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Barking Up The Right Tree

On her way home from work yesterday, a bus rider noticed a crowd huddled around a tree at 60th Street and Bergenline Avenue in West New York, N.J. She says at first she thought someone had died because of the flowers around the tree and people praying, but as she got closer she noticed the image of the Virgin Mary in the tree’s bark. Eva Copantitla claims to be the first to have noticed it on Tuesday, reporting it to the city’s Mayor, Felix Roque. Since then, the police have set up a barricade to protect it from the crowds, one man says he hopes it will cure government corruption in the city, and a spokesman for the Newark Archdiocese said the image is probably “just some discoloration that resembles Our Lady of Guadalupe.” A lot.

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Praise The Lord And Pass The Tilex

 A couple of months ago mold started growing on Chyanna Richards’ shower in Splendora, Texas. It wasn’t long before it started to take shape—the shape of Jesus. “I see the head, the hair, a cloak,” she says. The mold started growing while Thomas George, who also lives in the house, was in prison. He thinks it’s a sign Jesus is “watching over us to make sure nothing wrong happens or I get in trouble and go back.” One neighbor says it looks like Jesus but also kind of looks like him. No one wants to ask why they let mold grow in the bathroom for a couple of months.

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Being Shadowed By Jesus

It was a week before Easter when a high school student at the Urseline Academy in New Orleans went into the national shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor to pray. Lo and behold! There it was, a shadow on a column beside the altar that looked remarkably like Jesus Christ. Word spread, and on Easter more than a thousand people passed through the chapel in one day. Some people who see the shadow, which is created by a floodlight shining through a chandelier, say they also see what appears to be the face of the Virgin Mary, while a few others report seeing a third image.  The chapel is open from 9:00 am-5:00 pm weekdays, and afternoons on the weekend.

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Mary In The Middle

A couple of weeks ago Larry Bowers of Niland, California cut open a rock he and his son found more than ten years ago in Palo Verde, something he says he’s done thousands of times over the years. But this time the design inside was different. “It looks to me like a picture of the Virgin Mary. It’s not an absolute replica, but it looks like it,” he said. Bowers plans on donating it to the Imperial Valley Gem and Mineral Society but hasn’t contacted them yet so it could turn up on eBay yet.

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You Can Call Me Ray Or You Can Call Me Jesus

It must be Easter season. While Erica Scheldt was swimming at Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, Friday  some men warned her about the cownose rays swimming in the water because their stinger can hurt. They showed her a dead one that had washed up on the beach, then put it in the water. A few minutes later it beached again. Erica thought it looked interesting so she took some photos with her phone. “I just kind of thought it looked like a bearded homeless man,” she said. “But when I posted pictures on Instagram, one of my friends was like, ‘That’s Jesus.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God! You’re right!’ ” Even though she doesn’t have it, she’s been trying to name it. So far they’ve come up with Ray Rey, “Rey” meaning king in Spanish.

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A Cup Half Full (Of Mary)

Margarita Espinoa in Barrio Espana, Colombia, sent her son Steven to fetch her a glass of water recently. When he came back, they both noticed a brown stain on the outside of the plastic glass, right between two pictures of Spiderman. As they watched, the stain grew until they both realized it had become an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. At first they thought they shouldn’t drink the water, but after a while changed their minds and said it was “perhaps the most delicious beverage they had ever tasted.”

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