YES I"VE BEEN. I went in May of 1991
It was AMAZING! I had my one and only 'slaying in the spirit' there.
I was kneeling outside St. James Church during the time of the apparition
when it happened. About 10 minutes later (when I could function again)
I looked up at the sun and saw it dancing with a red Host in front of it.
Good thing I was kneeling at the time or I would have fallen over!
I wasn't expecting any of it and it was during a very quiet time of
prayer so I didn't 'bring it on myself' or anything. I have never
experienced such peace. Every cell in my body 'bloomed' and was
worshipping God and was full of life. I also felt to be in two places
at once - on earth on my knees AND way way way up in the sky
(heaven?). I opened my eyes but all I could see was the earth
things in front of my - but they were all a mess like I was drunk or
We saw supernatural things happen. Many things. Amazing things.
We also have a picture I took of my husband on Apparition Hill - and
Mary showed up in it. You can see her crown of stars. She's standing
between my husband (who is kneeling) and the cross on Apparition Hill.
One evening we climbed Apparition Hill during the time of the prayer group
that meets there and Mary's apparition to the prayer group. You aren't
supposed to take pictures during the prayer group - it's distraction from praying and the holiness of the happenings. However, I clicked off a few
without a flash. What came out on the pictures was interesting. The cross is thin metal ... but on the pictures it showed up looking like a thick
brown wooden cross.
Also at this time - the sky was dark with stars poking through. There were scattered clouds around the sky. About 5 minutes before the apparition,
the clouds all came together - each from different parts of the sky and in different directions - to form a circle over Apparition Hill. Like donut.
Later, we found out from the visionary (I think it was Ivan) that
Mary arrived on a beam of light from the sky. The beam came down from
the hole in the clouds. Immediately when she left, the clouds went back to
the opposite ends of the sky where they came from.
The cloud thing was very strange. Right out of hollywood. They moved
against the wind and all came together at just the right time.
Also - we saw the statue of Mary in St. James Church cry. Actually, we
didn't see the tears come down, we saw it right after the tears came out.
Originally posted by Clearskies
That's a false apparition. I went there once - out of curiosity. The 'messages' and 'prophecies' have all been wrong AND there is
a history of occult happenings with the people involved.