Knowing my fascination with holy family appearances, my good friend, Ellie Finlay, drew my attention to this story recently.
From THE HUFFINGTON POST:
When E.T. phones home, he might want to tell his relatives he's stuck in a tree, literally. That's what Pete Burford, a retired British man in Eldersfield, Gloucestershire, discovered when he chopped down a poplar tree for firewood.
Pete and Sylvia Burford noticed the face of E.T. in a piece of wood cut from a tree. When the tree fell, Burford, 72, saw an image in the stump that looked amazingly like Steven Spielberg's famous character.
To be honest, I'm more than a little bit disappointed in Pete and Sylvia, especially as they are British. Surely they could see that this is not the cinematic extraterrestrial but is, in fact, none other than English conjurer and all-round national embarrassment, Paul Daniels.
The camera never lies.