List of alleged extraterrestrial beings

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This is a list of alleged extraterrestrial beings that have been reported in close encounters, claimed or speculated to be associated with UFOs. UFOs are "Unidentified flying objects," which are popularly believed to remain unidentifiable in terms of existing technology or natural phenomena even after rigorous attempts at identification.

Name Description Graphic comparison with humans
  • Also called "Mirrored People" or "Glass People"
Bipedal energy beings slightly larger than humans.[1] Energybeing.svg
Flatwoods monster[2][3] Tall humanoid with a spade-shaped head.[2] Flatwoods monster.svg
  • Also spelled "Grays" (in American English).
  • Also called "Zetas" or "Zeta Reticulians".
Grey-skinned humanoids, usually 3–4 feet tall, bald, with black almond-shaped eyes, nostrils without a nose, slits for mouths, no ears, a singular hybrid internal organ, and 3-4 fingers including thumb.[5] Greyalien.svg
Hopkinsville goblin[6] Small, greenish-silver humanoids.[7] Goblin.svg
Little green men[8] Diminutive green humanoids.[8] Littlegreenman antenna.svg
Littlegreenman no antenna.svg
Nordic aliens[9][10] Humanoids with Nordic features (tall, blond hair, blue eyes); they may have 24 teeth and slightly webbed toes.[11] Nordic alien.svg
Reptilians[15] Tall, scaly humanoids. Reptilian.svg
Sirians[16] Humanoid/aquatic aliens.
  • Also called "Gods" [17]
Human-like creatures, slightly larger than humans.[18] Nordic alien.svg

See also


  1. Gilliland, James (2001). "In the Beginning...". Reunion with Source. Hood River, Oregon: Self-Mastery Earth Institute. pp. 24–27. ISBN 0-9658713-2-0. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Clark, Jerome (1999). "Flatwoods Monster". Unexplained!. Visible Ink Press. p. 426. ISBN 1-57859-070-1. 
  3. Nickell, Joe (November 2000). "Investigative Files: The Flatwoods UFO Monster". Skeptical Inquirer. Amherst, NY, 14226, US: Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. 24 (6). ISSN 0194-6730. OCLC 4081591. Archived from the original on 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2015-06-02. The 'monster' reportedly had a 'man-like shape' and stood some ten feet tall, although Barker (1953) noted that 'descriptions from the waist down are vague; most of the seven said this part of the figure was not under view.' 
  4. Bryan, C.D.B (1995). Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ISBN 9780679429753. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Blackmore, Susan (May 1998). "Abduction by Aliens or Sleep Paralysis?". Skeptical Inquirer. Amherst, NY, 14226, US: Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. 22 (3). ISSN 0194-6730. OCLC 4081591. Archived from the original on 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2015-06-02. The '[G]ray' is about four feet high, with a slender body and neck, a large head, and huge, black, slanted, almond-shaped eyes. Grays usually have no hair and often only three fingers on each hand. 
  6. Musgrave, Beth (August 25, 2005). "Kelly Green Men get new venue". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved November 24, 2008. 
  7. Nickell, Joe (November 2006). "Siege of 'Little Green Men': The 1955 Kelly, Kentucky, Incident". Skeptical Inquirer. Amherst, NY, 14226, US: Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. 30 (6). ISSN 0194-6730. OCLC 4081591. Archived from the original on 2013-11-04. [Green] was apparently later injected by the national media, although 'Lucky' Sutton's son now says his father described them as 'silver' with 'a greenish silver glow'... 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Clark, Jerome (1999). "Little Green Men". Unexplained!. Visible Ink Press. p. 442. ISBN 1-57859-070-1. 
  9. Carlson, Peter (February 19, 2004). "Ike and the Alien Ambassadors". Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-03-30. 
  10. Delasara, Jan (2000). "The X-Files and the Zeitgeist of the '90s". PopLit, PopCult, and the X-Files. McFarland. p. 187. ISBN 0-7864-0789-1. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Clark, Jerome (1999). "Space Brothers". Unexplained!. Visible Ink Press. p. 581. ISBN 1-57859-070-1. 
  12. Bures, Frank (September 2001). "Aliens, Anomalies, and Absurbity at Mt. Adams". The Portland Mercury. Retrieved 2007-05-01. 
  13. Ellwood, Robert S. (2000). "Adamski, George", American National Biography Online. Oxford University Press. Retrieved on November 24, 2008.
  15. Lewis, Tyson; Kahn, Richard (Spring 2005). "The Reptoid Hypothesis: Utopian and Dystopian Representational Motifs in David Icke's Alien Conspiracy Theory". Utopian Studies. University Park, PA, US: Penn State University Press [for the Society for Utopian Studies]. 16 (1): 45–75. ISSN 1045-991X. Archived from the original on 2015-06-02. Retrieved 2015-06-02. Icke, ... is now today's most (in)famous proponent of what we are calling the 'Reptoid Hypothesis'—the idea that alien lizards conspiratorially control the Earth and with it human destiny. 
  16. Temple, Robert K. G. (1999) [1976]. The Sirius Mystery: New scientific evidence of alien contact 5,000 years ago (2nd ed.). London, UK: Arrow. ISBN 978-0-09-925744-8. OCLC 60154574. Archived from the original on 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2015-06-02. Subjects: Dogon (African people). Civilization, Ancient -- Extraterrestrial influences. Human-alien encounters. 

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