A Maryland woman said she was surprised to find what appears to be an image of Jesus Christ on the top of a used Nintendo Entertainment System she purchased on eBay for $US31 this week.
Brittany Wampler, 24, tells Kotaku she noticed the image shortly after unpacking the two NES consoles.
“We were inspecting it for cracks/damage and when we turned it just right into the light, the image showed up,” she said. “Our reaction was mainly curiosity at first. Then as we looked at it closer and ruled out what it couldn’t be, we began to get excited about it.”
Wampler says the image doesn’t seem to have any sticky residue on it, like what would be left after removing a sticker. She said that it appears to be part of the plastic.
“There’s no discernable difference between the surface of the face and the surrounding plastic surface,” she said. “It’s not paint, it’s not a sticker; it’s basically infused into the plastic.”
At our request Wampler sent along two pictures of the NES and its image to Kotaku and while we have no way of knowing how the image got on the console, they don’t appear to be photoshops.
While Wampler dismissed the possibility that this was done as some sort of a joke (she also says she didn’t create the image), she isn’t exactly sure she believes it is the result of some higher power either.
“I was raised religious, but I haven’t made up my mind really,” she said, when asked. “I would say I believe in the possibility.”
For now Wampler plans to keep the console as is because she’s not sure what else to do with it.
“If it is Jesus,” she said, “I think we can finally put the big question to bed… What Would Jesus Play.?”