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Tree in an Illinois Cemetery Seems to Have an Image of Jesus Growing On
Summary of Rumor: This
is an email that is short and simple, but with a link to a picture that is
attracting attention...a tree in a cemetery in Illinois that seems to have
an image of Jesus holding a lamb growing out of the trunk.
seeing shapes in the clouds, this phenomenon depends on who is looking at
it, but the tree does exist and large numbers of people say they have seen
The website with the picture has now been taken down, but the tree is in Calvary Cemetery in Quincy, Illinois, and has become a local
TruthOrFiction.com has had contact with both the cemetery and the
photographer who took the pictures that are being circulated on the
The photographer says his pictures are un-doctored. Most people report that they see an image of Christ
standing and holding a lamb.
The image was first spotted in 1998,
but officials at the cemetery were concerned about any disruption that
might occur and kept it quiet for several months. Once the word got
out, however, people started coming by the hundreds and some even
vandalized the tree. It is now protected by a fence and a cemetery
spokesperson says there are still daily visitors who want to see the
We've received several emails from folks asking, "How do people know
it's an image of Christ since we don't know what Christ looked
like?" Good point. It is more accurate to say that people
are seeing what our culture has regarded as images of Christ.
A real example of the story as it has
I just visited this site and wanted you
to see it too.
This photograph is rapidly becoming famous... A large tree in an
Illinois cemetery has taken on a likeness of Jesus. Is this a
supernatural phenomena or just another tree? Pass this message on...
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