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Jesus-like figure captured standing on a cloud atop volcanic peak

An apparition was captured at the top of the spiritual mountain of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, after a French cameraman photographed what appears to be a silhouette of Jesus standing on a cloud with a halo around him.

world Updated: Sep 06, 2011 12:17 IST
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A divine apparition was captured at the top of the spiritual mountain of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, after a French cameraman photographed what appears to be a silhouette of Jesus.

Amateur photographer Luc Perrot was stunned when he saw the apparition 2,000ft up on top of the volcanic Cirque of Mafate peak, with arms outstretched, floats on a cloud, with a crescent of light acting as a halo.

The Frenchman had climbed the mountain to record a time-lapse video of the movement of the clouds on July 10 this year.

“I was making a time-lapse video with the movement of clouds above the Cirque of Mafate when I began scanning the horizon for a good shot,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

“As I looked up I noticed a shadow floating on clouds surrounded by a rainbow.

“It took me by complete surprise. When I looked back at the footage, it gave me the feeling of divine apparition.

“When I saw the footage I realised the figure was surmounted by a white arc, which reminded me very much of a halo.

“''You read about this phenomenon in books but I have never seen it before myself.''

Rather than attribute the phenomenon to a spiritual experience, Mr Perrot - a physiotherapist -is clear that the bizarre sighting was caused by the weather.

“It can probably be explained scientifically. There are lots of different climatic phenomena like the Brocken spectre and fogbows, but it does look amazing and is unique,” he added.