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Billy Booth

The Alaskan Alien

By November 7, 2007

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Alaska AlienOn August 14, 2003, I received a photograph that purportedly shows an alien being. This is what the sender stated:

The included picture was taken by my grandfather in the early 1930s in Alaska. I scanned the image immediately after he gave it to me last week. I wish to remain anonymous since I don't want anything to do with any research or whatever on this.

I know it looks like an alien or a Bigfoot and I know my grandfather was telling me the truth about him taking this picture. That's why I think it should be in the right hands. You are the only one I'm sending this to, so please respect my privacy and don't contact me about this.

Thanks in advance,


(Name withheld)

The only additional information is contained on the bottom of the full size image, which tells us the following:

The picture was taken in the early 1930s by the sender's grandfather, who lived in Alaska. The entitiy was first seen when the grandfather was on his way to a lake. He chased the entity until he got close enough to take this one picture. It was some four months before the photograph was developed, being in a remote, sparsely populated area.

To say the least, I was intrigued by this mysterious message. What could this image be? I download it, and after looking at it a few moments, I knew it would be controversial to say the least. Little did I know that there would be more than one mystery to solve. As I began the task of selecting and cutting the area around the small creature, I thought to myself: "Wouldn't it be something if this was the real thing, even though it may never be proven as such?" What if this gentleman's grandfather had really filmed a creature from another world, and I was looking at the proof. My excitement was only tempered by the thought of not being able to prove it one way or the other. I would soon be faced, however, with the second mystery.

After doing a couple of trial runs, I was relatively pleased with the results, considering the fact that the scanned image was from a photograph approximately 70 years old. As I looked through several of the cutouts I had made, I thought maybe I saw something... something else. The entity's right lower arm/hand region seemed to be obscured; but by what? So I went back to the original scan, and starting working on that particular area. What I finally saw, or thought I saw was a second, even smaller entity. Is it possible that we had a female with her child? I had done what I could, and the results were inconclusive.

The sender never asked for a thing... money or publishing rights, just that the photo be put in good hands

I have no definite answer as to what we are looking at here. It is one of three things:

1) An outright hoax, (someone in a suit), and all the time and effort was wasted.

2) A single unknown being, origin unknown, and we are without a way to go any further toward discovery.

3) Number 2, with two beings. All is not lost, and just like beauty being in the eye of the beholder, so is the result of what we have here.

One final question remains; Which is more important anyway, the final solution of a mystery, or that mystery remaining alive and well?

If any of you would like the full size image of this photo, please let me know.

(Image © B J Booth)


November 7, 2007 at 7:52 am
(1) Linda says:

I had to read this early because my work schedule has changed. I would like to have the full size image of this. As you say, there is no way to know for sure whether the photo is real or a hoax. But just going on feeling or intuition (not much, I know), there is something that feels authentic about this photo. I am sure there will be a range of responses to this one.

November 7, 2007 at 7:57 am
(2) Linda says:
November 7, 2007 at 9:22 am
(3) Bonnie says:

Can the location of this photo be specified? I personally saw a saucer
crash in Alaska in the 1940′s and would
like to know the area where this phono
was taken.

November 7, 2007 at 4:11 pm
(4) Kevo says:

Im really interested in this photo, i would like to see the full size image.
Im always cheking at this types of photos and trying to unlock something, i hope its not a hoax,

November 7, 2007 at 6:51 pm
(5) Bill says:

Please send me the full size photo as I would like to see it.

November 7, 2007 at 7:23 pm
(6) jib says:

please send me a full sized image as well. thanks!

November 7, 2007 at 8:39 pm
(7) John says:

Would you please send me the full size version of this photo as well. Somehow it reminds me of another pic. Thanks.

November 7, 2007 at 9:00 pm
(8) CommanderVideo says:

I’d love to see the full-size photo please. This is interesting. Great blog, by the way, I don’t leave a lot of comments, but I read it almost every day.

November 12, 2007 at 3:04 pm
(9) joe says:

I think it’s fake because of the way the person acted when sending it, “don’t contact me, leave me alone, but here’s an alien picture for ya”

November 12, 2007 at 9:02 pm
(10) Simon Lujan says:

please send me a full sized image as well. thanks!

November 12, 2007 at 9:06 pm
(11) Sheila says:

Honestly, it looks like Casper, the friendly ghost. Who knows? Maybe that’s where the idea for Casper came from (just kidding!). I don’t have a clue one way or another as to what it is.

November 12, 2007 at 10:37 pm
(12) Tricia Johnson says:

Yes, could you please send me a full size photo. It would be greatly appreciated. On CNN News today 11-12-2007 they said representatives from several countries (and the usa) were going to meet and discuss the UFO’s. Have you heard anything about this?

November 13, 2007 at 3:06 am
(13) Charles Grubbs Jr. says:

Hi Billy, interesting indeed, I feel it’s the real thing. I have the same feeling about the photo, just a feeling you get. I’d love to have a the full sized image too, thanks Billy!

November 13, 2007 at 5:36 pm
(14) Yvonne Sly says:

Hello Billy Booth, I would love to see a full size photo, I think the photo does look kind of like a ghost, I am not sure what it is but it is something. Au revoir Yvonne

November 15, 2007 at 1:21 pm
(15) Paul says:

Please send full image.


November 17, 2007 at 3:06 pm
(16) Alex Sabu says:

Please send me the full size Photo
My Email:- alexsabu2007@gmail.com

May 3, 2008 at 2:06 am
(17) Andrea says:

I came across this site because i was typing in different things about the Alaskan triangle. Had never heard of it till yesterday from a friend. But this is a great article you have and would love to see the full size photo. Very intriguing. Thanks.

July 23, 2008 at 10:18 am
(18) Mike Rickey says:

God created all living beings so why not why not others different than us would be called “Alien”. I would like to meet one of these beings. Just think how many might be out there in all the galaxies that God created. What an adventure and what a creator.

November 18, 2009 at 2:58 am
(19) nate storm says:

i would love to have the full image of this picture i am very intrested in this

February 21, 2010 at 1:54 pm
(20) Linda says:

please send me a photo too, thanks

February 22, 2010 at 6:51 am
(21) Guide says:

The UFO Casebook site is being moved to larger servers. In a few days, I will post a link to the full size photo.


February 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm
(22) Alexander says:

Hello, is this photo the same with this?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uhijtEpnQ4&feature=related at 0:48 ?
Greetings from Greece.

February 27, 2010 at 10:11 am
(23) Guide says:

Here you can see the Alaskan alien photo at full size:


May 20, 2010 at 11:56 pm
(24) lela fadhilah says:

please send full image.

August 22, 2010 at 4:13 am
(25) jamie says:

this is amazing! can you email me the full size pic please!

December 20, 2010 at 12:52 am
(26) john says:

please send email a copy of the full length photo.

September 18, 2011 at 7:07 pm
(27) steph says:

Please could you sent me a full size image thanks

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