…as the last Virgin Mary sighting in a bird turd smear on a pickup truck.

At least this time around, we’re back to more conventional “Virgin Mary in a tree”-type sightings:


(Click on image for video.)

Of course, this time around, I have to wonder if the guy who cut the tree down is having a little fun with the faithful.


  1. #1 Greg Laden
    July 20, 2009

    That’ll make a mighty fine coffee table.

  2. #2 Nat
    July 20, 2009

    Looks like a middle finger to me.

  3. #3 Jon H
    July 20, 2009

    Looks like a mummy.

  4. #4 Monado
    July 20, 2009

    Turtle, possibly a red-eared slider.

    In an article about it, the church warns against superstition and idolatry. My irony meter overloaded.

  5. #5 blf
    July 20, 2009

    The frozen turd of a very big bird.

  6. #6 notmercury
    July 20, 2009

    Cleavage…..Oh, was there a tree in the picture?

  7. #7 Kythyria
    July 21, 2009

    It just looks like a lump of wood with a vaguely humanoid outline on it to me. I suppose that the people who think they can see a specific person would tell me it’s from a lack of faith, or something equally stupid.

  8. #8 QoB
    July 21, 2009

    If the Virgin Mary is in a tree stump, but the tree is cut so that no-one ever sees her, is she still there?

    <3 my country…

  9. #9 catgirl
    July 21, 2009

    Meh, that looks more like my aunt Betty than the virgin Mary. The important question now is, what is my aunt doing in that tree?

  10. #10 dt
    July 21, 2009

    Mitchell and Webb do pareidolia.
    A must see.

  11. #11 Zach Miller
    July 21, 2009

    I don’t think you CAN have too much fun with the faithful. It’s one thing to tease your dog, because the dog doesn’t know any better. But with PEOPLE…they’re voluntarily walking into it.

  12. #12 Mephistopheles O'Brien
    July 21, 2009

    Venus rising from the waves?

  13. #13 MadScientist
    July 25, 2009

    I have a chopping block that bleeds for a week every month; now I know why!

  14. #14 Jolene
    July 12, 2010

    Looks like a Peruvian prince’s petrified pecker.

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