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.
The lightning strike set the statue ablaze around 11:15 p.m. Monday, Monroe police dispatchers said.
The sculpture, about 62 feet tall and 40 feet wide at the base, showed Jesus from the torso up and was nicknamed Touchdown Jesus because of the way the arms were raised, similar to a referee signaling a touchdown. It was made of plastic foam and fiberglass over a steel frame, which is all that remained Tuesday.
People have gone as far to nickname the remains "Terminator Jesus" due to his metallic roboticness and the church even ran, "He'll Be Back!" on their programmable sign. Oh he'll be back, alright. I just thought he was coming back to the Mount of Olives. You know, not Ohio.
6-story Jesus statue in Ohio struck by lightning [yahoonews]
Thanks to Molly, drake, Matty, DC_Dewd, Just...A Guy, Emily, Rob, Richard, steph, Peter Paul and Michael, doozer_55 and Will, who all wanted to roast marshmallows. Oh now that's just blasphemous.