Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ohio 'King of Kings' Jesus Statue, Destroyed by Lightning

A six-story statue of Jesus Christ was struck by lightning and burned to the ground near Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 14, 2010.

"The King of Kings" statue was a local landmark built in 2004 near the evangelical Solid Rock Church in Monroe.

The sculpture, about 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.

The damages from the fire were estimated at $700,000, $300,000 for the statue and $400,000 for the attic area of the amphitheater, which was also damaged in the blaze.

The damages from the fire were estimated at $700,000 -- $300,000 for the statue and $400,000 for the attic area of the amphitheater, which was also damaged in the blaze.














































Sources: cincinnati, daytondailynews
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2 comments :

Anonymous said...

lol. owned by nature. where's your god now?

Anonymous said...

... beware lest you act corruptly by making a graven image for yourselves, in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, the likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the air, the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth.