Associated Press, June 25, 2003
MILTON, Mass. – Two weeks after people began flocking to Milton Hospital to look at an image in a window that they say looks like the Virgin Mary, some are seeing another image on the building’s chimney.
Some see a cross, others say it’s a second image of the Madonna.
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“It’s another sign … there is hope for all of us, with all that is going on in the world,” Soraya Rentas told The Boston Globe.
Believers say the image can be seen in the bright red brick, surrounded by soot, about five feet from the top of the chimney. The chimney is about 30 yards from the third-floor window where the Madonna was first spotted in condensation caused by a broken seal.
Tens of thousands of people have swarmed to the hospital in recent weeks, prompting hospital officials to request people visit only between 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EDT.