It's the haunting image that's causing quite a stir today. A face has appeared on twisted steel pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Some are calling it the face of an angel.
The tangled piece of metal is the exact spot where the first plane slammed into the Twin Towers. It's now on display at the 9/11 museum near Ground Zero. In a photo of the piece of steel, some see an eye and a nose and a mouth that is open as if screaming. Even the ribbons of steel look like an angel's wings.
INSIDE EDITION's Megan Alexander asked photographer Andrew Werner to examine the photo.
Werner said, "You can see the nose, the contour of the face, and the contour of the lips."
Alexander asked, "Is this an optical illusion, do you think?"
Werner replied, "I don't believe this is an optical illusion. Everything from light shadowing temperatures. It all goes back to people see what they want to see."
The angel in the steel is not the first image from 9/11 to take on a mystical meaning. In another photo taken as the Towers were ablaze, the form of a face in the billowing smoke was seen. Many declare it's Satan.
More recently, a photo of what looked like a spirit in the sky really freaked people out. It was taken in Florida shortly after Pope Francis was elected.
Experts say there's a scientific explanation for the 9/11 face in the steel. It was formed by natural corrosion with the metal simply rusting into the shape of a face. But no doubt, others will continue to believe that this is truly an angel watching over a sacred place where so many lost their lives.