This is one of the few photographs that allegedly actually shows an apparition of the Virgin Mary. It is one of the many visions that was seen in 1968, when the Virgin appeared atop a Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mary in the town of Zeitoun, a suburb of Cairo, Egypt. The vision was actually shown on Egyptian television. The apparition was first spotted by two car mechanics who thought it was a nun in a white habit about to jump off the roof. The vision appeared on and off for about two years.