Jesus Appears On Walmart Receipt In South Carolina

OriginalThis is basically the essence of United States encapsulated in a single news story. CBS 21 reports:

An engaged couple in Anderson County says a shadowy image that turned up on a receipt from Walmart looks like the face of Jesus.

Jacob Simmons and his fiancee, Gentry Lee Sutherland, said they bought some pictures from Walmart on June 12. The following Wednesday, the couple had just come home from a church service when Simmons spotted the receipt on the floor of Sutherland’s apartment. He says the receipt had changed. “I was leaving the kitchen and I just looked on the floor, and it was like it was looking at me,” Simmons said.

A dark gray mark on the receipt seems to show two eyes, a nose and a mouth in a thickly bearded face. “Then the more you look at it, the more it looked like Jesus, and it was just shocking, breathtaking,” Simmons said.

The couple said the image seemed to answer a question they had just been asked at church. “We had a message on knowing God, abiding in him,” Sutherland said. “(The preacher asked) ‘If you know God, would you recognize him if you saw him?’”

“We just feel like it’s a blessing that God showed it to us and opened our eyes. And we just feel like we should share the blessing God gave to us to everybody else,” Sutherland said.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DEWK2RLKWSL6CAITZQCMAEAE7A jasonio

    Charles Manson.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DEWK2RLKWSL6CAITZQCMAEAE7A jasonio

    Charles Manson.

    • wizard

      most def 

  • Nunzio X

    Jesus was pleased to discover he could buy nails for his cross at Wal-Mart’s everyday low, low, prices.

  • Nunzio X

    Jesus was pleased to discover he could buy nails for his cross at Wal-Mart’s everyday low, low, prices.

    • Guest

      so funny i forgot to laugh. 

      • Guest

        Goddamn, you gotta be pretty retarded to forget to laugh at something that funny.

  • Dunniteowl

    Hoax!

  • Dunniteowl

    Hoax!

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    Its easy to ridicule these people because they saw what they thought looked like “jesus”. I would say that they are just religious people carrying cultural baggage and they made this claim out of ignorance. There is obviously a pattern of a face though which intrigues me.

    If one looks for patterns in their visual surroundings they can be exposed to some interesting imagery, some say you have to have an innate ability for pattern recognition, but i believe all you need is training. There are heaps of so called “optical illusions” out there for people who have a hyper-sensitivity too see them.

    looking at objects, landscapes or scenery from a particular angle, a particular distance and at the right time of day you can make out all sorts of new images that can exist within what your looking at. Im sure many have had the experience of seeing the pattern of a face or an animal on a tree trunk. its just an extension of that.

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    Its easy to ridicule these people because they saw what they thought looked like “jesus”. I would say that they are just religious people carrying cultural baggage and they made this claim out of ignorance. There is obviously a pattern of a face though which intrigues me.

    If one looks for patterns in their visual surroundings they can be exposed to some interesting imagery, some say you have to have an innate ability for pattern recognition, but i believe all you need is training. There are heaps of so called “optical illusions” out there for people who have a hyper-sensitivity too see them.

    looking at objects, landscapes or scenery from a particular angle, a particular distance and at the right time of day you can make out all sorts of new images that can exist within what your looking at. Im sure many have had the experience of seeing the pattern of a face or an animal on a tree trunk. its just an extension of that.

    • ClubhouseCancer

      Yeah, it’s evolutionary: the ability to pick out patterns, especially faces, was a great advantage in detecting predators (saber-toothed tigers in the grass and whatnot). So we can use it to trick each other, like artists and magicians can do, or to delightfully trick ourselves! Here’s a beautiful example:

      http://boingboing.net/2011/07/13/accidental-western-s.html

  • Godd

    Young Osama?

  • http://madmonq.wordpress.com madmonq

    Toast is the only medium approved for God’s face to appear on.  This must be the work of the Devil. 

    Seriously I do this blog thing called “The Great American God Complex” where I post on the intersection of delusion and commerce this country calls Christianity.  Walmart says “Merry Christmas” greeting you at the door, selling items from overseas, made by non-American slave labor after all.  It is only fitting that His visage should appear on a Walmart receipt. Amen.

  • Godd

    Young Osama?

