Monday, December 17, 2007

I Want to Believe (that this photo was taken in Utah..)





At this web page, there seems to be some debate over the source of this famous daylight UFO photo. According to the page, the photo appeared in the first issue of Omni Magazine and lacked a caption or accompanying information. I have recently received 24 early issues of Omni Magazine via Ebay, and have been devouring them.


This photo is indeed published there, and while it may have originally appeared in the first issue, I have likewise found it in a later (although still early) issue. There is a caption, and it says the photo was taken in Utah! The scenery does look like Utah, specifically central Utah, I would say.

I will be searching for the photo (I really need to buy some of those tiny post it notes to mark things of interest--it is a smorgasboard of fun.) In the meantime, anyone with other information about this photo, please comment.
Photo credit: www.neilslade.com

6 comments:

Gorightly said...

That looks like a photo from Rev. Robert Short's scrapbook of photos he allegedly took in California...

richelle said...

How odd, the true provenance of this photo seems to be murky. California, Arizona, Utah...I'll check into the Short angle, and hopefully find that damn Omni article too. Thanks...

Adam Gorightly said...

Yeah, the background looks a lot like So Cal chapperal, which is the background for many of Short seemingly spurious photos, some of which were also apparently shot in Arizona. Short has this scrapbook he takes to UFO conferences, showing all of these Adamski looking craft. He also has old photos of himself, Adamski, Van Tassell, etc., in this scrapbook. I saw it at Retro UFO 2...I just bring this up because the photo in question looks a hell of a lot like one of Rev. Short's photos, which of course doesn't mean that he didn't lift it from somewhere else...

Stephen Wagner said...

It closely resembles one of the Adamski saucers.

Gorightly said...

Yes, these were referred as Bell-Shaped craft. Robert Short, who was a buddy of Adamski, claimed to have seen and photographed these same ships, along with George Hunt WIlliam, Van Tassel and Bill Hamilton during the golden age of high weirdness.

richelle said...

What's interesting to me is the murky provenance. I think I want to put together a story about all the discrepancies. it is such an enigmatic craft/photo--I love those. beamship euqal love, dammit. although this isn't technically a beamship.