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Jesus and angels captured on film at
St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy

As you look at the photo, note that although the white form looks solid, it is transparent. There is no shadow, that would have appeared from a solid form. Many people can see a beard on the imposing form and a soft red stain on the left breast. Most people believe it is Jesus, including key personnel at the Vatican who met with the Manoussos in October 1996.

Although some religious experts believe that the photo is St. Peter, since in ACTS V:15, there is reference to St. Peter looking over the sick. Other investigators of religious phenomenon see the shape of the Virgin Mary, since the bend of the head has been depict on many icons. Overall, the majority of religious experts, bishops, cardinals, and investigators of religious events feel that John has captured Jesus.

The grayish profile of a human-like face behind the man in the wheelchair with a semblance of white arms embracing the chair appears to be how the devil has been portrayed by Padre Pio. Years after John took this photo, we had seen the same exaggerated profile in a chapel in San Giovanni Rotondo, which was painted from a description given by Padre Pio, who said it was a likeness of Satan.

Again, no physical presence was pushing the wheelchair; the man was propelling his own wheelchair, and there is no shadow of the form behind the wheelchair, as there would have been.  As the Bible reports, Jesus overlooks the devil.  As it appears in our photo, the human-like face (grayish) and white figure is behind the man in the wheelchair.   John and Barbara saw the man propelling himself away from the center light.

Look closely at the picture, two angel apparitions kneel near the person in the red sweater who was obviously unaware of the angels. Wings of another angel apparition extend past the calf of the woman with dark slacks. Smaller swan-like apparitions circle the solid figure. The grand figure and white apparitions have no shadows like the people do.

Another curiosity is the ball of orange between the windows over St. Peter’s tomb, which was not visible when the photo was taken, since, especially, the day had been cloudy and rainy. Barbara and John had seen the eight foot white alabaster dove, but no burst of light, as seen in the photo.  This orange ball has been explained by religious leaders as the Holy Spirit.

There is no scientific explanation for John’s photo, just awe for his capturing a miracle. Barbara and John do believe, however, that John took this photo for a reason.

May this picture lift your spirit, heart, and faith, as it has ours.