She Saw Hundreds of Angels Where Flight 93 Crashed on 9-11

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On September 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 (Newark, NJ to San Francisco) was hijacked by 4 al-Qaeda jihadists, as part of the September 11 attacks.
Approximately 46 minutes after takeoff from Newark International Airport, the hijackers breached the Boeing 757–222’s cockpit and overpowered the flight crew. One of the hijackers,  Ziad Jarrah, a trained pilot, took control of the aircraft and diverted it back toward the east coast of the United States in the direction of Washington, D.C. It is believed the hijackers meant to crash the plane into either the White House or the Capitol Building.
After the hijackers took control of the plane, several passengers and flight attendants were able to make phone calls and learnt that attacks had already been made by other hijacked airliners on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C.
Some of the passengers then fought the hijackers in an attempt to gain control of the aircraft. During the attempt the plane crashed into a reclaimed strip mine in Stonycreek Township, near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all 44 people aboard including the four hijackers.

Subsequent analysis of the flight recorders recovered from the crash site revealed how the actions taken by the passengers prevented the aircraft from reaching the hijackers’ intended target. Of the four aircraft hijacked on September 11 – the others were American Airlines Flight 11, American Airlines Flight 77 and United Airlines Flight 175 – UA Flight 93 was the only one that did not reach its hijackers’ intended target.
Lillie Leonardi, an FBI Community Affairs Coordinator at the Pittsburgh division, was dispatched to Flight 93’s crash site.
Though she didn’t say anything to her colleagues at the time, ten years later Leonardi came forth to recount what she saw that day.

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Leonardi writes in her book In the Shadow of a Badge: A Spiritual Memoir:

“A white mist then began to take shape. It moved and swirled in patterns of spectacular white light. All at once, the mist took full shape and I saw what appeared to be angels.
There were angels standing in the open area to the left of the crash site. There were hundreds of them standing in columns. There was a field of angels emerging from the realms of the mist. They were Archangels with their wings arched up toward the sky.”
Also at the scene was a Bible buried in the wreckage that was somehow preserved from damage, Leonardi noted. “All of a sudden this huge wind came out of nowhere and flipped that Bible open and I remember it flipped open to Psalm 23, ‘The Lord is my shepherd…,'”


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Angel and Devil on 9-11

The photo taken by Crystal Fuller at the vigil for the 12 shot dead by James Holmes — of what appears to be a huge angel in the cloud formation in the sky over Aurora, Colorado — reminded me of another interesting pareidolia (the human disposition to see patterns in random data) phenomenon.
Do you remember that horrible devil face in the billowing smoke of the stricken Twin Towers on 9-11?
I’ve never seen that picture again in any accounts of that terrible day since. I was beginning to think it was my imagination….
So I went looking for it on the net.
Here’s Urban Legends’ account of the devil face:
Images of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks have been captured in thousands of photographs. Some of the pictures are horrific, some poignant, and some gut-wrenching, but viewers have written in to newspapers and television stations, saying that that they see an even more haunting image in the smoke billowing from the World Trade Center.
Viewers said that in two specific instances, in a photo taken by an Associated Press photographer, and in a video by CNN, they can clearly identify the eyes, nose, mouth and horns of a devil in the black and gray smoke. They questioned whether the photographers manipulated the photo to include a satanic face.
Vin Alabiso, an AP vice president and executive photo editor, said that the AP photo [see below] was untouched…. “AP has a very strict written policy which prohibits the alteration of the content of a photo in any way,” Albiso said. “The smoke in this photo combined with light and shadow has created an image which readers have seen in different ways.” [...]

Update (6-19-2013):

FOTM received an email stating that ©Mark D Phillips has the copyright on the above image and that the image cannot be reprinted without written consent from Mr. Phillips. FOTM is grateful for his permission.
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CNN has not made any comments about its picture. But the image has been removed from their Web site. The video from which the image came has been disabled by YouTube. See here.
Here’s another version of the devil face:

What is less known is that there was another image in the Twin Towers’ billowing smoke that terrible day.
A viewer wrote in to TheDenverChannel.com that she saw an image of an angel, which gave her hope despite seeing the devil face, and left her with a feeling of peace. The angel image, captured by WABC, has also been untouched. Here’s the angel pic, from WDIV Local 4‘s archives:
There is a psychological phenomenon called pareidoliais, which refers to the human inclination to perceive a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist, as in the “man in the moon” — seeing human features on the moon.
But given how little we humans actually know about the world — what with multiple dimensions, black holes, the mysterious dark matter that cosmologists say constitute the bulk of our Universe, not to mention the notion of multiple universes — who’s to say the devil and angel on 9-11 and the angel over Aurora are mere pareidoliais?
After all, St. Paul did warn us in his letter to the Ephesians:
“For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.“

Update (Sept. 11, 2014):

There was not just one Devil face in the WTC smoke, but many. See “Devil’s Face in Smoke of 911 at WTC.”

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