Chilling Photos That Defy All Scientific Understanding

By Sarah Norman | November 29, 2023

The Terrifying Skunk Ape

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The photo in question is said to capture the Skunk Ape, an ape-like creature that cryptozoologists claim lives in the southeastern United States, especially in Florida's swamps and forests. Reports of this creature date back to 1818 when a "man-sized monkey" was reportedly causing trouble in Apalachicola, Florida. In 1929, another sighting was reported at the Perky Bat Tower in the Florida Keys. The creature allegedly shook the tower and scared away the bats before disappearing into the woods. From the 1950s to the 1970s, there were many reports of the Skunk Ape in Florida, with sightings from nearly every county. While the creature in the photo may look like a Skunk Ape, it is impossible to know for sure.

The Solway Firth Spaceman

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The Solway Firth Spaceman has become something of a legend in the decades since fireman, photographer, and local historian Jim Templeton captured a photograph that appeared to depict a mysterious figure lurking in the background. Templeton claimed that, at the time the photo was taken on May 23, 1964, the only other individuals on the marshes were a pair of elderly women sitting in a car some distance away. In a letter to the Daily Mail almost four decades later, Templeton explained that he had taken three photos of his daughter in a similar pose, only to discover that the second image showed what appeared to be an extraterrestrial being looming behind his child. Despite insisting that he had not seen the figure at the time, analysts at Kodak confirmed that the photograph was authentic.

Yet UFO book author David Clarke has a different interpretation of the photo. According to Clarke, the "spaceman" is most likely Templeton's wife, Annie, who was present during the shoot and appeared in another photograph from the same day. "I think for some reason his wife walked into the shot and he didn't see her because with that particular make of camera you could only see 70% of what was in the shot through the viewfinder," Clarke explained. Annie was wearing a pale blue dress and had dark, bobbed hair that may have appeared unusual under the conditions in which the photo was taken. When the image is darkened and the horizon is straightened using photo software, the figure in the photo appears more and more like an ordinary person viewed from behind, casting doubt on the supernatural interpretation of the Solway Firth Spaceman.