posted on May, 30 2012 @ 11:11 AM
it's a cool story ....but... the camera is a polaroid impulse, came out in 1988, ten years after the son died. when you take a pic it doesn't
develop until,after it pops out of the camera.
here is the mom with more info explaining what exactly happened.
I appreciate you skeptics out there and I'm usually among you. All I can tell you is that my son, Addison, bought a Polaroid camera at a garage
sale. He knew nothing about Polaroids other than he'd seen a few on TV so as soon as he got home he hopped on the Internet to see how to take
pictures with it.
He learned that it required a film cartridge so he opened up the film compartment where he found a cartridge still inside. He pulled on the green
tab to remove the cartridge and found this photo inside a hollowed-out cartridge.
I was baffled why the photo would still be IN a Polaroid as I've never heard of that before and I honestly don't recall what the used cartridges
were like. My best theory was maybe it got jammed in there and the camera was retired after the picture was taken but I don't even know if that's
possible. Regardless, we don't know if the camera existed in the 70's when the photo was taken.
We don't know if this camera took the photo that was found inside. We certainly didn't take a photo and *poof* out popped this print. And we
didn't claim any of that. All we know is we opened up a random garage sale item and found a photo of my late brother taken over 30 years ago. I
know - hard to believe. It is for us, too.
FYI - we didn't contact the media, either, lest you think we're another "balloon boy" family who wants a reality show. Nothing could be further
from the truth. A family friend who was touched by the story did so and Mr. Mann contacted us. I expected it may bring about some unwanted attention
but based on the reaction of friends I had shared the story with, I also knew it would touch a few hearts. Therefore, I figured it was a story that
should be told. All that said, I know there will still be skeptics among you and you're entitled, but please don't call anyone a liar. It's just
not the case.
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