Don't Bother Voting: An East Texas Eggplant Has Foretold the Next President
An East Texas woman claims that God has manifested Himself in her garden in the form of a miraculous eggplant that foretells the winner of the presidential election.
Kathryn Murray of Broaddus in San Augustine County claims that because one of her eggplants is shaped like a mitten, Mitt Romney will become the next president of the United States. (The eggplant at right is a stock photo -- you can view Murray's prophetic one here.)
According to KTRE, Murray's husband is skeptical. "He said a sign from God, I said yes, it's in the shape of a mitten. So I think it is a sign we need Mitt," Murray said.
We hate to rain on her parade, but to us it looks less like a mitten than an eggplant with a nose, and eggplants grow these appendages all the time. We saw one a few years ago that was a dead ringer for Richard M. Nixon, and he certainly was not about to move back into the Oval Office.
Murray says she has no plans to harvest the soothsaying aubergine until after the election. On or about November 7, the eggplant has a date with destiny in her oven.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.
- #BlackLivesMatter Faces Backlash After Deputy’s Slaying
Sat., Sep. 5, 12:00am
Sat., Sep. 5, 12:00pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 2:30pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 6:00pm
- College Football: Five Best Bets On Season Win Totals
- With No Funding, Texas Race Tracks Ordered to Close — at Least for Now