A former FBI employee who was involved in investigations of the 9/11 terrorist attacks claims that she saw legions of angels guarding the site of the Flight 93 crash.
Lillie Leonardi was a former police officer before taking a job with the FBI, putting her in a unique position to investigate the 9/11 attacks first-hand shortly after they occurred, reports NY Daily. She claims that she saw angels at the crash site of Flight 93 – the hijacked airliner that was taken back by its passengers and redirected into a Pennsylvania field, claiming only the lives of those on board.
“I’m used to crime scenes but this one blew me out of the water. It just looked like the ground had swallowed up” the plane, Leonardi said. “That’s when I started seeing like shimmery lights … and it was kind of misty and that’s when I first saw, like, the angels there,” she continued. “And I didn’t say anything to the guys because you can imagine if I would have said, ‘I just saw angels on the crash site,’ they’d have called the office and they’d have said, ‘She lost her mind and tell her to go home.’”
The Pittsburgh native wrote a book documenting her experiences, called In the Shadow of a Badge: A Spiritual Memoir, which is meant to give comfort and answers to those still seeking both more than 10 years after the attacks. The book is also meant to encourage individuals coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, which Leonardi struggles with herself, notes the Washington Post.
She kept the experience to herself for years before finally confessed her experience to her former supervisor, Kenneth McCabe. He was Leonardi’s boss until he retired in 2004, according to CBS News.
“I believe her. I read the whole book,” McCabe said of Leonardi’s experience. “I know she believes 100 percent that’s what she saw. I know she’s a sane person so I’m not going to discount what she says she saw.”
Do you believe that angels could have been at the Flight 93 crash site?