It seems the Virgin Mary is at it again this time showing up in a hospital window:
Thousands of people have flocked to Mercy Medical Center to see the image since a patient first reported seeing it at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, said Mark Fulco, senior vice president for strategy and marketing at the hospital.
Fulco said that the hospital was planning to replace the window, which was originally put in place in the 1970s when the building was built.
“Obviously, we didn’t change the window out when we heard. … We figure the best thing to do right now is just leave it in place, until it can be fully evaluated and we can get advice” from the diocese of Springfield, he said.
Nobody tampered with the glass or painted anything on the inside or outside, Fulco said. Glass experts have told officials that somehow water got between the two panes of the double-paned glass and the “minerals reacted and caused some type of acidic reaction that appears to have etched the glass,” he said.
“What is unusual is the image that appears to have been etched,” he said. “Many people have said it resembles the Virgin Mary or Our Lady of Guadalupe.” He had no comment on what the image looked like to him.
It’s a faulty window and somehow that’s a miracle? This has to be the worst example of pareidolia I’ve seen in some time. I mean just look at how pathetic this is:
All I can say is that if you see the Virgin Mary in that mess then you’re way more
deluded imaginative than I am. For its part the Catholic church is being non-committal:
A spokesman for the diocese said it could take the church years to investigate, but called the faith of local Catholics “inspiring.”
Inspiring? I think the word they’re really looking for is insipid. “Look everyone! A vague and formless blob in a window pane! It MUST be the Virgin Mary! It couldn’t possibly be, say, Jabba the Hut!”