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Friday, 01 May, 2009

Border Town Miracle

Usually I scoff at such "miracles," but this is truly amazing. It's in Calexico, California: Diners head to see Virgin Mary on griddle.

The hottest thing on the griddle at the Las Palmas restaurant these days isn't the food. It's the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that a cook says she saw in the griddle.

Restaurant manager Brenda Martinez says more than a hundred people have flocked to the small town of Calexico on the California-Mexico border to gaze at the image since it was discovered as the griddle was being cleaned.

Among the awe-struck was a group of masked Mexican wrestlers who arrived Thursday for an exhibition at a nearby swap meet.

"This is amazing. It's a true miracle," said one, known as Mr. Tempest.

Since the discovery, the griddle has been taken out of service and placed in a shrine in a storage room.

I could be there in 4 hours and 27 minutes.