Kodak analysed the image in 1999 and confirmed it had not been doctored
A MAN who was diagnosed with a “life-threatening illness” as a child has revealed how he made a miraculous recovery after being visited by a guardian angel.
Billy Roberts, a 70-year-old medium from Padstow, Cornwall, spent two years in Liverpool’s Woolton Babies Hospital with bronchiectasis, a condition where the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened and fill with mucus.
His mum was told he wouldn’t live to see his twelfth birthday, but Billy survived and says other-worldly beings played a part in nursing him back to health.
Billy, who is married to wife Dolly, has now released a photograph that clearly shows the spirit.
The black and white image, which was taken in 1948, shows Billy in the hospital ward as a toddler with the ghost’s face above his head.
He told The Sun Online: “This is me when I was two and a half. I had a life-threatening illness which was called bronchiectasis.
“The life expectancy was very dim and they said I wouldn’t live to see my twelfth birthday.”
He continued: “This was me standing on a veranda. There is a glass ceiling but no glass in front of me. My mother took the picture and she is standing on a lower step.
“You can see a face of a person above my head quite clearly.”
Billy sent the photograph to Kodak in 1999 who analysed it and found nothing untoward had taken place.
“They couldn’t see anything wrong with it at all,” he said.
“They couldn’t say what it was but they knew the picture hadn’t been touched or doctored.
“They didn’t say it was a spirit but they said whatever it was, was real and genuine. It is. I know it is anyway.”
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Billy, who has been psychic since he was a child, believes the spirit may have been his late grandmother.
He said: “Somebody suggested it could be my grandmother who died six months prior to my birth.
“She was German and quite a big lady. To be honest, I don’t know for sure.”
Billy believes the spirit may be his guardian angel who has continued to follow him throughout his life.
“I’d like to think it is a guardian angel,” he said.
“My life has been charmed. Obviously the advance of medicine, antibiotics and things but I always felt like I’ve been looked after.
“I’ve always felt angelic forces have looked after me.”
While he knows some people may be sceptical, he believes the proof is clear to see.
“I’m not in the business for convincing anyone,” he said.
“The black and white image was analysed by Kodak, they could find no trickery or abnormalities.
“I am confident that is genuine.”
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