On 15 February 1954, thirteen-year-old Stephen Darbishire allegedly takes a UFO photo near Lake Coniston, Cumbria, England. (Sometimes referred to as “the Coniston Saucer”).
Stephen Darbishire photo
This incident is Case 91 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article, since it was referred to in 31 of the books covered by that article.
This photograph has been referred to as “the first UFO photograph ever taken in Britain” (Westmoreland Gazette, 8 October 2004).
As a result of the press coverage of this photograph, Stephen Darbishire and his father were invited to Buckingham Palace to meet one of the Duke of Edinburgh’s private secretaries (the Royal Equerry, RAF Squadron Leader Sir Peter Horsley).
This incident has also featured in a list of cases produced jointly by British ufologists Dave Clarke and Andy Roberts for the Fortean Times in 2007 as part of a survey of various researchers of the ten cases from 1947 onwards that interested them the most.