Creepy footage of a statue of the Virgin Mary weeping what appears to be blood has emerged online, leading some people to declare it a ‘miracle’.
The statue is located deep in the Manuripi-Heath Amazonian Wildlife National Reserve in Bolivia and church goers claim it started crying the sticky brownish/red substance a week ago.
Medics have now gathered samples of the mystery substance and are trying to work out what it could be.
Jose Luis Mamani the local priest has also claimed that the statue is bleeding from its hands as well as its eyes and a photo taken by a local parishioner shows red stains on the statue’s left cheek and on her fingers.
Only three months ago, pilgrims trekked to a town in Colombia to see another statue of the Virgin Mary which had allegedly cried a tear of blood.
The Vatican has still not endorsed the weeping statue in Bolivia as a miracle, as only a very small number of similar events have ever been recognised by the Church’s highest authorities as valid miracles.
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Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
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