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

By Sarah Norman | December 12, 2023

The Silver Disc That Menaced Catalina Island

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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Catalina Island is a lovely little spot for a weekend trip, but on April 15, 1966 it became California’s own little Roswell. That morning, a silver disc flew across the sky at around 170 mph. There’s footage of the craft, but it’s unstable and incredibly grainy, two qualities that can leave skeptical viewers of purported UFO video footage unconvinced. 

Two years later, a set of lights were seen in the sky in the exact spot as the 1966 sighting, but this time around there was no grainy or shaky footage -- there was simply no footage at all, which is even less convincing. 

The Mystery Of Stonehenge. Stonehenge... New Jersey

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North Bergen, New Jersey played host to an incredibly strange UFO sighting in 1975 when a series of strange lights were seen coming from the North Hudson County Park, a spot that sits across the street from an apartment building that was nicknamed “Stonehenge” by locals. Onlookers made their way to the park to see what was up, and reported that they saw a craft briefly touch down in the grass before taking off again. At least one observer swears he saw diminutive creatures descend from the craft on a ladder and collect soil samples before scurrying back up. Since then, the park has been the site of numerous strange supernatural occurrences.