A shrine has popped up by an expressway underpass in Chicago where people say salt stains on the concrete look like the Virgin Mary. Believers are flocking to the site even though the new Pope has made no public comment about it nor booked a flight yet.
POSTSCRIPT: On May 6th a man was arrested for scrawling the words “big lie” over the stain. Authorities then painted over the whole thing. R.I.P.
LATER THE SAME DAY: The Chicago Tribune reports that, like Jason, the image is back. “One or more people somehow began to remove the paint. It was not known how they did it, but by afternoon, the image was back largely intact and apparently with no sign of the graffiti that had marred it.”