Inside a Catholic church in New Mexico, a seven-foot-tall bronze statue of the Virgin Mary appears to be “weeping” a substance similar to olive oil- and church officials can't determine why.
The locals call this sculpture 'Our Lady of Guadalupe', and people are flocking from all over to witness this phenomenon that has been ongoing since May 20th. The statue is not crying human tears- an investigator with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces said her “tears” have the same chemical makeup as olive oil treated with perfume. When blessed, this same substance is referred to as chrism, a sacred oil used in the Catholic Church to anoint parishioners.
Church officials say that there are cameras in the church, and footage proves that this is not a man-made occurrence and has no plausible explanation. Visitors are calling this a miracle, and have come to the New Mexico church to be converted, participate in confessionals, and pray in the vicinity of the statue.
The church will remain open 24 hours for the foreseeable future, so that as many as possible can witness this holy phenomenon.