Charles Shelton lives on Charleston, West Virginia’s West Side, an area of town with a history of crime. Knowing this, the traveling preacher equipped the outside of his house with surveillance cameras, keeping watch over his home 24 hours a day. Not only did the cameras give Shelton protection and peace of mind, but it may have given him video proof of a paranormal presence entering his home.
On August 4, 2013, in the early hours of the morning, a voice spoke to Shelton, telling him to pray. So he did, getting out of bed and sitting at his couch in prayer for 30 minutes. Afterwards, the same voice told Shelton to check his live surveillance feed. That’s when Shelton saw the apparition.
The figure caught on tape was bulbous in shape with an illuminated presence. It appeared to walk straight into Shelton’s home in two separate instances, only to return several minutes later. And just as quickly as it arrived, the mysterious object disappeared into the night.
The traveling minister believes the apparition to be a sign from God, an angel of sorts. “It changed me tremendously […] to know there are angels around,” Shelton remarked. Further, Shelton believes his captured footage is proof that a guardian angel watches over his home and the neighborhood at large.