    • guest

      I thought the same thing when I looked at it

  • postpunkprometheus

    Toast is the only medium approved for God’s face to appear on.  This must be the work of the Devil. 

    Seriously I do this blog thing called “The Great American God Complex” where I post on the intersection of delusion and commerce this country calls Christianity.  Walmart says “Merry Christmas” greeting you at the door, selling items from overseas, made by non-American slave labor after all.  It is only fitting that His visage should appear on a Walmart receipt. The best part will be when they E-bay Jesus for as much as they can get. It is after all the American Way. Amen.

    • Guest

      They are not claiming it’s “God’s” face.. they are claiming it is Jesus’s… Jesus is not God.. he is the son of God.  Jeez.. have you been here before? 

      • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

        Depends on who you ask… Some have weird paradoxical beliefs along the lines of Jesus is the son of God, and Jesus is God at the same time, but Jesus didn’t father himself. Cyclical nonsense

      • aoife
        • DeepCough

          The Holy Trinity is a ripoff of the Capitoline Triad, look it up.

        • SF2K01

          Unless you’re Unitarian… Also there’s Mormonism which is kinda trinitarian, but kinda henotheistic/polytheistic.

      • postpunkprometheus

        Do you mean the meaningless and devolving arguments over fringe minutia? The inane defense of almost institutionally insane viewpoints?

        No I’ve never been here before.

    • SF2K01

      Looks like a nasty ass face to me. Looks more like a possible demon than a Jesus.

  • Anonymous

    It has been pointed out by Twitter’s @kellyoxford that this is actually Harry Dean Stanton on the receipt. 

    It makes sense that this could still be a holy intervention, because he played self-appointed prophet Roman Grant on “Big Love” – turns out that we all just need to move to Juniper Creek.

  • erikgrad

    It has been pointed out by Twitter’s @kellyoxford that this is actually Harry Dean Stanton on the receipt. 

    It makes sense that this could still be a holy intervention, because he played self-appointed prophet Roman Grant on “Big Love” – turns out that we all just need to move to Juniper Creek.

  • http://www.facebook.com/subterraneancinema Don Alex

    Jesus is balding and has a glass eye. :)

  • Anonymous

    looks like rasputin to me.

    no seriously…

  • http://www.facebook.com/subterraneancinema Don Alex

    Jesus is balding and has a glass eye. :)

  • Jin The Ninja

    looks like rasputin to me.

    no seriously…

  • justagirl

    hence, the wally eye.  

  • justagirl

    hence, the wally eye.  

  • justagirl

    hence, the wally eye.  

  • Carol Fairbank

    Nah – looks more like Ravi Shankar to me …

  • Carol Fairbank

    Nah – looks more like Ravi Shankar to me …

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BY6K4DLG4FCJTDIXFHCUCTAP2U NukL

    That’s not Jesus, it’s Charles Manson.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BY6K4DLG4FCJTDIXFHCUCTAP2U NukL

    That’s not Jesus, it’s Charles Manson.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BY6K4DLG4FCJTDIXFHCUCTAP2U NukL

    That’s not Jesus, it’s Charles Manson.

  • ClubhouseCancer

    Yeah, it’s evolutionary: the ability to pick out patterns, especially faces, was a great advantage in detecting predators (saber-toothed tigers in the grass and whatnot). So we can use it to trick each other, like artists and magicians can do, or to delightfully trick ourselves! Here’s a beautiful example:

    http://boingboing.net/2011/07/13/accidental-western-s.html

  • Annonymouth

    That’s so easy to fake with that heat-sensitive receipt paper.  But even if it were a “natural” occurance, I can’t help but wonder: Why is this being reported on Disinfo?

  • Annonymouth

    That’s so easy to fake with that heat-sensitive receipt paper.  But even if it were a “natural” occurance, I can’t help but wonder: Why is this being reported on Disinfo?

  • DeepCough

    That is so not Jesus. It looks like a Neanderthal, which I would expect from Wal-Mart.

  • DeepCough

    That is so not Jesus. It looks like a Neanderthal, which I would expect from Wal-Mart.

  • DeepCough

    That is so not Jesus. It looks like a Neanderthal, which I would expect from Wal-Mart.

