When a figure appeared in the clouds above Tonga, people started to believe a miracles.
Local resident Joey Mataele, a devout Catholic, took this photo on December 30 while he was visiting his brother. The clear outline of a head, body, and feet appeared above the house in the village of Halaleva in Tongatapu.
“This is an image that was unexpected and I know it's a miracle in my life. Thank you Lord for everything you've provided for me and my family,” he captioned the photo.
As the sun came out the image became more clear further reaffirming his belief in miracles.
Not everyone thought it was the Virgin Mary, however.
Mr. Mataele's niece, Onelua who is 23, told 7 News Online that some of her family thought it was actually Jesus.
“They all thought it was an image of Jesus,” she said. “They were shocked, it was pretty random to see that.”
Mr. Mataele was photographing his niece on the deck when he could see the image emerging.
“He took one photo and then it kept getting brighter,” Ms. Mataele said.
What do you think of the cloud formation? Do you see it?