Sam, Barbara, I don’t buy into miracles that easily and the miracles angle is not the one I am most interested in. My very first thought was that the locals release a bunch of snakes on August 14/15 to increase tourism and that there is nothing miraculous involved at all. I’m intrigued by the whole thing because I’d never heard of it before. Also, the snake thing is interesting too. Does a species of snake exist that has a cross on its head, somewhat like the brown recluse spider, which has a violin/fiddle marking on its back? Or, is this just a completely fabricated story right down to that detail? Is it possible, could it be true, that the locals catch and then release a bunch of snakes in the church most years? I would think that would make the news, snakes by the thousands loose in a church. So, is it a myth? Or is it true that it happens most years (not miraculously, just that a bunch of snakes are loose in a church) and I just managed not to hear about it all these years? The ick factor alone makes me fairly certain that had I heard of it, I would not have forgotten it. However, I’d never heard of it before, so I was just curious if others had.
And, for the record, I still feel a bit silly asking. I feel like I’ve stumbled across an article from the “National Enquirer” and am asking about it, even though I know that is certainly not a reliable source of anything. :shrug: