Florida Woman Finds Religious Imagery on a Goldfish Cracker

Is she right, or has she gone crackers?

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Courtesy of ClickOrlando.com

Courtesy of ClickOrlando.com

A Florida woman recently noticed something fishy in her bag of Goldfish crackers.

Melbourne, Fla. resident Patti Burke told Florida Today that she found a sign from God on one of the cheddar crackers while she was eating lunch last Wednesday, just as Christians worldwide were beginning to celebrate Easter Holy Week, WKMG Local 6’s ClickOrlando.com reports.

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“When I picked this one up, I knew he was special. He had a cross on him, and he had a crown circle up by his head. Something I’ve never seen before out of all the Goldfish I’ve eaten.”

Burke has eaten a lot of Goldfish in her lifetime; she reportedly consumes “two or three pounds” per week, savoring each baked orange cracker one by one. At Melbourne’s Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd on Easter Sunday, Pastor D. Scott Worth’s sermon about fish as a symbol of Christianity only confirmed to Burke that her orange fish was special. Could this Goldfish be a miracle, just as Jesus miraculously fed 5,000 people with five barley loaves and two fish in the Bible?

“I believe that it’s a sign, a sign from God, that … he is still in our life every day and he wants to show that to his people,” Burke told Florida Today.

At first, she thought that the cracker was part of a special promotion by cookie maker Pepperidge Farm, but the company said the factory could not possibly have manufactured a cracker like that. For now, Burke keeps the “miracle” fish in an earring box cushioned with gauze.

This “miracle” is not the first time a Florida woman has spotted the Holy Spirit’s likeness in an unlikely place. In fact, just last year, a couple of weeks before Easter, a woman claimed she saw Christ’s face on a defunct power meter while she was praying on the back porch of her mobile home in the town of Clermont, according to ClickOrlando.com. Then two months later, while a Port St. Lucie resident was watching The Bachelor and snapping cellphone pictures of a neat-looking tent in the show, her phone suddenly started vibrating and became “very warm.” Sure enough, Jesus’s face appeared in one of photos, she told ABC affiliate WPBF.

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27 comments
Freosan
Freosan

That is actually the imprint from the Nozzle that squirts them into their mold. Basically that Goldfish was probably at the last of the batch, meaning the "Batter" was probably thicker than normal, so it kept the shape while traveling into the oven. Which then baked it on. Which also explains it having a deeper mouth imprint, and eye. Oh, and I am not an atheist. I am just capable of using what God gave me. A BRAIN!!!

AmyBee
AmyBee

Looks like a screw and a rivet fell into the mold or something.

SparkkyMcPuff
SparkkyMcPuff

I wonder how long she waited before she ate it.

EarlHandy
EarlHandy

She sounds like a fat ass (eating that many gold fish) that has nothing better to do then read cereal boxes and play with her food. That so called cross looks like the impression of a philps head screw which is hardly a miracle.  Odds are the machinery that produces gold fish are held together with screws and bolts which made an impression during the cooking process. What's more unbelievable is that someone thought this to be newsworthy! Hell she should auction this fish off on Ebay for $50,000 as there are dumbasses out there that would buy it!


mk8930a
mk8930a

What's amazing is that she found it after saying she consumes 2-3 pounds per week.  That's a lot of goldfish, I sure wouldn't be inspecting each one if I was eating that much.

Superabound
Superabound

Wow, that "sign from God" looks almost exactly like the buttons on my shirt. Wait a minute, does that mean....im wearing the Shroud of Turin???

Aphugel
Aphugel

This is in TIME????????????? WTF guys, how low can you sink?
April 1st is over..........................

Groschopf
Groschopf

That's not a cross. That looks like the indentation a Phillips head screw or something similar in a mold would make if it got push into the product during manufacturing. Either way, it's clearly plus sign shaped, not cross shaped. 

Solid journalism.

Let me help you: "pareidolia: a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant."

kndksjd
kndksjd

why is her finger pink?

Dave11
Dave11

I'm not an atheist, I just think that there's something sad about a story concerning an abnormal goldfish cracker appearing on the website of a reputable magazine

KEMC2k6
KEMC2k6

What's with all the atheists bashing on Time? I find this story interesting

GoodEnuf
GoodEnuf

Ummmm, it's the impression of a Philips head screw, probably used to hold the molds on the machine that forms the little gems... sad that Waxman even wrote this up. Maybe her boss is mad at her.

jssk
jssk

Is this supposed to be a news article? Or somebody's casual blog post?

JohnOstrowick
JohnOstrowick

Yes, because an almighty omnipotent deity has to stoop to doodling plus signs onto crackers in order to get noticed.

ramlee
ramlee

Maybe god is telling her to stop eating so much crackers

mikaylin223
mikaylin223

Does she realize based on what she said she's eating about 1000 calories in goldfish crackers alone per day?