Mystery The Faces of Belmez

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  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Aug 19, 2010
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    In 1971, in the small Spanish village of Belmez, Maria Pereira claimed a human face spontaneously appeared on her cement kitchen floor. It wasn't long before she destroyed the floor and replaced it - and a new face promptly appeared.
    More and more faces continued to appear on the floor of Maria Pereira's kitchen, attracting thousands of visitors every day. Some were male, some female, some large, and some small. In time, she discovered that the house, built around 1830, apparently stood above a graveyard used by the Romans, Spanish Muslims and then Medieval Christians.

    But did Maria Pereira just paint the faces herself?

    If so, she never benefited financially from all the attention. She lived a simple life in that same house and eventually died in 2004.