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Necedah, Wisconsin Between November 12, 1949, and October 7, 1950, an individual named Mary Ann Van Hoof claimed to have received visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in her home. She drew a massive crowd for a vision in 1950, and many came to the small city and established a shrine. In 1955 the local bishop declared the visions false, and the declaration has been confirmed by subsequent bishops.