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Jesus or Mary in a tree
Donna and Frank Pascariello have a tree on their property that has a light patch on its bark. Of course, the patch MUST represent a religious figure of some kind. This is the rule whenever trees display any kind of discoloration. However, in the case of the Pascariello's tree, no one is sure exactly which religious figure it is. Jesus? Mary? A saint?

I think it looks like a generic ghost.
Pareidolia
Posted by The Curator on Wed Feb 27, 2008 Comments (15)
It's Saint Casper, the Friendly Holy Ghost.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Wed Feb 27, 2008  at  04:20 AM
This is obviously the Great Cthulhu.
Posted by Christophe Thill  on  Wed Feb 27, 2008  at  06:23 AM
I think it's Osama bin Laden.
Posted by mara  on  Wed Feb 27, 2008  at  10:23 AM
Looks like a Nazg
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Wed Feb 27, 2008  at  10:46 AM
It looks more like Cthulhu than Jesus or Mary. Someone needs to expand their reading selections. However, I have never read Lovecraft, but I've played one.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Wed Feb 27, 2008  at  11:47 AM
Looks like a nut!

Oh wait .. are we talking about the tree, or the people who think they see religious figures in trees?
Posted by Corwin, The Master Physicist  in  OC, CA  on  Wed Feb 27, 2008  at  12:39 PM
I think it's telling them they should chop it down to build an ark.
Posted by Captain Al  in  Vancouver Island, Canada  on  Wed Feb 27, 2008  at  12:49 PM
I think it looks like Mr Burns in that episode of The Simpsons where people think he's an alien.
Posted by Madmouse  in  Edinburgh  on  Wed Feb 27, 2008  at  03:38 PM
Boy, Jesus is getting lazy.
Posted by Marc  in  Chicago  on  Wed Feb 27, 2008  at  09:45 PM
Marc, for someone who is over 2,000 years old (and isn't Mel Brooks) he has a right to get lazy if he wants to.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Wed Feb 27, 2008  at  10:39 PM
You know, my biggest issue with this sort of thing is that NOBODY ACTUALLY KNOWS WHAT JESUS LOOKED LIKE. But being born in the Middle East, he sure as hell didn't have the lily-colored ass most people seemed to think he had. If anything appears in any of these dumb images, it's just some random guy with a beard or random chick in a hood.
/rant
Posted by mangabottle  on  Thu Feb 28, 2008  at  06:01 AM
Sorry, no face at all this time, this one is just a tree trunk. Not even Emmett Kelly.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Plainview, Texas  on  Thu Feb 28, 2008  at  06:44 PM
If we're going to be imaginative about it, what does that upstanding bit of wood on the right look like?
Posted by Mr Henderson  in  London UK  on  Sat Mar 01, 2008  at  05:42 PM
Yeah, this one is really pushing it. With most of these things I can at least see a vague shape that, if looked at in an open frame of mind while cross-eyed and drunk, might be given the benefit of the doubt that it is indeed a blobby shape. But with this tree. . .all I see is a tree. No discolourations or textures or whatever that give even a hint of anything other than being a tree.

So obviously it's a representation of Mr. Griffin.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Sat Mar 01, 2008  at  07:44 PM
It looks like The Flying Spaghetti Monster to me!
Posted by Robert N  on  Mon Mar 03, 2008  at  11:14 AM
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