Mary appeared several times to 3 shepard children in 1917 at Fatima, Portugal. She also told them when she returned in October there would be a miracle. Approximately 80,000 people came and the sun began to change colors and dance in the sky and then began to move closer to the earth. It had been raining and muddy and the dirt was dry. This was recognized by the Catholic Church as an authentic miracle. There were also several other things Mary told the children, messages and predictions. Today many people travel there to the shrine.