Alien hunters have posted the image on YouTube claiming that it shows an extra terrestrial inside some form of craft.
The picture is said to be dated to May 1st 1980.
Conspiracists claim the photo was taken in the region of Manchester in New Hampshire, USA.
The bizarre shot shows what looks like a large muddy farming field just before sunset with a distinctive bright blob in the distance.
UFO enthusiasts have zoomed in on the bright object and highlighted what they say is the occupant of an alien craft.
It emerged on the website Mufon and was posted on YouTube by UFOmania.
The video narrator said that the person who originally took the photo described a very brief encounter.
“The UFO hoovered for a second, turned and then took off,” they reportedly said.
More than 40,000 Americans have taken out insurance against being abducted by aliens.
Many commentators greeted the image with some scepticism.
One wrote: “Apparently that alien drives a space Prius.”
Another joked: “Advanced species? There’s not even a cup holder in that ship.”
An apparent UFO was also spotted on NASA’s live satellite coverage recently.
Strange footage emerged of bright lights flashing on the International Space Station’s live feed.