Perception is a funny thing!

Perception is a very funny thing.  About once a week I will run across a news story or article where someone is claiming to have seen the face of Jesus Christ or the Virgin Mary in some type of inanimate object.  I find it humorous that some people will actually claim to have had some life changing experience because they felt the presence of Christ while seeing his face on a piece of burnt toast.

Jesus in a frying pan

Jesus in a frying pan

Jesus in an X-Ray

Jesus in an X-Ray

Jesus on an iron

Jesus on an iron

Jesus in a cap of goo

Jesus in a cap of goo

Jesus on a peanut
Jesus on a peanut

I myself have not been so lucky to witness the vision of Jesus or his mother Mary in an inanimate object; if I did I would definitely try to prophet profit from it, by selling it on some auction site for some ridiculous amount of money.   Like the 10 year old who made a grilled cheese sandwich and Mary’s face appeared, it was sold for $28,000 on eBay.

The grilled cheese Virgin Mary

The grilled cheese Virgin Mary

Like I mentioned earlier, I haven’t been lucky enough to see any iconic religious figures in any food or nonliving items.  However I did get a vision from Conan O’Brien.

Conan O'Brien in dried emulsion

Conan O'Brien in dried emulsion

What could this mean?  Is he telling me to tune into TBS and watch his show?  Is it a miracle? Or is it nothing?  As I have said before hundreds of times, humans are pattern seeking animals.  Our brain is designed to create familiarity among things when it can, this is a perfect example of pareidolia.

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About Bobby the Paranormal Skeptic
Bobby Nelson is a skeptic, writer, and co-host of Strange Frequencies Radio. His personal blog can be found online at www.porkrhine.com At one time, Bobby was what could be called a "true believer" in paranormal phenomenon. Having been an active investigator of the paranormal for 12 years with several different Toledo based teams, he has examined countless claims of activity. But years worth of research and investigation proved to him that the evidence for these claims are generally lacking and, furthermore, the vast majority of so-called scientific paranormal investigators were using improper methodologies which caused them to draw both false and misleading conclusions.

2 Responses to Perception is a funny thing!

  1. That reminds me, I picked one of these up a little while ago http://www.worldwidefred.com/holytoast.htm

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