Crabbing in Everett, Washington got a bit more interesting last weekend when a family caught a crab there with what they said appeared to be an image of Jesus Christ on its belly.
John Canfield and his family had no idea what they had come across until they checked the videotape, according to Chris Sullivan, a reporter for 97.3 KIRO FM. The crab was released because it’s illegal to keep females, making it difficult to impossible to analyze the crab in question, he wrote.
Not everyone thought the crab displayed an image of Jesus Christ. "If ever a crab has looked not like Jesus and instead like Osama bin Laden, it is this crab," as the editors at Gawker put it.
Researchers at Northwestern University are attempting to explain why people are seeing images of Christ in foods like pizza and toast and even the sides of cliffs, The Huffington Post reported.
Researcher Joel Voss told NBCNews.com back in December that the human brain is “wired to look for familiarity and meaning in the most abstract squiggles.”