Glowing Ebay Statue Different From Vicka's

by Jakob Marschner

Though a glowing statue seemingly similar to the one that started glowing in visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic’s room on September 23 has been for sale at eBay, the two statues behave differently in at least three ways.

The glowing statue in Vicka’s room

Mystery around the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes that started glowing in the dark in Medjugorje visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic’s childhood room on September 23 increased on Friday when it was clear that a seemingly similar statue glowing by means of a phosphor component was found for sale at eBay, the world’s largest e-commerce website.

However, the two statues behave differently though photo comparisons had the Croatian newspaper 24sata conclude they looked identical.

People waiting in line to see the glowing statue in Vicka's house in the evening of September 27. Photo: Laura Marcazzan Budimir
People waiting in line to see the glowing statue in Vicka’s house in the evening of September 27. Photo: Laura Marcazzan Budimir

“On one of the largest online services for commerce, eBay, a similar statue of Our Lady is being offered. Moreover, it is almost the same as Vicka’s. The description says that the statue is in very good condition, the paint just peeled off in a few places. It is 63 and a half cm tall and comes from the French city of Toulouse. It weighs about ten pounds and can be purchased for around 1,400 kuna”24sata reported.

However, while the statue at eBay was advertised to be able to glow for three nights, the statue in Vicka’s house also glew on September 26 and 27, the fourth and fifth evening and night after the phenomenon began. Moreover, the light emanating from Vicka’s statue is bright and only appears green on photos – and still furthermore, the statue starts glowing as people start praying.

“Tonight the statue began to glow at 7.20 pm. (…) When the people prayed, the light from the statue intensified. (…) At 00.30 we entered with a small group of parishioners from Bijakovici, and we prayed seven Our ​​Father, Haiy Marys, and Glory Be. It was beautiful. Anyway, the statue is evenly illuminated, not with green light as you can see in the pictures, but with a white light as if it came from inside, but it is chalk! ” local resident Laura Marcazzan Budimir reported at Facebook on September 26.

“Tonight I entered the room at 7.15 pm. Parishioners  and some of Vicka’s family members were already there in the dark praying the Rosary. The statue was not glowing. At 7.30 pm it lit up a little, and then nothing until 8.15 pm when Vicka’s nephew said, “We kneel down and pray” Laura Marcazzan Budimir reported at Facebook late in the evening of September 27.

“They asked me why I was in the room next to Vicka’s. I thought to myself, “the statue does not glow anymore”. At that time, the pilgrims started joining. (…) We entered at 8.45 pm, and clearly saw that it was well lit. You could tell the difference compared to the hour before dark, and the absence of light” the Italian-born local resident further reported late in the evening on Friday.

The local news portal Medjugorje Info also found the light intensified when people started praying before the statue.

“When the light went out, the statue scarcely lit up, almost not.  But when we all began to pray, “Hail Mary, full of grace …”, the light was getting stronger and stronger” Medjugorje Info reported on September 26.
Source  http://www.medjugorjetoday.tv/

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