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

A cigar-shaped Venusian interplanetary carrier photographed through a 6" telescope over Palomar Gardens, California

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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Taken by George Adamski, this photo of an alleged Venusian flying saucer was taken in the California desert. In his 1955 book Adamski claims that he went on board the Venusian scout ship and flew to a massive shop floating over earth before going on a ride around the moon.