Is Virgin Mary The Ultimate Super World Traveler?
Don't say there's nothing to do in rural Pennsylvania. This weekend, state residents rushed to witness light reflected on a garage door. In the town of Minersville in the southeastern part of the state, a supposed apparition of Mother Mary appeared. She's been popping up a lot lately, first on a grilled sandwich made by a Florida woman then in a piece of dried-out firewood in Wisconsin.
Now, she's checking out the alley behind a nondenominational church. A crowd of 250 clutched rosary beads and whispered Hail Marys. It's unlikely the sighting will gain the church's approval -- the Vatican has only agreed with three of the thousands of claimed apparitions since the start of A.D., and none are in the U.S. But believers don't need the green light.
Some believe she appeared to restore faith. We think she might be flaunting the ease with which the supernatural can travel (invisible floating sure beats the flight delays and traffic jams we're up against). Either way, we're here to tell you where she visits us next.
"It was so clear on Sunday," insisted Martha Wasser, 73, of Minersville. "I saw the Blessed Mother on that garage door."