Others thought it might be the face of Glitter's one time rival Alvin Stardust or even the Devil himself.
Emma Branigan who received the picture from friends at the base said staff there agreed it was the face of something more sinister.
"It's pretty amazing. The men were taking photos around RAAF Base Tindal, Katherine near the city of Darwin, and one man happened to capture this one-off image," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.
"The men all thought that there was definitely something spooky about the unknown face among the flames," she added. (ANI)