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Jesus On a Stick

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According to Alice, Texas resident Mirabel Martinez, Jesus is putting in an appearance a few dozen miles west of his namesake city of Corpus Christi.

For reasons of His own choosing, the Messiah has chosen to reveal his face on a telephone pole. The Alice Echo-News picks up the tale, and furnishes a couple of pics of the miraculous pole.

“The further you get the more detail you can see,” said Mirabel Martinez, whose home is on the corner next to the supposed image. “I had to see it for myself because I didn’t really believe.”

Martinez said the image on the pole is a sign from God that He does exist. She said she has been going through some hard times with family members passing away, and at times has been mad at God.

“I’ve been through some tragic situations and now seeing it is a way to let us know that He exists,” she said. “I just don’t have answers to why those things happened to me and I’ve been mad for almost 30 years. It’s not that I don’t believe in (God), I know He is there.”

One local skeptic scoffed at Martinez’s claim in the comments on the article. That person says the apparition more closely resembles Ted Nugent, Osama Bin-Laden and that dude on the logo for Zig Zag rolling papers. What do you think? (For what it’s worth, I am going with Zig Zag man.)

John Nova Lomax

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