At 1:00 a.m., on Wednesday, June 24th, the Feast of St. John the Baptist, a violent storm broke out over the Medjugorje region. Lightning struck causing electrical and phone outages. Wednesday evening, the Virgin Mary appeared on Mt. Podbrdo (Apparition Mountain), overlooking the village of Medjugorje. Ivanka Ivankovic (age 15) and Mirjana Dragicevic (age 16) were the first to see Our Lady around 5:40 p.m. She was holding what they first thought was a lamb, but came to realize, after recognizing that it was the Virgin Mary, that what She held in her arms was Baby Jesus, the Lamb of God. The Virgin gestured for them to come towards Her, but they were too frightened. Vicka Ivankovic (age 17), Ivan Dragicevic (16), Milka Pavlovic (age 12) and Ivan Ivankovic (age 20) also saw Our Lady this first day, at 6:40 p.m.