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Statues of Mary Crying Blood

Updated on June 7, 2013
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Kitty has had paranormal experiences her entire life. These experiences have fueled her passion to write about all things supernatural.

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 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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    micky munoz 4 years ago

    lol guys this isn't true, i have spoken to a priest that has stepped down from the catholic churcb from being a priest and even.changed religionns bc everything they do is fake, he told me that they put a sponge of blood or something in the head of mary and it releases it thru the eyes,! also the coffin of one of the saints they spray stuff on it to make it look super old

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Awww, thanks prettynutjob!

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    Mary 5 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

    Great hub very captivating read.

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    markbennis 5 years ago

    Great hub kitty, and it amazes me that the media and main school of thought is always focused upon the hoaxes. That same tactic has been used on conspiracy theorists exposing the truths, the truths are silenced and a disinformation campaign takes place.

    To ridicule and dumb down any notion that the spirit world does exist, and with it the paranormal phenomena, for control purposes no doubt.

    Great hub and voted up!

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Thanks, Daughter of Maat!

    Vinaya - Thank you for explaining this further. Very interesting indeed. I love learning about Nepal. :)

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    Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

    Hello Kitty,

    thanks for asking me. This could be an idea to work for a hub.

    Bhimsen is one of the five brothers called Panch Pandavas in the Hindu Epic Mahabharata. In Nepal Bhimsen is worshiped as the patron deity of merchants. He is also believed to be the human form of Lord Bhairava.

    You probably never heard of sweating Bhimsen because Nepal does not feature frequently in the western media.

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    Melissa Flagg COA OSC 5 years ago from Rural Central Florida

    Kitty, there are definitely things we can't explain with science. I'm a medium, and I don't think they've explained that yet lol. I just think a lot of the crying mary's are a hoax, but I could be wrong. It just seems like it would be an easy enough hoax to accomplish. But I firmly believe in the paranormal!

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Daughter of Maat - I don't think all of them are paranormal in origin, but I do believe there are some things that we can't explain with science or cynicism. Thanks!

    AP - That's interesting...I've never heard of that incident, but now I think I'll have to look it up! Thanks for reading and stopping by.

    Vinaya - I found Stigmata to be frightening and yet fascinating. And your story of the stone statue of Bhimsen sounds familiar though I don't think I've ever really heard it before. Who is Bhimsen? What does he represent, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks!

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    Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

    I remember that movie Stigmata. After I watched that movie, I wondered if this thing really happens. I read many incidents about statues of Mary crying blood, many of them were hoaxes, but some were unsolved mysteries.

    Here in Nepal, there is a stone statue of a deity called Bhimsen. The news about the statue sweating floats in the media very often. And this sweating is considered ill omen. Every time it sweated, king of Nepal sent cotton clothes to wipe the sweat. I have not seen this in real but the video images on TV showed the drenched statue. The last time it sweated, the King was over thrown in the country.

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    Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

    This a good subject to write on Kitty. And you bring up a good point with could "something" other than heavenly, natural, or hoaxers be causing this. That's right in that Mary statues crying blood is fairly widespread and has been happening for a long time. This may be one almost impossible to ever tie down as to anything paranormal if in fact any of them are. Heard about an intriguing case not so long ago where a Hindu god statue was pouring forth copious amounts of milk and had tens of thousands in raptures but not sure what if anything came of it.

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    Melissa Flagg COA OSC 5 years ago from Rural Central Florida

    Great hub, although I'm not sure I agree that it could be a paranormal phenomenon, but we'll never truly know for sure! :D