The Solway Spaceman
April 9, 2013 11:36 AM Subscribe
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On 24th May 1964, Jim Templeton, a fireman from Carlisle in the North of England, took his young daughter out to the marches overlooking the Solway Firth to take some photographs
Known as the Cumberland / Solway Firth Spaceman, ufologist Dave Armitage lays out possible explanations
for his appearance in the photo. Was it a transdimensional photo of one of “two large white clad figures” wandering around the [Bluestreak Rocket testing] site in Australia
that same day?
Templeton was truly baffled, and did not recall the presence of anyone else in the field that day, except for "two old ladies...four or five hundred yards away." He described the experience, and resulting investigation with the BBC's Secrets of the Paranormal (YouTube)
Kodak tested the film and detected no errors or faulty processing, however there is some speculation that Templeton was playing a practical joke: For example he told us that he had created a faked five pound note for amusement only weeks before the photograph was taken, to demonstrate his photographic skills. Templeton took the film for processing locally where, he said “everybody in the developing department knew me.”
Solway, in Cumbria has had no shortage
of UFO sightings, and this particular photograph has inspired much curiousity, study, and electro-funk stylings of the German band Cumbrian Spacewoman, and their 1980 album Liquid Space.
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