Best UFO Pictures, Page 4 - 1980-1989

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.

Note: Please do NOT link directly to our images. Download the images to your own server first, and then link from there. Thanks, B J

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c. 1980 - France. The witness was sitting on the passenger's seat taking landscape photographs under the rain when suddenly this luminous object appeared.

The photograph is from the UFO files of the Gendarmerie Nationale, which does not list much about the picture. Be sure and see the larger image on this one.

Quite impressive it is, as a type of large beam can clearly be seen from the object which seems to hover below a mountainous forest.

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1981 - Vancouver, Canada. On October 8, 1981, Hannah Roberts was traveling toward Kelsey Bay by the Isle of Vancouver. Along with friends, she stopped to take some photographs of the surrounding landscape.

Several days afterwards, when the photographs were developed, they noticed in one photograph a discoidal object in the sky. They do not remember noticing anything in the sky at the time photograph was taken.

Richard F. Haines, a retired NASA scientist who became a famous Ufologist, carried out a thorough analysis of the negative and could not discover any anomalies.

His analysis is inserted in the scientific report of the Sturrock Panel.

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1981 - Argentina - This photograph was taken in Saavedra, Argentina by one Leopoldo Diaz.

No other information is available at this time.

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1982 - 83 - East Germany. This is an excellent photograph. The picture was given to UFO researcher Michael Hesemann on a lecture tour.

A retired officer of the National People's Army of the old GDR entrusted the photo to Hesemann, telling him that a comrade of his took the picture during a close encounter one night during a training exercise. A photo from that domain is extremely rare.

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1984 - Hoboken, New Jersey, May 9 1984. Taken by Philipe Orego. Image shows either a triangular-shaped object or three or more objects flying as a unit.

Taken over the Manhattan skyline. The photograph has been examined by researchers who found no sign of a hoax. Nice photo.

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c. 1985 - Nuzidath, Israel. This picture was taken in the village of Nuzidath and published by Gil Bar aided by Adrian Dvir's technical equipment.

This picture is a difficult one to draw any type of conclusion from. Are we looking at a bright light of a domed top with windows below, or is it something else?

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1987 - Corydon, Indiana, August 23. At approximately 10:20 PM, an object described as brilliant orange, suddenly materialized in the SSE.

The suddenness and the brilliant orange, flare-like characteristics were unmistakably unusual. The elevation of the object was approximately 20-25 degrees at the beginning of the sighting.

The object appeared to be an orange headlight and appeared to be either hovering or moving toward the witnesses. At one point there was a rapid descent down to the left, all the time the brilliance varied only slightly.

Several times the light winked completely out, only to flare up again. After about 5-8 minutes, the object went into a flat W-E flight mode at a relatively slow rate of speed at an elevation of 10-15 degrees. Actually a frame grab from video.

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1987 - Connecticut - Randy Etting was taking a walk outside his home. A commercial airline pilot with over 30 years experience, he always looked at the sky... he saw a number of orange and red lights approaching from the west.

He got his binoculars and called his neighbors to come outside. The object by this time was a great deal closer and seemed to be over I-84, just east of Etting's home.

The lights were shimmering like distortion from engine heat, but he could hear no sound.

"As the UFO passed over I-84, cars in both the east and west bound lanes began pulling over and stopping. The UFO displayed a semi-circular pattern of very bright multicolored lights.

Five motorists reported that, as the object became visible, a number of cars lost power and had to pull off the highway.

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1987 - Gulf Breeze, Florida. Of the many accounts of UFO sightings, photographs, and videos, the sensational reports that originated in Gulf Breeze, Florida, are some of the most controversial.

Gulf Breeze was a small city of approximately 6,000 at the time of the wave of sightings that began in the winter of 1987. News of UFO photos par excellence spread rapidly and far, becoming a world-wide sensation, and the subject of a plethora of newspaper and magazine articles, and television talk and feature programs... continued in next clip.

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1987 - Gulf Breeze, Florida. Though many sighted the elusive flying craft and snapped photographs of the glowing lights, the majority of attention was on one Edward Walters, a local building contractor.

According to Walters, the sightings began on November 11, 1987. He was working late that night when his attention was drawn to a light coming from his yard. As he went to the window to get a better vantage point, he saw a glowing object partially obscured by a 30 foot tall pine tree in his front yard.

Racing outside to get a clearer view of the object, he was taken back by the sight before him. He was staring at an object with the shape of a top...

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1987 - Gulf Breeze, Florida. It had a row of dark squares which were separated with portals between them. The craft seemed to hover just above the road, showing a glowing ring around its bottom.

