Capturing the Soul's Departure on Film Jul 23, 2016 7:11:28 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on Jul 23, 2016 7:11:28 GMT -5
Capturing the Soul's Departure on Film
Cell phone cameras have made it possible to take photographs of anything and everything, all day every day. Because of this, the Internet – specifically social media websites – have exploded with photos that have gone viral. Less than 15 years ago, these same photos would have been developed, printed and maybe passed around the family or work crew, but wouldn’t have been by millions of people around the world.
While driving on Mountain Parkway between Campton and Stanton, Kentucky, truck driver Saul Vazquez took a picture (above) of an accident scene and posted it on Facebook. "Zoom in and pay attention to the shadow just off the top of the state trooper's hat," Vazquez wrote in a Facebook post. "All I say is, I hope everyone involved is OK."
According to 6ABC, a motorcyclist involved in the crash died later at the hospital, but it seems many people who have seen Vazquez's photograph believe he captured the man's spirit leaving his body at the scene. Recently, Vazquez posted the photo on his Facebook page. It has since been seen by thousands and shared on the social media site more than 14,000 times. Comments on his original post range from "God bless the soul. Hope he or she goes to the light. Thank you for sharing," to "Simply amazing."
The picture seems to show a white mist shaped like the silhouette of a human hovering above the accident scene. State troopers and bystanders can be seen standing around the scene, surrounded by ambulances and other vehicles. It looks like a normal accident scene except for the mist just above one trooper's head.
This is not the first picture of its kind to go viral. In 1984, four teenage boys were in an accident in Minnesota. The boy in the passenger seat was not buckled in at the time of the crash and died from his injuries. After a Minnesota State Trooper arrived and discovered the boy was dead, he began taking pictures of the accident scene with a 35mm camera. Later, the trooper handed the camera over to a police lab technician who developed the film and noticed several photographs contained unexplainable elements. Just above the car is an image resembling a boy-s face – mouth wide open in what appears to be a scream. According to an article on the Institute for the Integration of Science, Intuition and Spirit website, the appearance of what is believed to be the boy screaming "No!" could possibly be proof of the energy that is believed to be connected to the soul. The Institute website explains this as "an energy template or hologram projected from the soul into the body which is responsible for similar physical appearances from one incarnation to another."
These are just two examples of the hundreds of similar photographs and even videos that are floating around the World Wide Web. I even saw a disturbing video of a rat dying and something that appears to be its soul rise and leaves its body as it takes its last breath.
Are the mists or anomalies in these pictures actually the souls of the victims leaving their bodies? Or are these strange photos nothing more than reflections or abnormalities in the film or digital process?
This is one of those things that gives comforts those who believe the soul lives on. So, whether the mist in the photo is a spirit, a smudge on the lens, or a reflection, we may never know.
Source: Kelly Roncare, NJ.com, July 18, 2016.