The historic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris lives on after being devastated by a fire in mid-April of this year. France's 850-year-old medieval cathedral suffered heavy damage as the building's 300-foot spire and the medieval roof burned and collapsed dramatically. Fortunately, the main structure, as well as the two bell towers, have been saved according to officials.
A few days after the incident, a certain Lesley Rowan of Alexandria in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, sparked people's interest on social media. The 38-year-old mother claimed that she saw the figure of Jesus Christ in the flames that engulfed the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
"I may be letting my mind play tricks on me here, folks take a close look at this picture and what do you see," Lesley Rowan posted on her Facebook account referring to the 'Christ-like figure' she claims to have identified in the photo of the burning cathedral she shared. Her post was quickly inundated by other Facebook users who were also claiming that they saw the silhouette of Jesus Christ inside the cloud of smoke and flames.
A Facebook user named Louise Blair even commented “Looks like a figure of Jesus, or I am tripping?” Her statement was then backed up with Jaine Hepburn’s comment: "Like someone standing with an arm outstretched."
In an interview with Daily Record, Lesley Rowan stated "When I looked at this photo last night, I was really astounded by what I saw. When I look at it, I see a silhouette of Jesus. I really see a vivid image.” Lesley also added that she feels like her observation will bring comfort to people in Paris and all over the world after such a tragedy.
Conclusively, news from the BBC reported that French President Macron stated that France will rebuild the cathedral's iconic structure and will make it “more beautiful” than it was before. This is after the famous Gothic church received over €600 million in donations from people around the world.