Pareidolia: Finding God
Following the sacred path to truth, we investigated how hard it is to find God, Jesus,
or the Virgin Mary in random ambiguous images. Using a Google image search, we found a photographer,
Eric Scouten (ericscouten.com), who has posted a page of photographs he calls "texture."
Eliminating those that provide very regular patterns that are not open to interpretation,
we were left with a few that seemed ambiguous enough to use. In those, we began
our search for God. And Lo and Behold, we found Him!
in All the Random Places
Can you see God in the photos below? We can ;-)
And now . . . heeeeerre's God!
We think that's a pretty miraculous vision of Jesus, even if He's hiding a bit like Eric Scouten's Stealth Cows:
Some people think this version of Jesus is easier to see. His
right eye (on your left) is the same as in the other face of Jesus.
and he's not really smiling, though he actually may be winking ;-)
Jesus from space!
It's true that our Jesus can't compete with this one found in South American sand dunes
(click the image for a larger, higher resolution close-up).
But the Sand Dune Jesus is one of the best Jesi found by millions of searching eyes.
Ours was found in less than an hour. A true miracle ;-)
And here's the famous, oblivious Indian listening to his iPod in Alberta, Canada (the "iPod" and cord is an access road), while his buddy calls out to him from behind in a futile attempt to get him to pay attention to something important.
Yahweh vs Allah ;-)
To download, right-click here.
In 2001, when the Taliban destroyed the world's largest (and almost 2,000-years-old) statues of Buddha, the Face of Allah appeared in the resulting dust cloud. Don't believe it? See for yourself. If you don't see it in the first playing of the explosion, it is repeated later in slow motion. And then just the part in which Allah appears is repeated in slow motion and several times at normal speed.
For more examples of pareidolia and religious icons, see
our Virgin Mary Miracles Page (featuring Penn & Teller),
which, BTW, includes a real, bleeding, Virgin Mary statue!