A Cheltenham woman claims a gold nugget – believed to feature an image of the pregnant Virgin Mary – has given her healing powers, Linda Gillatt, was given the treasure by a Papua New Guinean chief some four years ago.
She first noticed its power when she gave a hug to a friend in pain, she had the nugget in her hand. Mrs Gillatt said: “My hands began to heat up. I looked at the nugget and exclaimed, Oh my God! It’s Mother Mary!” you could clearly she the holy mother’s likeness in the nugget – the woman’s pain then receded – the first of several cures.
The lady now wants to sell the nugget, saying: “I am at a stage of my life whereby I should let this talisman go to someone else.”