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Jesus Struck By Lightning, Burns To Ground

by @ 9:18 am on June 15, 2010. Filed under Humor, In The News


Touchdown Jesus in Monroe, Ohio that is:

MONROE — Charred remnants remained this morning, June 15, of the large Jesus statue iconic to Interstate 75 that was destroyed following an apparent lightning strike during a thunderstorm late Monday night.

Those at the scene this morning as the fog lifted around I-75 also described smoke damage to the Lawrence Bishop Music Theater located east of the statue. The theater also suffered fire damage, according to officials.

No firefighters were on scene this morning as the smell of smoke surrounded the area of the statue’s charred frame and the pond in front of it appeared murky, witnesses said.

No one was injured in the blaze and fire officials said they expect to have a damage estimate later this morning.

Keith Lewis of Middletown showed up at the church just after 7 a.m. with a camera in hand to take some shots of the remains. His wife, Stephanie, sent him.

“It has been a landmark in this area for a long time,” Lewis said. “She said she wanted picture of what was left.”

Wonder what they did to piss Thor off.

H/T: Balloon Juice

3 Responses to “Jesus Struck By Lightning, Burns To Ground”

  1. tfr says:

    It was a graven image, ya know?

  2. Vast Variety says:

    Hummm… large steel skeletal frame sticking up in the air… It’s a wonder it didn’t get hit sooner.

  3. Mkarkus says:

    Maybe he just wanted off this crazy planet, or atleast out of this ungrateful nation.

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