Tennessee man claims Jesus image keeps appearing on his truck

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Jim Stevens standing next to his truck with the image of Jesus on the window. The image has been there for two weeks and appears every morning when the morning dew is on the window. (Lee Talbert / Johnson City Press)

By Brad Hicks / JohnsonCityPress.com / November 4, 2009

Jonesborough resident Jim Stevens admits he’s not a particularly religious person, but even he is awed by what he has seen nearly every morning for the last couple of weeks on the driver’s side window of his Isuzu pickup truck.

It was two weeks ago today that an image, resembling the face of Jesus, made its first appearance on the window. Stevens, who said he has a “bum shoulder,” was having friends from Rogersville help move some items. He entered his truck from the passenger’s side to put his drink inside the vehicle. He said when he went around the truck to the driver’s side, the image was there. Initially, Stevens said he figured the image would go away and that would be the end of it.

But since it first showed up, a morning dew has led to the appearance of the image. Later in the day, when the dew from the morning evaporates, Stevens said the image goes with it. However, when the dew returns the next morning so does the image on the window. Even rolling the window up and down has not stopped it from reappearing.

Stevens said no matter who sees the image, the reaction is the same, as a recent trip to the grocery store proved. He said a woman at the store had seen the image prior to him entering. By the time Stevens had bought a few small items, a number of the store’s employees and patrons had been out to catch of glimpse his window.

“There was no doubt when they came out they saw what they saw,” he said.

Stevens said he has not done anything to or had anything in the truck to explain the sudden appearance of the image. However, he’s not ready to see it go.

“Of course, I’m not going to wash it,” he said of the window.

Stevens said he believes strange things happen and that he has no explanation for the image on his truck’s window.

“Why it happened to me, I don’t know,” he said. “I have no idea.”

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bodysurferbob November 4, 2009 at 8:04 pm

it’s not jesus – it’s the zig zag man!


Editor November 4, 2009 at 8:05 pm

We just had to post this. Not all articles have to be local and serious, ya know.


Molly November 4, 2009 at 8:12 pm

(Groan!) Now there’s gonna be a rash of Jesus image sightings! You just watch!


jon November 4, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Jesus keeps appearing in my toilet bowl too. I keep flushing the bastard, and he keeps popping back up! Any suggestions? Using a snake to unclog it is just too ironic. 2009 flushes blue perhaps? Or maybe I should just quit eating all that fast food from taco hell.


Frank Gormlie November 4, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Jon, puleeese! This is a family blog, goddamit!


Gary Gilmore November 4, 2009 at 10:41 pm

I’m with BodySurferBob, I mean, just take a look at the guy next to the car.


Shawn Conrad November 5, 2009 at 9:17 am

You have the story backwards. Jesus is finding Jim Stevens next to his pickup every morning.

Frankly, Jesus is a little sick of looking at him as he has no love for Jim Stevens.


PSD November 5, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Last Saturday I was walking down Newport and Jesus got out of a cab and stumbled toward Pac Shores…


Shawn Conrad November 6, 2009 at 11:59 am

What kills me is that all he ever orders is water…


Dave Gilbert November 7, 2009 at 10:10 am

…and then he turns the water into wine. I’m pretty sure that the local watering holes frown on that sort of behavior.


Dave Sparling November 5, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Actually this guy just saw a short fat Jewish guy he thought was Jesus. Reverend Dave will cover this at OBC sometime soon.


Shawn Conrad November 6, 2009 at 9:40 am


You must be mistaken. Jesus was a blue eyed caucasion with great abs.


Dave Sparling November 6, 2009 at 11:51 am

Shawn for sure Jesus is proof that Madison Avenue PR companies date back to the dawn of religion. His statues and paintings also prove an old Lenny Bruce joke.


Shawn Conrad November 6, 2009 at 11:58 am

It would be like me killing Zenu and starting a Shawnatology religion. It makes about as much sense as tits on a boar.


bodysurferbob November 6, 2009 at 3:43 pm

i keep having to come ashore and tell you landlovers that jesus was just a misunderstood jewish rabbi. plus early pictures of him did not have a beard. he didn’t get a beard until the church in Constantinople was influenced so much by local custom – all men had beards – that all images from hence forward had him with facial hair.

why can’t you get this straight?


ArtSmass November 11, 2009 at 6:19 am

Isn’t that Sammy Hagar in the dew??

And jon….Stop trying to kill the Tidy-Bowl man!


Ernie McCray November 11, 2009 at 3:50 pm

I think Jim Stevens would have had an explanation for the image on the window if he hadn’t bogarted all that Orange Crush from Mendocino County weed he had been smoking.


Shawn Conrad November 11, 2009 at 4:04 pm

I think the Jesus image is smoking the good stuff and hallucinating Jim Stevens.


Nick February 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I am so sorry that so many of you are spiritually lazy or think you know Jesus. Most of you do not know the scriptures or the power of God, or you would not be so sarcastically and hazardly saying such things. Woe, woe, woe!


Frank Gormlie February 11, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Jesus was a good guy. But this ain’t Jesus, it’s the zig zag man!


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