6 Mysterious Historical Photos We Have Lots of Questions About

Photography
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These pictures were taken by ordinary people with conventional photographic equipment and certainly weren’t edited. Yet this fact gives us even more questions.

Bright Side collected 10 real pictures which are more like fantastic film shots.

A monster off the coast of Hook Island

On the Internet, there’s an opinion that this famous photo is just a Photoshop. However, the original picture was taken in 1965 when Photoshop didn’t yet exist. The photographer, Robert Le Serreс, noticed a suspicious object near Hook Island in Australia and immediately took a photo, which is still the object of zoologists’ discussions.

Hessdalen Valley Lights

This shot was taken by a Norwegian photographer with a 30-second exposure, and it isn’t the only evidence of the existence of strange luminous objects flying over the Hessdalen valley. Spectral analysis shows that this object consists of silicon, iron, and scandium. Scientists still don’t know what it is.

"Black Knight"

This unidentified object was first captured by an artificial satellite in 1960, and NASA specialists immediately called it "Black Knight." Since then, the mysterious object has been seen repeatedly: it keeps appearing and disappearing from the Earth’s orbit. Scientists say this is a fragment of artificial origin.

A cell phone in Chaplin’s movie

In 2010, a DVD with bonus frames from the filming of Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 movie The Circus was released. One of the frames shows a woman holding something very similar to a cell phone. Director George Clarke claimed he considered these frames proof of time travel. Meanwhile, many skeptics are sure this shot is just a dull marketing hook.

Astronaut from Solway Firth

In 1964, Jim Templeton took a photo of his 5-year-old daughter in the country. And though the Templetons claim there wasn’t a soul around except them, during the development a distinct figure appeared in the photo behind the girl’s head. The subsequent analysis showed the photo wasn’t subjected to any changes.

Pyramids on the Moon

This photo was taken during the mission "Apollo-17," and in the archive it was listed as overexposed. However, after the experts worked on the picture’s contrast, they saw an outline of something very similar to a pyramid. This gives many people reason to believe there are pyramids on the back of the Moon.

Preview photo credit NASA

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