Saul Vazquez, a truck driver from Powell County, Kentucky, is convinced he captured the moment the soul of a motorcyclist left his body following a crash.
A Catholic website carried this headline:
Stunning photo shows soul leaving the body.
After Vazquez posted the image to Facebook, it went viral, reported CatholicSay:
The reason is astonishing. The picture shows a ghostly figure, in the shape of a person, rising above the victim’s body. Many believe it shows the man’s soul departing.
Could it be?
And it added (with superfluous question marks):
The Church does not specify when the soul leaves the body, either at the moment of death or at some other time. An ambulance transported the victim to a hospital where he soon died. But it is possible his soul departed his body before doctors could declare him deceased?
It’s also unusual for a soul to be photographed, but perhaps there are conditions where this is possible?
Commenting on the report, Tom Rafferty said:
It’s called pareidolia: … This post reveals how uneducated and deluded one can be. It’s your choice: remain such or understand reality through science.
When Pope John Paul 11 was shot in his popemobile, there was a picture taken of his slumped figure. When the picture was viewed there was the image of Our Lady holding the Pope in her arms. If the scientifically minded wish to conclude that those of us who believe in such miraculous occurrences are ‘delusional’ I suggest you show more respect for people who have this special faith. You may want proof to explain everything of faith, behaving like the doubting Thomas who just could not trust that Jesus had reappeared to the apostles after death …well, sorry, people…no one is going to persuade you to believe. Just stop insulting those of us who do believe.
Here’s the picture “Patracie” alluded to:
And here’s a link to a report that says the picture it was a hoax.