During the last year or two, I've been posting brief extracts from my draft database of infamous UFO/alien videos and photos when a relevant thread
has popped up on ATS (and a few other forums). I hope that has been useful. However, I've rarely started a thread myself...
I'm now planning a more systematic approach.
I hope to shortly make available the background to quite a few infamous photos of "aliens" available on a website or blog. The relevant infamous
photos appear again and again and again on the Internet, and account for a considerable proportion of the photos that appear on UFO websites and on
UFO discussion forums (including ATS).
The information that I'll be making available will include details from UFO books which I've read (now numbering somewhere over 1,000), plus various
UFO magazines, journals, websites and discussion forums (including the archives of ATS threads). I will also be including some previously unpublished
information from my own research and information supplied by several other ufologists.
At some point, I'll do something similar with information about quite a few infamous UFO videos.
In an attempt to deal with the "alien" photos which pop up on the Internet (on the ATS forum and elsewhere) the most frequently, I've been
attempting to look at as many past threads on ATS as possible. In addition, I've been compiling information on various websites which include
collections of "aliens" - with an emphasis on websites which give relevant information on these photos and/or references to further information.
If anyone has any useful online sources they consider worth adding to the following, I'd be interested in hearing about it.
[I'll post a separate thread at some point on off-line sources (e.g. relevant books and articles) - but if anyone wants to shout out any
recommendations now, that would be fine with me.]
One of the largest collections of “alien” photos on the Internet. Those operating the website state they believe that they have “the largest
collection on the internet” of “genuine alien pictures”. Many of the pictures are not accompanied by any text. Some of the pictures are
accompanied by text, but that text is generally rather imaginative/sensational and has little to do with the real stories behind the pictures. Several
of the pictures are in fact of “aliens” from famous science fiction movies or television programmes, plus various known hoaxes from various
Large collection of “alien” photos in the bottom third of the page, from “ETs, genuine : The following pictures are most likely 100%
authentic” downwards. The photos are accompanied by text that is generally far more helpful than on most other websites. Up to several sentences
accompany many of the “alien” photos, giving relevant background/analysis. There are even a few links to further details. There are, however, a
few significant errors and there is a tendency to state that the source or details are “unknown” when in fact these details can be discovered from
reading UFO books/journals/forums or by other investigation.
This website, operated by Patrick Gross (a French ufologist), includes a fairly extensive collection of “alien” photos, but is probably less
extensive than several other websites. However, far more importantly, it generally contains the most extensive and helpful discussion of these
photos. References to further information are relatively common within the relevant descriptions, which are often more than just a few words or
sentences. In some cases, the accompanying text is several pages long.
Relatively small collection of “alien” photos, but includes some details in relation to these photos that are not commonly included on other
Large collection of “alien” photos. Photos accompanied by text of just a few words. The brief descriptions generally state where the “alien”
was purportedly photographed. Several known fakes are included. A disclaimer on that webpage notes that: “There is no way to absolutely prove that
any of these images represent an actual alien being. There are many fakes, hoaxes, and representations made of alleged alien beings”. Although this
general reservation is included, there is no indication accompanying any of the known hoaxes of their actual background. Indeed, the webmaster notes
rather tersely at the top of the page: “No reason to write us and say that a certain photograph is a fake. We are only presenting what has been
presented to us. Thank you.”
Collection of the “usual suspects”, with some text briefly giving some background on most of the photos.
Relatively small collection, but with a paragraph of text for each photo and an indication of a source of further information.
Relatively small collection of “alien” pictures, including sketches and some tattoos. No text accompanying the photos.
One of the most largest collection of “alien” pictures. A word or two of text accompanies most of the pictures, which in most cases does not give
any indication of their actual background.
Relatively small collection, with some brief information given about most of the relevant photos. The details given are usually less extensive than
Patrick Gross’ website, and the format and content of the text suggests that Patrick Gross’ website may have been the source for several of the
Relatively small collection of alien photos, no accompanying information about their background.
Useful article by Jenny Randles, published in Fortean Times magazine in May 2006, on several of the most famous "alien" photos.
Video entitled “Aliens Photos (50s-00s): What are Fake & What are Genuine?”, running time of 4:00 minutes.