Another fishy Easter story: The hard to move BVM

We already had the Christ (symbol) on a cracker. Now, another fishy symbol is interpreted as a message.

“A miracle in Naples?”

A man is reporting a sign from God appeared on a board he used to support a Virgin Mary statue as he transported it across his yard. The shape he identified on the board was the ichthys or fish symbol.

A man in Naples says he uncovered a miracle on the day after Easter. We spoke to the man, who says a simple sign blessed him on the holiest week of the year.

This Virgin Mary statue that watches over Greg Suki’s yard is a sign of his faith.

“I’m not a perfect person; but I do believe,” he said.

Earlier this week, he had the statue in his garage for painting – a slick coat of signature blue. But he says getting her back in place wasn’t easy.

Once she was back in place, Suki tossed the board aside and says a simple sign became obvious.

Staring back at him, he says, was the clear outline of a fish.

You can see the video below. What is not so clearly shown in the video is the circular base of the statue. The edges of the base were covered in fresh paint. The motion of rolling this freshly painted edge on the board would produce a semicircular shape on the surface of the board. As the statue reaches the edge of the board the board could then be slid forward and re-positioned to allow for the statue to be rolled again. This movement pattern would likely produce several semicircular patterns as shown in the video. Accidentally creating an ichthys by throwing together a few random semicircles would not be unlikely. And even though it is not a perfect ichthys a little pareidolia always helps.

  5 comments for “Another fishy Easter story: The hard to move BVM

  1. April 5, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Or a sign…that it was a slow news day in Naples….

  2. April 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    I tried to search for a video that would demonstrate the sort of movement I suspect produced the pattern on the board and found this one of a man moving a barrel onto a BIGSLIDER ™. The first few seconds are the only part where he’s rolling it.

  3. Chris Howard
    April 5, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    You’d think there’d be more Flying Spaghetti Monster sightings in Naples?

  4. Gary
    April 5, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Of course, the blond Mary’s are the most miraculous…

  5. Chris Howard
    April 5, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    The Blond Mary’s was a 60’s surf rock girl-band, no?

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