A patch of oil that vaguely resembles the face of Jesus Christ has fetched more than $1,500 in an online auction.
An American family that found the image on its garage floor sold it on eBay for $1,525.69 (£755) earlier this week.
Deb Serio, a high school teacher, said she was surprised anyone wanted to buy the oily slab of concrete.
"I really never thought I'd get any [money], to be honest," she said.
Ms Serio received hundreds of messages from around the world from people interested in the "smudge of Christ".
The family has now hired a contractor to remove the section of concrete.
The slab will then be delivered to the winner of the online auction, who is identified only as "islandoffthecoast."
An active Lutheran, Ms Serio considers the smudge a slightly odd occurrence, rather than a divine 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."
Sunday, August 12, 2007
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