Ha! It's so funny, it's almost biblical! (Although, we thought it was a bush that caught on fire or something like that…)
Jesus Christ caught on fire last night. More accurately, the famous King of Kings statue, the largest statue of Jesus in America, at the Solid Rock Church in Ohio caught on fire last night. The thing got struck by lightning and within seconds, POOF, nothing but dust and a metal frame.
Officials say that the 62-foot tall statue of Jesus was constructed out of styrofoam, wood and fiberglass resin. The Lord was struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm around 11:15 p.m. Thankfully, no one else was injured, but there was no saving the statue. By the time fire crews arrived, the thing was already engulfed in flames.
Over two dozen townsfolk stopped along the highway to watch the thing burn and someone had the foresight to tape it and put it on YouTube!
Watch Jesus burn in the video from last night! (above)
But regardless of the speculation, it is clear the late athlete did have a very close relationship with the 22-year-old, who he spent the past four years with behind bars at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.
Kennedy, who is no longer on suicide watch and is reported to be the last person to see Hernandez before he hung himself in his cell, reacted to the death of his pal in a statement to RadarOnline.com, saying: