Mysterious Photos That Cannot Be Explained


A picture can be worth a 1,000 words, yet in our internet age, it’s hard to distinguish if some are actually real.

With many programs known to add or swap certain areas in images, it’s hard to believe everything you see. Long before smart phones and Adobe Photoshop, we only had cameras to capture moments in reality. Before that, ancient scribes were resources for what people saw, but considering the advancements shortly after, humans were told to either take an image with a grain of salt, or see it for themselves.

There are images that surfaced long before the internet that are deemed truly shocking and unexplainable. Not only are the images spooky, they offer no real explanation of what happened when the photo was taken, and they’re still as mysterious as they were back then. Here are some photos that simply cannot be explained:

A woman was spotted photographing John F. Kennedy’s assassination while others ran for cover. Her identity and photos were never recovered.

The Hessdalen Lights are multicolored lights that are seen in Norway’s Hessdalen Valley. Scientists have no idea where they come from.

The Hook Island Sea Monster was a tadpole-like creature seen in the mid-1960s. It was reported by a couple and never heard of again.

The Solway Firth Spaceman was captured in a photo standing behind a little girl. Her father insists nobody else was present, and even had Kodak prove it with an inspection.

The Black Knight Satellite was seen in Earth’s orbit in the 1960s. It wasn’t man-made in design or a known satellite at the time.

The Copper Family photo was captured after a family moved into their new home. After the picture was developed, a body could be seen falling from the ceiling.

The Goddard’s Squadron Photograph was taken in 1919 at Freddy Jackson’s funeral. A face at the top of the photo is recognized to be Jackson.