  • A_knutson

    This looks more like somebody named Black-eyed Bart… Sorry guys, when Black-eyed Bart shows up on your receipt, you might be lookin’ at trouble… ;)

  • A_knutson

    This looks more like somebody named Black-eyed Bart… Sorry guys, when Black-eyed Bart shows up on your receipt, you might be lookin’ at trouble… ;)

  • wizard

    most def 

  • Anarchy Wolf

    Jesus is one ugly MoFo.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Jesus is one ugly MoFo.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Anybody notice how the left eye is all creepy and bugging out?

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Jesus Saves … by shopping at WAL-MART !

  • jasonpaulhayes

    Jesus Saves … by shopping at WAL-MART !

    • Rex Vestri

      Dammit! Ya beat me to the punch!  That’s the first thing I thought of the moment I read the title!

  • Micho_rizo

    Show me a dark guy with Jew ‘fro and then I’ll be impressed (as, historically speaking, Jesus probably wasn’t white)…

  • Micho_rizo

    Show me a dark guy with Jew ‘fro and then I’ll be impressed (as, historically speaking, Jesus probably wasn’t white)…

    • Jamsmith

      The ugly truth NO Christian or Jew want to admit (except the real Semetic Christians and Jews they do not want you to hear from) is the Jesus was an Arab  as are all real Jews. I wonder how many people actually use a dictionary. You hear the term ant-Semetic and know that it means hating Jews. Every look up “semetic?”

      Of or pertaining to Shem or his descendants; belonging to that division of the Caucasian race which includes the Arabs, Jews, and related races.

      I bet most people think  “caucasian” means “white”!

    • Jamsmith

      The ugly truth NO Christian or Jew want to admit (except the real Semetic Christians and Jews they do not want you to hear from) is the Jesus was an Arab  as are all real Jews. I wonder how many people actually use a dictionary. You hear the term ant-Semetic and know that it means hating Jews. Every look up “semetic?”

      Of or pertaining to Shem or his descendants; belonging to that division of the Caucasian race which includes the Arabs, Jews, and related races.

      I bet most people think  “caucasian” means “white”!

  • Simiantongue

    Just a bit of trivia about this phenomenon if anyone is interested.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia

  • Simiantongue

    Just a bit of trivia about this phenomenon if anyone is interested.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia

  • Rex Vestri

    Dammit! Ya beat me to the punch!  That’s the first thing I thought of the moment I read the title!

  • MCD

    Looks more like Hagrid to me

  • MCD

    Looks more like Hagrid to me

  • Donna

    No, no, no, that’s Abe Lincoln.

  • Donna

    No, no, no, that’s Abe Lincoln.

  • bam

    unabomber for sure

  • bam

    unabomber for sure

  • White_Cloud

    No, it’s Charles Manson on the receipt.

  • White_Cloud

    No, it’s Charles Manson on the receipt.

  • Ouroborus

    It’s Muhammad!

  • Ouroborus

    It’s Muhammad!

  • Guest

    so funny i forgot to laugh. 

  • Guest

    They are not claiming it’s “God’s” face.. they are claiming it is Jesus’s… Jesus is not God.. he is the son of God.  Jeez.. have you been here before? 

  • Guest

    god.. come on.. somebody intellectually stimulate me.. what could it mean if it IS jesus’ face on the receipt?  come on, let’s speculate.. it will be fun.. bc all the jokes are lame… 

  • Guest

    god.. come on.. somebody intellectually stimulate me.. what could it mean if it IS jesus’ face on the receipt?  come on, let’s speculate.. it will be fun.. bc all the jokes are lame… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1031820619 Ashley Lalala
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1031820619 Ashley Lalala
  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Depends on who you ask… Some have weird paradoxical beliefs along the lines of Jesus is the son of God, and Jesus is God at the same time, but Jesus didn’t father himself. Cyclical nonsense

  • aoife
  • Guest

    Goddamn, you gotta be pretty retarded to forget to laugh at something that funny.

  • Guest

    They use these little inserts in toasters to crisp the jesus image into toast. Those of you who have worked in retail know that receipts use thermal paper (that way the store’s printers basically ‘burn’ the image in to the paper rather than paying for ink). Using the same template and a heat source, you could very very easily do this. The family obviously did this just to get on the news or something stupid like that.

