Sketch artist pic of mystery priest UPDATED

I put the sketch with pics of the dead priests I’ve seen suggested as possibles. None of them jump out at me. Anyone seen any other names put forward?

Sketch of mystery priest


UPDATE: I collected a bunch of pics of Fr Mychal Judge.

Father Mychal Judge

I think Aussie picked it. On the sketch, I can definitely see Judge in the chin, ears and high brow. Plus it just makes sense that if God was going to let him continue doing good works on Earth that he’d go to emergency rescue situations.

I have no problem with the descriptions witnesses giving being different. My brother shared an office with another guy for a while who looked so much like him from the side that people were forever greeting the one sitting at the desk by the other’s name. Yet from the front, their faces were quite different.  Besides which … I can definitely see Walter Matthau in the bottom middle one.

The top right one reminds me of John Wayne, while the bottom right one reminds me of a couple older actors I can’t remember the names of, but if shown either of these photos without a label, I would have no idea they were Fr Mychal Judge.


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10 responses to “Sketch artist pic of mystery priest UPDATED

  1. Look at the ears. There is only one who has the same ears and that is Fr. Mychal Judge. The next closest is Fr. Kapaun. I am looking at the eyes in the sketch.

    Padre Pio’s ears stick out too far. We cannot see the ears of St. John Vianney.

    That leaves the eyes and a better picture of Fr. Mychal Judge shows that his eyes are closer to the sketch than anyone else, with Fr. Kapuan a close second.

    Now look at the chin. In the sketch the chin is squared a little bit and I think that the best fit is again Fr. Mychal Judge rather than Fr. Kapuan. I cannot see the chin for Padre Pio and the chin of St. John Vianney is not a bad fit.

    That leaves the forehead and again I think that Fr. Mychal Judge is a better fit than any of the others.

    However, the sketch shows a man with a slightly thinner face, so again I cannot be certain.


  2. Keep in mind that the first responder said in the Blaze interview (link in last post) that the composite sketch looks nothing like the priest he saw. He agreed with some who said he looked a little like Walter Mathau, but with not quite as big a nose.


  3. I would love to see a picture of a younger Michyal Judge. I still think that he looks closest to the sketch. I know for sure that it was not Walter Mathou 🙂


    • chrissythehyphenated

      I couldn’t find any really young pics but I did find one from the side that is very Walter Matthau-y. !! Will post in a minute.


      • ok but I do not think it is Walter Mathou.

        I have not changed my opinion that it is most likely to have been Michyal Judge.


        • chrissythehyphenated

          I didn’t mean that I thought the mystery priest was Walter Matthau. I meant that the guy who said the priest “looked like Matthau but with a smaller nose” could very well have seen Father Judge in profile.


          • I agree with both of you that the descriptions (Walter M, sketch, age) are all consistent with Fr. Judge.


          • Yes, that is my thought as well.

            The silver hair is comment makes me think that it is Fr. Judge. Padre Pio does not sound correct.

            The miracle itself was as much related to the first responders as it was to the girl who was saved.

            The words to the first responder about “now your tools will work” is also a clue.

            This “angel” was someone who knew first responders.


  4. chrissythehyphenated

    I found a site about Judge @

    I really like his prayer:

    Lord, take me where You want me to go,
    let me meet who You want me to meet,
    tell me what You want me to say,
    and keep me out of Your way.


  5. chrissythehyphenated

    Clips of Judge praying at WTC shortly before his death.