Friday, 16 October 2009

Pareidolia

Pareidolia is the perception that an object is in some way significant, often supernaturally or spiritually ( according to Wikipedia that is.) Apparently, thousands of people gathered at Knock Shrine, Co Mayo, on Monday, hoping to see an apparition of the Virgin Mary outlined in the Sun.
There were ripples of applause from a crowd estimated at more than 5,000 as some people believed they could see the sun shimmering, changing colour and dancing in the sky. Some people were rapturous afterwards.

However you can actually find God ( or his mother) literally anywhere ! A Dutch chocolate fan has recently taken the biscuit after finding an image of Jesus after biting into a Kit-Kat, allegedly on Good Friday.
"I was amazed. I just took a bite and then I saw the face of Christ in it," the finder enthused. Instances of pareidolia connected with seeing Christ or the Virgin Mary in food are surprisingly common.

Here are some searching pareidolia questions for you, gentle reader:

1. Can you see Jesus in this kit kat?
2. Would you have eaten it anyway?
3. Or preserved it in some sort of shrine?
4. Or sold it on e-bay?
5. Or used it as an excuse to consume kit kats in large quantities ?

Answers on a post card?

5 comments:

  1. I'd definitely consume more Kit-Kats, as they are clearly sacred foods. This must mean they have no calories! :P

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  2. I wouls have asked to see if he had photoshop on his computer.
    On the other hand, I once found the image of Marianne Faithful in a Mars Bar.

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  3. I wonder if they are so virtuous that they actually deduct calories?

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  4. What a coincidence, Poppy, I SO once found one of Mick Jagger in the remains of a half eaten hob nob.
    Hope you're not suggesting this is not a genuine manifestation:)

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  5. Hmmm... Looks exactly like the image on the Shroud of Turin.

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