Raiders of the Lost Saucer!

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What would have happened if Raiders of the Lost Ark met Sid and Marty Krotfft's Lost Saucer? It might have looked a little something like this. Of course, you might have a chance to see this scene for real if the rumors about extraterrestrials in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull are to be believed.


Artist Jim Nichols has been painting scenes of spaceships and flying saucers for years, and he's even co-hosted a cable show called UFOAZ all about visitors from outer space. In 1980, Jim met with retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Wendelle Stevens who was researching UFOs, and this inspired him to pursue a career in UFO illustration. Most of his pieces are on sale at his website, which features six pages worth of prints. There's bound to be something in there you're interested it since he runs the gamut from a saucer hovering over a lone farmhouse in "Country Road," to Nazi spaceships in "World War II UFO."


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Maybe it's more like a flare than a torch? Did they have flares in the 1940's?