Statues of Mary Crying Blood
Bloody Tears of the Mother
Every once in a while, there is a supernatural occurrence where a statue of mary appears to cry blood. Flowing red fluid pours down the faces of these Mother Mary statues and usually causes one of three emotions in the eyewitnesses of the phenomena - fear, disbelief, or utter awe.
Honestly, the first time I have ever heard of statues of Mary crying blood was when I first saw the religious, paranormal thriller called "Stigmata". Apparently the statue of Mary that was crying blood in a remote town in South America turned out to be a hoax...and this was based on real life events. But what about the dozens of statues of Mary crying blood that haven't been proven as hoaxes? Do these crying statues of Mary actually exist and have all of them been proven false? Or is it quite possible that the Mother and Father or something else supernatural has decided to fuel our belief and faith by causing a miraculous flowing of tears from an inanimate yet holy object? It is said that there are many accounts of this paranormal event that occur world-wide every year...so how do we determine between truly supernatural events and the hoaxes or what others call "natural occurrences"?
Crying Statue of the Virgin in Sacramento, CA
In 2005, a statue of Mary appeared to be crying blood out of nowhere. The people of the Catholic Church located in Sacramento, CA were not only stunned but were in awe of the glorious miracle of which they were so blessed to be experiencing. But was this miracle of the Good Mother statue crying blood a true miracle or a hoax of some sort?
Apparently though the statue was believed to be real by hundreds of dedicated Catholics and even the non-religious, the crying statue of the Virgin was supposedly called out on the Paula Zahn show to be a false symbol of faith. How did they prove it? Usually there are ways of proving that these tears are a natural phenomenon...a mixture of moisture with some sort of chemical or property associated with the crying statue. What do you think?
More Accounts of the Virgin Mary Crying Blood
There have been documented accounts of the Virgin Mary Crying Blood in more countries than just the United States and many religious folk truly believe in this phenomenon. While critics and scientists are out to disprove these crying statues, many of them are never verified as being false. The theories range from mixtures of honey, milk, and oil to natural moisture or bacterial growth on the statues that causes either streaming tears or simply stains that appear to have once been the tears of the Virgin Mother.
While I do believe that many have been disproven as false attempts by some crazy religious folk to either impress or draw new followers to the Church, I also believe that some of these could very well be true paranormal phenomena. Could it be that something spiritual is trying to get a message across to the people?
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