I think I also had a piece of popcorn that resembled a rabbit once. I knew it was weird to do so, but I likely kept it around until it disintegrated. I guess that’s part of why I like finding other stories of pareidolia, like the recent announcement in the Telegraph about a chewing gum Jesus. And so close to Easter, too. Now that would be a miracle that would make me believe…
that people are never going to wise up, actually.
Nelly Noden had been chewing her gum on Good Friday but left it on the mantelpiece while she ate some crisps.
When she returned, she claimed the gum had turned into an image that resembled Christ.
“The second I put my eye on it, I could see him”, said the mother-of-two.
“I’d just got back from going the shops to buy a few things to eat when, as usual, I put my gum on the mantelpiece to have some crisps”, she said.
“I went to pick it up again and Jesus was just there, starring at me.
“We couldnt believe it especially as it was Good Friday”, she said.
Daughter Charni, 16, said: “We cant believe how much it looks like Jesus; weve been telling everyone about it.”
I’d insert an eww in the middle of this for the saving gum on a mantelpiece, but I tend to keep mine on a coaster on my desk if I’m chewing something else, so who am I to judge about that.
Mrs Noden, from Plymouth, Devon, said: “My daughters and I were jumping around the room.”
The family say they are not religious, but thought it was special that it happened at Easter time, and also on the day before Nelly’s birthday.
She said: “It was a real moment.”
The Nodens say they have kept the piece of gum as a memento.
I can’t see it, myself. I guess a human-like face could peek out of that bit of gum but it could just as easily be Abraham Lincoln.
Except you can’t get a newspaper article if you think Lincoln’s in your gum…