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Rainbows, and maybe an angel, appear at the site of gator attack

ORLANDO - Visitors at the Disney resort where an alligator attacked and killed a 2-year-old have begun posting photos showing rainbows at the site where Lane Graves' body was recovered.

One poster sees an angel and an image in the clouds, too.

The Orange County Sheriffs Office posted this photo of Lane Graves.


The remains of 2-year-old discovered after alligator attack

Here’s where Lane Graves was standing when the gator struck 

Autopsy complete on Lane Graves’ remains

Parenting blogger’s photo shows kids playing near gator attack site

Disney closes beaches after gator attack

Tension at Disney resort following gator incident

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"This is the pic I took took today overlooking the spot in the lagoon where the boy was found at the Grand Floridian," this poster wrote. "So after looking at this AGAIN, another friend has pointed out the face in the upper left hand corner. Cold chills. Say what you will, but I know exactly what I believe those to be."

Many visitors have been posting images of rainbows appearing at the site where the child's body was recovered.

"Rainbow over the hotel (where) the 2 year old little boy tragically passed away this week,"  Andrea Racca wrote with this beautiful image:

Rainbow over the Hotel that the 2 year old little boy tragically passed away this week.

A photo posted by Andrea Racca (@andreamracca) on

“We took a moment to stop by where such a tragic moment happened that people will talk about for years to come,” Laurenn Bonner wrote with this image. “I said a prayer, shed a tear and this beautiful rainbow popped up."

Parents also have been posting photos showing their kids playing right where the attack happened. Disney, which plans to post alligator warning signs, previously had no-swimming signs. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Lane was playing right along the water's edge - not swimming - when the attack occurred.

"My heart goes out to the family who lost their son at Disney this week. It was on this very beach, just a few short months ago, that we were walking and taking pictures,"  Jared Lyons wrote with this photo. " You can even see the 'No Swimming' sign in the background. I can't imagine what they are going through with such a tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family."

This photo shows a dad's kids playing in 2013, exactly where this week's attack happened. "Frightening to think about," he wrote.

exact same spot


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