iran, and everyone freaked out. When an investigating F-4 jet locked onto the craft, its instruments went haywire and the pilot had to return to base. 

A second F-4 experienced a similar situation, and despite a total equipment blackout both pilots were fine. The military attempted to explain the UFO as a rogue meteor, but that's a questionable theory -- how could a meteor float in the sky?