10 Mysterious Historical Photos We Have Lots of Questions About
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.
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.
On November 22, 1963, in Dallas, the American President John Kennedy was shot dead. That day, photographers took a lot of pictures at the crime scene, some of them showing a mysterious woman holding a camera in one hand. Special services were trying to find her for a long time since she may have captured the president’s assassination on camera. However, all attempts to establish her identity turned out to be a failure. The unknown woman was nicknamed Babushka Lady since she wore a headscarf just like old Russian ladies.
The Falling Man
This shot was taken by photographer Richard Drew on the day of the terrorist attack on September 11. The photo traveled around the world in a matter of hours. Many people noted the man’s strange body position: he falls almost straightened up, which is extremely difficult to do. The identity of the man in the photo was never established, although many Americans claimed they recognized their relative in this picture.
This photo was taken in Beijing during the riots of 1989. In Tiananmen Square, an unknown man held up the column of tanks for half an hour, blocking the way with his body. Although the picture appeared on the front pages of the world’s most famous magazines, we still don’t know either the man’s name or what happened to him.
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.
Sir Goddard’s squadron
The photo album of Sir Goddard’s squadron who fought in the First World War contains one strange photograph. After the development of the photo, all the squad members recognized a person standing in the back row as their friend, Freddie Jackson, who died two days before the picture was taken. The squadron was photographed on the day of Freddie’s funeral.
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.
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