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Do Angels Exist? (A miracle and a picture have many asking this question)
WBTV ^ | Dec 20, 2008

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?


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KEYWORDS: angels; faith; miracles
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1 posted on 12/20/2008 8:30:10 PM PST by Between the Lines
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To: Between the Lines

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.)


2 posted on 12/20/2008 8:33:01 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Between the Lines

Interresant.


3 posted on 12/20/2008 8:33:12 PM PST by kc8ukw
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To: Between the Lines
Angel of God,
my guardian dear,
to whom God's love commits me here,
ever this day,
be at my side
to light and guard,
to rule and guide.


Lamh Foistenach Abu!
5 posted on 12/20/2008 8:39:22 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Between the Lines

Nah, that’s probably just poltergeist.


6 posted on 12/20/2008 8:40:39 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Between the Lines

Or an angel disguised as poltergeist.


7 posted on 12/20/2008 8:42:22 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Between the Lines

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.
A Miracle.

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
Charlotte, NC


8 posted on 12/20/2008 8:44:19 PM PST by Wegotsarah.com (My amateur blog--www.wegotsarah.com)
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To: Between the Lines

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.


9 posted on 12/20/2008 8:47:27 PM PST by dangus
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To: Between the Lines

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)


10 posted on 12/20/2008 8:48:46 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: potlatch

Angel ping


11 posted on 12/20/2008 8:48:50 PM PST by ntnychik
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awesome


12 posted on 12/20/2008 8:49:20 PM PST by raygunfan
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To: Soothesayer

Or a hambone disguised as a banjo disgused as an angel disguised as a poltergeist.


13 posted on 12/20/2008 8:49:25 PM PST by dangus
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To: Between the Lines

Wow.


14 posted on 12/20/2008 8:50:20 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Between the Lines

in the age of photoshop, photos are meaningless.


15 posted on 12/20/2008 8:52:25 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (appeasement is collaboration.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you for posting this.


16 posted on 12/20/2008 8:54:56 PM PST by unkus
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To: dangus

Or maybe, just maybe, it’s a reflection from the flourescent lights in the hospital highway.


17 posted on 12/20/2008 8:56:22 PM PST by DryFly
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To: All
Sorry - looks like glare to me.

Oh I know angels exist - both fallen and not. My parents were satanists for a short while.

Hippies - yeesh.

18 posted on 12/20/2008 8:58:44 PM PST by Uhaul (Time to water the tree of liberty...)
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To: Salvation

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.


19 posted on 12/20/2008 9:00:43 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: lilylangtree

Creepy. Possible, but creepy.


20 posted on 12/20/2008 9:01:57 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

my life was saved at that hospital 27 years ago after a bad car wreck.. Heavenly and earthly angels working there 24/7


21 posted on 12/20/2008 9:04:45 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Salamander

I got caught in a rip tide off the eastern shore — and thank goodness I had a life jacket on. Everyone was looking for me. I was found two miles south of where my family was.

It took me a long time to learn to swim — and I’m still quite afraid, but I don’t remember much of the incident at all.

I have a couple other stories like that too.


22 posted on 12/20/2008 9:06:20 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

So May It Be. Amen


23 posted on 12/20/2008 9:06:23 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: Between the Lines

Whatever it is, the light is reflecting off the floor as well.


24 posted on 12/20/2008 9:07:40 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (History repeats itself because human nature is static.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

then the nurses must all be lying too


25 posted on 12/20/2008 9:07:49 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Thanks so much for the story that fills in many blanks left in the one I posted. Is there a link to the story?

Again Thank you so much!


26 posted on 12/20/2008 9:09:49 PM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: DryFly
Or maybe, just maybe, it’s a reflection from the flourescent lights in the hospital highway.

However, you can tell from the white reflections to the left that recede down the hallway that they have recessed rectangular lights, not visible florescent tubes. Look at the big yellow triangle. See the white rectangle reflecting on it? Those are the lights.

27 posted on 12/20/2008 9:11:06 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (History repeats itself because human nature is static.)
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To: Salvation

Hebrews 1:14

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?


28 posted on 12/20/2008 9:11:57 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Between the Lines

*ping*


29 posted on 12/20/2008 9:12:26 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Don't blame me, I voted for Vaclav Klaus.)
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To: All

Our new president ran on a message of hope and faith - all be it perhaps different than a religious faith or hope.

Regardless, this story generates feelings of hope and faith. God sends his angels to help all the time. Most people are too caught up in life to notice.


30 posted on 12/20/2008 9:12:51 PM PST by speedracerx (Where have all the true conservative Republicans gone?)
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To: cgk; Between the Lines

*ping*

(sorry, BtL... didn’t mean to ping you to your own thread)


31 posted on 12/20/2008 9:14:22 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Don't blame me, I voted for Vaclav Klaus.)
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To: Salvation

Hebrews 13:2
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.


32 posted on 12/20/2008 9:16:06 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: dangus

So, what do angels look like?


