April 30, 2021

FLASHBACK: The Solway Firth Spaceman | 235

FLASHBACK: The Solway Firth Spaceman | 235
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CBot here. It's Flashback week on Hysteria 51.  Monday through Friday this week the meatsacks are releasing one of their favorite past episodes of the show.  On Friday there will be a post where you can vote for your favorite episode of the week.  1 person who voted will be picked at random for a prize pack so make sure to hop on Hysteria Nation if you like crap from dumb podcasts.  I hope you lose!

Nothing worse than a photobomb. There you are minding your own business, taking a picture of your lovely daughter and next thing you know some idiot time traveler / astronaut / inter-dimensional being drops his/her/its mug into your frame. And while we’ve all been through it, there’s a famous version we’re talking about this week - The Solway Firth Spaceman. Where did the other figure come from? Could this be a real, true documentation of a close encounter? How much is free film for a year actually worth? We dive in deep and see what develops. Plus, Conspiracy Bot actually did research this week (albeit unsuccessfully, but...ya know...baby steps). Brent channels his inner British housewife from the 1960s (it wasn’t a huge leap). And John starts talking about time travel again (we wish it existed so we could go back and stop him). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t do a ton of photo shoots, but when we do they’re in the UK and they involve a spaceman – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Brain Scratch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtXstgx_8-Y
BBC Look North, January 10, 2008 - https://youtu.be/ItiPAxD1t34

Solway Firth Spaceman - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solway_Firth_Spaceman
Solway Firth - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solway_Firth
BBC - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-27391210
RationalWiki - https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Solway_Firth_Spaceman
Dr. David Clarke - https://drdavidclarke.co.uk/secret-files/the-solway-spaceman-photograph/
r/todayilearned - https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/1by8qm/til_in_1964_a_man_photographing_his_daughter_in_a/c9bierv/
The Whitehaven News (waybackmachine) -https://web.archive.org/web/20140709010824/http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/home/famous-ufo-sightings-from-the-past-1.578420?referrerPath=1.386555
"The Men in Black are real.." The Free Library - https://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+Men+in+Black+are+real.-a061067536
Times and Star - https://web.archive.org/web/20141009131045/http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/features/e-t-phone-cumbria-1.76788
National Space Centre - https://spacecentre.co.uk/blog-post/blue-streak-success-failure-extraterrestrials/

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