Big Butter Jesus Touchdown Burns In Ohio – The famous “Touchdown Jesus” statue that was located off of Interstate 71 in Monroe, Ohio went up in flames after it was struck by a bolt of lightning on Monday night. The statue, which was nearly 62 feet fall, and 40 feet wide, was a popular attraction in the area. It sat in front of the Solid rock Church. After the lightning struck the statue, it immediately went up and flames and then burned to the ground.
The fire chief said that he had “never seen anything like the fire,” when the fire crew arrived on the scene. The statue was constructed using a sturdy, steel frame. It was surrounded by Styrofoam, which is easily ignited, and then covered in a fiberglass coating to protect the underlying Styrofoam. The statue was first placed there in 2004, and had sat in the same spot with no previous problems, until lighting struck the statue last night.
Church members are saddened to see their statue no longer standing in front of the church. Some have said that they see the event as a negative message from the lord, while others have said that they believe that the event is merely a coincidence. Depending on who you talk to, there are many ways that the event has been interpreted. The actual statue name, “The King of Kings Statue,” may be replaced with another statue, or a replica of the first one, but no decision on the issue has been made at this time.