$1 million fairy photo? Largo woman sees Tinkerbell in fireworks photo

8:14 AM, Jul 16, 2010   |    comments
  • Tammy Church holds up the picture she took that she says shows Tinkerbell appearing in fireworks.
  • A Largo woman says she sees Tinkerbell in her photo of a fireworks show on Indian Rocks Beach.
    
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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida - Normally, it's the Virgin Mary getting all the attention.

Images of the Holy Mother have been spotted on everything from a Bradenton man's Ritz cracker to an altar cloth at a Miami church to a pretzel in Eugene, Oregon.

But the Virgin Mary may be getting upstaged by a Disney fairy.

A Largo woman says she sees Tinkerbell in her photo of a fireworks show on Indian Rocks Beach.

Tammy Church, 48, took several pictures on her Samsung phone during the 4th of July fireworks show.  As she downloaded the photos that night, she noticed an image of Tinkerbell in the middle of one of the photos. 

"I was like, 'Wow!  It's a miracle!'"

"And if you look at Tinkerbell's left hand, you also see a hidden Mickey.  Disney is always putting hidden Mickeys in, and I thought it was a miracle!' Church told 10 Connects in a phone interview.

Fairy Sighting: See a larger version of the Tinkerbell fireworks picture

And she's hoping Tinkerbell brings her a bit of fairy dust.

"I think it's a $1 million picture," said Church, who works as an assistant manager at an apartment rental office.

Church is currently in the process of copyrighting the photo, and her family has contacted national media, including the Jay Leno Show and Live with Regis and Kelly.

After seeing 10 Connects' story, Inside Edition contacted Church requesting the photo.

She says she's been Googling the most expensive photos on the internet, and she thinks her Tinkerbell photo has what it takes to become a $1 million photo.

Church also admits she's a Disney fanatic.

In 2003, she and her partner had a personal vows ceremony on Disney's Magic Cruise Line during a 7-day cruise through the western Caribbean.

In honor of the trip, they named their dog Magic.

"I just want to share this photo with people, and I hope it brings them joy," she said.

"I feel blessed to have taken this picture."

Seeing people, faces, and things out of shapes is a rather common phenomenon known as pareidolia.

Janie Porter, 10 Connects

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