Aliens by Children

Until about the 1960s the idea of violent and evil aliens were common among the general public. In 1938 Orson Welles scared many with his dramatised radio theatre version of "The War of the Worlds", where Martians invade Earth. In the fifties many bad science fiction movies emphasised this view. However, in the 1960s, space exploration of Venus and Mars excluded the existence of any nearby monsters. Also, the movie "ET" in the 1980s  gave a much more benign impression of aliens.  Today the general public has a more balanced view, evident also in children's attitude towards aliens. The above series of drawings were made by children and testify to an imaginative and more curious and friendly approach.