Apple Pie Bearing 'Image of Christ' WAS NOT Sold For $65,000

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  • by: Perry Sanders III

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An UNTRUE story is being shared on social media claiming that an apple pie bearing the image of christ was auctioned on trading website eBay for $65,000.

The FAKE article claims that a woman named Rachel Smith baked a pie which miraculously had an image of Jesus Christ burnt into the top of it. The bogus article says internet gambling site bought the pie on eBay for charity purposes.

"This pie is purely a miracle and blessing from God," Ms. Smith told reporters. "You know what the Bible says? "The Lord works in mysterious ways". I never expected God to manifest himself in my pastries, but you know... He is everywhere! I would like all people to be able to enjoy the loving presence of Jesus Christ, just like I have."

This bogus story was originally published by known hoax/satire website worldnewsdailyreport.

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The image above that was used in the HOAX story purporting to show "Rachel Smith" originated in a 2013 article published by about elderly home care.

As for the primary image used showing the pie, this originated from Canadian food website,

The reason this hoax became popular and easy to believe is there is actually a hint of truth to it... Back in 2004, purchased a grilled-cheese portrait of the Virgin Mary for $28,000 on eBay.

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Although an apple pie with Jesus' face in it is just as believable as a piece of grilled cheese, we are saddened to tell you that this is a HOAX. No such pie was baked or purchased.

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Thumbnail image for p3.jpgPerry Sanders III is a Philosophy graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and is an editor and social media manager at Lead Stories.

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