El Santuario de Chimayo, in New Mexico, is a sanctuary notorious for the unusual legend of its creation, involving dirt with miraculous powers. As a pilgrimage site it attracts over 300,000 pilgrims a year, who walk eight miles or more to the shrine on Good Friday, some bearing heavy crosses an other religious artifacts. The site has gotten various reputations, from being a holy site to being a hoax thriving on people's faith.



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