The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a story yesterday about the “butterfly people” described by small children who survived the May tornado in Joplin, Mo.

Little Eli Morgan, 5, was found mysteriously wrapped in a carpet after his mother and four children, including Eli, were blown out of the hallway where they had taken refuge. There wasn’t a scratch on him, but it took his family a little while to find him. Did an angel wrap him up?

The “butterfly people” stories that are making the rounds involve an adult and a child cowering outside as the tornado passes. They are not hurt. Afterward the child says, “Weren’t they pretty? Didn’t you see the butterfly people?”

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