Virgin Mary Apparition In Clearwater Florida
December 17th, 1996
This happened just a few blocks from my house in Clearwater. My street was solid lined with cars, and I couldn't imagine what was going on. Overnight weather conditions caused this apparition. It would be impossible to drive there in my car, so I walked with the crowds to see the miracle.
It was so beautiful. The windows were large and dark blue, reflecting a light sky with thin white clouds, (notice the background). The apparition seemed to be floating in a swirl of rainbow colors. It reached across nine windows each one flowing into the other, forming a perfect figure of the Virgin Mary. It stretched the height of a two story building, lined across the front with tall palm trees. Pictures have not captured how beautiful it was. I felt like I was seeing a piece of heaven.
The traffic was jammed and policemen had to be called to the area. I have never witnessed anything like it. Some people were running to get to it. There were wheelchair patients. People with canes, women and children. There was crying and kneeling. Candles lit by the hundreds. Some were saying the rosary.
I had my video camera with me and was filming for my family who lived up north. A plain clothes policeman followed me, and questioned me because I was filming children at the time, and asked for my identy. I looked around at all the chaos and for the first time in my life I realized that this is what Jesus had to deal with. And now I understand why He escaped to the sea to avoid the crowds.
The weeks following , the crowds got bigger and bigger. People came from all over the world. Traffic lights had to be installed. Church services were set up with chairs and a statue was erected. Witnessing this has caused me to believe most are people want and need to believe in God. Some say they don't believe, but when something like this happens, it removes doubt and you find yourself walking toward a miracle. Something higher than yourself.
It took months but eventually the crowds slowed. Then vandalism destroyed it. The news papers said an 18 year old High school student admitted he shot at the windows with a slingshot.
March 1, 2004
Kyle Maskill admitted firing ball bearings at the windows and destroyed the top three panels. In July 2004, he was ordered to jail for 10 days and ordered to pay $1,200 in damages. A part of the image still remains. A church organization bought the building and it is being utilized for non-profit causes. Bulletproof glass has been installed over the remaining image.
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