In Minersville, Pennsylvania, the people are occupying their spare time in the dog days of summer by gathering late each afternoon to stare at one particular spot, where, believers say, a vision of the Virgin Mary appears. Oh, the Virgin Mary doesn’t appear with clothes and speak to anybody like a real person or anything like that. No, believers explain, it’s just that an image of the Virgin Mary seems to appear on a certain spot for a few minutes.
Well, for those people outside of Pennsylvania looking for something to do, I have a challenge. I’ve put together five pictures, one of which is a photograph of what the believers claim is the vision of the Virgin Mary.
First, identify the right picture.
Second, explain what in the picture shows that it is an image of the Virgin Mary, and not something else, like an image of a holy kangaroo, or just a natural pattern of shadow and light.
Go to our Virgin Mary Challenge page to see the pictures.