Florida Woman Finds Religious Imagery on a Goldfish Cracker

By: Time Email
By: Time Email

(Time) - 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.

“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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