Back in July 2008 MSNBC.com covered this angel image that appeared at night in the window of a carpet store in Porterville, California. Some people believed it was a sign from above. Others said it was merely the reflection of the lights from the gas station across the street. The gas station owner was annoyed because sightseers wanting to see the angel were blocking customers at his place of business. He tried turning off his lights to show visitors that the image was the result of reflections and glare from his nighttime lighting, but got so many threats he turned the lights back on. The store owners noted that since the angel's appearance vandalism in the area started to decease (and I guess, so did the threats to their neighbor when his lights came back on). Here's more.
I couldn't find any updated stories on the angel. Did it disappear?