Friday, June 4, 2010

The Ghost of Freddy Jackson

Third in a Series of Famous Paranormal Photographs.

This 1919 group portrait was taken of a WWI flight squadron which served at the HMS Daedalus training facility. Looking carefully, the face of a man can clearly be seen in back of the airman positioned on the top row, fourth from the left. Squadron members identify the face as that of Freddy Jackson, an air mechanic accidentally killed by an airplane propeller two days earlier. Jackson's funeral took place the day this photograph was snapped. It has been suggested that Jackson, unaware of his death, decided to show up for the group photo.

This picture was first published in 1975 by a member of the squadron, Sir Victor Goddard, a retired R.A.F. officer.

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