"Touchdown Jesus," a.k.a. the "King of Kings statue," a 62-foot-tall tribute to the Son of Our Lord in Monroe, OH, was struck by lightning last night and completely incinerated. Omen? Portent? Or something else?
"It sent goosebumps through my whole body because I am a believer," said Levi Walsh, 29. "Of all the things that could have been struck, I just think that that would be protected. … It's something that's not supposed to happen, Jesus burning," he said. "I had to see it with my own eyes."
"I can't believe Jesus was struck," said his brother, who noted the giant Hustler Hollywood sign for the adult store across the street was untouched. "It's the last thing I expected to happen."
Other locals were somewhat more sanguine.
"God struck God, I like the irony. Jesus struck Jesus," said Dawn Smith, 25, of Hamilton, who was among those standing outside the vehicles along Union Road. "I had to see it. What else are you going to do on a Monday night?"
Good question! Have you checked out the Hustler Hollywood adult store? [Via]