8 Otherworldy, Spectacular UFO Sightings That Shocked The World

Amna Shoaib
"We are made of stardust, really common stuff. In a universe filled with stardust, it's hard to believe that we are the only creatures who could be."

These saucer-shaped, flying and wholly unidentified objects have taken the world by storm. Are these mere meteorites, shimmery lights on the horizon or visits from a life much different, and much more advanced than us?

1 - Out Of This World

This unattributed photo taken in Rhodes Island, 1967 is perhaps the most clear proof of UFOs that appear on our skies.

1967 seems to be the year of unexplained UFO sightings. This picture was taken in Milledgeville, Georgia, on October 22, 1967, as dusk fell.

3 - Sightings at dusk

This UFO was photographed by Paul Trent after his wife saw a flying saucer hovering in the horizon.

4 - A Visit From The Other World

The famous flying saucer, as seen in the skies of New Jersey on July 31, 1952.

5 - The Mushroom-Shaped Mystery

This image was taken by a Mr, Lauresen in Jutland, Denmark. The man had apparently taken his dog out for a walk when he witnessed this mushroom-shaped flying mystery.

6 - Ships In The Skies

This one is for those who claim that UFO sightings are merely illusions the mind creates after people binge-watch on the Alien Nation. Many ancient inscriptions carry reports of UFO sightings. One such report  was from Ancient Rome, in 214 BCE. Historian Livy reported that navium speciem de caelo adfulsisse  (tr: "an appearance of ships had shone forth from the sky").

7 - The Colares Vampire Sightings

Almost 400 people in Colares, Brazil witnessed flying saucers in the horizon in 1977. The witnesses were 'attacked' by beams radiating from the mysterious objects. Many received gashes and burns on their bodies and in a bizarre sequence of events, some reported having their blood sucked by the UFO.

8 - London Olympics Sightings

During the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics in 2012, onlookers witnessed a UFO within the fireworks display. Although was dismissed as a plane, it was later revealed by event planners that no air plane was supposed to be in the vicinity during that time. The mystery of this sighting, along with many other, remains to be solved.