Best UFO Pictures, Page 3 - 1970-1979

This section of our website contains many of the best UFO photographs ever taken. The list is by no means complete. We do not assert that all of the images on these pages represent extraterrestrial controlled spacecraft. New pictures are added as they are found and verified, so please come back to see updates.

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1970s - Taken on Arizona/Utah border. Henry Rowland was doing landscape work for a client in California in the 1970s, and when the client finished paying him for the work he asked Henry, "Do you want to see a picture my brother took last week?"

The client returned with this astonishing and detailed picture of a UFO and explained, "My brother went to the mountains last week, and while on the trip he suddenly saw this craft disappear behind a hill. He frantically ran to his car to get his camera, and in the nick of time held it up the split second when the thing reappeared again from behind the hill and shot off into the sky."

Henry asked to make a contact print of the original photo, and the image below is this original one-off print.

Original source-

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1970s - This strange glowing object was photographed during the 1970s over Bremerton, Washington.
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1970 - Tagish Lake, Yukon, Canada. While travelling along the edge of the lake, Jim and his wife saw seven strange glowing orbs as shown in the photograph.

Jim estimated that they were 3 to 4 feet in diameter. They moved about slowly for the estimated 15 minutes that they watched them as he and his wife traveled down the lake.

Their friend George was too far back to notice the objects and didn’t even have sight of Jim's boat. His concentration was devoted to the rough water. Jim or his wife never mentioned anything to George until the film was developed, about a week later.

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1970 - Taken in Japan some time during 1970. No other information is available.
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1971 - Corsica, France - At 4:00 PM on February 12, a family who had recently purchased a new home in the northern part of the French island of Corsica, were preparing their camera to take a picture of the new house when one of the party noticed a glint in the sky and looked up.

They all looked up to see a shiny, metallic object glinting brilliantly where it caught the sun's rays in the clear blue sky.

The object was disc-shaped and had a low-profile curved dome on the top, with some kind of oval-shaped or rounded-rectangular black marks or openings around its sides.

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1971 - Skillingaaryd - Sweden. At 09:55 AM on May 6, 1971, Mr. Lars Thorn, a truck driver, was riding with his son on his motor-bike in the neighborhood of the Skillingaaryd gunnery field in central Sweden, when they caught sight of an unconventional aerial object through the trees in the direction of the bunker.

"Although it appeared stationary," Lars Thorn said, "It wobbled or rocked to and fro all the time. On the upper side there appeared to be a dome. Just below the dome there was something gray and red, and again just below that, I could see what looked like a green ribbon or band around the rim. The very bottom was red. A whizzing sound came from it at intervals of 10 to 15 seconds on more or less regular spacing."

Thorn was able to snap two black and white photographs with his small camera.

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1971 - Arkansas. Taken over Hot Springs on April, 17, 1971. No other information available.
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1971 - Styria, Austria. Taken in St. Lorenzen, Styria, Austria on May 23, 1971. This is the famous "Rudi Nagora photograph."

Nagora and his wife were vacationing in Styria, when he heard a "whizzing" sound from above him. Looking for the source, he saw a shiny, disc which was clear, being in front of the clouds.

After running to tell his wife, he grabbed his camera and took 12 photographs of the object. His photos are deemed legitimate, and have never been debunked.

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1971 - September 4 - 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 any "known" aircraft. Debunkers took some stabs at it, but it is still recognized as authentic by investigators.

One of the few photographs of a UFO in or near water.

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1971 - The Moon. In this second shot, the shape of the object looks like the one of a flying saucer with lights! Reference: NASA AS14-70-9836/37. There are two avenues of thought here.

First, debunkers say if these really were UFOs why would NASA release the pictures, since they are part of a conspiracy to keep this info from the pubic.

Secondly, UFO proponents say that if NASA did NOT release them, then everyone would holler "coverup," and they were hiding UFOs.

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1971 - Apollo 15. This photograph is from NASA, and some say we are looking at a UFO on the Moon at the time of Apollo 15 mission. Reference: NASA AS15-85/08.

This bluish light mass has been explained as either debris from the capsule or some camera anomaly. Still, a very good picture, and quite a conversation piece.

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1971 - Apollo 15, Mission Dates: July 26-August 7, CDR: David Scott, CMP: Alfred Worden, LMP: James Irwin Importance: First use of the Lunar Rover, extended Lunar exploration time, focus on on field geology. NASA archives (photo No AS15-85-11514)

Astronaut David Scott on slope of Hadley Delta. UFO is seen at top just right of center.

