From the Some People Will Fall For Damn Near Anything Department: Credulous ignorami (is that a word? It is now) are flocking to a tree outside a Catholic Church in Fresno, believing that it is weeping the tears of God. Someone should sell some tortillas with Jesus on them to the crowd too.
Rosemarie Navarro, a parishioner at a Fresno, California Catholic Church says, “I said my prayer and asked the Lord to give me a miracle cause I’m really, really sick.”
Navarro counts herself among the believers, a small but growing group that thinks the liquid dripping from this Crape Myrtle tree is the tears of God.
Parishioner Maria Ybarra says, “When you say ‘glory be to God in Jesus name’ the tree starts throwing out more water.”
On close inspection, arborist Jon Reelhorn agrees, something is falling from the tree in front of St. Johns Cathedral. But it isn’t water.
“The aphides will suck the sap, the sap goes through the aphid and then it is a honey dew excrement from the aphid and it gets so heavy in the summertime that it will drip down,” Reelhorn says.
He calls it a natural process. He also found another tree dripping across the street.
They should send Sanal Edamaruku to debunk it. At least he wouldn’t be arrested for blasphemy for it here.
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