When looking back at human history, we can find artwork, legends, and stories that reference UFO-type objects. Consider these examples:
7th Century: Mayan King Pakal's Sarcophagus
King Pakal ruled a region near the Yucatan Peninsula from 603-683. Following his death, his body was entombed in the Temple of Inscriptions at Palenque and his sarcophagus was sealed with an intricately carved limestone lid. Erich von Daniken, author of the 1968 book "Chariots of the Gods," suggests that the sarcophagus lid depicts King Pakal sitting on a throne of rockets which he maneuvers with various foot and hand controls.
Renaissance and Enlightenment Artwork
There are many paintings, created hundreds of years ago, which appear to depict UFO-type objects. "The Triumph of Summer Tapestry", "The Madonna with Saint Giovannino", "The Miracle of the Snow", "The Crucifixion of Christ", and "The Baptism of Christ" are just a few of the more interesting pieces.
19th Century: Utsuro-bune
Utsuro-bune, roughly translated as "hollow boat", refers to an object that washed ashore in Japan in 1803. The craft was reported to have an iron bottom, glass-like windows, and unusual symbols around its exterior. Emerging from it was a young woman with pale skin, red hair, and unusual clothing. Some believe this object was a UFO that had washed ashore.