List of Alien Encounters

Main article: Alien Encounter Timeline

This article contains a list of all sighting of extraterrestrial life. For more detail on In cryptozoology, the term UFO–or unidentified flying object–refers to a suspected alien spacecraft, although its definition encompasses any unexplained aerial phenomena. UFO sightings have been reported throughout recorded history and in various parts of the world, raising questions about life on other planets and whether extraterrestrials have visited Earth. They became a major subject of interest–and the inspiration behind numerous films and books–following the development of rocketry after World War II.


Alien Timeline
Year(s) Event Image
6000-5000 BC Cave Paintings of Aliens are painted.

UFO cave painting at Chhattisgarh, India.

1,500 BC Pharaoh Thutmose III In Egypt, the Pharaoh Thutmose III sees silent, foul-smelling circles of fire and flying discs in the sky.
Ufo egypt
800 BC Peru Aerial landing strips are built in the Peruvian Andes.
329 BC Alexander the Great, via his historians: told of 2 strange objects in the sky that dove repeatedly at his army.
UFo Coin
170 BC From Conrad Wolfhart, Lycothenes (Medieval reporter/writer) "At Lanupium, a remarkable spectacle of a fleet of ships was seen in the air."
99 BC Prodigia of Julius Obsequens of Rome sighted a round or circular shield, took its path in the sky from west to east."
Ufo hamburg 1697
90 BC Prodigia of Julius Obsequens of Rome sighted a "globe of fire".
85 BC From Pliny, Natural History: Book II, ch 34 "In the consulship of Lucius Valerius and Caius Marius, a burning shield scattering sparks ran across the sky."
42 BC Prodigia of Julius Obsequens of Rome reports "Something like a sort of weapon, or missile, rose with a great noise from the earth and soared into the sky."
70 AD, May 21 From Josephus "Jewish War" Book CXI "On the 21st of May a demonic phantom of incredible size...for before sunset there appeared in the air over the whole country chariots and armed troops coursing through the clouds and surrounding the cities."
80 AD Conrad Wolfhart reports When the Roman emperor, Agricola was in Scotland, wondrous flames were seen in the skies over Caledon Wood.
98 AD Conrad Wolfhart, Lycothenes reported "At sunset, a burning shield passed over the sky at Rome. It came sparkling from the west and passed over to the east."
398 AD Byzantine Empire "A thing like a burning globe, presenting a sword, shown brilliantly in the sky over the city."
Alien flying
776 AD W. R. Drake "two large shields, reddish in color, in motion above the church."
810 AD Charlemagne sights bright sphere disend from the sky.
1235 AD General Yoritsume sights lights circling the sky.
1239 AD Matthew of Paris sees a "Torch, rising from the south, and flying on both sides."
1290 AD William of Newburghs sights "shining, silvery objects" in the sky.
1332 AD Robert of Reading sights "a pillar of fire the size of a small boat" in the sky.
1492 AD Christopher Columbus sights "a light glimmering at a great distance... vanishing and reappeared several times during the night, moving up and down".
1528 AD During the Siege of Utrecht "a cruel and strange sight was seen in the sky".
1554 AD In France a sky object is sighted
1643 AD A "sword shaped" UFO is sighted.
1742 AD A Fellow of the Royal Society sighted a strange object in the sky.
1700s AD Native Americans told legend about luminous humanoid beings who paralyzed people with a small tube.
1790 AD A large red globe sighted as it flew over farmland.
1870 AD F. W. Banner sights "remarkable object in the sky".
1878 AD The term saucer was first used by a Texan farmer to describe an object seen over his farm.
Persian Gulf 1880 AD Members of the crew of the British India Company's steamship 'Patna' witnessed two large luminous wheels each estimated to be 500 to 600 meters in diameter in the sky.
Mexico 1883 AD This sighting is the first of photographed UFO sightings.
China 1893 AD H.M.S. Carolina reports unusual light activity in the sky.
Kansas 1897 AD The "cigar shaped" UFOs (a type of Air Rod) are first sighted.
Siberia 1908 AD A mysterious fireball exploded over Tunguska in Siberia.
1915 AD A strange formation of lenticular objects are sighted hovering over Hill 60.
Japan 1940's Object described as having red, green and white lights sighted
Solomon Islands 1942 Sergeant Stephen Brickner of the US Marine Corps witnessed an extraordinary formation of Air Rod UFOs.
1944 AD Enemy Aircraft are said to have entered LA. Some people believe it was a UFO.
Italy 1947 AD A red glowing saucer was sighted between Italy and Yugoslavia along with two small dwarf-like creatures.

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