Angel saves woman from horrific car crash

Psalm 91: 9-12

You have the Lord for your refuge;
you have made the most high your stronghold.
No evil shall befall you,
no affliction come near your tent.
For God commands the angels
to guard you in all your ways.
With their hands they shall support you,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.

It was a dark November night in 1988.

58-year-old Rose Benvenuto was driving in eastern New York state near the border with Connecticut. She swerved to avoid hitting a stray dog and the air-bag inflated. She couldn’t remember much else after that.

By the wreck of the car (see below), it is difficult to imagine that anyone could have survived, let alone survive without a scratch.

But Benvenuto did exactly that. She is convinced she wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for divine intervention: “It’s a miracle I did survive.” She claims she saw a guardian angel come to save her.

Sharon Boo, a photographer from the Pawling Fire Department, Dutchess County, New York, captured the angel in this photo below:

As a normal procedure, Sharon Boo photographed the wrecked car from several different angles. But it was only in one photograph that the unexplainable figure appeared.

Boo said: “I have taken hundreds and hundreds of photographs and I have never come across anything like this. The photograph contains a figure. You can see through the figure and still see the automobile.”

Both Boo and Benvenuto believe that the image in the photograph is an angel who saved Benvenuto’s life. Boo said: “I feel she had an Angel looking over her shoulder.”

Is the image simply a photo trick or something Boo created when she developed the film? But that’s not the explanation because Boo does not do her own film developing: “I do not develop my own photographs. I take them to a one hour developing photograph company. That way they can be developed right away.”

The photograph has been looked at by three experts. There is no trace of any deception. The Angel appears also on the negative of the film. Benvenuto said: “If someone says that this is a hoax I would have to disagree with them. I am here and I survived that accident without injury. To top this there is the proof in the photograph as well.” [Source]

Sharon Boo has a Facebook page:

See also FOTM’s other angelic encounters:



9 responses to “Angel saves woman from horrific car crash

  1. Awesome. Believe!


  2. Her name is Boo? Interesting…….


  3. The word “angel” simply means “messenger” in Hebrew, Greek, and Arabic languages. In other words, “angels” is merely a classificatory term to refer to bodiless creatures — pure spirits — who are defined by their function. It’s not that angels constitute a species of creation. Every Angel therefore is a unique creature, according to angel lore by St. Thomas Aquinas and Dionysius the Areopagite. Thus it stands to reason that our Guardian Angels are all different, with different personalities, although they share their common task of being our guardians and watchers.

    Hardnox, you have a wonderful pro-active Guardian Angel!


  4. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this most beautiful post for Sunday! I love it! Our Guardian Angels take care of us, counsel us and help us continually. Praise be to God for giving the angels to us to care for us.


  5. I speak to my guardian angel frequently. I’ve been blessed many times with some “coincidences” and I know that God is near.


  6. I believe- were God but to strip off the vapid veneer of our mundane existence, it would reveal the ubiquitous presence and activity of a veritable “multitude of the heavenly host.” And-hallelujah-what a Day it will be when Our Lord returns on the clouds, and his angelic and redeemed armies are consolidated in the Final Victory!


  7. Beautiful testimony.


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