One mum from West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, says an outline of Jesus Christ seemed to appear in the devastating flames which engulfed the Parisian Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday evening.
Lesley Rowan was reading about the tragic incident when she says she noticed a figure in the billowing smoke in one of the pictures.
Taken aback by what she saw, she took to social media to share her thoughts. Lesley explained that she believed the silhouette to be of God’s son, pointing outwards from the inferno sweeping through the historic 850-year-old building and asked if others saw what she saw.
In the post, the 38 year old wrote, “I may be letting my mind play tricks on me here, folks take a close look at this pic and tell me what do u see. I’ve even circled it!”
Almost instantly, Lesley was bombarded with social media users who also believed they could see the outline of Jesus within the raging inferno.
One user said, ‘Looks like a figure of Jesus, or I am tripping?’
Another added, ‘I can see it pretty clear, gown and all,’ and ‘Yeah I saw it straight away – it’s Jesus!’
“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. I shared it and asked for people’s opinions – even my brother in Australia said it looks like Jesus.” Lesley explained to the Daily Record.
“I feel like it will bring comfort to people in Paris and all over the world at this sad time.” She added.
People may also find some comfort in Emmanuel Macron’s vow to rebuild the cathedral ‘even more beautiful’ within five years. “We will rebuild Notre Dame even more beautifully and I want it to be completed in five years, we can do it.” The French President said in a television address to the nation.