I don’t believe in supernatural phenomenon as a rule. I am a firm believer in science and logic, and rarely get moved by spooky stories, or stories about ghosts. But this next story left me with goosebumps. The family of a boy who tragically perished in the tornado that decimated Moore, Oklahoma is claiming that their son appeared to them in a photo taken months later, and honestly, the evidence is jarring.
Nicholas McCabe was just 9-year-old when he was killed by a tornado last spring at Plaza Towers Elementary.You might remember Nicholas as the boy whose funeral was protested by the Westboro Baptist Church. Hundreds of bikers came to the funeral procession to block the protesters, which you can see in the video below. Now pardon me while I go bawl my eyes out over that once again.
The photo in question was supposed to be one of Nicholas’ cousin Madison playing with a fourth of July sparkler, but the shocking thing is what else you can see in the picture. According to Nicholas’ fatherÂ Scott McCabe, the photo also shows Nicholas, standing over his cousin, as if a guardian. IF you take a look at the photo, you can clearly see what he’s talking about. *Chills* According to McCabe:
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.Â Nicolas loved the Fourth of July and he loved firecrackers.Â My brother, when he saw it, he said the hair stood up on his neck.”
When McCabe was shown the photo, he was blown away:
“I was in awe. It touched my heart. It’s obviously not Madison. It’s obvious there are two people there or one person there and one spirit there.”
Like I mentioned before, I don’t really believe in the supernatural, though I have always wondered if perhaps there might be a scientific explanation for certain phenomenon. The photoÂ is compelling. The face above Madisson is clearly a different skin tone, and you can ever see a glimpse of red, similar to the red shirt Nicholas was buried in last spring.
Now, was this simply a double exposure that caused the illusion of a ghost? Seeing as his was a cell phone, no. Was the photo manipulated? We’re not sure. The photo hasn’t been verified by experts (yet, there is no word on whether or not McCabe is going to go that route). There are plenty of skeptics (as there always are in these cases), and honestly, the photo is too blurry to make anything concrete out. But McCabe has obviously found comfort in it, and I would never want to take that away from him.