- Posted May 3, 2010 by
Long Beach, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
News To Me
This is a true story. This is a photograph, known to be taken by Christine Robinson, my mother, while on a retreat in Big Bear Lake, Ca, in February, 1948. I have lived with this photograph in our house my entire life. I have actually held the negative to this image in my own hands and I have an entire family that can testify to the event happening exactly as described. The full story is told at www.jesus-photos.com. Is this an original photo or a reprint of a pre-existing photo? Regardless of the photo's origins and the vetting that took place in 1969 when my cousin Tim used this photo as a part of a research project, while a student at Loyola Marymount University, at which time the photo was examined by the Jesuits teaching there at the time, the link between the photo and the story surrounding the events that took place when my mother took the photo, seems to be more than a coincidence. Other similar photos are documented and their stories are told as well. It is the coincidence in my mother's friend asking her to take the photo and having the photo show up. The film developer did not know my mother or her friend. So how did it happen? Is it just a coincidence?
Two other people I have heard from, a Lorna Collins and Tony Beane also have similar pictures and similar photos. Are there others out there?