The Solway Spaceman: An Intergalactic Photo Bomb | 192

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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 –
BBC Look North, January 10, 2008 –

Solway Firth Spaceman –
Solway Firth –
RationalWiki –
Dr. David Clarke –
r/todayilearned –
The Whitehaven News (waybackmachine) –
“The Men in Black are real..” The Free Library –
Times and Star –
National Space Centre –


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