The 'belief in angels' is often discussed on online forums, and recently a reader on social news site, Reddit, posed the question to others, by asking whether anyone had had a true life angel experience. In response, many have taken to the thread to share how their own ‘guardian angels’ have prevented disasters and even saved their lives.
Although many said they had previously been sceptical of the notion of angels, after their ‘encounters,’ they have been converted to believe.
For example, Reddit user brasil16, said that him and a friend would have drowned if it hadn’t been for their encounter with an angel.
He described how he had been swimming in the ocean near a beachfront hotel in Northern Brazil, when the pair had been swept up in the strong current.
He said: “All of a sudden, this guy runs into the water, picks me up, and before I know it, we’re on the shore. I turned to thank him, he was just gone,”
Another person had an equally strange moment when they received prayer from a nurse after the death of a friend.
Here are a few more fascinating stories of 'angel encounters' from other users.