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6-story Jesus statue in Ohio struck by lightning

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by ReformedBaptist, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. ReformedBaptist

    ReformedBaptist Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2007
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    Too bad they plan to re-build it.


    MONROE, Ohio – Hundreds of sightseers drawn to the remains of a six-story-tall statue of Jesus

    Christ that was struck by lightning and erupted into flames stopped Tuesday to snap pictures or gaze at the ruined structure.

    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.


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