Crowds are flocking to Belfast City Cemetery to catch a glimpse of the ghostly image in a tree, originally cut down two years ago.
Graveyard workers have been left stumped by the mystery and say they have spotted several people praying by the apparition which appeared earlier this week.
One worker believes it won’t be long before the cemetery ‘becomes like Knock’, the site of a famous 1879 apparition from Our Lady still visited by thousands of pilgrims every year.
A video of the mysterious image has been posted to YouTube, with the message: ‘An image has appeared on a tree stump in Belfast’s City Cemetery.
‘Upon close inspection, its hard to tell just how this image got there.
‘Recently city council employees trimmed trees in the cemetery, and as a result this phenomenon appeared.’
It isn’t the first time a holy image has appeared somewhere strange – having previously been spotted on the side of a cheese sandwich, on Google Earth and even Mars.
Back in 2003, 25,000 people also flocked to see an image of the Virgin Mary on a hospital window in Boston.