MJ 'Appears' in Tree Stump

For Calif. community, King of Pop not bigger than Jesus, but 'about even'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2009 4:20 PM CDT
This photo released by Julien's Auctions shows An original painting on stretched canvas featuring popular culture and historic figures all wearing Jackson's icnoic sunglasses and glove.   (AP Photo/Julien's Auctions, Shaan Kokin)
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(Newser) – A California family says Michael Jackson’s likeness appeared on a tree stump in their yard the day the pop singer died, CBS 13 reports. Some neighbors say the stump looks more like the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, or like Jesus. One neighbor finds the latter comparison fitting: "Michael Jackson was an icon to us," the neighbor explained. "To Stockton, Michael Jackson meant more to us than Jesus, to some people. I think they're both about even."