6 Striking UFO Images Snapped in 1970s Sell for Several Thousand Dollars

One of the images is considered the most famous UFO image in history. It was chosen by the X-Files and featured in their famous "I Want to Believe" poster.

A series of UFO photographs captured by Billy Eduard Albert Meier in Schmidruti Berg Rumlikon RUMLIKON, and Winkelriet Wetzikon Switzerland on 18 March and 14 June 1975 fetched a hefty price at Sotheby’s sale dedicated to space photography.

Billy Meier, a Swiss citizen has long claimed to have been an extraterrestrial contactee. Although he is not alone in such claims, he is one of the few people who has actually “evidence” to back up his claims; he argues to have photographed images of alleged UFOs.

Six images snapped by Billy Meier in the 1970’s supposedly prove that the man was actually witnessed by beings, not from Earth.

Billy snapped six images that supposedly show flying saucers belonging to the aliens who allegedly made contact with the Swiss native.

Curiously, Meier’s images are considered some of the most highly publicized and well-documented images of the UFO phenomenon in history.

One of the images snapped by Meier became the most famous and notorious UFO image of all time when the popular TV show “The X-Files” chose it to feature in the famous “I Want to Believe” Poster.

The poster was placed in Mulder’s office and remained there for the first three seasons of the show. However, in season 4 the poster was removed after an intellectual property suit by Meier. The creators of X-Files did not have the necessary permission to use the image in their show.

However, the X-Files creators corrected their mistake. For the 2016 re-boot of the show, the creators contacted Meir and obtained permission to use two of his images in the trailer. Both images are part of the collection from Sotheby’s.

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Four vintage images taken by Billy Meier which supposedly show alien spaceships. The images sold at a Sotheby's auction. Image Credit: Billy Meier / Sotheby's.
Four vintage images taken by Billy Meier which supposedly show alien spaceships. The images sold at a Sotheby’s auction. Image Credit: Billy Meier / Sotheby’s.

Meier’s Alien Encounters

Meier argues that his alien encounters started when he was very young, at the age of 5. He claims that in 1942 he met an elderly Plejaren man called Sfath. After Sfath’s death, Meier was contacted by an alien female called Asket. His alien encounters ceased in 1964 but resumed in 1975 as he met “Semjase”, the granddaughter of Sfath. Shortly after, Meier claims he was contacted by a man called Ptaat, as well as other Plejarens.

Meier even claimed to have taken images of the alleged alien females. However, the two images were proven to have been faked by Meier.

His alien experience encouraged him to found a non-profit, tax-paying organization based on his contacts with the alien beings called “Freie Interessengemeinschaft für Grenz- und Geisteswissenschaften und Ufologiestudien” (Free Community of Interests for the Border and Spiritual Sciences and Ufological Studies). The organization’s headquarters are located in Switzerland.

UFO Images from the 1970s; Authentic or fake?

If Meier faked the images of the two alien females, did he do the same thing with the alleged flying saucer images?

The collection of photographs sold for $4,375. But are they authentic?

The images taken by Meier supposedly show various spaceships of alien origin hovering above the Swiss countryside. Meier refers to these spacecraft as “beam-ships.”

Meier has claimed that the Plejaren alien race gave him permission to photographs and film their spacecraft so that he could produce evidence of their existence.

Despite Meier’s claims that some of the images supposedly show prehistoric Earth scenes, aliens and objects from a so-called non-Earthly vantage point, scientists, skeptics, and most ufologists consider his photographs and films a hoax.

As explained by Sotheby’s, from the 1960s to the early 1980s, Meier took 1,476 photos and 34 films, of which about 600 photos and 9 films were of UFOs.

Indications that the material obtained by Meier was faked comes in 1997 when his ex wide Kalliope revealed to investigators that the alleged spaceships seen in the photographs taken by Meier were models created using items like can lids, carpet tacks, and other common household objects.