Ed ran into his house, and grabbed his Polaroid camera. He snapped off several photos of the craft before deciding to get even closer. He headed into the road.

As he paused in the street to take more photos of the strange object, it began to hover almost directly over his head. Walters was then hit by a bright bluish beam which shot from the object...

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1987 - Gulf Breeze, Florida. He was literally lifted from the ground by its force. It was then that he heard a voice say, "Don't worry, we will not harm you."

Images began to enter his mind. Ed stated the images were revealed to him "as if they were turning the pages of a book." The next thing Walters remembered was waking up.

The glowing UFO was nowhere to be seen. Only a few days later, on November 17, Walters took his photographs and story to the local Gulf Breeze Sentinel newspaper.

Ed discussed the photographs with the paper's Editor, and began to relate to him the details of the sighting. The legend of the Gulf Breeze sightings had begun...

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1987 - Gulf Breeze, Florida. When the news of the flurry of sightings spread beyond the close knit community of Gulf Breeze, soon the whole world was involved.

Both pros and cons were well represented. Shortly after Walters' photos hit the local newspaper, more UFO photographers came forward with their stories or sightings fortified with the proof; more images, both still and moving, and the war was on.

Walters became everything from a community leader to a con man, depending on who you listened to...

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1987 - Gulf Breeze, Florida. Walters accumulated a catalog of 40+ photographs, many of them controversial. Although many of the photos were corroborated with simultaneous sightings of the craft by others, even the UFO community was divided.

This debate continues even today, and the photos and videos from the time period of roughly late 1987 through early 1992 are being analyzed and evaluated.

To read the entire background of the Gulf Breeze sightings, see my article HERE.

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1988 - Puerto Rico. As you can see, this seems to show a jet fighter chasing a discoid / or wedge shaped object with a protuberance on top and bottom. A reader has sent in this info on this picture.

Picture taken by Amaury Rivera. He also took several others after running to his car to get his camera after being abducted at the Laguna Calthena.

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1988 - Near Alton, Illinois - I was scanning some old photos into my computer when this turned up. It appears to be a disk.

The photo was taken in the fall of 1988 in the Alton, IL area. © Paul Sharp

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1988 - Czechoslovakia. August 15. This photograph was submitted by a man whose grandfather worked for the government in classified material.

He claims that after his grandfather's death in 2001, he went through a lot of material, finding UFO videos, photographs, etc. This is an excellent picture, if it is legitimate.

This is one of those that we need more information on.

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1988 - Wloclawek, Poland - Jan B. told about his observations of unidentified flying objects. He even managed to take a photo of one disc in 1988.

The first sighting witnessed by him took place in summer 1988. In early afternoon, he was with his cousin in a room and then his son appeared screaming about a falling star.

When they went out all of them saw a hovering disc located about 300 meters away. The UFO was reflecting sunbeams and was flashing.

Jan B. went for his camera and two other witnesses were observing it with binoculars. Polish UFO Journal 2006

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1988 - San Jacinto, California, July, - This photo was taken by John R. English, past Director of the "International Aerospace Hall of Fame" (IAHF), San Diego Air & Space Historical center.

He was involved in the research, selection, and installation of several US and foreign Astronauts, as well as other significant aviation related candidates.

He was a Licensed pilot S.E.L. and a "Diamond" level Soaring pilot (18 years), with approx. 400 flight hours logged, 350 in high performance Sailplanes in multiple flight envelopes and conditions.

Two aircraft observed the anomaly, and a chase plane photographed it.

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1989 - El Progresso, Guatemala - This photograph was taken at El Progresso, Guatemala, in March. The object was observed by a good hundred witnesses.

It is eerily reminiscent of the Trinidade Island photographs, but somewhat better in quality. The photo was shown in local newspapers, and several witnesses documented the taking of the pictures, and the object itself.

You can clearly distinguish a hollow or dark section of cone shape at the bottom of the UFO. An excellent photo.

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1989 - Nashville, Tennessee. September 27. The photographs of these UFOs were provided by Commander Graham Bethune of the US Navy.

He obtained these photographs of a FS-143 saucer from a close friend who claimed to have rendezvoused with another intelligence and requests anonymity.

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1989 - Nashville, Tennessee - September 27. These photographs were allegedly taken on September 27, 1989, near Nashville,Tennessee and used to build a model for theatrical events.

The photographs show strong circular columns of light shining down from the craft that suddenly stop in mid-air.

Our spotlights do not function in this manner. Three more photographs below...

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1989 - Nashville, Tennessee. September 27. Picture 3.
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1989 - Nashville, Tennessee. September 27. Picture 4.
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1989 - Nashville, Tennessee. September 27. Picture 5.

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