19. The Flying Spaceman
The invisible flying spaceman is among the very first ‘viral’ pics in history. Jim Templeton took a pictures of his daughter while they were out on a picnic in Cumbria, Great Britain. But, according to Jim, there was no one behind her – certainly not a spaceman in mid-flight. He even went as far as contacting the police, though they dismissed his claims as non-threatening.
After a few local newspapers printed the story, dubbing the white figure ‘Solway Firth Spaceman,’ UFOlogists from all over the world began debating it’s origin. It only took a few hours for Templeton’s flying spaceman to take over the Internet.
Skeptics say the mysterious white figure is just an overexposed outline of Jim’s wife standing behind her daughter. But the truth is – the spaceman’s proportions and location in the photo indicate that he/she either hovered above ground level, or has 5-ft. long legs. There might be a simple explanation here but, if so, Templeton is the only one who’ll ever know for sure.