Family Claims to Find Jesus Christ Image on Crab

Some people think it looks like Bin Laden too.

By Andrew Wine
|  Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012  |  Updated 11:58 AM EDT
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A family in Washington said they found a crab (not one of those displayed here) that looked like Jesus.

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Crabbing in Everett, Washington got a bit more interesting last weekend when a family caught a crab there with what they said appeared to be an image of Jesus Christ on its belly.

John Canfield and his family had no idea what they had come across until they checked the videotape, according to Chris Sullivan, a reporter for 97.3 KIRO FM. The crab was released because it’s illegal to keep females, making it difficult to impossible to analyze the crab in question, he wrote.

Not everyone thought the crab displayed an image of Jesus Christ. "If ever a crab has looked not like Jesus and instead like Osama bin Laden, it is this crab," as the editors at Gawker put it.

Researchers at Northwestern University are attempting to explain why people are seeing images of Christ in foods like pizza and toast and even the sides of cliffs, The Huffington Post reported

Researcher Joel Voss told NBCNews.com  back in December that the human brain is “wired to look for familiarity and meaning in the most abstract squiggles.”


 

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