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The Lady in the Tree
More tree pareidolia. But this time, it's not the Virgin Mary. It's a naked lady. In theory, it could be a naked Virgin Mary, but no one has made that claim.

The tree, which is over 100 years old, stood on a corner in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It was going to be cut down. After its branches were removed, local residents noticed the woman. It wasn't enough to save the tree. They chopped it down anyway, but the owners are planning on making a statue out of the wood.
Posted by The Curator on Mon Apr 07, 2008

Naked? I don't know. At best it looks like a firgure facing away from the camera trying to climb the tree. The figure has its left leg up like it's climbing a step. And its left arm is reaching up to the branch.

That's the best I can make out of it and that's pretty iffy.
Posted by Tah  in  Idaho (Yes, Idaho)  on  Mon Apr 07, 2008  at  09:55 PM
It's obviously a Dryad. It was a crime to cut her down.
Posted by Christophe Thill  on  Tue Apr 08, 2008  at  05:06 AM
I see a piece of toast on Jesus.
Posted by KDP  in  Madill, Oklahoma  on  Tue Apr 08, 2008  at  09:44 AM
yay, now we have a potentially wiccan pareidolia, instead of christian ones
Posted by JoOdd  on  Tue Apr 08, 2008  at  05:09 PM
I don't see how it's naked

Maybe the MAN who saw it first lives a very lonely life filled only with hope.
Posted by Sharruma  in  capable of finishing a coherent  on  Tue Apr 08, 2008  at  06:09 PM
I see that damn dancing baby
Posted by TimeCreeper  on  Tue Apr 08, 2008  at  07:45 PM
Darn it TimeCreeper, now I see it too!
Posted by Captain DaFt  on  Tue Apr 08, 2008  at  10:24 PM
It's like a rohrshach test. I see a naked lady very clearly, which evidently says more about me than about the tree.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed Apr 09, 2008  at  01:27 AM
That woman has a big a$$. :D
Posted by Dan Sz.  in  MI  on  Wed Apr 09, 2008  at  07:14 AM
Wow, this time I actually see! A naked woman climbing the tree! And her ass is perfectly normal, Dan.

See, us pagans know how to put a woman in a tree - none of that veiled, barely-visible message from God malarkey - no, we have a full blown naked woman!
Posted by Nona  on  Wed Apr 09, 2008  at  07:36 AM
I see Wile E Coyote who ran into a tree chasing the Road Runner =)
Posted by DJ_Canada  in  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  on  Wed Apr 09, 2008  at  12:14 PM
It's obviously Daphne escaping from Apollo...
Posted by Tatsumi  in  M  on  Mon May 12, 2008  at  03:07 AM
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