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Jesus in a Warming Tray
Status: Pareidolia
image Shortly before Christmas workers at a Florida restaurant noticed that mineral deposits had created a face-like image on the bottom of one of the warming trays they were using. They knew right away that this had to be the face of Christ. (Who else would appear on a warming tray?) According to this MSNBC article "A spokesman for the Stadium Club says they will not continue to use the pan." In other words, Jesus has ruined a perfectly good warming tray. Thanks a lot, Jesus. I assume the next stop for the holy warming tray is eBay.
Categories: PareidoliaReligion
Posted by The Curator on Tue Dec 27, 2005
Man, if that's the face of Jesus, I just might become a Hindu.
Posted by Big Gary in Fairbanks, Alaska  in  Fairbanks, Alaska, USA  on  Tue Dec 27, 2005  at  12:23 PM
That's a face?? The Jesus thing has long passed the point of absurdity, but this goes above and beyond the call of the greedy...
Posted by Silentz  in  general  on  Tue Dec 27, 2005  at  02:35 PM
Maybe it gets stolen like the "NunBun"
Posted by Beasjt  in  Earth  on  Tue Dec 27, 2005  at  03:44 PM
well erich von danken appears to be right, jesus IS an alien...
Posted by joeodd  on  Tue Dec 27, 2005  at  03:58 PM
The thing that interest me is that we cant be sure that jesus looked that way, since the original bible propably did not have a picture of him, or even a discription of him. So how come we have come to accept that face as that of jesus?

This should just be catagorised as a so called "lusus naturae."
Posted by Lady Hedoniste  in  Chilling with 14 other tiny people in your head.  on  Tue Dec 27, 2005  at  04:40 PM
That ain't Jesus, that's the devil...
Posted by Christopher in Joplin, Missouri  in  joplin, mo  on  Tue Dec 27, 2005  at  07:24 PM
Doesn't look much like Jesus to me. Looks more like some kind of "chibi-Osama bin Laden" running with his hands in the air and wearing mittens. Maybe some other heavily-bearded face (I have terrible facial recognition).

Sort of the opposite of finding a Jesus face.
Posted by Mentle  in  Canada  on  Tue Dec 27, 2005  at  07:42 PM
Definitely Osama bin Laden!
I don't know why everyone automatically assumes Jesus or Mary has appeared. It's not like anyone actually knows what they looked like.
Posted by Glamcat  on  Tue Dec 27, 2005  at  08:49 PM
You'll notice nobody ever sees the face of Jesus (or Mary) in embarassing items, such as, er, marital aids, or clothing stains, or suchlike.
Posted by cvirtue  on  Tue Dec 27, 2005  at  09:14 PM
It's on Ebay!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Image-of-Face-of-Jesus-in-a-Warming-Pan-NOT-A-HOAX_W0QQitemZ7377038573QQcategoryZ13768QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Posted by katey  on  Tue Dec 27, 2005  at  10:16 PM
starting bid at $2500!!!!????!!! HA HA HA HA HA!!! that's just plain funny!

i agree with mentle that it looks more like osama running with oven mitts on.
Posted by bn  in  fresno  on  Tue Dec 27, 2005  at  11:22 PM
looks like some weird dude with a tracheotomy to me...
Posted by thephrog  in  CA USA  on  Wed Dec 28, 2005  at  01:21 AM
if theres anything slightly resembling a face, it must be jesus it seems.... who are these people who "discover" these holy artifacts? do they just wander around all day staring at objects before shouting "JESUS IS IN THE WALLS!"

how come no other religion seems to have this
Posted by joeodd  on  Wed Dec 28, 2005  at  01:53 AM
Other religions and countries do have this habit, somewhat. There's a little slideshow at the BBC of some of the recent ones.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4562170.stm
Posted by cvirtue  in  deleted  on  Wed Dec 28, 2005  at  04:16 AM
Looks more like one of the apes from the original 1968 movie Planet of the Apes.
Posted by Logic  on  Wed Dec 28, 2005  at  06:16 AM
I take that back, that ain't the devil... Look closely at the whole pan... it looks more like a fairly poor drawing of Hank Williams Jr. wearing mirrored sunglasses and a cowboy hat... oh, wait, maybe that is the devil...
Posted by Christopher in Joplin, Missouri  in  Joplin, Mo  on  Wed Dec 28, 2005  at  07:22 AM
big surprise
He's right! Its Hank on a binge!
Posted by Icekween  in  Joplin, MO  on  Wed Dec 28, 2005  at  07:32 AM
I dunno if it's just my dirty little mind, but it looks more to me like 2 legs and a package in between...
Posted by Syong  in  Malaysia  on  Fri Dec 30, 2005  at  04:08 AM
when i first saw this on the news, i immediately
thought it looked like Bin Laden...glad to see
i"m not the only one to notice this.
Posted by alice  on  Fri Dec 30, 2005  at  01:18 PM
Is that Jesus or king of the Apes?
Posted by Niki  in  New York  on  Sat Dec 31, 2005  at  03:06 PM
Why aren't they ashamed of their dirty warming trays? Wouldn't want to eat in that restaurant...
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Mon Jan 02, 2006  at  02:51 PM
I see an Ape holding pom-poms over his head...
Posted by Eric  on  Wed Jan 04, 2006  at  04:39 PM
maybe they can use the money they get on ebay to pay off the health department under the table. i wouldnt want to advertise that. besides i agree that it looks like hairy genitals...
Posted by FoxPhyre  on  Thu Jan 05, 2006  at  01:59 AM
I thought it looked like latter day Jim Morrison...

Hey, I just checked on E-Bay, and the sucker got ZERO BIDS! Sometimes the human race surprises me, annoying cynic that I am.

They wanted $2500 for the stupid thing!!!!
Posted by Fred Green  on  Tue Jan 10, 2006  at  09:04 AM
omg so many these are now jesus looking related. Next thing that some person is gonnaa do is say there shit they squeezed out looked like jesus but they actulley drew it! All these people are reserveing there place in hell. mad
Posted by terra  on  Sun Jan 15, 2006  at  07:27 PM
Gee, and many blames Jesus on this.... Anything of them are fakes, you know? Do we suppose to worship a warming tray or a tree or a wall? Maybe some other time Jesus' face will appear on a cow (HOLY COW!) or on a pair of shoe? And of course, they'll be on EBay.
Posted by dandi  on  Sat Jan 28, 2006  at  07:35 AM
Ahahah, I thought I was the only one thinking that the picture resembled Bin Laden rather than Jesus.
Posted by Lore  on  Sat Jan 28, 2006  at  09:59 AM
I saw a kid vomit at A&P one day, and the pile of vomit looked like Jesus.

So, they never mopped it up.

It's the A&P at the corner of Lexington and Burns in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, if you want to see it.

It stopped stinking a few years ago, and they put a glass dome over the vomit-Jesus so you can see it.
Posted by SoxSweepAgain  in  NYC  on  Thu Jun 29, 2006  at  04:02 PM
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