    Not saying miracles don’t happen, but this is a hoax, as i’m sure most of you realize. 

  • Guest

    They use these little inserts in toasters to crisp the jesus image into toast. Those of you who have worked in retail know that receipts use thermal paper (that way the store’s printers basically ‘burn’ the image in to the paper rather than paying for ink). Using the same template and a heat source, you could very very easily do this. The family obviously did this just to get on the news or something stupid like that.

    Not saying miracles don’t happen, but this is a hoax, as i’m sure most of you realize. 

  • guest

    Stromboli…. hands down

  • guest

    Stromboli…. hands down

  • DeepCough

    The Holy Trinity is a ripoff of the Capitoline Triad, look it up.

  • Anonymous

    Unless you’re Unitarian… Also there’s Mormonism which is kinda trinitarian, but kinda henotheistic/polytheistic.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a nasty ass face to me. Looks more like a possible demon than a Jesus.

  • Guest

    hey Jesus, it’s cool that you can make your face appear on bread and receipts, but there’s people starving in Africa and people getting killed in the middle east.  Can you please work on that before you wow country hicks in South Carolina please?

    • Ash

      South Carolina has nothing to do with it. 

  • Guest

    hey Jesus, it’s cool that you can make your face appear on bread and receipts, but there’s people starving in Africa and people getting killed in the middle east.  Can you please work on that before you wow country hicks in South Carolina please?

  • Guest

    hey Jesus, it’s cool that you can make your face appear on bread and receipts, but there’s people starving in Africa and people getting killed in the middle east.  Can you please work on that before you wow country hicks in South Carolina please?

  • Shadehawk2000

    the more you look at it the more it looks like jesus? could i see this photographic evidence that youre comparing this receipt to? i was under the assumption nobody knows exactly what jesus looks like.

  • Shadehawk2000

    the more you look at it the more it looks like jesus? could i see this photographic evidence that youre comparing this receipt to? i was under the assumption nobody knows exactly what jesus looks like.

  • Shadehawk2000

    the more you look at it the more it looks like jesus? could i see this photographic evidence that youre comparing this receipt to? i was under the assumption nobody knows exactly what jesus looks like.

  • JoKeMusic

    Hmmm……..I don’t know…..it looks more like Rasputin to me.

  • JoKeMusic

    Hmmm……..I don’t know…..it looks more like Rasputin to me.

  • JoKeMusic

    Hmmm……..I don’t know…..it looks more like Rasputin to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Faceless-Anarkest/100001973641169 Faceless Anarkest

    I don’t think anyone knows what jesus looked like. Jesus was a metaphor for the sun anyway.  

    • Tuna Ghost

      If you’re getting that from the film “Zeitgeist”, you should be made aware that a good 90% of the “information” on Christianity or religion in general is completely fabricated.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Faceless-Anarkest/100001973641169 Faceless Anarkest

    I don’t think anyone knows what jesus looked like. Jesus was a metaphor for the sun anyway.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Faceless-Anarkest/100001973641169 Faceless Anarkest

    I don’t think anyone knows what jesus looked like. Jesus was a metaphor for the sun anyway.  

  • Ernest T. Bass

    I’m just wondering how they know what Jesus looks like…

    • Tuna Ghost

      Probably like a middle-eastern Jew, actually.  There are some pretty standard ethnic characteristics you can count on.  

  • Ernest T. Bass

    I’m just wondering how they know what Jesus looks like…

  • Ernest T. Bass

    I’m just wondering how they know what Jesus looks like…

  • Mark Raymond S. Faelmoca

    it looks like charles manson hehe

  • Mark Raymond S. Faelmoca

    it looks like charles manson hehe

  • Mark Raymond S. Faelmoca

    it looks like charles manson hehe

  • Ash

    South Carolina has nothing to do with it. 

  • Yaright

    Jerry Garcia man

  • Yaright

    Jerry Garcia man

  • guest

    I thought the same thing when I looked at it

  • usfulideot

    That’s not Jesus, he came into my work tonight.  He smelt like sour milk and bought a 40oz with money from his shoe.  I’m saying he’s a filthy bum…which sounds kind of like Jesus…wait, maybe it is Jesus.