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1971 - Apollo 15, Mission Dates: July 26-August 7, CDR: David Scott, CMP: Alfred Worden, LMP: James Irwin Importance: First use of the Lunar Rover, extended Lunar exploration time, focus on on field geology.

NASA archives. Photo NASA No AS15-90-12189 - Mission Apollo 15 on the Moon. UFO top right.

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1972 - Apollo 16, Moon Mission Dates: April 16-27, CDR: John W. Young, CMP: Kenneth Mattingly, LMP: Charles Duke, Importance: Explored the Moon's rocky central highlands. NASA archives (photo No AS16-109-17804)

Mission Apollo 16 on the Moon. Astronaut John Young on rim of Plum crater gathering lunar rock samples. UFO at top right.

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1972 - Apollo 16, Moon Mission Dates: April 16-27, CDR: John W. Young, CMP: Kenneth Mattingly, LMP: Charles Duke, Importance: Explored the Moon's rocky central highlands. NASA archives (photo No AS16-109-17804) 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.

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1972 - Quebec, Canada. The witness to this UFO wishes to remain anonymous. He was fishing at a lake when he first noticed this strange object moving below the clouds.

He was able to get his camera and take one photograph before the object disappeared from his view.

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1972 - Herbault, France. Photograph captured near Montferrrier in the department of Hérault on September 16, 1972. It is ashamed that there is not more detail here, as this could be a very good image of a UFO.

The darkness of the object seems to indicate a possible hoax.

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1973 - Louisville, Kentucky. "It was about 2:00 PM I'd guess. I didn't hear anything. I had just seen two chipmunks scampering around the base of a Sycamore tree. Then I looked up and, by God, there it was... this round flying saucer. That's all I know to call it," reported an electronics technician from Louisville.

The man took six pictures in all, two of which were blurred because of the object's rapid departure. The pictures and negatives were examined by the COURIER-JOURNAL photo staff, and if the photos were faked, they were fakes of the highest quality.

There were no other sightings in this area at this time.

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c.1973 - Ontario, Canada. The photographer remains anonymous. The witness took a series of photographs of the object. The circular object is clearly seen moving about a clump of trees.

The photos have been deemed authentic by various photographic experts. A good, clear image for the time period.

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1973 - Chantereine, France. Jean Marc Bisson, aged 16, took this photograph from the window of his residence in Chantereine in the Seine-et-Marne on June 7 between 09:30 - 10:00 PM.

He was drawn to the window by the meowings of his she-cat, and there he saw strange gleams in the sky, coming from the Southeast and going towards the Northeast, so he decided to grab his Kodak instamatic camera.

The largest of the gleams seen on this photographs had the apparent diameter equivalent to that of the Moon for its central part.

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1973 - March 7 - South Carolina. In a rural community several members of a family were shocked to see an unknown object slowly floating towards their farm.

A sound could be heard as it approached them. Several fairly clear photos were taken of the UFO.

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1973 - Cocoyoc, Mexico, November 3. A Mexican banker and his family saw a strange object approaching rapidly from the East in a clear afternoon sky.

His wife said that the object was a round shape, she drew her husband's attention to the object, and while the distance between them and the object decreased they realized that it was not what they had initially thought: it was not a plane, neither a helicopter, nor even a competition balloon.

The banker stopped the car on the side of the road and the passengers went out to get a better look at the object. The banker thought about his camera, took it, and made a first photograph at this time.

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1974 - Tavernes, France. A classic French UFO picture. Photographed by a French medical doctor who remains anonymous. Taken on March 23, in Tavernes in the department in Var, during a major UFO flap over France.

Skeptics doubted the picture on the ground 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.

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1974 - Denmark, Scandinavia. Could this be the real thing? I have few details on this picture, but it is obviously a zoomed in portion of a larger image.

The UFO is neat looking, but I have no documentation on it to make any type of determination on its authenticity.

Note: One of readers sent in this info:

Your picture from 1974 Denmark is a hoax. The man that took it was Jorma Vitta from the city of Odense. He took many (over 20) good pictures of other UFOs of different models in colours, but we were able to spy on him and finally exposed him as a hoax-maker.

I represent the UFO organisation in Denmark that made this research.

With best regards,

Ole Kammeyer

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1975 - Saas-Fe, Switzerland. July 26. Members of a hunting party spotted this craft hovering low near the ground. It moved almost silently through the surrounding trees.

