Reported in Spirit Daily.com online newspaper. Above is a photo that was taken in a chapel at
the National Shrine of Kateri Tekakwitha in Fonda, New York. At
the left is the ghost-like image of what appears to be a woman praying.
It shows her from the waist up. Some think it is Kateri herself,
others a nun or devout woman. It was found in a vault at the shrine
and dates to 1952. It was sent to us from a follower of Kateri's.
Was it a simple
case of double exposure? It startled whoever took it enough to hand
it over to the priests, who put it away for safe-keeping. While
we don't have the photographic expertise to declare it as supernatural,
we submit it for your review. At one time, we're told, the photo
was circulated within the Franciscan Order. At Medjugorje it was
said that the souls of the departed are occasionally allowed to
manifest in order to remind us of their existence (and, often, their
need for prayers, especially Christmas Day). That might be the case
here, or it might be photographic time-exposure, or for all we know
it's Kateri. She was the 17-century Mohawk woman who converted to
Catholicism and had a deep devotion to Mary. Healings have also
been claimed at the shrine, which reopens next May. The cures often
seemed connected to a spring there.