In doctor's window, some see image of Virgin Mary
October 2, 2008
Officials at a Springfield [Mass.] hospital say they have no immediate plans to replace a window at a doctor's office building where some people say they have seen the image of the Virgin Mary, according to an Oct. 2 article in The Boston Globe.
Thousands of people have flocked to Mercy Medical Center to see the image, since a patient reported seeing it at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, said Mark Fulco, senior vice president for strategy and marketing at the hospital.
No one tampered with the glass or painted anything on the inside or outside, Fulco said. Glass specialists have told hospital officials that water seeped between the panes of the double-paned glass and the "minerals reacted and caused some type of acidic reaction that appears to have etched the glass," he said.