February 6, 2009

Is it Jesus or Sasquatch on door?

The image of Jesus, or possibly Sasquatch or a Persian king, seems to have appeared on a door at a Florida car dealership.

Employees at Jarrett Ford Lincoln Mercury in Pasco County near Tampa are split on what they are seeing, the St. Petersburg Times reported.

Chip Davis, who runs a dent removal service, was the first to notice the image. To Davis, a member of Cypress Meadows Community Church in Clearwater, the image apparently bears a resemblance to the iconic image on the Shroud of Turin, believed my many to be the burial shroud of Jesus Christ.

Sometimes it gets so crazy that faith is all you've got left, he told the Times. Anybody who's seen pictures of the burial cloth and image of Christ that's on that cloth -- that same image is on that door.

To receptionist Ruth Johnson the figure looks a little bit like Sasquatch. Jason Baumann, who was getting an oil change, described it as Jesus in a Jedi outfit and a Persian king.

Cliff Martin, the general manager, described the image as a man in a long robe. A Catholic and weekly communicant, he said he did not think it was especially significant.

I like to say we're blessed but we're not breaking any sales records, so maybe we're just blessed to be in business, he said.