posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 03:43 AM
A Swiss man has announced plans to sell an oyster shell bearing a Jesus-like image. Matteo Brandi, who found the shell, hopes to match the success of
a Florida woman who sold her "Virgin Many" piece of toast for $28,000 last November. Mr. Brandi, a devout Catholic, had kept the shell on top of
his stereo, but only realized that it might be valuable after hearing the story about the piece of toast.
A bar manager in Switzerland has announced plans to sell an oyster shell resembling the face of Jesus Christ, according to local media.
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I hadn't heard the "Virgin Mary toast" story before, and I guess this is all just a modern version of the Shroud of Turin or any of the other
"image" artifacts that have appeared over the years.
Is it likely to be purchased by a religious person, or by someone who collects oddities? How many people actually believe that there's something
divine about such artifacts? (I can't see it, myself...) And for someone who does believe, what is the basis for such belief?
I have to give Mr. Brandi some credit: the resemblance to Jesus is not something that I would have noticed had I been the one eating the oyster. Good
luck to him!
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[edit on 14-1-2005 by Azeari of the Radiant Eye]