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!  

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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.