  • usfulideot

    That’s not Jesus, he came into my work tonight.  He smelt like sour milk and bought a 40oz with money from his shoe.  I’m saying he’s a filthy bum…which sounds kind of like Jesus…wait, maybe it is Jesus.

  • Jacobhey1

    Yeah, it looks more like Charles Manson…

  • Jacobhey1

    Yeah, it looks more like Charles Manson…

  • Adr4646

    I thought van gogh but i see the ear or was it the other ear?

  • Adr4646

    I thought van gogh but i see the ear or was it the other ear?

  • anon

    What part of “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image” do you not understand?

  • anon

    What part of “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image” do you not understand?

  • Anonymous

    That’s not Jesus, that’s the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from about 1970. See? It’s even got the colour of his beard right.

  • Dave_Plankton

    That’s not Jesus, that’s the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from about 1970. See? It’s even got the colour of his beard right.

  • Anarchy Wolf

    Anybody notice how the left eye is all creepy and bugging out?

  • http://johnnyb93.blogspot.com/ johnbonanno

    He looks more demonic than Jesusian. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.bonanno666 John Bonanno

    He looks more demonic than Jesusian. 

  • LiarPriest

    That ain’t jesus – you guys ever look at the demon illustrations in Francis Barret’s “The Magues” – yeah….

  • LiarPriest

    That ain’t jesus – you guys ever look at the demon illustrations in Francis Barret’s “The Magues” – yeah….

  • http://madmonq.wordpress.com madmonq

    Do you mean the meaningless and devolving arguments over fringe minutia? The inane defense of almost institutionally insane viewpoints?

    No I’ve never been here before.

  • Mishi

    Did anyone notice he’s on the receipt upside down?? Is an upside down Jesus anything like any upside down cross? Maybe it’s an omen of evil. EVIL I SAY!

  • Mishi

    Did anyone notice he’s on the receipt upside down?? Is an upside down Jesus anything like any upside down cross? Maybe it’s an omen of evil. EVIL I SAY!

  • Howard Brazee

    Looks more like John the Baptist to me.

    (Isn’t it amazing how people just *know* what Jesus really looked like?)

  • HowardBrazee

    Looks more like John the Baptist to me.

    (Isn’t it amazing how people just *know* what Jesus really looked like?)

  • Stickynote07

    looks like Paul Bunyan to me.

  • Stickynote07

    looks like Paul Bunyan to me.

  • jamsmith

    What do they mean looked like Jesus? No picture of Jesus I ever say looked like a semetic man inhabiting in the Roman province of Judea during the 1st Century AD.

  • jamsmith

    What do they mean looked like Jesus? No picture of Jesus I ever say looked like a semetic man inhabiting in the Roman province of Judea during the 1st Century AD.

  • jamsmith

    What do they mean looked like Jesus? No picture of Jesus I ever say looked like a semetic man inhabiting in the Roman province of Judea during the 1st Century AD.

  • Jamsmith

    The ugly truth NO Christian or Jew want to admit (except the real Semetic Christians and Jews they do not want you to hear from) is the Jesus was an Arab  as are all real Jews. I wonder how many people actually use a dictionary. You hear the term ant-Semetic and know that it means hating Jews. Every look up “semetic?”

    Of or pertaining to Shem or his descendants; belonging to that division of the Caucasian race which includes the Arabs, Jews, and related races.

    I bet most people think  “caucasian” means “white”!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000586412102 Вы Джейсон

    It’s Osama, he is using the Walmart receipt as a horcrux and will return soon™

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000586412102 Вы Джейсон

    It’s Osama, he is using the Walmart receipt as a horcrux and will return soon™

  • http://twitter.com/Mark_Siragusa Mark Siragusa

    Yeah…but the receipt is upside down. So there.

  • http://twitter.com/Mark_Siragusa Mark Siragusa

    Yeah…but the receipt is upside down. So there.

  • Tuna Ghost

    Probably like a middle-eastern Jew, actually.  There are some pretty standard ethnic characteristics you can count on.  

  • Tuna Ghost

    If you’re getting that from the film “Zeitgeist”, you should be made aware that a good 90% of the “information” on Christianity or religion in general is completely fabricated.  

  • David Crowe

    I think it looks like a hatless Abe Lincoln.

  • David Crowe

    I think it looks like a hatless Abe Lincoln.

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