Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ sightings in Valley

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Virgin Mary and Jesus sightings

PHOENIX -- Hoards of people flocked to McKinley between 29th Avenue and 31st Avenue last night.

There were so many people that the police were called to keep the crowd under control.

"Everyone just stay on the sidewalk," police told the crowd, "because we're getting calls from people that can't get to their houses."

Officers showed up after a sighting of the Virgin Mary in the sidewalk.

"There - you see it?" was commonly heard from the crowd of people.

The image looks like a water mark - but the sidewalk is dry.

"We touched the image; we thought it was water. You can't get no stain on your hand, so we know its the Virgin Mary," says one onlooker.

People aren't surprised to see her - the 12th of December is her birthday.

"She comes out because she wants everyone to know its her birthday and it's something she wants us to celebrate. It's just something that she's happy for."

It's certainly a celebration some Phoenix residents want to remember, as they are taking videos and pictures of her surprise appearance.

"When you take a picture of it with a phone you see her hands. You see her head; you see everything."

There was another sighting in the Valley - a Scottsdale family snapped a few images of what they say is Jesus with his arms outstretched.

The Rogers family say these images showed up in the stucco of their home about 6 months after moving in.

And they've been there ever since.