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Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Belen Miracle Window
Here's a case of pareidolia from 1927. That was the year Mrs. Baca of Belen, NM glanced up at the window that had recently been installed in the attic of her family's house and noticed "an image of Christ ascending into heaven" on the windowpane. [miracles of intervention blog]


Soon thousands of people were flocking to see the "miracle window". The Christ figure could only be seen during daylight, and only from the ground. If you stood in the attic, the window looked perfectly transparent.

The image survived attempts to clean the window, even when it was cleaned with gasoline.

But puzzlingly, the image resisted being photographed. Many tried, but only one person, Fernando Gabaldon, succeeded in getting a shot of it. He then printed the image on postcards that he sold for 25 cents each.

The window is back in the news because it's recently been acquired by the Harvey House Museum in Belen and will be on display on Dec. 21 and 22.
Categories: Pareidolia
Posted by The Curator on Wed Dec 18, 2013
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