Monday, February 4, 2013

Spirits of St. Peter's Basilica?

St. Peter's Basilica by freshEIRE
St. Peter's Basilica, a photo by freshEIRE on Flickr.
A few years ago, a couple visiting St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican snapped an image they believe to be the luminous form of an angel. Others believe it is just a lens flare. Other tour group videos and photos have caught what they claim to be specters as well, but often these are artifacts of slow shutter speeds or misinterpreted conglomerations of shadows and light. As with most bastions of Catholicism, it is hard to scare up ghost stories surrounding the Vatican. Surely they exist, but what little floats around seem to be mistaken identities such as these by visiting tourists.

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