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

By Sarah Norman | August 21, 2023

What Were Those Hovering Black Triangles?

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. 

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On March 28, 1965 locals of Kew, England witnessed one of the most fascinating phenomenas in UFO lore - the black triangles. According to the Ministry of Defense, a group of witnesses saw nine or ten triangular objects hovering near Richmond, North Yorkshire, England at about 9:30pm. The ships gave off an orange glow and exited a humming sound. One witness reports that when the triangles came in close proximity to his car, the car sputtered and died. Every witness says that the crafts hovered for a few minutes before taking off vertically, unlike any plane they’d ever seen. Many witnesses later manifested strange red marks across their bodies. 

They Didn't Even Know They'd Been Abducted

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In August 1976, Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway became an inadvertent UFO hot spot when four college students spotted an alien craft streaking across the sky. After reporting the ship to a park ranger the students continued on their way. 

Years later, one of the students began having violent seizures along with memories of being loaded onto a craft before receiving a medical examination. It’s unclear how long the friends were aboard the ship -- if indeed they ever were -- but the sighting and long-delayed recollection is fascinating nonetheless.