A whois on angelofthethames.com yields a registrant named Marksteen Adamson. A look at his profile on LinkedIn reveals he's a branding and marketing
expert. His company is ASHA (www.ashawebsite.co.uk...). On their website, in the 'about us' section, one of their specialities is listed as
So this looks to me very likely a viral marketing campaign.
If anyone can find any references on the web to this supposed piece of folklore that date back to earlier than 2006, then I'd be interested to hear!
This is a refreshing thread. I had never heard of this before and I find it quite interesting.
From reading through the links provided, this is an old phenomenon. From the videos and pictures, I don't know if I would have thought what I was
seeing was an angel. It kind of has the appearance of an energy vortex or field of some sort. Perhaps a type of wormhole that isn't much visible in
the normal human spectrum.
I would like to see a study conducted on this using infrared and thermal imaging. I am not sure if the sighting are taking place in the same spot or
near it, but most of the evidence, including old paintings of the 'angel' show a bridge.
When viewing a video such as this - first thing I do before I watch it is turn off the sound.
Then, take a look and see what I catch without being influenced in any way by the audio.
So, this is the only thing I saw.
The statue flicked by the screen for under a second and was really hard to pinpoint it again for the screen shot - it took lots of clicking to get it
So, I'm not sure what the statue is - but - it looks like an angel to me, or a big what? Eagle or something with wings. (No I'm not going to go
research monuments on the Thames to find out either).
Point being it flashes by so quick - yeah - it seems like an angle - but...
I don't even know if this is what others are seeing, but it's what I came up with.
It's best to check the op link and see other photos and video. The 'angel' appears somewhat like a reflection or mist above the water. There is no
definite head or limbs, but something of a 'body' as well as up-stretched 'wings.'
It now seems pretty clear that the whole thing was a planned hoax, part of an attempted 'viral marketing' campaign for a charity event last
year. In fact the basic story was largely debunked on a sceptical forum in November 2006, which demonstrated that:
- an alleged Slovakian TV interview with TV presenter David Grant about a supposed angel sighting was false - the STV logo was incorrect, the reporter
had a made up name and the title picture was actually of St. Basils in Moscow, not a site in Slovakia.
Apparently, it is an already debunked viral marketing campaign for a charity that has "Angel" in its name.
I know how it feels to see something and yet no one else present can see it. To me it is obviously there, but I cannot explain it to anyone,
because they cannot see it. On another occasion it worked the other way. A woman walking down the road into town stopped and was animatedly
talking to thin air. I stopped and observed to try and establish who or what she was talking to. She obviously was talking to a real person, but I was
unable to see him. I presume that I was invisible to him and to her as well ? In order to understand these paranormal phenomenon I recommend that you
read THE HOLOGRAPHIC UNIVERSE by MICHAEL TALBOT published in 1991 by Harper Collins ISBN 0-586-09171-8. Also I highly recommend that everyone get to
watch the movie THE FOURTH KIND.
This video which I have inserted is illustrating the kind of phenomenon which people report seeing. Obviously if you were to be witness to such a
manifestation you would be a convert. However, until you witness such an apparition personally you might just carry on being skeptical. I have
experienced paranormal manifestations, but not yet an UFO. Thus I suspect that the ubiquitous UFO are a paranormal manifestation ?
The man who saw the "Thames Angel" probably saw her out of the corner of his field of vision, but as soon as he moved his head to look with his
central field of vision she was nolonger visible to him. People often report seeing things with the periphery of their eye sight. However, using their
central retina the apparition is invisible.
The Thames River is known to the colloquial indiginous [such as myself] as "The Waters of Isis". This might be reference to the apparitions observed
in London. "Isis" be an umbrella term used to encompass all manifestations of the feminine angellic kind, including the "Blessed Virgin Mary" seen
by the Catholic faithful. My opinion is that the apparition in London is a manifestation of what we call "guardian angel". London is home for
literally millions and it is comforting to see that London is being watched over by a Guardian Angel. Without her presence London would probably be a
The part of the Thames River that I know is where the River Kennet meets the Thames, in Reading in Berkshire, just up river from Runnymead in Sonning,
where Prince John was forced to sign the Magna Carta. Back in those times Reading did not exist, but was merely an Old Roman Villa, and a big very old
Catholic Scriptoria. Both destroyed by Oliver Cromwell during the Parlimentary Civil War. It is believed that the Reading Scriptoria contained
documents that were as old as or even older than Stonehenge, which is situated not too far away in Wiltshire on Salisbury Plain. All documents
destroyed by the fire. Oliver Cromwell hung the Abbot and many of the nuns and monks died with the scriptures as it all was set on fire. Berkshire at
that time was a prehistoric virgin forest often used for hunting wild pigs. No proper roads so the Thames River was used as the main road.
The text included with the inserted video above is as follows >>>
This amazing video were sent by pastor Igor Shvedov.
Amateur video has unexpectedly photographed angels. On the screen, visiting angels of one of the apartments of an apartment house is visible.
Afterwards, we found out it appeared at the time in the house a child has died. Angels are behind the soul of the child.
Video is taken in the city of Semipalatinsk (Kazakhstan).
See & believe!
Jesus is the Lord!
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It doesn't say it is fake, the person who runs the site says,
The more I look at this picture, whcih has been posted on another Thames Angel website (yes, I know him!) the more I think its a fake. One reason
is the fact that the angel seems to be overlapping the people in the foreground. It is also anonnymous.
The person just thinks it is fake.
Even the site you quoted doesn't say it is a proven hoax, but that they believe it to be. The charity organization hasn't claimed it as a viral
campaign. Could it be, yes. I honestly wouldn't be surprised. However, if it is real, then it is an interesting phenomenon to look into. I don't get
the impression that it is an 'angel.'
Well, they also show that clearly faked etching. I know it isnt the definitive scientific "hoax' label. But catching the reporter out in all the
ways listed on that blog is pretty telling.
I am all for paranormal, if it really IS paranormal. But people faking stuff for marketing and pretending its real does offend my principles. Both
as someone interested in the paranormal, and someone opposed to making money at any cost.
When I posted this it was new to me too & I was hoping other evidence (either way) might come to the fore.
As I mentioned on p1.,
It could be worth bearing in mind that the TV company may have hijacked the story for their own purposes, in which case the outtake would just
serve as an intro to the phenomenon.
and the second video which shows the TV witness fleeing an interviewer does lend weight to this, even without the additional evidence in that
direction that people have brought in.
I still hold to what I said after that:
Finally I get the impression the testimonies are more intriguing than the photos/videos, as what people claim to have seen was something
striking, yet rather fleeting.
I too don't find the Korean video convincing. But if a) a marketing company has jumped on the bandwagon and b) the photographic evidence leaves a lot
to be desired, does that still mean the phenomenon itself is debunked?
Personally I don't mind what is dug up — I just thought it may be a stimulating exercise to get to the bottom of this.
There may still be more to this than meets the eye.
To be really thorough eye-witness testimony perhaps needs a little more weighing up. I starred eaglewings' post for presenting new evidence. Nice
going. (Nevertheless the debunking of that appalling etching suggests to me someone clutching at straws in an attempt to bury the subject.)
I did contact a prominent member who lives in London in connection with this topic, and she said she had heard about it. She may well come by.
Meantime perhaps others might U2U any members they know are based in the area.
I'll do a little more digging on the 'net (& perhaps others more adept at investigating such phenomena might see what else they could find...)
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