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Virgin Mary statue 'cries tears of blood' - Unexplained Mysteries
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Hundreds of people have been flocking to Argentina to witness what some are calling a modern miracle. The figurine, which belongs to a family in the country's Salta province, attracted a great deal of attention after its owners revealed on a local radio station that it had been crying tears of blood.
But are the tears really a miracle ? Priest Julio Rail Mendez, who believes that the statue should be properly investigated by the church, has warned that people should not jump to conclusions.
After all, crying statues have been cropping up everywhere over the last few years.
"The first thing the church does is to do a scientific analysis to see if there is a natural explanation," he said. "Only then, the possibility of a supernatural phenomenon is considered."
A news report about the statue can be viewed below. While the dialogue is in Spanish, the footage includes several shots of the figurine itself as well as of visitors flocking to catch a glimpse of it.
The small figurine belongs to a family in Argentina's Salta province and is still in their home, where hundreds have visited to catch a glimpse of the mysterious phenomenon. A red liquid can be seen on the statue’s face in the clip.
The Frías Mendoza family, of San José de MetánSan, released the story through their local radio station. As news spread, excited locals made their way to the town square, hoping to witness what they believed to be a miracle.
However, the statue will be moved to a local Catholic Church to allow more Christians to visit it. Priest Ricardo Quiroga explained: "A lot of people come here to pray and light several candles devoted to the Virgin.
"If she cries again, we need to do something at a high level in the church."
But priest Julio Raúl Méndez has urged people not to jump to conclusions. He said a church-led investigation would look for a scientific explanation before considering anything supernatural.
Mr Méndez said: “The first thing the church does is to do a scientific analysis to see if there is a natural explanation. "Only then, the possibility of a supernatural phenomenon is considered."
There have been numerous reports of religious statues weeping over many years although only one has been certified by those in authority in the Catholic church. In 1984, following eight years of investigatios, a wooden statue of Our Lady of Akita in Japan, was found to have shed real blood, sweat and tears.