July 13, 2016
Pic Taken After Motorcycle Accident In Stanton, Kentucky Appears To Show Spirit Leaving Man's Body: Spiritual Or Photoshop?

A horrific accident in Stanton, Kentucky, took the life of the motorcyclist who was involved in it on Tuesday evening. That, in itself, is enough to make for a chilling tale, but something more that has developed from the entire scene. A photo was taken as police and emergency personnel treated the motorcycle driver in Powell County, and it has now gone viral as many believe it actually shows the man's spirit leaving his body.

Now, that is going to be something that will be and already has been debated by numerous people on different forms of social media, but it's causing a stir.

As reported by LEX 18, the accident happened in Powell County, Kentucky, on Tuesday evening, and a call to 911 came in around 5:40 p.m. Police learned of the accident, which was on a Highway 15 overpass outside of Stanton, and they knew it was something serious.

Shortly after the accident, a witness by the name of Saul Vasquez posted a picture of the accident scene on Facebook. Numerous police and emergency workers can be seen, but many who came across the picture saw something else.

The photo shows emergency personnel treating the motorcyclist before placing him into an ambulance to be taken to a nearby hospital. The confusing part of the photo is the spiritual-looking apparition that is seen above the group in the photo.

It is indeed the outline of a man above the man's body. Looking at the photo, you can make out the shape of his body, head, and his arms at his side as it just appears to float in the trees above all of them along the highway.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital to treat his injuries, but he later died.

LEX 18 reached out to Saul Vasquez to see if there was any more light he could shed on the picture, but he didn't have much to say. As a matter of fact, Vasquez said nothing more to the news station except that the picture had not been altered in any way.

The image had been shared more than 16,000 times by Thursday morning, and many people are drawing their own conclusion, but they differ greatly.

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[Photo by Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe via Getty Images]

A lot of people are quite skeptical and are saying that it's nothing more than someone photoshopping an image of the accident scene. They don't quite believe in the spiritual nature of things and doubt it is truly anything at all.

On the flip side of things, many believe it is a spiritual matter and that the motorcyclist's spirit is leaving his body and going to Heaven. Some are trying to make it a more convincing matter, so they've attempted to analyze the picture or even inspect it in a closer fashion.

One person on the LEX 18 Facebook page commented that he did what he could to try to find out the validity of the photo.

"I cropped it and ran it through some filters. Definitely looks like something is there. Doesn't look like foliage to me."

The image that has gone viral from the Powell County motorcycle crash has taken the internet by storm on Wednesday morning. People around the world are sharing Saul Vasquez's image that appears to show the spirit leaving the body of a motorcyclist who later died. Many believe it may be photoshopped, and others think it is something not of this world, but it has Stanton, Kentucky, on the map this morning and a lot of people talking.

[Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]