Saturday, May 17, 2008

Woman hopes to sell her 'Virgin Mary' rock on eBay

It's a fine-grained rock, allegedly created by nature and found by Brooksville resident Dena Patterson, who hopes to cash in on the rock by auctioning it off on eBay.

Patterson, 79, stumbled upon the rock when walking through the woods in West Virginia in 1996. She found it near a stream, where water had apparently poured over it and formed the image of a veiled Mary cradling the baby Jesus in her arms.

"I expect to get a lot of money," she said. "This is a rock. It's not like it's a piece of cheese."

There's a problem with Patterson's quest: She does not have a computer and doesn't know how to go about auctioning it off. Therefore, she's hoping to first see if anyone area residents are interested in buying it first.

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