The 19-year-old took a photo of the car accident. She had no idea what eerie detail she had captured.
Anisa Gannon from Georgia was driving to work when she witnessed a serious car accident. The road was closed off, so the 19-year-old decided to take a photo so she would be able to show her boss why she was late for work. What she didn't know at the time was that three people had died in the accident.
The victims of the crash were 23-year-old Hannah Simmons, her best friend Lauren Buteau, and Hannah's nine-month-old daughter Alannah. They were on their way to the doctor for Alannah's routine checkup when Hannah lost control of the vehicle and collided with a truck. All three of them died instantly.
When Anisa looked at the photo later, her aunt noticed a detail that Anisa had missed: it was a beam of light shining down on the crashed car. "It looked like they were going to heaven," said her aunt. Anisa decided then and there to show the photo to the victims' families.
Jodi Simmons, Hannah's mother and Alannah's grandmother, cried when she saw the picture. Lauren's mother, Dana Buteau, also couldn't hold back her tears when she saw it. "You don't know how much this photo means to me," said Jodi. "I can’t explain the feeling [that] came over me. It was like watching them go to heaven," remembers Dana.
You can watch the tearful meeting with the mourning mothers in this video...
Many who have seen the photo think that the beam of light is just a reflection from the windshield of Anisa's car. But Jodi Simmons and Dana Buteau believe it is something very different and this has helped them deal with the loss of their daughters and granddaughter.