Looking for the Virgin Mary in all the wrong places

Everyone knows that I’m a bit of a connoisseur of pareidolia. Pareidolia, for those not familiar with the term, is a phenomenon where humans see patterns in various things, you know, like seeing Elvis in a flame or the Virgin Mary on a stain under a freeway overpass in Chicago or in a window blotch in Perth Amboy, or seeing Jesus on a shell, on the wall of a shower, on a sand dune, a potato chip, or (my personal favorite) a pierogi. Heck, there have even been Jesus sightings on a cat, a stain on a ceiling tile, and even on a rather odd location on a dog.

However, I really, really have to question why any believer would advertise having seen the Virgin Mary in this particular stain, much less make a pilgrimage to see it and marvel at it.

I think I liked seeing the Virgin Mary apparition in a Lava Lamp better.