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South Philadelphia Woman Finds Image of Jesus On Window Blinds

By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Family and friends are the normal guests at New Year’s Eve parties, but a South Philadelphia woman says her visitor that night was… Jesus.

Outside, it was a noisy celebration.

“Fireworks, kids — you know how South Philly is on New Year’s Eve.”

Inside, Patty Maiellano couldn’t sleep.

“As I was coming downstairs, I saw a figure on my vertical blinds, which were completely shut.”

She did a double take, and turned on all the lights.  Was someone peeking in?  No, she says.

“That was Jesus that appeared on my verticals.”

Silhouetted in the window blinds of her front room, a figure appears to have his hands clasped, perhaps in prayer.

Maiellano took pictures (see above).

Her sister, a skeptic, came over.

“When she saw Jesus on my verticals, she dropped to her knees,” recalls Patty.

They looked outside: no reflections, and nothing else that could have caused it, she says.

Some neighbors have been coming over to pray.

But why her?  Maiellano doesn’t know, but says it’s a sign that she should keep the faith:

“This is a complete miracle,” she says.

People have claimed to have seen Jesus in a cheese puff, on burned toast, even on a Walmart receipt.  Just a tiny number of apparitions are recognized by the Catholic Church, but Maiellano says she believes — and hopes it means her personal struggles soon will be solved.

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  • Kris Kringle

    It looks like me dropping a #2 in the north pole bathroom reading a newspaper

  • Roger Scott

    Actually they were playing a game of guess what shadow Im making, plain and simple.

  • RobT

    No way this is Jesus. This is clearly Tebow, any nuitcase or Denver fan should be able to tell the difference

  • KeyWester

    Can someone please tell me how all these people can really believe that they see and recognize “Jesus” or “Mary” on their blinds or on a grilled cheese sandwich or whatever? The only “pictures” of Jesus and any other bibilical figure are totally out of the imaginations of by artists in illustrations/paintings. NOBODY has any idea what any of these people looked like. It’s like thinking you know what David looked like because you saw DaVinci’s statue.

    • Ralph M

      it’s called drugs

    • sunshine

      I see Jesus work in the face of a child and in nature all around me but please anyone that publishes these storys are just looking to make a name for themselves . the writers should be in fiction mags and books not news programs

  • realitycheck

    CLEARLY – she should dust those blinds more often

  • flip

    I puked an image of Jesus the other day. Didn’t take a pic of it since I vomited on my camara.

  • Colin

    Looks more like Chuck Norris getting ready to round house someone if you ask me….

  • Bill Wennington

    Hahaha.. Did these people actually call the news to report this? How does an actual article get written about this? I can’t believe they used the actual names of these people… embarassing…

    • urit

      How does she know what Jesus looked like 1970+ years ago?

  • Mary Kaye Waterson

    Idiots. And now they’re known as idiots nationwide. They must be so proud.

  • Bernadine Gillette

    Looks like someone sitting on the hopper reaching for the toilet tissue to me. Matrixing is your brain trying to make sense out of what you are seeing. Mine sees this cuz I gotta go to the rest room. Be back later.

  • Frank Gallagher

    Looks like Chuck Norris to me.

    • Steve

      Thats the first thing I thought of too lol.

      • Colin

        I didnt see your comment, but i just posted the same above, it was my first thought….

  • noname

    Leave her alone, it’s not like we have the Catholic Archdiocese we can believe in anymore.

  • George Costanza

    Not Jesus.

    Art Garfunkel?

  • grumpy

    Scarey thing is that these people multiply and vote!

  • philthydan

    That is clearly Elvis.

    • ok2bnvs

      Ha-ha! That was my thought! Elvis busting a move!!

  • John Richards

    This is NEWS! How about: Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. And now the Weather.

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  • Hater

    It looks like an image of a lonely woman taking a picture with her cell phone.

  • Mayday

    That was golden, Saul! ;-)

    “When she saw Jesus on my verticals, she dropped to her knees.” Jon Stewart needs to run this. I almost peed myself.

  • Beth Wise

    Jesus is Tebowing!

  • Mother Nature

    I have some ocean front property in North Dakota I’d like to sell her.

  • Saul

    I thought Jesus healed the blind.

    • blind leading the blinds

      Thats just wrong, totally hilarious but just wrong.

      • Me


  • - AroundPhilly

    […] outside their window could have caused the reflection, so it had to be Jesus. In talking with CBS 3, Patty maintains, “This is a complete […]

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