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Koi Alien Photo 11

Koi Alien Photo 11_d appears to show an alien being wearing some sort of uniform with a high collar.

Various very similar photos, some in colour, appear on numerous websites. Some of the captions to these photos link the "alien" to "Hangar 18" and/or an alleged crash at Roswell (for no apparent reason).

This photo appeared on the back cover of the book "UFO Crash Secrets at Wright Patterson Air Force Base" written by James W Moseley when it was republished by Tim Beckley in 1991, with a caption stating "Soviets release photos of alien bodies recovered from 'flying disc' crash site".  The photo was the subject of a "report" within that book by Antonio Huneeus, which stated that the alien photo was first revealed to the world by Marina Popovich, a Russian ufologist, who had received it from Professor Feliz Zigel who in turn had received it from a Canadian source.

As detailed below, seeing the caption on that book caused Canadian artist Linda Corriveau some surprise, since the relevant photographs in fact showed a wax model of a clay sculpture she created for the "Man and his World" exhibition in Montreal, Canada. The wax reproduction was on display there from 1978 to 1981.   Linda Corriveau explained this in detail at length on her website, complete with numerous photographs of the relevant exhibition and comments at how, when reading UFO literature about these photos, she sometimes burst out laughing "at the contrived and fanciful theories".  

Linda Corriveau named her sculpture "Man of my Dreams". 

 

 

 

 

Sections below:

1. The relevant image

2. Stories and claims relating to this image

3. The real background to this image

4. Relevant online forum discussions

5. Further references and resources

6. Other material

 

 

1. The relevant image

Koi Alien Photo 11_d appears to show an alien being wearing some sort of uniform with a high collar.

Various very similar photos, some in colour, appear on numerous websites. 

 

 

 

 

2. Stories and claims relating to this image

Some of the captions to these photos link the "alien" to "Hangar 18" and/or an alleged crash at Roswell (for no apparent reason).

 

 

Two of the relevant photos appeared on the back cover of the book "UFO Crash Secrets at Wright Patterson Air Force Base" written by James W Moseley when it was republished by Tim Beckley in 1991, with a caption stating "Soviets release photos of alien bodies recovered from 'flying disc' crash site".  The photo was the subject of a "report" within that book by Antonio Huneeus, which stated that the alien photo was first revealed to the world by Marina Popovich, a Russian ufologist, who had received it from Professor Feliz Zigel who in turn had received it from a Canadian source.

 

 One of the relevant photos also appeared on the front cover of the Brazilian "UFO" magazine with a reference to the alleged crash at Roswell in 1947.

 

One of the relevant photos has also been used to illustrate the cover of a UFO documentary entitled "Roswell : La Verita" ("Roswell : The Truth"):

 

 

 

3. The real background to this image

 

While (as discussed in Section 2 above) a 1991 reprint of Jim Moseley's book "UFO Crash Secrets at Wright Patterson Air Force Base" included a "report" within that book by Antonio Huneeus, he subsequently wrote (in a letter to Jim Moseley, published in the Saucer Smear in January 1998) that he "rushed" to do it when he "only half finished" with his investigation, when the information was "incomplete". He wrote that he "soon solved the case by chance, when Richard Glenn recognized the photos immediately as the Montreal dummy done by Linda Corriveau" (which he subsequently detailed in, among other places, the September 1994 issue of Fate magazine).

In fact, Linda Corriveau (a Canadian artist) has personally written extensively - with considerable amusement - about her model and related stories in the UFO literature.

In her items about the mode, Linda Corriveau has recalled her shock when she happened to read the 1991 reprint of Jim Moseley's book "UFO Crash Secrets at Wright Patterson Air Force Base" and saw her model on the back cover. That cover surprised her because she recognised the photographs as showing a wax model of a clay sculpture she created for the "Man and his World" exhibition in Montreal, Canada (specifically for a UFO exhibit in the "Strange, Strange World" pavilion). The wax model of her sculpture was on display there from 1978 to 1981.   

While her original model was made from clay, Linda Corriveau arranged for it to be sent to the Tussaud wax museum where, according to Linda Corriveau, an "elderly gentleman" made a wax mould - including some additions (including hands, which Linda Corriveau has said she had "completely overlooked").  Unfortunately, during the process of going from clay to wax, Linda Corriveau's original sculpture was destroyed.

According to Linda Corriveau, "many visitors believed the figure was an actual corpse". Visitors to the pavilion included Dr Hynek (in 1978) and Stanton Friedman (in 1979), both as guest speakers.

Linda Corriveau has explained this in detail at length, complete with numerous photographs of the relevant exhibition and comments at how, when reading UFO literature about these photos, she sometimes burst out laughing "at the contrived and fanciful theories".  

The photograph below shows the "Man and his World" exhibition:

 

 

 

Promotional material from 1978 for the "Strange, Strange World" pavilion at the "Man and his World" indicated that it would involve a presentation asking "ever-important questions", including "Are we being visited by extraterrestrial beings that come from other dimensions?", "What do they want from us?" and "Is there other life in the Universe"?

 

The two photos below put the "alien" into context, showing it was clearly part of an exhibit.

 

 

 

Here are a couple of close-ups of the model:

 

 

 

 

4. Relevant online forum discussions

Relevant discussions on the AboveTopSecret.com ("ATS") website include:

2010 (March) discussion entitled "High-Res Photo of EBE"

 

5. Further references and resources

There is a rapid turnover of UFO material on the Internet. Many links to material on UFO websites quickly become out of date. Therefore, instead of giving many links to specific webpages I have instead included below a search box which can be used to search various leading UFO websites at the same time. You can then click on tabs at the top of the search results to list only results from forums, only results from websites I have labelled as "skeptical" etc. I have included tabs for a couple of specific websites that I find particularly useful, including the valuable archives of the UFO UpDates email discussion List. The relevant websites are all listed in the discussion of the "UFO Searchillion" search engine in Section 2.4 of the "Free UFO Researcher Starter Pack" and continues to evolve...

 

The relevant search box is one of the two main tools on this website which are intended to help reduce the amount of reinvention of the wheel within UFOlogy. The other main tool is the collection of tables of references to discussion of UFO incidents, personalities and other matters in various books. Those tables can be sorted by author, length and date. I hope these tools are useful.

 

 

 

6. Other Material

 

 

 

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