Mystery? Puh-leeze. This image are a dime a dozen. Meh.
You hear about people seeing images of Jesus or the Virgin Mary in all kinds of places from a potato chip to fruit to now — a tree in Iowa.
Some people say they see the Virgin Mary growing out of the tree trunk. Some say it looks like Jesus and others say it looks like Mother Mary holding the baby Jesus.
The shape in the trunk is about six feet high or better.
This is just a typical case of pareidolia, a misperception or illusion where something vague or obscure appears clear and distinct. It usually involves seeing faces in vague patterns and it’s very common that religious figures are what people tend to interpret.
It’s all nonsense.