Virgin Mary Holding Baby Jesus in a Lancashire Sandpit Found on Google Maps

From company logos to swastikas, marriage proposals and other messages, you can find some very unique images in Google Maps.According to some construction workers in England, you can find a vision of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. "Stunned workers at a construction site near the M6 claim to have found an image of the […]

From company logos to swastikas, marriage proposals and other messages, you can find some very unique images in Google Maps.

According to some construction workers in England, you can find a vision of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. "Stunned workers at a construction site near the M6 claim to have found an image of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus in a satellite image," reports the Daily Mail.

Contractors Steve Hirst and Carl Richards were researching for a project they were working on and decided to look at a half-acre sand and mud site on Google Maps. While looking at the photo they say the image of a hooded figure holding a baby was clearly distinguishable - just off the M6 motorway near Preston.

Carl, 42, from Bolton, said: 'We both looked at each other for a few seconds without saying anything. It's an amazing image of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus in her arms.

'It's so clear. We were looking at the layout of the area for some work we are doing and we were zooming in and it caught our eye.

'We were stunned into silence and Steve joked he had seen the light.'

Religious leaders have described the image as 'remarkable'. The image was taken of an area in Samlesbury, Lancs, were a £10m Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve is currently being built. But bosses are unimpressed by the findings and say the photo was taking years ago.

The Daily Mail quotes a couple religious officials in the area who say, 'I won't be encouraging people to make pilgrimages to Brockholes'

Here's the Google Maps showing the site:

That’s a close-up of what Google Maps shows at a construction site along the M6 motorway just east of Preston, England.

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