Last Thursday, while pruning a willow tree in Itaquiraí, Brazil, municipal maintenance workers noticed a strange pattern on the inside of a branch they had just cut with a chainsaw. After examining the pattern, some of them were convinced that it was a natural representation of Jesus Christ.
Photos of the cut branch and the intriguing figure found inside of it have been doing the rounds on Brazilian social media for the last week and getting mixed feedback. While some believe that the pattern truly represents Jesus Christ and is some sort of message to stop our sinful ways, or to assure us that Jesus is watching over us in these troubled times, others think it’s just an abstract shape.
“This is a sign! Read the Bible!” one Facebook user commented
“People, that’s Voldemort!” commented another.