On January 8, 2016, a golden cross appeared on the horizon at sunset, which was captured by Erika Rener Winn of Pine Valley, New York. (Source: Facebook)
On the morning of Jan. 13, Mechaele Loraff pulled her car over in Buchanan, Michigan, to take a photo of the sunrise.
It was only when looked at the photo that she noticed the blazing cross.
Loraff’s photo of the sunrise cross went viral after she shared it with a meteorologist at a local TV station.
On the morning of the same day, January 13, in Hawaii, Amy Langley, a former photojournalist for a network TV affiliate in Florida, was on her way to work in the town of Koloa on the island of Kauai.
At 7:15 a.m., struck by the beautiful sunrise, she stopped on the side of the road, got out of her car and took this photo with her Samsung 5 phone.
Langley’s friends on Facebook variously see in the image an angel or a dove.
Interestingly, as with Mechaele Loraff’s sunrise cross, Langley only noticed the angel when she saw the photo. Langley said, “The shape is only in the photo. It looked like a normal giant pink sun [when taking the picture]!” She believes the image was a “an incredibly bright” flare in the camera lens, mixed with southern winds that pushed volcanic haze from a big island volcano across Hawaii.
Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.