On 23 May 1964, Jim Templeton, a firefighter from Carlisle, Cumberland (now part of Cumbria), took three photographs of his five-year-old daughter while on a day trip to Burgh Marsh. Templeton said the only other people on the marshes that day were a couple of old ladies sitting in a car at the far end of the marsh. In a letter to the Daily Mail in 2002, Templeton stated, "I took three pictures of my daughter Elizabeth in a similar pose - and was shocked when the middle picture came back from Kodak displaying what looks like a spaceman in the background." Templeton insists that he did not see the figure until after his photographs were developed, and analysts at Kodak confirmed that the photograph was genuine.
Men in Black Edit
Templeton claimed that he was visited by Men in Black after the photograph was published. The Men in Black said they worked for "Her Majesty's Government". The Men in Black also referred to each other as numbers and refused to show their IDs to Templeton. They drove Templeton to the place where he took the picture of his daughter. The Men and Black also asked about a second space man. Templeton claims that when he refused to admit the photo was of a passer-by, the men became angry and drove away leaving him stranded on the marsh five miles from home.