Is this the Holy Ghost? Spiritual image appears on Portland

Dorset Echo: This Holy image appeared in a paper on Portland. Photograph by Dorset Media Service This Holy image appeared in a paper on Portland. Photograph by Dorset Media Service

A FLOOD victim is feeling reassured after coming face-to-face with the ‘Rolly Ghost’.

Portlander Stuart Fretwell was mopping up the water from a leaking roof when he tore open a fresh roll of paper towels to be confronted by a Jesus-like face.

Mr Fretwell, 61, said: “We did think it looked rather Jesus like, it sort have had a religious look when viewed from the side. With all that was going on with our leaking roof and the problems with the insurance we were sort of re-assured by the presence of this image.

“Our house was battered by the storms, we thought at last, we have a good omen.

“The mopping up of the leaks came to an abrupt halt when this face appeared, it was so weird and we just had to stop and admire it.”.

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1:27pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Rodwellocal says...

Makes a change from the usual 'wholly toast' images you get.
Makes a change from the usual 'wholly toast' images you get. Rodwellocal
  • Score: 2

2:41pm Sun 2 Mar 14

islandman says...

march 2nd, not Feb 1st
march 2nd, not Feb 1st islandman
  • Score: -6

3:02pm Sun 2 Mar 14

portland maid says...

reassure by a paper towel? wow you are a cheap date.
reassure by a paper towel? wow you are a cheap date. portland maid
  • Score: 4

3:23pm Sun 2 Mar 14

X Old Bill says...

By "Jesus like" I take that to mean that it looks vaguely like the face depicted by 16th century Italian artists of what they thought the person they called Jesus might have looked like had anyone every seen him.

Yes, It looks like a face.
By "Jesus like" I take that to mean that it looks vaguely like the face depicted by 16th century Italian artists of what they thought the person they called Jesus might have looked like had anyone every seen him. Yes, It looks like a face. X Old Bill
  • Score: 14

4:04pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Witch Hazel says...

I think you all got it wrong... I believe its John Lennon without his glasses - they said he'd be back.
I think you all got it wrong... I believe its John Lennon without his glasses - they said he'd be back. Witch Hazel
  • Score: 5

4:31pm Sun 2 Mar 14

tombugler says...

It's Juan Sheet
It's Juan Sheet tombugler
  • Score: 29

9:19pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Lofty73198 says...

Wow, just when you think that the echo cannot write any more ridiculous stories, they trump it and write this,............I thought the daily sport was scrapped!!
Wow, just when you think that the echo cannot write any more ridiculous stories, they trump it and write this,............I thought the daily sport was scrapped!! Lofty73198
  • Score: 4

12:47am Mon 3 Mar 14

oldbrock says...

tombugler wrote:
It's Juan Sheet
or his brother LOADA SHEET!
[quote][p][bold]tombugler[/bold] wrote: It's Juan Sheet[/p][/quote]or his brother LOADA SHEET! oldbrock
  • Score: 9

9:41am Mon 3 Mar 14

pajero4x4 says...

It's the next new member of the Portland Town Council.
It's the next new member of the Portland Town Council. pajero4x4
  • Score: 1

11:15am Mon 3 Mar 14

Legal Eyes says...

Why is a lion about to bite off his right ear?
Why is a lion about to bite off his right ear? Legal Eyes
  • Score: 0

11:28am Mon 3 Mar 14

notweymouth says...

Good job it didn't look like mo..
Good job it didn't look like mo.. notweymouth
  • Score: 0

1:25pm Mon 3 Mar 14

PortlandYoof says...

I'd be feeling even more reassured if your house had been magically spared from the storm damage in the first place!
I'd be feeling even more reassured if your house had been magically spared from the storm damage in the first place! PortlandYoof
  • Score: 3

3:46pm Mon 3 Mar 14

biker babe says...

God moves in mysterious ways! Looks like it could be Our Lady, God Bless your Home!
God moves in mysterious ways! Looks like it could be Our Lady, God Bless your Home! biker babe
  • Score: 2

10:43am Tue 4 Mar 14

quiddle says...

Legal Eyes wrote:
Why is a lion about to bite off his right ear?
Maybe it's 'Aslan' ?
[quote][p][bold]Legal Eyes[/bold] wrote: Why is a lion about to bite off his right ear?[/p][/quote]Maybe it's 'Aslan' ? quiddle
  • Score: 0

5:39pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Atilla says...

I think Mr Fretwell invoked this apparent miracle himself when he exclaimed something like "Jesus Christ the ****ing roof is leaking"!!
I think Mr Fretwell invoked this apparent miracle himself when he exclaimed something like "Jesus Christ the ****ing roof is leaking"!! Atilla
  • Score: -2

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