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UFOs in fiction

Many works of fiction have featured UFOs. In most cases, as the fictional story progresses, the Earth is being invaded by hostile alien forces from outer space, usually from Mars, as depicted in early science fiction, or the people are being destroyed by alien forces, as depicted in the film Independence Day. Some fictional UFO encounters may be based on real UFO reports, such as Night Skies. Night Skies is based on the 1997 Phoenix UFO Incident.

UFOs appear in many forms of fiction other than film, such as video games in the Destroy All Humans! or the X-COM series and Halo series and print, The War of the Worlds or Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu. Typically a small group of people or the military (which one depending on where the film was made), will fight off the invasion, however the monster Godzilla has fought against many UFOs.


  • Books 1
  • Films 2
  • 1930s 3
  • 1940s 4
  • 1950s 5
  • 1960s 6
  • 1970s 7
  • 1980s 8
  • 1990s 9
  • 2000s 10
  • 2010s 11
  • Television 12
  • In video games 13
  • See also 14
  • References 15


  • Oahspe: A New Bible - John Ballou Newbrough - First book to use the word Starship long before science-fiction writers conceived of interstellar space travel (1882).
  • The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells - Martian capsules are shot at Earth by aliens on Mars.(1898).
  • Imaginary Friends (1967) - Alison Lurie - Two sociologists investigate a UFO cult.
  • Saucer Wisdom (1999) - Rudy Rucker
  • DNAlien, A novel by Jim West (2009).
  • The Unreals, a novel by Donald Jeffries (2007).


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In video games

See also


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  2. ^ "Ninjaturtles". 1989. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ninjaturtles". 1990. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
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