Pictures of Mary

The Virgin Mary's Been Showing Up, Maybe, in a Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Window. Seeing Things?

image Debbie Attian
Age 20
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Student

Do you believe an image of the Virgin Mary is in the window? No, it's a hoax. What about the statue that cried blood? Did they ever run DNA tests on that?

Have you ever had a spiritual experience? I believe that if you're a good person, miraculous things can happen.

Did you ever change your plans based on a premonition? No, but I've been a part of something like a premonition. My grandmother had a dream that 1000 children were banging on the front door. My mother let in only three of them. My mother had no idea, but at that very moment, she was pregnant with triplets who are now 11 years old.


image Heather Sparks
Age 24
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Student

Do you believe an image of the Virgin Mary is in the window? I believe that people are seeing what they want to see.

Have you ever had a spiritual experience? I believe in miracles, but on a personal level. It's something you wouldn't believe unless you'd been there.

Did you ever change your plans based on a premonition? I had a premonition that I'd come to New York and be able to find an apartment. Everyone told me it would never happen, but it did.


image Adaobi Obi
Age 24
Resides Bronx
Occupation Assistant editor

Do you believe an image of the Virgin Mary is in the window? I don't want to say it's mass hysteria, but you can convince yourself of anything. Two things that come to mind are the rumor that blacks will lose the right to vote in 2007, and the myth of the Baby Train. Supposedly, every time the train goes past the neighborhood, everyone gets pregnant.

Have you ever had a spiritual experience? I tend to believe in coincidence.

Did you ever change your plans based on a premonition? I was once asked out on a date and even before it happened, I was thinking, this is wrong. I had to call the guy and say, "You know, this isn't going to work out."


image Santiago Ricky
Age 34
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Tractor trailer driver

Do you believe an image of the Virgin Mary is in the window? My girlfriend has been there. Reporters are seeing it, and their job is to report facts.

Have you ever had a spiritual experience? I'm a born-again Christian and I study all kinds of religions. I think God is constantly putting things in my path to keep me from straying. This conversation is one, for instance.

Did you ever change your plans based on a premonition? For many years I thought that hit song with the chorus "Please don't go, please don't go" was really saying, "Read the book." I thought it was a message to me to start reading the Bible.


image Reza Rahman
Age 32
Resides Queens
Occupation Liquor store employee

Do you believe an image of the Virgin Mary is in the window? Yes. I actually went and saw her myself.

Have you ever had a spiritual experience? Yes, I believe there are all kinds of miracles and spiritual events. I'm from Bangladesh, and nine years ago there I saw a dead man rise up out of his grave.

Did you ever change your plans based on a premonition? No. I've had dreams that were very interesting, but none that I thought were messages from God or meant that I should do something specific.


image Nancy Brodsky
Age 21
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Student

Do you believe an image of the Virgin Mary is in the window? I respect other people for believing what they do, and I think they're seeing what they want to see.

Have you ever had a spiritual experience? Not an experience, but a process that's a result of forces aligning themselves.

Did you ever change your plans based on a premonition? When I have the same dream over and over, I pay attention to what it might be telling me.


image Brantly Martin
Age 23
Resides Brooklyn
Occupation Actor

Do you believe an image of the Virgin Mary is in the window? Have they researched the people who claim to have seen it? Maybe they're all guilty and feel they need to see something. I'm Catholic and I think Catholics are full of shit.

Have you ever had a spiritual experience? George Carlin once said he prayed 50 percent of the time to God, and the other 50 percent to Joe Pesci. I agree with that.

Did you ever change your plans based on a premonition? Yes, but I think it was my ambition couched in a premonition.

 
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