UFO Conjecture(s)

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Ghostly images that remain unexplained

You're all familiar with the Templeton "spaceman" photo we've discussed here many times:
And here's a photo I found at the Yahoo site -- in a compendium of old photos. (Click mouse over photo to read blurb and see larger image of photo.):
Does another dimension/world sometimes intrude our reality?

I have a few other ghost photos from the Yahoo source and will add them (maybe) for scrutiny upcoming.



  • Simple answer is no: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Solway_Firth_Spaceman


    By Blogger scherben, at Saturday, March 26, 2016  

  • Now, how about the "dead husband" Scherben?


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, March 26, 2016  

  • I don't know that that's her dead husband, or even a likeness of him, as the lady in question is a complete 'alien' to me ;)

    Therefore, without further evidence, I'm in no position to comment.

    By Blogger scherben, at Saturday, March 26, 2016  

  • In the context of the other photos provided by the Yahoo insert, such images -- pre-Photoshop -- are eerie if nothing else.

    That's about all one can intelligently say about them.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, March 26, 2016  

  • That's a fair enough comment; but I'm quite confident that close scrutiny would bring about a perfectly logical explanation.

    Going back to Mr. Templeton's photo: the fact that so many interpreted his wife as a 'spaceman' plugs rather nicely into the PSH hypothesis. At least for me it does.

    By Blogger scherben, at Saturday, March 26, 2016  

  • Well as others have pointed out before, that "spaceman" has his head on backwards. That's his back and his right elbow is bent in our direction.

    So maybe people (things, spirits, entities) from beyond are shape shifters who can assume the image of anything we imagine - they're bendy, flexible, elastic...and since incorporeal never appear quite "right".

    If you're going to tackle the ghost thing here, that may be interesting. Personally, I think they are there but I can't tell you what "they" really are. Psychic thought projections from the inner mind perhaps, or the same manipulative creatures that would also have us think they are extraterrestrials....?

    By Blogger Brian Bell, at Sunday, March 27, 2016  

  • I'm not a ghost enthusiast, Brian, even though I think I've seen a few in my day.

    But some of the "un-hoaxed" photos one comes across intrigue.

    (I won't be going into ghosting here; that's a sign that one is desperate to increase a readership.)


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, March 27, 2016  

  • @Brian The spaceman's head is not on backwards, because he is not a spaceman; it's the wife of Jim Templeton, as is plain from the good work done in the links provided.

    By Blogger scherben, at Sunday, March 27, 2016  

  • If the 'spaceman' was indeed Mrs Templeton, who then were the mysterious, official-looking 'Men in Black' who took an interest in his sighting, visiting him at his Fire Station where they questioned him before driving him out to the location site, inexplicably stranding him there as they drove away. This incident also coincided with one at Woomera Missile Range in Australia where a countdown had to be aborted when a similar looking figure was spotted on camera in close proximity to a missile just prior to launch.

    By Blogger Dr Dee, at Thursday, March 31, 2016  

  • @Dr Dee: Those arguments are somehow better than the evidence presented in the sbove links?

    The MIB could simply have been a practical joke, and meanwhile at Woomera... http://debunkedmyth.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/blue-streak-missile-woomera-alien.html

    The balance of probabilities points to UFO proponents getting over excited again.

    By Blogger scherben, at Thursday, March 31, 2016  

  • Dr Dee; Jim Templeton lied when he claimed he didn't know the identity of the person in the photo. Who couldn't recognize their own wife in a photo they made?

    And since we have nothing but Jim's story about a visit by two "suits" in a black phantom sedan--the old MIB trope--why should we believe him?

    After the fact, Jim claimed that the missile picture--made famous for another reason--contained two of his "spacemen." (Gasp!)

    Which is more likely, that Jim was a fantasy-prone attention seeker caught up in the mundane "UFO" delusion, or that planet Earth is being visited by spacemen who intrude on family photos and impersonate missile-launch technicians half a world away? And all wholly without consequence quite curiously.

    The silliness of Solway Spaceman saga gives new meaning to the Extremely Tenuous Hypothesis.

    I'm surprised Jim didn't claim to have been visited by a handsome Irishman in a boating blazer.

    Be seeing you!

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Thursday, March 31, 2016  

  • Don't recall claiming 'planet Earth is being visited by spacemen' an Extremely Tenuous Hypothesis suggested by no one. The photo (still NOT proved to be a hoax or Mrs Templeton)is still a curious photographic anomaly which earned the epithet 'Solway Spaceman' due to the figure's apparent resemblance to an astronaut in a spacesuit as well you know.

    Everything including Jim Templeton's testimony & your own (despite not being a material witness) is 'a story' based on interpretation of experience shaped by one's own belief systems & cultural expectations. Why should we 'believe' the unqualified assertions of anyone who wasn't involved simply because they've an axe to grind?

    Thank you for putting us all straight about the 'UFO delusion' despite the testimony of physicists, pilots, air-traffic controllers etc. that state the contrary. I personally don't believe the ETH but don't dismiss the phenomena entirely as though it simply doesn't exist. It must be great being so omnipotently certain about everything.

    Oh and sorry I doubt very much you'll be 'seeing me' anytime soon.

    By Blogger Dr Dee, at Tuesday, April 12, 2016  

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