Last weekend some people saw an image of what they think looks like Jesus Christ. The image appeared in the window of one of the hotel rooms.
Chuck Rickman, 64, a retired 911 dispatcher, noticed the image in the window while out for a walk. He said:
"I was walking downtown when out of the corner, it popped out at me. I had a cellphone and took a picture of it."
Rickman said he's not religious and thought the image could either be Jesus or "Led Zeppelin."
"It looks like someone had taken a shower and steamed up the window, but I talked with a young man nearby and he said he had seen it for several weeks."
A hotel representative was happy to see the photo, but said there have been no other reported Jesus sightings in any of the windows. However, Matt Greene, the general manager, is thrilled by the prospect. He said:
"Celebrities stay here all the time, but if it is Jesus, he'd be the biggest one to stay here."
Researchers at Northwestern University say the human brain is wired to look for familiarity and meaning in the most abstract squiggles.
Because of this wiring, brains automatically identify similar objects and then organize them according to type. That’s why we can look at a baseball cap and a fedora and know right away that both are hats.
The image may or may not be that of Jesus on the window at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, but those who have confessed Jesus as their Lord and Savior can be aware of the presence of Jesus wherever they are.