Angelic sighting attracting crowds to Porterville store
July 27, 2008 - 12:58PM
By ESTHER AVILA
THE PORTERVILLE RECORDER
Age didn't matter, and neither did religion, as more than 200 men, women and children gathered Friday evening in one accord - to see firsthand if an image of what appears to be an angel on the window of a local business was real.
"It's unexplainable," said Debra Dattoli, when she brought a video of the image to the Porterville Recorder on Thursday. "It has actually been there over a year now."
Once Dattoli reported the angelic image - which spans across two large storefront windows at Carpet Plus Colortile at 1043 W. Olive Ave. - large crowds flocked to the area.
Fathers lifted their young children and pointed to the image. Others brought their cameras and used their cell phones to call family, friends and loved ones - inviting them to come see for themselves - the angel that has been making appearances night after night. Most of the people arrived in large crowds, bringing their families and friends along. Most of the people talked excitedly but a couple of people stood silently, as if in awe, one with tears.
"It's amazing. We're Catholic - we do believe in Virgin Mary appearances but very seldom do we see an appearance of an angel. It's a blessing," said Sylvia Trevino of Porterville. "We're true believers. I have a feeling this will go national. This is huge. There's a reason why this is here."