A former police officer who retired from the FBI due to post-traumatic stress disorder linked to her role in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks has written a book about seeing legions of angels guarding the Pennsylvania site where a hijacked airliner crashed.

Lillie Leonardi served as a liaison between law enforcement and the families of the passengers and crew members killed in the United Airlines Flight 93 crash. She arrived on the scene about three hours after the crash.

Although Leonardi’s book, “In the Shadow of a Badge: A Spiritual Memoir,” centers on her vision of angels, she argues her life has been changed more by what she didn’t see that day.

“The biggest thing for me is that that there were no bodies,” she said.

Leonardi, 56, remembers the burning pine and jet fuel stinging her nostrils. She said she also remembers a smoldering crater littered with debris too small to associate with the jetliner or 40 passengers and crew on board.

“I’m used to crime scenes but this one blew me out of the water. It just looked like the ground had swallowed up” the plane, Leonardi said.

“That’s when I started seeing like shimmery lights … and it was kind of misty and that’s when I first saw, like, the angels there,” Leonardi said. “And I didn’t say anything to the guys because you can imagine if I would have said, ‘I just saw angels on the crash site,’ they’d have called the office and they’d have said, ‘She lost her mind and tell her to go home.'”


“To this day I know I saw those angels, I’ve never doubted that. What I doubted was, why me?”

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  1. Yar says:

    Wow, now I’ll know how to tell if I ever go crazy.

  2. tacticalterry says:

    I dont know if she saw Angels in the crash sight or in the outfirld but im guessing the only thing she saw was $$$$$$.

    Either way I have seen a lot of skeptics saying no bodies no plane etc etc. To those skeptics I will say this I was the lead investigator on a plane crash a few years ago.

    The plane a small four seater crashed nearly straight down. It clipped a tree with its tail and went into a dive it made a funny hole and there was hardly any recognizable parts.

    The minute I saw it I said to my self “self, this looks a lot like the flight 93 crash”. No skull no bones just a flesh suit at the bottom that we finally dug up as dirt tried to fight the plane for king of the hole.

    Oddly enough the pilots leather wallet was found nearly perfect.

    Makes me wonder if the bibles were leather bound.

  3. Iza Koon says:

    Flight 93 was SHOT DOWN !!!!!!



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