"Christ-like smudge fetches over $1,500"
FOREST, Va. - A smudge of driveway sealant resembling Jesus Christ's face has fetched more than $1,500 for the Forest family that found the holy image on its garage floor. The Serio family put the slab of concrete up for auction on eBay more than a week ago. Wednesday, they got a taker at $1,525.69.
"I really never thought I'd get any, to be honest," said Deb Serio, a high school teacher.
Described as an "uncanny icon of Christ," the slab doesn't cry, change appearance or do anything else. It just looks a lot like the son of God.
"It's fun to see what people say and think about it," said Serio, who has gotten hundreds of messages from around the world.
The family has hired a contractor to remove the marked section of concrete from the garage floor. Later, the chunk will be turned over to the auction winner, identified only as "islandoffthecoast."
An active Lutheran, Serio considers the smudge just an odd occurrence — not a sign or miracle.
"There are some people who need this kind of thing to sort of start them on their faith journey. I don't," she said. "That's why I don't mind parting with it.
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