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A clever girl by the name of Caity came up with this great photo idea.

Everyone hates this huge statue of Jesus on I-75 near Middletown, Ohio. But, everyone likes to make fun of it, too.

I about died from laughing the first time I saw it on the way to my mother’s house from the airport. It was built during the time that I had first lived in France. No one had told me about it. I couldn’t believe that a church would build such a huge statue right off the highway.

Here is a video that Vilay and I took of this statue as we passed by it on the way home from Cincy.

Jesus sortant de terre
Vidéo envoyée par vilay


My mother sent me this image in my email. It was titled “Only in Ohio”. I didn’t know who to give credit to for the picture when I posted it but it sure made me laugh! Caleb found the photo on my blog and let me know he was in it by leaving a comment in this post.

Thanks, Caleb!

I contacted him via email and he gave me the names of everyone in the photo and told me it was all his girlfriend’s idea. I am happy to be able to finally give credit where credit is due. This photo must have been forwarded from one email to another literally around the world.

More images on flickr so that you can get an idea of how big this statue really is.

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  • Jube March 7, 2007, 4:58 pm

    I remember that one! I tried to take a picture of it last time we drove-by, but the time I got my camera ready it was already too late.
    That’s pretty awful isn’t it?

  • Pumpkin March 8, 2007, 10:28 am

    I can’t believe the church was allowed to build it…really. It is just too big.

  • Dana March 8, 2007, 4:56 pm

    I’ve seen that statue!! I live near Chicago but my company is based in Hamilton. I thought it was completely freaky when we drove by it – scary like. My husband’s first comment was “what a waste of money”!!

  • Cathy Y. March 8, 2007, 5:21 pm

    There’s a church in Memphis that has three white crosses (looks like the same material) that are so huge you can see them from the interstate.

  • Julie March 9, 2007, 5:11 am

    It seems more like a haunted house in the video! lol

  • Allan March 9, 2007, 2:01 pm

    It’s been a while since I have driven past that church. The statue wasn’t there then.

    That’s just creepy. Almost as creepy as the Hell is Real sign up on I-71 (and the one on I-65 in western KY).

  • Pumpkin March 9, 2007, 2:06 pm

    See everyone thinks it is weird or scary or creepy. The people that go to this church are a bit too over the top for me.

  • Caleb October 20, 2007, 12:15 am

    I’m in that picture! I’m the one on the far right. The one next to me is my brother and the other guy is our friend Nate. My girlfriend had the idea to go down and take that picture when we were all bored one Saturday afternoon.

    I’m glad so many people like it!

  • Pumpkin October 23, 2007, 9:58 am


    It is a terrific picture that must have went around the world via email and I bet I am not the only blogger who has blogged it!

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