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Why Do You Think They Call Them Stones?

The counter of a clothing store in Redlands, California, called Cali Style, is made up of rocks held together by mortar. About two months ago the store’s handyman noticed that near the bottom was a stone that, if viewed from a few yards away, looks like Jesus’ face. “I really don’t know what I think,” store owner Jonathan Hernandez said, who perhaps not coincidentally also owns the store next door: THC Smoke Shop.

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Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Holy Love

About a year ago, a man who identifies himself only as John Smith of Sydney, Australia, turned on a brand new lava lamp and saw a blob form that looked like Mary holding the baby Jesus. “It took my breath away,” he says. He turned the lamp off to preserve the image, built a shrine, and within a couple of weeks his life turned around and he met his “angel on earth.” He recently built a web site to spread the word and hopes they don’t get a heat wave in Sydney so the wax won’t melt.

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The Afterworld Can Be Your Oyster

While walking near Johnny Mercer’s Pier in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, a man looked down and saw an oyster shell he thought looked like the Virgin Mary. Some say it looks more like Jesus. Others think it’s an angel. The guy who found it thinks he has a bonanza so he put it on eBay where as of this writing, the high bid is only $36. Plus $5 shipping, of course.

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Watching From Above

Three weeks ago a client at the One Stop Body Shoppe in Arkansas City, Kansas, was laying on her back doing exercises when she noticed a water stain that looked like Jesus Christ on a ceiling tile above her. Since then, all the ceiling tiles that had been damaged by a leak in the roof have been replaced except that one. “Maybe he’ll be the only tile we won’t replace,” said Dominique Sartin, Body Shoppe staff member. And yes, they’re considering selling it on eBay.

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Going Out On A Limb

Christopher Moreau was having a drink in his garden in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough when he spotted the likeness of the Virgin Mary on a tree, standing in her traditional open-armed pose. “It raises the hair on your neck, it gives you chills,” he said. His neighbor, and owner of the tree, Eulalee Hamilton says it’s just scarring from a limb that was lopped off a year ago. Moreau has invited people to come by and see it. Hamilton says, “Chris can have all the people he wants on his back deck but I don’t really want people trampling on my garden.”

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Rock ‘n The Baby Jesus

Dena Patterson of Brooksville, Florida, was walking through the woods in West Virginia in 1996 when she came upon a rock near a stream with what she though was the image of a veiled Mary cradling the baby Jesus in her arms. She’s looking to sell the rock because her health is declining and she wants the money to go back to West Virginia to see her family. Peter Harries, associate professor of geology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, says the rock is shale and doesn’t think the image significant. “Things that mimic (other things) are pretty constant in nature,” he said. Perhaps, but there is a striking resemblance to Mrs. Butterworth.

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