comScore Touchdown Jesus - Lightning Strike - Pictures, Video | The Mary Sue
The Mary Sue

“Touchdown Jesus” Statue Destroyed by Lightning: Before and After Pics; Video

Touchdown Jesus, more properly known as King of Kings, was one of southwest Ohio’s best known — and biggest — landmarks: A fixture at the Solid Rock Church by Monroe, Ohio since it was completed in 2004, it had a 42-foot span between its arms and a 40-foot cross at its base. But Touchdown Jesus is no more: Last night, the statue was struck by lightning, leaving only a grim-looking metal skeleton behind.

Redditor -fuzzpedal- made the above side-by-side pic of Touchdown Jesus before and after the lightning strike; click on it to see it fully sized.

WLWT reports that the statue was constructed of styrofoam and fiberglass laid atop the metal frame, hence the striking burnination: Styrofoam, or polystyrene, is extremely flammable.

In the video below (h/t Huffington Post), you can see just how powerful the flames were after the lightning strike.

(h/t Reddit, WLWT)

© 2019 The Mary Sue, LLC | About Us | Advertise | Subscription FAQ | Privacy | User Agreement | Disclaimer | Contact | RSS RSS
Dan Abrams, Founder

  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. Gossip Cop