Saturday, August 19, 2006


Mystery of tree solved by officials, pilgrims keep coming

`Officials may have solved the mystery of a tree that has gurgled water from its trunk for months, attracting a steady stream of pilgrims who consider it holy water.

Officials with the San Antonio Water System shut off water service to Lucille Pope’s modest East Side home and found that the tree stopped leaking, according to Wednesday’s online edition of the San Antonio Express-News.

“They think the roots have gotten into the waterline,” said Lloyd Pope, Lucille’s 47-year-old son. “They don’t know where yet, though.” [..]

Despite officials’ explanation Wednesday and despite the “Do Not Enter” sign outside, the visitors kept on coming for the water, which they believe has healing properties.’

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