A photo has gone viral online all over the world for featuring what seems to be an image of Jesus Christ in the clouds.
The photo was taken in San Salvador de Jujuy city by Monica Aramayo who then shared the photo online to “bless” others.
In the photo, what is shaped like Jesus Christ, wearing a cassock, has his arms outstretched. The image has since been compared by many social media users to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. There have also been comments from other users, saying that the photo shows Jesus Christ wearing the crown of thorns. This crown of thorns was placed on Christ’s head before his crucifixion, as the three Gospels wrote.
Unbelievers, however, were quick to dismiss the photo, calling the image as a “truck of light.” One also suggests that the photo was Photoshopped. Those with strong faith, however, continue to believe in the image’s power. One commented that the photo “allows us to keep in our path and have a better hope for tomorrow.”
In March, there was also a situation wherein an Italian photographer captured a similar photo. In the photo, a glowing figure, shaped by the clouds and the setting sun, stood over the sea. The image was also much like Christ with outstretched arms. Alfredo Lo Brutto, the photographer, stated that he was “enchanted by the view.” He further states that he isn’t one for sharing photos on social media but the photo he was able to capture was “so beautiful” and he had to share it.
Back in April, a woman from Scotland also claims that she saw Jesus’s depiction in the flames of the burning Notre Dame Cathedral. The woman shared the image, writing that she hoped it would bring “comfort to people in Paris and all over the world at this sad time.”
Such cases of seeing faces and shapes in clouds, flames, and other unusual objects are called pareidolia.