Charles Wordsworth walked past the church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, Italy, when he decided to take a photo.
When he checked his camera 20 minutes later, he saw the face of Satan in the formation of a cloud over the church which was built in the 17th century was.
Charles, who worked as a private teacher and lives near Goathland in North Yorkshire Moors, taking pictures on April 16, when volcanic ash caused the crisis in aviation throughout Europe.
“It is in my mind, the picture is this? Then I showed a picture of it to Henry, my brother. When viewing a picture that he was very frightened,” said Charles.
“I do not know what this sign. Something frightening thing happened at the time of volcanic eruptions of the volcano. It is as if the devil’s face looked and grinned at the top of the church,” he added.
“It’s like a sign from God to mankind,” he said again.