Saturday, September 3, 2011

Solway Firth Spaceman

The Solway Firth Spaceman is a famous photograph that according to some, shows an alien dressed in a type of space suit.

On May 24, 1964, Jim Templeton took his family to local marshes called Solway Firth, and proceeded to take pictures. Templeton and his wife remarked on how there was a weird electrical sensation in the air. When the pictures were developed there was a strange figure behind Templeton's daughter The figure bears a striking resemblance to an astronaut in a spacesuit. The Templetons were adamant that there was nobody nearby and that the figure was not visible when the pictures was taken. You can view the Solway Firth Spaceman photo by clicking HERE.

Troubled, Templeton went to the police who then contacted Kodak for analysis of the image. No explanation was given although a double-exposure was ruled out. At a loss for an explanation, and since a crime had not been committed, the police simply dropped the matter.

A few days later, Jim Templeton claimed to have been visited by two Men In Black. The behavior of the men was extremely strange, and even frightening. The men took Templeton to the scene and chatted with him about unusual things before trying to force him to admit that the figure in the picture was just someone who had wandered by. Templeton refused to accept that explanation. The men became angry, got in their car, and left Templeton stranded at the scene.

Hoax?: According to some, the image in the photograph is of a toy. Other's believe it to simply be a man standing in the background. Usually, for the latter explanation the "bent elbow" is said to be proof that the figure actually has it's back turned to the camera.

The Solway Firth Photo, 1964 (Spaceman)

The Solway Firth Spaceman And The Blue Streak Missile

1 comment:

Dave Armitage said...

For some more facts on the Spaceman photo check out my site :
http://www.cumberlandspaceman.co.uk/

I live locally to the photo location. I have studied the Spaceman photo for the last 10 years and it has always fascinated me.

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