33 posted on 12/20/2008 9:17:07 PM PST by meat skinner
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To: Uhaul

“Oh I know angels exist - both fallen and not. My parents were satanists for a short while.

Hippies - yeesh. “

How are they doing now?

And how did you wind up in freeperland?


34 posted on 12/20/2008 9:18:53 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Between the Lines

Is there a link to the story?

*********************

Always a link to Angels —:)

http://lightworkers.org/blog/59836/angel-presbyterian-hospital-charlotte-nc


35 posted on 12/20/2008 9:19:02 PM PST by Wegotsarah.com (My amateur blog--www.wegotsarah.com)
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To: the invisib1e hand
in the age of photoshop, photos are meaningless.

If one doesn't believe the photo because photoshop exists, you wouldn't have believed it before photoshop because of malfunctioning equipment, lighting anomalies or whatever reason. And even before photos you would not have believed you own eyes.

Technology has not made us skeptical, skepticism has made us skeptical.

36 posted on 12/20/2008 9:21:37 PM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Between the Lines

Yes, angels do exist. BUT that is NOT a picture of one.
its either a natural reflections or Photoshop.
In the age of Art Bell and CGI, pictures mean less than they used to.


37 posted on 12/20/2008 9:22:23 PM PST by Cyclops08
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To: Between the Lines

I have my proof, by the grace of God. My beliefs are unshakable. I need no further validation.


38 posted on 12/20/2008 9:22:30 PM PST by conivorous
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To: Between the Lines

There are more with us than there are with them.


39 posted on 12/20/2008 9:22:47 PM PST by EternalVigilance (We are partisans only of what is right: America's Independent Party, www.AIPNEWS.com)
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To: Salamander

**Hebrews 13:2
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.**

Indeed.

A couple of Hispanic guys stopped to try to help me in the snow tonight, but they had nothing to tow me with and did not understand English. All I could say was Poccito Espanol and thank them for at least stopping.


40 posted on 12/20/2008 9:22:58 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: A_perfect_lady

1st Quote: “Or maybe, just maybe, it’s a reflection from the flourescent lights in the hospital highway.”

Reply Quote: “However, you can tell from the white reflections to the left that recede down the hallway that they have recessed rectangular lights, not visible florescent tubes. Look at the big yellow triangle. See the white rectangle reflecting on it? Those are the lights.”

**********************

If it were the lighting, the nurse would see “Angels” on that monitor all the time-— -:)

To these people, the “light man” was an Angel. Isn’t that good enough? LOL


41 posted on 12/20/2008 9:23:33 PM PST by Wegotsarah.com (My amateur blog--www.wegotsarah.com)
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To: Between the Lines
God Sends His Angels to Watch Over and Guide Us

Angels, Part 3

Angels, Part 2

Angels, Part 1

Angels Among Us Today

God Created the Angels as Individual, Immortal Spirits with Intelligence and Free Will

The Angels in Sacred Scripture

Angels in the History of the Church

Angels - in Heaven, on Earth and in Hell

Catholic Q&A: Angels and Demons (Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer)

GOD AND THE ANGELS

Question: “Are there really such things as guardian angels?”

42 posted on 12/20/2008 9:24:15 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Thanks for being an angel!

Appreciate the link.


43 posted on 12/20/2008 9:25:46 PM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Between the Lines

Very interesting. The only way to know exactly what it was would have been to ask it who Jesus Christ is and what its relationship to Him is?

Yeah yeah, I know that’s kinda tough when it’s just a quasi-invisible LightMan. :-)

MM


44 posted on 12/20/2008 9:26:41 PM PST by MississippiMan
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To: Between the Lines

” If one doesn’t believe the photo because photoshop exists, you wouldn’t have believed it before photoshop because of malfunctioning equipment, lighting anomalies or whatever reason. And even before photos you would not have believed you own eyes.

Technology has not made us skeptical, skepticism has made us skeptical. “

Look, all we see in the picture is reflected light. Its broken up, and indicates nothing. What makes you think this is an angel? The lights could be anything. But to jump to the conclusion that this is an angel is ridiculous. The story could just as easily called it a ghost or sprites, or a UFO.

BOTTOM LINE: all we see is a blurry light. Nothing indicates anything else.


45 posted on 12/20/2008 9:27:19 PM PST by Cyclops08
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To: Cyclops08

Or, maybe its a demon. They’re just fallen angels.
Satan can appear as an angel of light.


46 posted on 12/20/2008 9:30:09 PM PST by Cyclops08
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To: Salvation

Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet believe....:)


47 posted on 12/20/2008 9:31:12 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Cyclops08

“BOTTOM LINE: all we see is a blurry light.”

Blurry light with a head and legs....:))


48 posted on 12/20/2008 9:32:44 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Cyclops08

I’m under the impression that they were seeing a man standing there on the monitor, and kept opening the door to find no one. Finally they tried taking pictures of the monitor.


49 posted on 12/20/2008 9:33:02 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (History repeats itself because human nature is static.)
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To: Cyclops08

Why are you talking to yourself?


50 posted on 12/20/2008 9:33:18 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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