Jesus fish? Purple pareidolia.

Jesus Stingray: Does Christ Appear On This Dead Fish?

When most people think of Jesus fish, they might think of fishes and loaves or bumper stickers.

Erika Scheldt, 24, got a lot more literal when she photographed a stingray last Friday while playing on the beach at James Island, S.C.

When a dead cownose ray washed up on the beach, Scheldt took a photo of it, fascinated by the strange image on its back that looked vaguely familiar.

“I just kind of thought it looked like a bearded homeless man,” Scheldt told IslandPacket.com “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.’”

Tip: Skeptical Inquirer on Facebook

Photo: Erika Scheldt

More fun trying to figure out who this looks like. How come they are always bearded guys? Give it your best guess?

Stretched out John Lennon?

 

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  16 comments for “Jesus fish? Purple pareidolia.

  1. Therodofgod
    April 4, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    The Tick?

  2. lukus
    April 4, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Looks like Harry, from “Harry and the Hendersons”.

  3. Kira
    April 4, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Looks like my creepy neighbor.
    *hides*

  4. April 4, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Could be worse. Could be a bucket of filth.

    • VIn
      May 2, 2012 at 6:23 PM

      lol….americans…..

  5. Somestoner
    April 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Holy crap Tommy Chong!

  6. darkknight9761
    April 4, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Kinda looks like Gandalf or Dumbledore. Nah, don’t see Jesus, he only shows up on burnt toast, potato chips and tree bark. Jesus on a stingray, now that’s just silly…….

  7. elchivo
    April 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    George Harrison.

  8. CTheB
    April 5, 2012 at 8:01 AM

    Doesn’t look bearded to me. Looks like a guy with a big moustache. And it almost certainly doesn’t look anything like what Jesus would’ve looked like – it’s very unlikely that he was an average-looking caucasian.

  9. CTheB
    April 5, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    Doesn’t look bearded to me. Looks like a guy with a big moustache. And, given the big, round-lens glasses, I’d say that’s an image of John Lennon. And it almost certainly doesn’t look anything like what Jesus would’ve looked like – it’s very unlikely that he was an average-looking caucasian. Unlike John Lennon.

  10. yog sothoth
    April 5, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    That is Obviously Count Dooku

  11. Vener
    April 5, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    OMG! that’s Chuck Norris!!!!

  12. David
    April 5, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Anyone can plainly see that it’s Frank Zappa! sheeeessshh.

  13. taxicabman
    April 6, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Na Looks like CHARLES MANSION

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