A knot hole on a tree that resembles the Virgin Mary (video: ITN News) is luring hundreds of
gullible folk believers to the junction of 60th Street and Bergenline Avenue, where are finding hope and faith in the image that was discovered on Tuesday by a woman who was passing by.
Police have erected barricades and sectioned off the tree, which was surrounded by bouquets of flowers and burning candles, while priests studied the bark.
Local woman Mary Alnodovar insists that it’s a miracle: “I’ve been here for many years and it’s not the sort of thing you see every day on West 60th Street. That’s why I got surprised and I tell my friend, ‘You got to go. You got to go see.’ It’s not a lie. It’s true what you see over there.
Well as divine apparitions go it’s better than Jesus on a pancake but not as good as Boggart Blog’s favourite story of Tommy Cooper appearing in a pie.