18 February 2011
Simulacrum news part 34,952
I can thanks the Fortean Times Breaking News section to bring my attention to another fine simulacrum. This one was found on a rocking chair n Orange County, California.
Chair owner Lynn Balducci said that her husband had discovered the image on the chair last week after they decided to throw away some old cushions.
The rocking chair that has been sitting in their backyard for years..
"He didn't think too much of it at first, " said Mrs Balducci. "He showed it to me and to a few of our friends and everyone agreed that it was indeed an image of of Jesus."
Balducci believes that the image is a sign and a blessing from God. She's not sure what it means, she hopes it is a sign of better things to come. She and her husband want to share the image with others hoping it will bring everyone inspiration to live better lives.
Personally I think that this one looks more like cult musician Roky Erickson (he of the 60s band the 13th Floor Elevators and a number of fine solo works) than Jesus. Ah well perhaps the Balduccis are not familiar with him, hence the misidentification.