People have been left confused after the supposed statue of the baby Jesus started shedding tears of blood.
Residents of the rural Mexican village Kilometro 42 in Acapulco, had woken up to encounter what they have referred to as a bizarre incident.
The ceramic statue of the baby Jesus was said to have been kept in a private residence before this weird incident was noticed.
Residents of the area say that the statue crying blood was the way God is using to express his displeasure for the rising crime rates in rural Mexico.
According to the Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, there is an average of 111 murders for every 100,000 inhabitants in the area.
Residents have also revealed that this is the fourth time the statue has cried blood in 2019 alone. They said the first time was on New Year’s Day.
People have been speculating on what could be the reason for such a bizarre incident.
Local resident Soledad Natividad Flores told reporters: “A lot of people have said that this is being done by the Devil while others believe that it is a message from God.
“The truth is, we are convinced that it cried, even when people were holding it.”
However, a priest in Tambuco said that representatives of the Catholic Church will investigate the claims to make sure that no one is taking advantage of devotees.
He also admitted that there could be a “rational explanation because not everything is a spiritual phenomenon”