Wonders in the Sky by Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck have countless sightings that are replicated in modern UFO literature, with modern sightings sometimes providing photographic support.
For instance, Vallee and Aubeck provide this sighting [Number 417] on Page 306 of the paperback:
12 January 1836, Cherbourg, France – A “luminous body…two-thirds the size of the moon” was witnessed at 6:30 p.m. “Central to it there seemed to be a dark cavity.”
Here is a series of photos taken by George Stock of Passaic, New Jersey July 28th, 1952:
The UFO depicted mimics the Cherbourg sighting listed in Wonders…
(And note that the Stock UFO resembles, almost exactly, a few other UFOs photographed in the 1950s and 1960s:
One of the allegedly hoaxed Heflin photos
Anthony Bragalia thinks UFOs are shape-changers.
Wonders….has a number of sightings that indicate shape-changing; e.g., Item 371, Page 274
This photo, which I think is fake, from Anthony's Wanaque research shows a luminance that showed up in the other photos below:
The questionable 1954 Darbishire photo
A plethora of sightings listed in Wonders…also indicates luminance; e.g., Pages 55, 103, 114, 123, 195, 235, 252, 253, 266, 283, 298, 305, 330 343.
Anthony also notes UFOs that emit rays of lights, as in the (in)famous Wanaque photograph.
Wonders…also lists sightings where rays of light are emitted; e.g. Item 167 Page 141; Item 329 Page 253; Item 346 Page 261; Item 410 Page 303
Then we find a rather well-known UFO photo that emulates the vapor-trail of the alleged Aurora prototype:
Wonders…lists some old sightings that also precede, by witness observation, the Aurora residue; e. g., Item 89 Page 96
That “modern” sightings antedate very similar, almost exact sightings and peculiarities as noted by Vallee, Aubeck, and Bragalia’s interests, among others, emulate ancient or older sightings which seem to confirm that something with a pattern is at work when it comes to UFO phenomena.
What’s old is new again, apparently….