For unknown reasons, the story about the bizarre object was never published and the photos seemed to disappear, thus creating the myth of the “Calvine Photograph” that remained unsolved until now.
Dr Clarke was responsible for finding the images again which involved tracking down the former RAF press officer Craig Lindsay, who had kept a copy of the original photograph in his role as the press officer for the MoD in 1990.
Clarke has worked as a curator for the MoD UFO files project at The National Archives and is also an associate professor at Sheffield Hallam University, where the “Calvine Photograph” image has now been archived.
Vinnie Adams, from campaign group UAP Media UK, who has helped work on the mystery, told The Sun Online: “It’s been a privilege to work on this case with such a dedicated team of researchers.
“After 32 years, and an intensive investigation, it feels good to be able to show this elusive photograph to the world.”
He also added: “We urge anyone with any information on the identity of the photographer or the case to come forward.”
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