Do miracles happen?
It's the age-old question debated amongst religious believers and those more open to chance and coincidence. But for one man in Oregon, there's no question of divine intervention.
The image you see above is of Kaleb Whitby, a young father of two with a wife, a two-year-old, and a child on the way. To his right and left are two semi trucks.
The Darth Vader-like body prosthesis he is wearing in the middle is all that is left of his Chevy Silverado after fog and black ice placed it in a horrific position following a 26-car pileup in Oregon. And if you look even more closely at the photograph, you might see something else, but more on that in a moment.
The accident caused injuries to 12 people, Whitby included, but from this snapshot, taken by one of the semi-truck drivers after he made sure Whitby was safe, it should have killed him. Surprisingly, after 30 minutes of work freeing him from the vehicle, Kaleb Whitby was able to walk away with a "little soreness" and two band-aids.
According to Fox News, Whitby was driving down a hill on Interstate 84 Saturday morning when one of the semis jackknifed across the road in front of him. His truck flipped around on impact and stalled him out on the highway with his passenger side facing oncoming traffic.
"The next thing I know, I look out my back window and I see the lights of a semi-truck barreling down on me," he said.
Whitby didn't have time to see his life flash before his eyes, he said.
"I closed my eyes and held on to that wheel as tight as I could. Made sure I said my prayers, because what can you do in a situation like that where you have absolutely no control?... All I could think about was my wife and my son and just hoping that it wasn't my time and praying that I'd be able to get through it."The "miracles happen" crowd believe those prayers are all that saved Whitby from certain death.
"Call it what you will, I call it a miracle," said one commenter. "The angels had their wings around you," said another on the Pix11 Facebook page.
"Jesus does save, just believe in him & he'll work miracles."The photo itself has also been hinted at as proving that a miracle occurred on Interstate 84. If you look closely at the upper right hand of the pic, you'll see what appears to be the image of a face in the twisted metal.
"God is good, if it ain't your time it just ain't your time, miracles like these are reminders, God is good"
What do you think about this incident and the photograph, readers? Proof that miracles happen or just a coincidence?