Rob, I am not going to say you didn't see or you did see someone you think was Mary.<quoted text>
Thank you concerning my mother.
I had already been a born-again Christian, and heard Jesus' voice in the words he said to me, "Peace. Peace I give you not as the world gives, I give to you." And I accepted Jesus in my heart at that time, confessed him, and evangelized to everyone I could.
It was about 25 years after that, his Mother was revealed to me, by God. I really think it was my reverence toward God, in Jesus, in his vertical height above me, and to let me know the horizontal aspect, his more human qualities. Thus I stood at the Cross with Mary, as she watched her Son.
So for me, it was my heart accepting Jesus first, then my head, then my heart for His Mother, which pointed me to Jesus, and always points me to Him....
I know it is hard for a non-Catholic to accept such a testimony.
All I know is what the Bible says "quoting Jesus's words. no one comes to me except the Father draws them" .
Remember satan also is a spirit, he can change his appearance to whatever he like even a beautiful angel.