Angel of refraction

Angel of refraction

Angel of refraction

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April 1 2007 7:44 PM

Angel of refraction

Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  


At least this one was at the Vatican and not at a state fair.

Money quote:

I had not really thought about angels and stuff before. I don't know if I believe in it all but it does look like an angel.

Several people have looked at it including a professional photographer and they can't work out what it might be - maybe it is a guardian angel.

Maybe it was a Phoenix Light (hmmm, does anyone brew beer in Arizona? That would make a good label). After all, if the military doesn't have anything to say about it, it must be a UFO angel.

Anyway, it looks more like a fairy to me. But that can't possibly be right: we know what the church thinks about them.