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Virgin Mary in tree in Sleepy Hollow?

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Faithful say they see the Virgin Mary in this tree in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. Faithful say they see the Virgin Mary in this tree in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
Faithful say they see the Virgin Mary in this tree in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. Faithful say they see the Virgin Mary in this tree in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
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On the corner of Cortland and Chestnut in a not-so-rich part of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., a steady stream of believers come to gaze at what they say is an image of the Virgin Mary. They come to photograph it, touch it and be blessed by this image in the bark of a small tree.

The image was first noted by a local man on Sunday. Police say a crowd of 300 gathered by the tree that night.

Explanations for the appearance of this image range from the massacre in Colorado to the need to reopen the church across the street.

Joseph Zwilling, chief spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York, said this is not an official apparition. He added that people tend to see this image in various places but they are not endorsed by the church. But he concluded that people taking inspiration from these images is a good thing.

When asked about the closed Holy Cross Church across the street, Zwilling said the image would not cause the Archdiocese to take any action.

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