Alabama woman sees praying image on side of horse

Posted at 3:37 PM, Sep 01, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-01 15:37:38-04

FYFFE, Ala. (WHNT) – Do you see a hidden image in the picture above?  A woman in DeKalb County says the side of her horse shows a child and a praying man.

Trudy Lott mailed this photo to WHNT News 19 with the following message:

“This is a picture of a young child facing a man bending over in prayer that is on the side of my paint horse. I had never noticed it until after I brought my husband home from the hospital after having surgery for pancreatic cancer.  He was diagnosed in October of last year.  After surgery and a series of chemo he at this time is cancer free.  I truly believe God had a hand in this, don’t you?”

After passing the photo around to the WHNT News 19 newsroom staff Thursday it was clear Trudy was not the only one who saw the faces. We wanted to know more about the horse and his owners.

Trudy and Gary Lott have owned Bandit, the five-year-old paint horse, since he was born. In 2011, Gary was diagnosed with cancer in his stomach and pancreas. After months of treatment, Gary finally came home on Christmas Day. Trudy says she was looking for strength and asked God for a sign.

The next day, she was out in the barn feeding Bandit and the other horses when it hit her.

“It’s like looking at a painting — sometimes it just comes to you,” Trudy Lott said.

Since that day, Gary continues to heal. Trudy believes the sign on the side of her horse was a sign from God that everything was going to turn out well for their family.

“Everything is so bad in the world right now,” Trudy said.  “I thought it would be nice to let someone know there is good happening too.”