Family says 'face of Jesus' appeared in Mum's gum
Monday, April 05, 2010, 15:00
A FAMILY have told of their wonder at finding 'Jesus staring at us' from a piece of chewing gum on Good Friday.
Nelly Noden had been chewing her gum but left it on the mantelpiece while she ate some crisps.
When she returned, the gum had turned into an image she believes resembles Christ.
"The second I put my eye on it, I could see it," said the mother-of-two, from Beacon Park.
"I'd just got back from going the shops to buy a few things to eat when, as usual, I put my gum on the mantelpiece to have some Pringles," she said.
"I went to pick it up again and Jesus was just there, staring at me.
"We couldn't believe it – especially as it was Good Friday."
Daughter Charni, 16, excitedly called The Herald to relate the story.
She said: "We can't believe how much it looks like Jesus; we've been telling everyone about it."
Nelly said: "Me and my daughters were jumping around the room."
The family say they are not religious, but thought it was special that it happened at Easter time, and also on the day before Nelly's birthday. She said: "It was a real moment."
The Nodens say they have kept the piece of gum as a memento.