Brian Krantz of Saugus said he used the clotch several times before he noticed the image he identifies as Jesus in the paint, WHDH-TV, Boston, reported Monday.
"A crown or a halo. Two eyes. Mustache, nose, there's the chin, jaw line. His right arm out like that, with cloths he was buried in hanging down," Krantz said, describing the image.
"I can't deny this. This is what it is. It looks like Jesus Christ," Krantz said.
Krantz said he plans to frame the image and keep it in his home.
His girlfriend, Julie Anne Aloise, said she has a theory about what the image means.
"I'm not sure why, but everybody needs some hope in life. And I hope that this is something that will give him hope," she said.