HOUSTON, TX (CBS) - Some are calling a north Houston tree, hit by car a holy sight.
Homeowner Kyle Toland says when he bought this Garden Oaks home in 2005, he didn't realize he was inheriting some holy real estate. He says, "I thought someone had passed away, maybe in a traffic accident."
For months, it left Kyle Toland scratching his head. He says, "There is always someone either parking, bringing flowers, lots of families."
Strangers would pull into Kyle's driveway and pray in front of an Oak tree at the edge of his property. Until one day, Kyle asked one stranger for an explanation. Toland says, "I ran out, was concerned that maybe someone in his family had passed and wanted to say hello and be friendly. He then handed me a pamphlet that said Virgin Mary de Guadalupe."
Kyle says worshippers who have come by have been respectful of his property. He says, "Most of the people that come by keep it in very good condition. I've noticed someone who brought flowers; they will rearrange everything to make it nice and pretty."
It's unclear just how this holy image came to be, but what is clear, Kyle says, is people's faith. Toland says, "This is a religious place of worship, I'm totally ok with that. I think it's wonderful that people come by and pray and believe in their faith."
Despite strangers showing up at his home on a weekly basis, Kyle says he has no plans to take this shrine down.