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CHICAGO (CBS) — The owner of a McHenry County market says there’s nothing divine about what he saw in one of his homemade potato chips – just abstract art.

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It was a normal batch of homemade potato chips made by Rocco Gailloreto, the owner of Flatlander Market in Marengo.

“Suddenly, there was this little tiny chip that had a little potato skin on it that looked like swaddling clothes, and suddenly I said, ‘Oh!’ And it just kind of came to me. Baby Jesus.”

And then he built a whole nativity scene out of potato chips.

“You see it or you don’t. People go, ‘What is that?’ Most people look at it and do a double take and go, ‘Oh, OK. I get it.’ “

“I don’t see it as something divine. It’s more abstract art, if you will.”

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