THE MYSTERIOUS STAIRCASE
City of Santa Fé, in New Mexico, USA.
A mystery of over 130 years and attracting around 250 thousand visitors
every year. Point of attention : Loretto Chapel
What makes this chapel different from all others is that the subject
of the supposed miracle that took place in it is a Staircase.
A chapel was constructed somewhere in the 19th century. When it
was ready, the nuns found that there was no staircase built to take
them to the top level. They spent 9 days praying to St. Joseph,
who was a carpenter.
On the last day, a stranger knocked at their door and said that
he was a carpenter who could help them build the staircase. He constructed
the staircase, all by himself, which was considered to be the pride
of carpentery. None knew how the staircase could stand by itself
as it did not have a central support.
Then the carpenter, who did not use a single nail or glue to construct
this staircase, disappeared without even waiting for his payment.
There was a rumour in the city of Santa Fé, that the carpenter
was St. Joseph himself sent by Jesus Christ to attend to the nuns’
problem. Since then, the staircase was known to be called “miraculous”
and turned out to be the site for pilgrimage.
There are 3 mysteries in this case, says the spokesman of the chapel
: the 1st mystery is that, until today, the identity of this man
is not known.
The second mystery – all the architects, engineers and scientists
say that they cannot understand how this staircase can balance without
any central support.
And the 3rd mystery – from where did the wood come? They have
checked and found out that the type of wood used to build the staircase
does not exist in the entire region
There is another detail that has just increased the belief in the
supposed miracle : The staircase has 33 steps, the age of Jesus