On April 25th, 2017, Anisa Gannon was on her way to work when she hit traffic because of an accident ahead. She sent a text message to her boss to explain why she was running late, and as evidence she took a picture of the paramedics and police officers flooding the scene. But Anisa didn’t notice the remarkable element in the photo she sent…
Earlier that day, Hannah Simmons, 23, was driving through Gainesville, Georgia with her nine-month-old baby daughter A’lannah and a 28-year-old friend named Lauren Buteau. At one point, Hannah lost control of her Subaru Legacy car and crashed into another vehicle nearby. The accident was so horrendous, all three were killed instantly.
The photo that Anisa took was of the car accident Hannah, A’lannah and Lauren were in. Oddly, the photo shows a beam of light shining down on the scene, with two lighter patches appearing to fly up above the wreck. Anisa concluded that it was a pathway from heaven and she resolved to show the photo to the victims’ families.
“That picture was taken for a reason — to give me sanity,” Hannah’s mother, Judy, told TODAY. “Hannah was also my best friend, and she’s looking down from heaven now.”
Skeptics might suggest the light in the picture is due to a windshield glare or lens flare, but Anisa said those people are missing the point – “It brought the families peace, whether it’s a glare or not,” she said. “It’s indescribable, basically, and it does look like them [Simmons and Buteau] leaving.”
Anisa went on to explain she doesn’t believe in coincidences, and her aunt, Tara Noble, stood behind Anisa’s view. Tara went on to add her personal reading of the picture, saying the beam of light looked like a ‘pathway to heaven’.
Buteau’s aunt, Jody Carter, also told TODAY: “I opened the photo and my mouth hung wide open. It took my breath away. I was in pretty bad shape, but now I know where she is.”