Category Archives: Optical Delusions

You have to believe it to see it

Jesus sightings piling up

This time he’s on a dock piling in Florida: They were drinking morning coffee poolside a few days after installing the set in early August, when they noticed a face on one of the pilings. It was the first of … Continue reading

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It’s drafty in here – a couple old ideas resurface

While I wasn’t in the mood to blog I was still reading articles and saving them with the intention of writing something on the topic at some point. I’d come across this one about vines on a power pole and … Continue reading

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Jealous of pizza tray jesus, other family claims he’s really in a tree

I make that up. Oh, not the pizza tray part, or the tree part. Just the jealous part. I doubt they announced their “discovery” just because the bar guy is getting lots of attention right now. (Even I wound up … Continue reading

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Bless this pizza, Mary, Jesus…

You can’t set your watch by them, but stories about seeing religious figures in ordinary things is such a regular occurrence in the field of journalism, I guess they can’t not report on them. Josh Mather, of Mansfield, couldn’t believe … Continue reading

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If Jesus is going to lay around in a field…

it better just be his lunch break, dammit! The Sun (UK, not our silly Saskatoon weekend rag) is reporting an odd find via Google Earth – a field that looks like it might be the face of Jesus. The bearded … Continue reading

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Demons in a pear can? Appearantly so…

Sorry, couldn’t resist that one. Anywhoo, the story: Southland woman Wendy McMahon reckons she will never look at canned pears the same way. The latest can she opened contained a demonic face carved into one of its contents. However, Mrs … Continue reading

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I once kept a cookie crumb because it looked like a butterfly

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 … Continue reading

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Nobody wants to pay to see Jesus watching you pee…

An eBay seller’s down in the dumps these days because his special bathroom door with the image of Christ on it failed to interest any buyers. “There has to be a good light on the door to fully appreciate the … Continue reading

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Virgin Mary gets a little greasy…

I found out about this via @ebertchicago yesterday. She’s on a Lay’s potato chip this time, apparently. I fail to see the similarity, but Jane Symington is going to put it on eBay anyway. Well, why not, I guess. Although … Continue reading

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Could car wax do the Jesus trick?

When Jesus isn’t stamping eggs, he’s startling drivers by appearing in their car windows in Tennessee to make sure they aren’t picking their noses or drive-dialing. Jonesborough resident Jim Stevens admits he’s not a particularly religious person, but even he … Continue reading

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