Do you believe in miracles? The supernatural mysteries of the Catholic Church are well documented, and span hundreds of years. From Stigmata and exorcisms to sightings of long dead Saints, the extraordinary and the supernatural have come to be synonymous with the Catholic Church.
Recently a man claims to have watched in horror as a statue of the Virgin Mary cried blood!
The media picked up the extraordinary story. A Telemundo news report featuring the small figurine showed the woman's face caked in what appears to be dry blood.
He claims he was right there when it occurred and saw the wonder with his own eyes. The man, who has not been identified, told the programme he was there when blood poured down the figure's cheeks.
And images taken by the news channel showed the brown haired likeness, wearing a white shawl and crown, with blood caked across its face.
From the looks of things it appears the blood may have come from the figurines glass-like brown eyes.
It is unclear where the incident, which took place last year, occurred although the church is believed to be somewhere in south America.
And then—it happened again.This time In August, worshippers at a rural church were stunned to see another statue of the Virgin Mary also weep blood as they prayed.
It is certainly incredible and since no rational explanation could be found, the congregation declared the incident a miracle at the remote venue in in the Manuripi-Heath Amazonian Wildlife National Reserve in the Pando Department in Bolivia.
Local priest Jose Luis Mamani has announced that the church's statue of Christ's mother is bleeding from its eyes and hands.
An attempt is now being made for technology to decipher it. Samples of the red substance have been taken to medics at the local hospital to find out if it is human blood.
Live witnesses what able to take photos of the occurrence. A photograph taken by one worshipper shows red stains running down the statue's left cheek and through her fingers, clasped in prayer.
Of course this is not the first time such a thing has occurred. Just three months ago, hundreds of pilgrims flocked to a small town in Colombia to see a statue of the Virgin Mary which had cried a single tear of blood.
This is what one witness said:
Worshipper Ana Cristina Jimenez said: "I saw that the Virgin had a tear of blood. I was surprised. I felt joyful, sad... everything!"
It remains to be seen whether or not the Vatican will endorse the weeping statue as a miracle.
As they rightfully should, they can be very skeptical about such paranormal occurrences.
"Only a very small number of similar occurrences have been accepted by the Church’s highest authorities as valid miracles, with numerous others proven to be hoaxes.
What do you think? Hoax or miracle? We'll just have to wait and see about this latest incident.