6-Story Jesus Statue Struck By Lightning, Burns To Ground

Posted by Justin on June 15th, 2010

6-story Jesus statue in Ohio struck by lightning - Weird news- msnbc.com.jpg

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The “King of Kings” statue, one of southwest Ohio’s most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical Solid Rock Church along Interstate 75 in Monroe, just north of Cincinnati.

The lightning strike set the statue ablaze around 11:15 p.m., Monroe police dispatchers said.

The sculpture, 62 feet tall and 40 feet wide at the base, showed Jesus from the torso up and was nicknamed Touchdown Jesus because of the way the arms were raised, similar to a referee signaling a touchdown. It was made of plastic foam and fiberglass over a steel frame, which is all that remained early Tuesday.

After the blaze erupted, first respondents included local fire and police officers, as well as officials from the Department of Irony and Metaphorical Symbolism.

[MSNBC]

  • karhax

    This is what happens when you forget the sacrifice to Thor.

  • Mdbe Bishop

    Haha I've driven by this place several times!