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William Branham claimed on several occasions that George J. Lacy was "Head of the FBI, Fingerprints and Documents Division."

 

When a roll of film developed caught an image of a light above Branham's head that looked similar to a halo, Branham and his campaign managers quickly contracted the services of Mr. Lacy to verify that the photograph was not doctored or manipulated in any way. From there, they sent the photograph to Washington, DC. to have it copyrighted.

 

Until the time of his death, Mr. Lacy had never been employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Contrary to Branham's claims, his assessment of the photograph does not mention the supernatural. Lacy's statements as an examiner of a photograph simply state that a light did indeed strike the lens and that the photograph had not been altered.

 

The audience sitting in the auditorium saw nothing out-­of-­the-­ordinary. There was a group of photographers in the building that night, and none saw anything unusual. Had any supernatural lights or "pillar of fire" been floating above Branham's head, it would have made national news.

 

And George J. Lacy, the best there is in United States, on research was brought from California to Houston, Texas, for to take the negative under consideration. He kept it for days. He looked through the lights; he looked at the camera. He took everything, and 'fore he could sign, because he's a FBI agent today, the best they got.

 

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Mr. Lacy owned and maintained a private practice of examining documents in Houston, TX. He did have a background in criminal justice as a forensics expert early in his career, but never employed by the FBI. There would have been no need to bring him in from California since he was already there.

 

Branham also claimed that the photograph of his halo was the only photograph in the roll of film that would develop, and that God would not permit all the other photographs of the event to be developed.

 

And so they took the picture in to... not knowing what this would be. They took Mr. Bosworth's picture in so they could get it to Mr. Best, the glossy. And they put it in the acid, and he set there, smoked a few cigarettes, till it went through the acid, brought the picture out, and every one of Mr. Best, with his finger under Mr. Bosworth's nose, every one of them was blank. God would not permit that man stand there and put his finger under that godly, saintly, old warrior. No, sir.

 

And when he pulled my picture out, lo and behold, not only my picture was there, but there was the Angel of the Lord on the picture. And they called

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