Santa Ana, California; August 3, 1965
The legend: This photograph was taken by highway traffic engineer Rex Heflin while driving near the Santa Ana freeway. Heflin did not report his sighting, however, his pictures were published by the Santa Ana Register on August 20, 1965. The photos were reportedly confiscated and controversy arose regarding their authenticity.
Tulsa, Oklahoma; 1965
The legend: In 1965, a series of strange low-flying objects were reported almost nightly by people of all ages and walks of life across the United States. As the year progressed, the number of these reports rose dramatically. On the night of August 2, 1965, thousands of people in four Midwestern states witnessed spectacular aerial displays by large formations of UFOs. That same night, a multi-colored disc was photographed in Tulsa, Oklahoma as it was observed performing low-altitude maneuvers. This picture was extensively analyzed, pronounced authentic, and later published by Life magazine.