YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE SHE’LL TURN UP
"In the southwest corner of the cemetery, a much larger crowd radiates from the base of an arboreal giant. About 20 feet off the ground, a branch stump seeping sap has taken on the image of the Virgin Mary."
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FRUIT"Amando Contreras Torres, a diminutive 57-year-old peasant, recently wrapped some mamey, a fleshy fruit similar to mango, in newspaper and packed them in a crate to ripen. When he unpacked the fruit a week later, the virgin's image was printed on a sheet of the newspaper in what looked like ink…In the town of Jalcomulco, Father Carlos Hernandez said 'People here are angry with me because I won't bless the fruit image. How am I ever going to get them to believe in an invisible God?'" - 3 November 1997 JALCOMULCO, Mexico (Reuters) FREEZER DOOR
Image of the Virgin Mary appeared on a supermarket freezer door in the small La Conga Supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey. The vision appeared inside the double-paned glass door of a freezer containing sausages, burritos and plantains. It faded away after a day, but hundreds of visitors left candles messages and flowers at the site. Many sick people came seeking cures.
- Reuters, May 19, 1998STAIN
Water stains on the floor of Mexico City’s Hidalgo Metro station bore a likeness to the Mexican symbol Our Lady of Guadeloupe. Thousands of pilgrims have flocked to the spot. A woman, Esperanza Sandoval Olgin reported that a single pass over the stain cured her paralyzed right arm. "It’s the Virgin," she said. "Who else would it be?"
- Los Angeles Times June 14, 1997.