‘Miraculous weeping statue’ of Virgin Mary in Ohio baffles visitors

Thursday, February 3, 2011

LONDON - Visitors to a small, non-descript building in Reading, Ohio, have claimed that a small statue of the Virgin Mary is crying tears.

Believers and non-believers alike have reported seeing the figurine, which lives in the back of a religious lending library, weep.

And putting weight to the claim is the footage filmed by WCPO TV at Our Lady Queen Of Reading station, which clearly shows one teardrop on her cheek and another on her chin, reports the Daily Mail.

“I believe it’s true. They were there. I saw them. I would imagine it’s a miracle,” a woman called Doris, from Amberley village, told WCPO.

As news spreads about the crying statues, the shop is finding itself under siege with more and more daily visitors.

The owner of the shop said he was hoping to keep it a secret for fear an increase in visitors would stop the crying.

People began claiming to see the tears about a week ago, when a visionary visited the library.

Another person suggested that the water works started after a rosary, which belonged to Reverend James Willig, who died nearly a decade ago, was put in her hands. (ANI)

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