Fortunately, one member was able to snap this photograph of the object. I wish we had a better photograph of this one, it is a traditional disc shape with a top. Still, for 1975 this is an excellent piece of history.

1975 - 1982 - Switzerland One-armed Eduard Billy Meier's UFO photos are unmatched for their clarity. Dubbed the Pleiadian/Plejaran "beamships," his photographs are numerous.

Because of his handicap, he used for the most partan Olympus 35 ECR still camera. He also filmed many moving picture sequences using an 8mm movie camera.

Meier's photographs and videos are very controversial: he has received praise from some, and ridicule from others.

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1975 - Revigny Sur Ornain, France. This photograph was taken by the Gendarmerie patrol on June 6, 1975, near Revigny Sur Ornain. This one was shot at the time when the phenomenon left the ground and shot up to the sky.

No simple explanation has been found since for the reported events and the confirming photographs. A very interesting image.

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1976 - A Brazilian Airline pilot on a passenger flight shot this photo over the Amazon jungle from the cockpit of his Boeing 727.

More information is needed on this one.

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1976 - Petaluma, California. Witness states: "I was shooting Ektachrome film on a warm summer evening north of Petaluma, CA, in August 1976. I shot several exposures in a 5 minute period when I was able to capture this shot. Everything is silhouetted as the sun had already gone done but this was easily seen. There are four blue dots on the flat side of the object and the edge would tend to show it was moving very quickly."

Enlarging shows quite the detail. A copy was sent in the early 1980s to Walt Andrus who was with MUFON then.

Having this on film and going through some strange events made me a believer. Since then, over the past twenty years I have seen a few odd things in the sky that keeps me looking up. credit: 'Zirp Twirp'

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1976 - Canary Island, Spain. Although the Canary Island case features a most extraordinary description of aliens and their craft, the occurrence is extremely reliable in that it includes multiple witness reports which agreed in all aspects of the case.

The phenomenon began on the night of June 22, 1976, as residents of Tenerife, La Palma, and La Gomera began reporting the sighting of unusual lights in the sky.

These lights and their maneuvers were different from anything residents of the area had seen before.

You can see my account of this extraordinary UFO case HERE.

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1978 - Colfax, Wisconsin. On April 19, 1978, police officer Mark Coltrane was on patrol in the vicinity of Colfax, a small town with thousands of inhabitants in Wisconsin, USA.

At midday, he decided to stop the car to eat something in a small isolated area. He noted that his radio was emitting crackles. He then noticed a metallic-looking disc raising towards the the sky at a short distance from the parking space.

While the object seemed to move towards him, Coltrane picked up his Polaroid camera, came out of the car and snapped some photographs.

The object was so close in one of the images that it is possible to notice some details of its lower surface. Truly amazing photograph.

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1978 - Italy. Allegedly taken over the city of Purugia on September 16, 1978. No other information available.
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1979 - Malaysia, Butterworth. Photograph taken by an RAAF Serviceman on 2nd January at 6.15 PM. The object was described as glowing in a bright, orange color and had several portholes lining the edge of the saucer shaped UFO.

Unfortunately, the photo is black and white, which does have its redeeming qualities, but doesn't help much in validating the pilot's description in this case.

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1979 - Oulu, Finland. A picture taken by a man named Rheneas Niequest in Oulu, Finland, on August 11, 1977.

If this is authentic, and I have no reason to think not, this is an excellent photograph, especially for the time period. See full size image on this one for sure.

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1979 - Suonenjoki, Finland. On March 16, 1979, Jarmo Nykanen took pictures in Suonenjoki, of a tiny, blue glowing bell-shaped object as it moved up the slope of a hill.

It ascended and descended and wandered from side to side in its travel. This looks like some type of monitoring device or probe to me.

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1979 - A disc "chases" a Phantom jet fighter above Germany on September 19, 1979.

The picture was shot by teacher Dr. Karl Maier of Keltern-Weiler with a Polaroid camera.

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1979 - California - Taken by Gigi Brobeck in Santa Monica, in February 1979. More details are needed.
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1979 - New Zealand, October 27. Two former Air Force photographic analysts called this picture,"inscrutable." In other words, a mystery.

This one photograph is from a series of photos, none of the others had an unknown in it. The object was not seen nor heard at the time.

Original source: "The Complete Sightings," Peter Brookesmith.

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