Oct 3, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Local Catholics are calling it a miracle and claiming that God has sent them a message through a fibreglass statue of Christ that washed up on the shores of the Rio Grande.
Officers discovered the life-sized statue of the crucified Christ, minus its cross, stuck on a sandbar in the river, which divides Mexico from the United States.
Officers from the US Border Patrol recovered the statue and passed it on to the local police of Eagle Pass, Texas. The officers have placed it in the evidence room at their station and are waiting for someone to come and claim it.
But instead of hearing from the statue's owner, the police have been receiving calls and visits from dozens of local Catholics. People have even been visiting the police station to pray in front of the statue and claiming that it has sent a message from God.