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UFO Theory

Ancient-astronaut lore believes that the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx are creations of superior extraterrestrial technology. Such theories have no real basis in fact. ­FORTEAN PICTURE LIBRARY UFO theories seek...

Ether Ships

In a 1950 monograph California occultist N. Meade Layne proposed that ufo and their occupants come here not from other planets but from another order of reality. Layne called this place...

Richard Sharpe Shaver, UFO Hoaxster

Before there were little green Martians and tall blond Venusians, there were deros. In the 1930s a Pennsylvania man named Richard Sharpe Shaver overheard them speaking through his welding equipment....

The Straith Letter

George Adamski was one of the most famous — or notorious — figures on the flying saucer scene from 1952 until his death in 1965. In books and lectures he...

Howard Menger and UFO Contactees

Reincarnated Saturnian and space communicant Howard Menger held forth from his farm in New Jersey, where followers would come to witness… well, something. Followers would see lights and even figures...

Majestic 12

In December 1984 a package with no return address and an Albuquerque post-mark arrived in Jaime Shandera’s mail in North Hollywood, California. Inside was a roll of 35mm film. When...

The RB-47 UFO Encounter

Possessing the most sophisticated electronic intelligence (ELINT) gear available to the U.S. Air Force, the RB-47 could handle anything. Unfortunately, in the morning hours of July 17, 1957, over the...

The 1808 Sweden UFO Encounter

Not all unidentified flying objects are potential alien spacecraft. Some are much stranger. Consider, for example, the strange phenomena that passed over Biskopsberga, Sweden, early in the 19th century. It...

The 1897 Lake Elmo UFO Encounter

Late on the evening of April 13, 1897, as they were passing through Lake Elmo, Minnesota, on their way to Hudson, Wisconsin, Frederick Chamberlain and O. L. Jones spotted a...

UFO Reports

Sometimes strange things passed unnoticed. Other times, the phenomena are so bizarre that they are widely publicized and investigated. These UFO reports represent some of the most popular, puzzling cases...