THE cloud of smoke from Cockenzie Power Station’s demolished towers revealed the face of Jesus, Ringo Starr, Che Guevara – or Noel Edmonds.
At least that’s what locals in East Lothian have been debating since a remarkable image of the aftermath of the demolition was posted online.
The billowing smoke from the destruction of the 490ft twin towers has already been compared with a “man in a suit” and has been dubbed locally “Cockenzie Man” or “Demolition Man”.
But a snap by Grant Redpath has captured the unmistakeable features of a bearded man in the body of the ghostly figure.
Grant, who took the picture from a boat, asked: “Has anyone seen this? I know they said it looked like a man, the whole thing but see if you zoom in on the chest, is that a face? It looks like it from the sea where it was taken.”
Grant’s picture prompted a flood of messages from social media users that they could see a face, closely followed by suggested identities.
Stuart Dixon simply wrote: “Che Guevara.”
David Fleming wrote: “I see two. There’s a wee alien man going boxing at the top and underneath well, it’s the Lord isn’t it?”
Lee Ritchie commented: “Is it just me or the face in the middle of the first pic looks a bit like Robert Downey Junior?”
User Nicolas Logan offered three suggestions: “ Tupac or Bob Marley or Al Pacino with bunny ears.”
Sylvia Beaumont: “It looks like Ringo Starr!”
Liz Laing ventured Osama Bin Laden.
And Janie Baxter declared: “It’s Tom Jones.”
Grant, having considered all the suggested identities, then came up with his own, writing: “Noel Edmonds.”
Asked if the image had been adjusted using a computer, Grant replied: “Why would it be Photoshopped? Don’t see the purpose of it.”
Gemma Mccafferty wrote: “It’s not been Photoshopped. Too may people have taken the picture and seen it at all angles.”
Thousands gathered on Saturday to watch the iconic East Lothian skyline change forever following a controlled explosion of the Cockenzie Power Station towers and turbine.
The twin towers – built in 1967 – crashed into each other after 1500 holes were drilled and packed with explosives.