OUR LADY OF CLEARWATER Clearwater, Florida

Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Jacque Miller, Matt Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller

Date: October 8, 1997

On December 17, 1996, colorful rainbow swirls appeared on a window of the bank Seminole Finance Corp. The 60-foot tall and 20-foot-wide image appeared to be the Virgin Mary (later called “Our Lady of Clearwater”). The building, just off Highway 19, was a couple miles from my father’s house. Due to the popularity of the image, the road and intersection became very congested. People came, took photos, and prayed. My family visited in October 1997. Chairs had been placed for pilgrims to sit and pray. The media estimated that 600,000 visited the site in the first couple of years. Sadly, in 2004 a vandal with a slingshot shattered the glass.

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