A small church in New Mexico has been inundated with visitors after a statue of the Virgin Mary was seen weeping at the site. According to local media coverage, the eerie enigma at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in the town of Hobbs was first noticed by a wife and husband attending Sunday service earlier this month. Initially thinking that the 'tears' were simply a reflection of the light, they were amazed when, upon getting closer to the statue, that they, indeed, some kind of moisture that was coming from the eyes of the piece.
Word soon spread among the excited congregation and ultimately reached the church's pastor, Father Pepe, who was mystified by what perceive to be a miraculous occurrence. Intriguingly, he says that the tears do not seem to be watery and are, instead, an oily substance which he described as smelling like roses. Pepe preserved some of the tears with a cloth and the Catholic Church plans to investigate the matter to see if they can determine if there is a some explanation, beyond divine intervention, for the odd event.
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