1964 Solway Firth Spaceman Jenny Randles UFO Investigation
From the BBC TV program "Secrets of the Paranormal" presented by Jenny Randles who is well known in the field of UFO's and is an active member of BUFORA.
The Solway Firth photograph, 1964:
A day out to take family pictures in the country on a beautiful day of 1964 led an English family to capture a bizarre image, embroiled them in an international mystery and exposed a possibly coincidental connection with nuclear weapons.
On 23 May 1964, Jim Templeton, a firefighter from Carlisle, Cumberland (now part of Cumbria), took three photographs of his five-year-old daughter while on a day trip to Burgh Marsh.
Templeton said the only other people on the marshes that day were a couple of old ladies sitting in a car at the far end of the marsh. In a letter to the Daily Mail in 2002, Templeton stated, "I took three pictures of my daughter Elizabeth in a similar pose - and was shocked when the middle picture came back from Kodak displaying what looks like a spaceman in the background."
The witness insists that he did not see the figure until after his photographs were developed, and analysts at Kodak confirmed that the photograph was genuine. Wikipedia.
My own simplistic take on this case.
This is what Wikipedia now says about the famous Solway Firth Spaceman image, shot in 1964 by fireman, photographer and local historian Jim Templeton (13 February 1920 – 27 November 2011).
'A contemporary analysis suggested that the figure was probably the photographer's wife, standing with her back towards the camera, her dress appearing white due to overexposure.'
So, I did a quick experiment to see if they were right.
Using the best quality image available from this case, I copied the head of the supposed 'Photographers wife', put it through a negative filter and that's all:
...looks a bit odd to say the least doesn't it?
I realise that we all see what we want to see, but I'm sorry, this still doesn't look like the 'back' of anyone to me, (or a jogger running by as other cynics have claimed), but rather, the front of a suited figure with a very strange face staring out from behind the visor of its helmet.
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