Guinness Records have declared that Smokey the cat has the loudest purr of a domestic cat. Approaching the loudness of a lawn mower, the feline's constant purr has been measured at 67.7 decibels. More, including video, here.
Dave Schrader welcomed Bruce Van Natta, who after an accident, was on the verge of death when he had an "out of body" experience. During this near-death experience, he saw two angels that he believes were sent to save his life.