United States – Grief can play strange tricks on the mind, but a family that lost their son in the tornado in May of this year are convinced they have seen their son since his death. A photo of a young niece of the McCabe family seems to show their son, Nicholas, appearing in the background.
Their son was amongst seven third-graders who died at Plaza Towers Elementary School when the storm hit, but they are finding comfort in this new picture.
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Nicholas loved the Fourth of July [Independence Day, a federal holiday in the United States] and he loved firecrackers,” his father, Scott McCabe, says.
The picture that was taken on July 4th showed Nicholas’ cousin, Madison, playing with a sparkler.
“My brother, when he saw it, he said the hair stood up on his neck,” Mr McCabe added. “I was in awe. It touched my heart. It’s obviously not Madison. It’s obvious there are two people there or one person there and one spirit there.”
From the photo, it is easy to make out two distinct figures with different skin tones and different facial features.
“I feel it, you know. I feel it that he’s here,” says dad, Scott. “The sceptics can say what they want. I believe he’s watching over us,” he adds.
On the afternoon of the tornado, there was unimaginable horror at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma as the tornado ripped off the roof on its rampage of destruction, and leveled the building. The six other children who died were trapped underneath rubble when they were overcome by water from burst pipes.