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Charleston woman sees Jesus on back of stingray

CHARLESTON -- It's not as famous as Grilled Cheesus or the Nun Bun, but the image a James Island woman found Friday on the back of a dead cownose ray might be one day.

"I just kind of thought it looked like a bearded homeless man," said Erica Scheldt, 24. "But when I posted pictures on Instagram, one of my friends was like, 'That's Jesus.' And I was like, 'Oh, my ***. You're right.' "

Scheldt and family members have been trying since then to name her find. So far, they've come up with Ray Rey. "Rey" means king in Spanish.

Over the years, images of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, Mother Teresa and Buddha have been spotted on baseballs, lava lamps, cinnamon buns, beehives and grilled cheese sandwiches. Or at least they have in the eyes of some people.

Coincidentally, or maybe not, one of the most recent sightings of Jesus on an inaminate object came on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, when a man in Espanola, N.M., found Christ on a tortilla.

But as far as it's known, never has such an image appeared here in the Holy City. Until last week.

Scheldt, a graduate student, was swimming Friday at Sullivan's Island while babysitting Gloria Orvin, 5, and one of her friends. Then some men warned her about rays in the water.

When Scheldt and the youngsters exited the ocean, the men showed her a dead ray that had washed ashore.

"They put it back in the water, and it came up again and got beached," she said. "The girls and I were looking at it, and I thought it looked like a homeless man on its back, so I snapped some pictures. It was dead, and I would have taken it with me, but I had no idea how to pick it up."

Cownose rays have a toxin-laden stinger high on the tail, close to the body.

She said others on the beach saw the face, but nobody else identified it as Jesus.

"I feel like if I did notice it and told people who were walking by, they would just think I was kind of weird," she said.

Scheldt, a Catholic who is getting married this summer at Christ our King Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant, said she didn't read anything into it, but she did see some coincidences.

"I did think it was interesting, with Easter coming up," she said. "And it's such a beautiful image on such a harmful thing."

Scheldt also pointed out that she is from Nashville, home of the famous Nun Bun, a cinnamon roll that has a strong resemblance to Mother Teresa.



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This "jesus" crap again?
No, that isn't jesus. This is;

DogButtJesus
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I see a sting ray
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Jewish people of that time looked nothing like the European paintings that depict him.
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It resembles a man with a full beard and mustache.
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Only because it was pointed it out already. If I would have seen that string ray in the wild, I'd be too busy trying to get AWAY from it.
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the massia has come back: you
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Sometimes I think people have too much time on their hands...
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LOL
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I read an article about this kind of thing in last month's issue of scientific American Mind. We are by nature, made/evolved to identify human faces in even the most trivial things. We ********* human like behavior and human faces in these things so that we can relate to them..etc. It is ********* into us. I make out faces in my sponged paint on my wall, but I know that it's meaningless.
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it looks like one of the Ents from LOTR
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...although many modern scholars actually believe that Jesus was a stingray.
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This "jesus" crap again?
No, that isn't jesus. This is;

DogButtJesus
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Now, that really does look like Jesus to me.
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looks to me like face of devil
face of devil
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:D
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I'de watch out for French Burnt Peanuts too, they look a little scary, lol

French Burnt Peanuts
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There are morons on this planet that can ever be counted.
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LOL
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Jesus probably doesnt look like the pictures that are shown in churches.He probably wasnt even white.
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it looks like a dead sting ray
can't people just leave it to be dead in peace?
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It's more Jesus like than the toast & tacos!
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There are morons on this planet that can ever be counted.
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Have no clue, have never seen or met the man. But then, there are many Jesus's in Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries. Could be it one of them?
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Yup, I have met several.
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Jesus is everywhere.
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I new the devil lived in nuts. Now I know which ones.
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Mostly in Mexico, I have met several.
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jesus toast
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That is because I ate that one for breakfast yesterday.
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lolz
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Yep.
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I found his image on a pistachio.
I guess it's true what they say, that Jesus is all around us.
And now Jesus is in me, becase I ate that pistachio.

jesus is in me now
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If there is a devil pistachio, I wouldn't eat it. most likely give you heartburn, lol!!!!
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It looks like Chong!!! LOL Tommy chong up in smoke
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