Lewiston, New York - (Ominous Mess): A statue of Our Lady of Fatima mysteriously burst into flames at a church in Lewiston yesterday just days away from the 91st anniversary of the Virgin's miraculous appearance at a Portuguese site.
The Our Lady of Fatima Basilica artefact was seen weeping tears of blood despite the roaring flames that began to consume it.
Worried locals claimed that this is the first vital sign that the Third Secret of Fatima is about to be revealed to the world, in a location not far away from the Portuguese mountains where the apparition was first seen.
"Some folks round here think the Virgin appeared to warn about the disappearance of so many children like that little girl in Praia da Luz last year," the local church warden commented.
Others have voiced fears that the Virgin repeatedly warned of a Church cover-up in the May 2007 disappearance scandal.
Consecutive Popes have shrouded the third, final Fatima secret in humbug and spin.
But many believe the Virgin's last secret exposed the role of the Nazis in infiltrating the Vatican to shield war criminals' molester descendants.
The Feastday of Our Lady of Fatima is on 13 May.