People claim to see Jesus, Virgin Mary in tree trunk in Iowa

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Some in Iowa See Virgin Mary, Jesus in Iowa Tree Trunk

POLK CITY, Iowa - You hear about people seeing images of Jesus or the Virgin Mary in all kinds of places -- and now, a tree in Iowa has people doing a double take.

It's located at the intersection of 3rd Street and Bridge Road, just across the Mile Long Bridge to the east on the south side of Polk City.

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Some people say they see the Virgin Mary growing out of the tree trunk. Some say it looks like Jesus, and others say it looks like Mother Mary holding the baby Jesus.

The shape in the trunk is about six feet high or better.

"It makes me wonder how it got there. Was it struck by lightning? Was there a disease?" asked Jennifer Naylor of Johnston.

Whether it's an aberration or an apparition is in the eye of the beholder.

"There have been several shrines off and on," Craig Porter told KCCI's Steve Karlin on Friday.

"You know, the flowers sitting there. So, I would say that other people are seeing the same thing I see," said Naylor.

What a certain real estate company would like to see is that the tree and the land it sits on is sold.

What do you see in the photo? Have you ever found a face in an unlikely object? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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