UFO Conjecture(s)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A 1914 UFO?

Jose Caravaca has come across a 1914 photo that puzzles him.

He asked if I might have some information about it. I don't.

But maybe one or two of our visitors here might know a little bit about the photo.

Here it is, with the "object" pulled out for closer inspection:



It's not a spectacular UFO image, but is intriguing because of the date it was taken, when photography was relatively new and hoax free pretty much.

RR

14 Comments:

  • Interesting! I've often wondered if, and to what extent, a random study of old, early photos might show up a few things suggestive of UFOs.

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Thursday, December 15, 2011  

  • Given the shutter time on those old cameras, I think it's safe to say it's stationary.

    By Blogger Parakletos, at Thursday, December 15, 2011  

  • Is it a river back there by the trees? The erosion pattern of the two streams might cause some inland erosion.

    By Blogger Parakletos, at Thursday, December 15, 2011  

  • Is this done with plate photography? Could it be an air bubble of some sort?

    By Blogger Parakletos, at Thursday, December 15, 2011  

  • Could be a rowboat standing on-end. (Although why it would be there is a mystery.) Maybe a stone slab?

    Looks like two paths intersect at that point, could be some kind of information post or memorial...

    I'm beginning to the think the black part on the left is not part of whatever the white object is, I think it's part of the background that happens to "end" near where the white thing ends. What's the white thing? Don't know.

    By Blogger Matt G. (NYC), at Friday, December 16, 2011  

  • Some kind of religious monument maybe - what we here in rural America refer to as "Mary in a bathtub". (Bathtub buried halfway in the ground, statue of Mary, flowers.)

    By Blogger Arcturus, at Friday, December 16, 2011  

  • Arcturus:

    I think this is exactly the explanation.

    Thanks.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, December 16, 2011  

  • That doesn't explain the floating white triangle though.

    ;)

    By Blogger Matt G. (NYC), at Friday, December 16, 2011  

  • Matt,

    I think the "floating triangle" is merely an add-on to the photo, pointing to the "UFO."

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, December 16, 2011  

  • I know, I was being facetious, which incidentally is the shortest common english word to contain all 5 vowels in order.

    That was why I winked. ;)

    By Blogger Matt G. (NYC), at Friday, December 16, 2011  

  • Matt:

    I've always had trouble with subtle humor...sorry.

    And emoticoms? They baffle me too.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, December 16, 2011  


  • I think the "floating triangle" is merely an add-on to the photo, pointing to the "UFO."


    Added on by whom, though?

    It could be a picture someone took of his home, and he's letting viewers know it still has the outhouse. In which case, it might be added on by him, or in his 'time'.

    While it could have also been added by some psychologist of the early 1900s.

    Test the ink! =P

    By Blogger Parakletos, at Friday, December 16, 2011  

  • Hi all

    Some data over the photo, was held in Pennsylvania, by Mrs. R. Wallace.

    Saludos

    Jose

    By Blogger jacarav@ca, at Friday, December 16, 2011  

  • Looking carefully at the image, it appears to be planted in the ground and as my friend Parakletos has observed it possess some resemblance to a shrine or a sheet ballooned by the wind. Not much to chew on outside the purview of the imaginable realm where it remains a ghost of our own perceptional desires.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Monday, December 19, 2011  

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