Can Some Angels Be Cases of Mistaken Identity?
We want to elaborate on the idea of angels being benevolent spirits, even spirits of humans who watch over us. This is not to say that there are not other beings in spirit, but most images of angels are described as human in form. Even biblical descriptions of angels are manlike. If the human spirit can become enlightened and if human spirits can visit and communicate with people, perhaps many of the angel sightings people describe are actually human spirits that have transcended the earth realm and work to help other humans to elevate their thinking, also. It would make sense that the elevation of the whole of human consciousness would be a benefit to everyone, especially if we are connected; connection implying that all of us are spirits within a single spirit, one.
Egypt Angel Apparition Pictures
An example of misidentification of a human angel (spirit) might be the an apparition that floated above and around a church. Zeiton, Egypt is known for such an incredible, well-documented angel/spirit sighting that occurred between the years of 1968-1970. Purportedly, over half a million people witnessed the enlightened spirit hover above St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox church. Witnesses say that a ball of light developed into the spirit of a young woman on top of the dome in the middle of the structure. People who came to see the spirit of the lady included Christians, who then claimed the apparition was that of the Virgin Mary. Our point: she became the Virgin Mary through religious interpretation!
Video documentary about the sighting of the angel image in Egypt provides more back story behind the angel images. As the story is told, you will notice that the spirit is called the Virgin Mary after Christian visitors see the apparition, but is she?
Bright Light Angel Picture
The last angel image was sent to us by Blossom. Here's her story:
"I was taking a picture of the wall I just painted, and just prior to that, my mom and I were going through a rough day. I prayed that God would send angels down to protect us. This was taken about an hour later. That is the north side of the house, no sun at all."
If it is supernatural, then would this have to be an angel? That's what we are examining in this article. Isn't it plausible that a human spirit could manifest in this manner? If so, we would certainly not call this a ghost but an enlightened spirit of maybe a friend or family member who visited the household in a time of need.
Final Thoughts to Consider
In Exodus 3, the "angel of the lord" was said to appear to Moses "in flames of fire from within the (burning) bush."
When we consider this passage and the above angel images, it is interesting how these photos of apparitions could also be described as "burning bushes." We also know that human, enlightened spirits are taught in the Bible as visiting and speaking to those on earth. In Matthew 17, Jesus is said to have carried on a conversation with Moses and Elijah, both men. Even more interesting, the face of Jesus was said to shine like the sun and then a bright cloud enveloped all of them. For more to the story, read Angels: What Are They?