Jesus Stingray: Does Christ Appear On This Dead Fish?
Posted by Xeno on April 4, 2012
When most people think of Jesus fish, they might think of fishes and loaves or bumper stickers.
Erika Scheldt, 24, got a lot more literal when she photographed a stingray last Friday while playing on the beach at James Island, S.C.
When a dead cownose ray washed up on the beach, Scheldt took a photo of it, fascinated by the strange image on its back that looked vaguely familiar.
“I just kind of thought it looked like a bearded homeless man,” Scheldt told IslandPacket.com “But when I posted pictures on Instagram, one of my friends was like, ‘That’s Jesus.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, my God. You’re right.’”
Since encountering this ray of hope, she says she and other members of her family have been trying to come up with a name. So far, the top choice is Ray Rey, since “Rey” means “king” in Spanish.
Scheldt, a Catholic who is getting married this summer, doesn’t think the ray sighting has any special message, but does see some interesting coincidences.