Each time we receive a weird photo we always wonder whether the image is genuine or photoshopped. Some images are so accurately edited that it is extremely difficult to prove that they were doctored by post-processing softwares.
But, this is not the case.
The image (whose quality is poor because it’s a scan of a print) in this post has been taken well before Photoshop became so famous (we have had a printed copy of this photograph since the mid 1990s). It was taken at Giglio Island, by a photographer who then sold prints of it to aviation enthusiasts who happened to visit his store.
It depicts an Italian Air Force F-104 Starfighter flying over the Tyrrhenian Sea while two sea twisters (tornado) have formed near Giglio Island.
Since the island is quite close to Grosseto airbase, most probably the plane belonged to the local based 4° Stormo (Wing).
It must have been a tense couple of minutes for the badass pilot aboard the missile-with-a-man-in-it.
Image credit: Author’s archive