Mysterious 'Angel Priest'
A mysterious Catholic priest showed up to the site of a car crash in Missouri on Sunday, with witnesses saying he offered a blessing before disappearing just as quickly as he arrived.
But those at the site of the crash, including a number of rescue workers, are now at a loss after realizing no one knows the identity of the mysterious holy man who does not appear in any of the nearly 70 photographs taken at the scene of the accident.
"I think it's a miracle," Raymon Reed and other rescue workers spent 45 minutes attempting to remove 19-year-old college student Katie Lentz from the wreckage, to no avail. While Lentz was conscious and communicating with authorities, they said her vital signs were quickly dropping.
Rescue workers were left with little choice other than to turn the flipped car over. But such a move posed a potentially life-threatening injury to the young woman, who subsequently asked for someone to pray with her.
And that’s when the mysterious priest reportedly appeared, saying “I will,” praying with Lentz and some of the rescue workers and sprinkling the young woman with oil.
Reed and his team then turned the car over and freed Lentz, who was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital.
But when Reed and other emergency workers tried to find the priest to thank him, he had already left the scene.
"We all go back to thank this priest and he's gone," Reed said.
The man was described as being in his late 50s and dressed in full priest’s garb.