Skip to comments.Do Angels Exist? (A miracle and a picture have many asking this question)
Posted on 12/20/2008 8:30:10 PM PST by Between the Lines
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A "miracle" at one local hospital has a lot of people talking.
This picture was taken in the hallway leading into Presbyterian's Pediatric Cancer center.
A little girl there was taken off life support, her mother in her room praying. At the same time, a nurse noticed a man standing in the hallway. When she pushed the security button to let him in, no one was there.
According to a nurse, this happened several times -- seeing him behind the doors, then he would vanish.
Someone thought he had wings, so they took the picture (on the right) of the security camera.
The girl is home tonight, recovering. Her birthday is Christmas Day.
So what do you think? Is this an angel caught on tape?
Angels are all around us. Tonight I know that angels helped me get out of a fix in our four inches of snow here on my way to church. (Got caught on an incline and couldn’t get started again — until four gentlemen helped me.)
Nah, that’s probably just poltergeist.
Or an angel disguised as poltergeist.
Either you believe or you don’t. -:)
A couple of Wednesdays ago, I got an evening phone call from the pediatric ICU at Presbyterian Hospital, where I work as a child life specialist. Usually when they call at night, it means something bad has happened. This, however, was different. My coworker told me that the most amazing thing had just happened and she just had to call to tell me.
We had a patient who has really grown up in and out of the hospital. All the staff knows her and her family. She had been in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for about a month, and had been intubated - on life support. She was not doing well. The doctors had approached mom about taking her off life support the Saturday before. Mom was okay with it, and said that she’d been through so much and if was her time to go she wanted to honor that. So they had taken her off.
It was Wednesday and she was still alive. Amazing. The doctors approached mom about taking off her oxygen mask. Mom was supportive, and began praying over her daughter. The mother of another young patient who was in the bed next to her began praying with her.
The nurse practitioner went to the nurses station to chart that she had taken off the oxygen mask. While doing so, she looked up at the security monitor that videotapes the double doors leading into the PICU. It records anyone who may be waiting outside the doors to get in since it is a secure unit. She saw a man standing there, and it looked a little funny to her, so she decided to walk down the hall to open the double doors personally. When she opened them, no one was standing there.
She walked back down to the nurses station to finish charting, assuming he had walked away, but saw him still standing there on the monitor. So she opened the doors with a button near the nurses station and leaned over to see him walk in, but no one was standing there.
She pulled over another nurse and both stood staring at this man on the monitor and opening the doors to find no one there. The nurse practitioner leaned in closely to look at the man on the monitor and said, ‘Oh my gosh. That’s an angel. You can see his wings!’
They said that the sun starting shining so brightly and the whole PICU was strangely filled with light. They said he was a tall man and you could see wings behind him.
They pulled over all the staff of the PICU and the two praying mothers and everyone was staring at this man on the monitor and opening the doors to find no one there. Crying, everyone pulled out their camera phones to take pictures, but no one could get it to show up on their camera. The mother of the girl pulled out her camera phone and finally got a picture of the angel who was guarding the doors to the PICU. He turned out as a man of light. I have attached the picture from her phone. link to photo: http://lightworkers.org/files/albumb/9567/angel.jpg
The girl was later discharged from the hospital to go home.
This story makes me so grateful for the way that God reveals himself to us, and the how Great He is really is. We have much to be thankful for this holiday. :)
[Name removed for privacy]
Certified Child Life Specialist
Presbyterian Blume Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic
Angels exist, by the millions. So why is ONE showing up on a picture? Oh, and that’s not at all what an angel looks like.
Could that have been the angel of death waiting for another soul perhaps? Something prevented the angel from taking this little soul. (Just another scenario for what occurred)
Or a hambone disguised as a banjo disgused as an angel disguised as a poltergeist.
in the age of photoshop, photos are meaningless.
Thank you for posting this.
Or maybe, just maybe, it’s a reflection from the flourescent lights in the hospital highway.
Oh I know angels exist - both fallen and not. My parents were satanists for a short while.
Hippies - yeesh.
I believe that they can appear as “just people”.
Several times in my life, I’ve had strangers “appear out of nowhere” and help me.
By the time I turned to thank them, they were just *gone*.
Many years ago, hubby was driving the Harley up a steep mountain and decided to “crack the throttle” without warning.
I had no backrest behind me, and in what *seemed* like a slow-motion eternity, I felt myself coming off the back of the bike.
Just as I stopped being able to feel the foot pegs touching my feet and I could look down and see pavement speeding beneath me, *something* incredibly strong yet as gentle as could be -shoved- me forward back onto the passenger seat.
[the touch felt “warm and comforting”]
I immediately grabbed onto hubby’s jacket belt for dear life.
I was not much of a believer or a practicing Christian, back then.
Mercy & grace.
There’s also a story of when I was 3 years old and lost on the dark streets of Norfolk VA.
Not ready to tell that one, yet.
Creepy. Possible, but creepy.