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The Ghost OF WW1 RAF Pilot Freddy Jackson?

The Ghost OF WW1 RAF Pilot Freddy Jackson?

World War 1

Squadron photo allegedly showing the ghost of Freddy Jackson.

The above photo photo which was taken in 1919, first became published in 1975 by Sir Victor Goddard. Sir Goddard was a retired R.A.F. officer. Moreover, the photo is a group portrait of Goddard’s WW1 RAF squadron. Specifically the photo takes place at their HMS Daedalus training facility where they had served during the war. However, if you look closely, there appears to be an extra face in the photo? Many have speculated over the years it is the ghost of pilot Freddy Jackson.

Sir Goddard said this of the photo:

“Well, there he was, and no mistake, although a little fainter than the rest. Indeed he looked as though he was not altogether there; not really with the group, for he alone was capless, smiling, all the rest were serious and set and wearing service caps. Most had not long returned from Church Parade and marching in a military funeral. For Freddy Jackson had, upon that very spot—the Squadron tarmac—three days before, walked heedlessly into the whirling propeller of an aeroplane. He had been killed stone dead instantly. He, evidently, was still quite unaware of it.”
Death record for one Frederick George Jackson.
Closeup of Freddy Jackson ‘ghost’

Members of the squadron easily recognized the face as Jackson’s. It has been suggested that Jackson, unaware of his death, decided to show up for the group photo.

A hoax? Or a ghost?

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The Ghost OF WW1 RAF Pilot Freddy Jackson?