Alien Ex Voto.

Flickr user Baikinange has this neat pic of a Mexican man's ex voto (a votive offering to a diety, given for the fulfillment of a wish) to the Virgin of Guadalupe, for saving him from alien abduction.

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These are really common in Mexico markets. I have several which illustrate 9-11 and speak of the Virgin's rescue on that day.

Sadly they are sold as folk art when really they are printed on ink-jet computer printers, glued to tin sheets and shellacked over to give the appearance of age or original folk art. I think they often sell for about 50 pesos ($5 USD) each but I could see people (myself included) easily paying more for such a pop-art print.
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Translation: 14th January, 1965 With this (offering) I give my most sincere thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe who gave me the miracle of recuperating my power of speech when I was left without being able to speak when I saw a ship with a strange being coming out of it. 20th Abril 1984.
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