Apparently all the local tortillas and tree trunks were booked so Jesus had to settle for a 15 year-old-kid’s lava lamp to put in an appearance recently in Indiana.
“I turned it on and I saw it,” Doug said. “My heart kept beating. I was so surprised about it. It was just awesome. I wasn’t scared. It was just amazing.”
The normally black wax in the lamp formed a swirling shape, much like that of a spiral staircase. In the middle of the tall, reddish-purple swirl is what appears to be a flesh-colored likeness of Jesus’ face looking downward, complete with a brown beard.
In one photo Doug took of the lamp, it appears that Jesus is wearing the crown of thorns. His mother, Sherri, likened the image to that of many renderings of Christ on the cross.
“It’s just exciting that a 15-year-old can get ready for bed, turn on the light he’s had for four years and see this,” Sherri said. “He said to me, ‘Mom, man didn’t do this.’”
The news item even has a pic of this suburban miracle and I have to admit that it looks… like… well… not much of anything really.
Depending on which part of the goo floating in the lamp I focus on I can kinda imagine where there could be the pattern of a face in profile, but neither one reminds me particularly of Jesus and at least one of them would be wearing a helluva turban on its head. In fact, it sorta reminds me of the sultan in the Prince of Persia video game. Apparition miracles just ain’t what they used to be.