Michael Jackson in a Tree Stump July 7, 2009

Michael Jackson in a Tree Stump

I don’t know whether to cry or laugh…

In Stockton, California, Michael Jackson has supposedly appeared in a tree stump.

Worst. Pareidolia. Ever.

I don’t see Jackson. I don’t see Jesus. I don’t see anyone.

The money quotation, when asked why Jackson would appear in Stockton of all places:

Lady: “To Stockton, Michael Jackson meant more to us than maybe Jesus did to some people. I think they’re both about even; they’re both icons.”

Great… now I have a visual in my head of Jesus moonwalking on water.

(Thanks to SarahH for the link!)

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  • Richard Wade

    So Michael Jackson is usurping Jesus in the Pantheon of Pareidolia. I have to drive 15 miles out of my way to work today, to avoid the traffic jam at Jackson’s memorial mania in downtown L.A. People just can’t stop worshiping icons.

  • David D.G.

    I understand that there’s already a Church of Elvis. Soon, I’m sure we will see a Church of the One-Gloved Wonder, too (or perhaps Catholic canonization as a patron saint of children).

    ~David D.G.

  • anonymouse

    That video clip showed some real winners.

  • Kaylya

    Does anyone actually see anything that even kinda sorta if you look the right way makes them think of a face?

    Most of the time with these sorts of claims I can at least see that there is something there (random pattern though it may be). In this case, I see a lighter patch in the wood.

  • Yeah, I sure as hell don’t see anything facelike there.

  • Cafeeine

    Leaving aside the obvious, that this family just wanted to get their 15 minutes of fame-vulture fame, didn’t anybody at the tv stations care this this tree was very probably this way before MJ even died?

  • Ubi Dubium

    I see an image of Michael Jackson’s nose in every electrical outlet in my house. Obviously a miracle!

  • Perhaps Michael had one extra plastic surgery that the good people of Stockton knew about that the rest of us didn’t. Perhaps Michael really did look like a stump towards the end.

  • Ryan Hill

    Wow…just wow. I just don’t know how to describe the stoopidity going on in the vid.

    It hurts, it really just hurts.

  • Maybe they are just jealous they didn’t see Michael in a grease pan. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/07/01/jackodolia/

  • I see the scarecrow

  • «bønez_brigade»

    Worst. Pareidolia. Ever.

    Agreed! And if the acting had been better, that would’ve been almost worthy of being called “Onionesque”.

  • anothermike

    I see a Kansas School Board.

  • Iron Rooster

    At least they think Michael Jackson and Jesus are on the same level…

  • Err, all I see is a tree stump, and a load of gullible idiots.

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