Like, how fucking idiotic can people be?
A growing number of Catholics in Fresno, California believe that a tree outside St. John’s Cathedral is weeping God’s tears.
“When you say ‘glory be to God in Jesus’ name’ the tree starts throwing out more water,” parishioner Maria Ybarra told KGPE-TV. Ybarra was the first person to feel the drops of liquid, which began falling from the Crape Myrtle tree on Wednesday. As news spread, more and more people gathered under the tree to pray. “I said my prayer and asked the Lord to give me a miracle cause I’m really, really sick,” Rosemarie Navarro said.
Fresno arborist Jon Reelhorn told KGPE-TV that there’s a scientific explanation for the falling liquid… the excrement of insects known as aphides or tree lice. “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 said. He also pointed out that other trees on the same street had liquid dripping from them as well. Entomologist Richard Covelo confirmed Reelhorn’s analysis in an interview with Fox 29, explaining, “Crape Myrtle trees as a generality can get really high populations of Crape Myrtle aphids and at times it can look so bad that it looks like the tree is raining out of it with all the honey dew dripping down.”
Wow! Totally insane! Couldn't imagine seeing Californians do this as most of them are intellectuals. But unfortunately, that's a sign of a lack of understanding of science and how nature works..
This is quite funny. Quite a few years back, there was (still there !) a statue of the virgin Mary who witnesses said cried tears of blood. It made the news !!! But what was the real story behind that, I don't know but I got a good laugh !!!!