The Solway Firth Spaceman mystery

The Solway Firth Spaceman

The Solway Firth Spaceman is a supposed "mystery" figure captured in a photograph taken by amateur photographer Jim Templeton in 1964 on a marsh near Solway Firth in Cumbria, England. It has been variously claimed in woo circles as photographic evidence of an extraterrestrial, a ghost, or a time traveler.

On May 23, 1964, Cumbria resident Templeton took his wife and two daughters on an outing to scenic Burgh Marsh. While there, he snapped some family photos using his late 1950s model Zeiss Contax "Pentacon F" SLR camera.

Templeton claimed that when the photos were developed, the local developer remarked that one contained a very mysterious background figure that appeared to be wearing a space suit. 

Templeton swore he didn't see any such thing when the photograph was taken. He also swore he and his family were alone on the marsh that day. Gossip of the strange photo spread fast, and soon the photo was published in the local, and then the national British newspapers. The integrity of Templeton's camera and original negatives were allegedly vetted by Kodak. The "mystery" photo rapidly gained the 1964 equivalent of viral status when world wide press picked it up, and a Ufology legend was born


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