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PHOTO: "Angel" seen in sky after Pope named

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) -

A photo from south Florida has some people wondering if they received a message from above.

They looked toward the sky on the day a new pope was named and saw an angel in the clouds and grabbed their cameras to document the vision.

For some, it was a clear sign from heaven, maybe a message from God himself, showing his pleasure at the election of the first Latin American as the 267th successor of St. Peter.

Thom George wondered "if Pope Francis ordered that".

"The Pope asked to pray for Him. .. God answered," was Cat Sunn's reaction.

Although most felt the cloud resembled an angel, and was a beautiful sign from above, others saw in the cloud something less angelic.

Cristina Pina thought the cloud resembled a sea monkey. While Steve Massie opined that "seeing shapes and faces in non-human objects is called 'pareidolia'."

Nick Stanley even saw the dark lord -- Lucifer -- in the cloud.

Jodi Guthrie was the first, but not the last, to send in a photo. 

Many shared their images which showed different angles of the 'angel' cloud.

Like a Rorschach inkblot test, the angel cloud means different things to different people. But one thing is clear – it captured the imagination.

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