Last Sunday night, many people gathered in a vigil to remember the 12 people murdered by “Joker” James Holmes in that Century theater in Aurora, Colorado.
In the skies directly over the vigil, a huge angel appeared in the cloud formation.
Crystal Fuller took the photo as the vigil was ending, but didn’t notice the image of the angel at the time.
After Fuller had posted the pic on Denver’s ABC7NEWS Facebook wall with the remark “crazy cloud,” one of her friends, Barbara Masias said it’s an angel. That was when Fuller saw it too. [Source]
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 Angel over Aurora is 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.”
Can’t see the angel? Look again (I’ve outlined the angel with blue dashes). There’s even a halo!
To the twelve who were murdered so brutally and senselessly in that darkened theater:
May you rest in His peace