9-year-old feels ‘God telling her to go out’—then she hears faint cries coming from the bushes

November 8, 2017 10:32 am Last Updated: November 8, 2017 10:32 am

A 9-year-old girl from Lowell, Indiana, was playing in her home one day when she suddenly had a strong feeling to go outside. Upon stepping out the door, she heard strange-sounding cries coming from the bushes. Then, she made an amazing discovery.

Nine-year-old Elysia Laub and her family live on a beautiful property in Lowell, Indiana. One day, she was inside her home when she suddenly had a strong feeling urging her to go outside.

Elysia said that at first she thought she was “hearing voices in her head.” However, the feeling to go outside just got stronger. Elysia said that she remembered the biblical saying that “God moves in mysterious ways.”

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So, she went into her backyard and did not see or hear anything. She was just about to go back inside when, suddenly, she heard faint-sounding “cries” coming from the bushes. Elysia thought that one of her piglets had gotten out of the pen, so she went to investigate.

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The 9-year-old followed the sound to the bushes. As she parted the leaves, she saw, to her utter amazement, a newborn baby!

The amazed Elysia said, “I just saw pink legs kicking away. I knew it was alive and I knew we had something. I could not second guess myself. I knew we had to get help.”

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Elysia went to get her mom, Heidi, who, at first, thought her daughter was daydreaming, but when Heidi saw the baby with her own eyes, she immediately picked her up.

Her umbilical cord and placenta were still attached, and maggots were all over her, but at least she was still alive. Heidi told her daughter: “Elysia run to the house and call 911 as soon as possible.”

“I got to the house and we put one of our baby blankets around her,” said Heidi.

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When police arrived shortly thereafter, they examined the baby’s condition. They stated that the baby had been left alone for several hours before Elysia found her. The newborn baby’s skin was sunburned but she was otherwise alright … thanks to Elysia acting on her intuition.

“[It’s] a miracle that Elysia was out there to find her,” Sheriff John Buncich said from the Indiana police department. Officers named the baby Jane Doe, and they called Elysia the baby’s “guardian angel.”

Elysia’s mom said, “This is a miracle we found her. God put my daughter out there to save that baby. She is fine. This is really a good story.”

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The infant was taken to the hospital, after which she was transferred to a foster home.

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The baby’s mother’s identity was traced by police, and it was revealed that she was a teenage girl from the neighborhood.

Elysia said, “I did not do it by myself, somebody helped me.” When asked “who” helped, she replied with all the honesty of a child, “God.”

“If I wasn’t there and God didn’t tell my brain—if my brain didn’t make me go over there, we would find a dead baby in the yard this afternoon,” Elysia said. “It would be much worse and much different.”