Hundreds of people went to the small town of Petoskey in Northern Michigan to see a rare sight — the sculpture of Jesus Christ from the cross, which is located in lake Michigan.
Last year a three-meter is a religious symbol of marble weighing 900 kg were beyond the reach because of severe weather. Then the two thousandth the crowd had to go home with nothing, writes the Daily Mail.
This year also there was no guarantee that visitors will see marble of Christ, but this time their prayers were answered and the weather was more favorable.
A giant crucifix, located in lake Michigan
Lake Michigan was covered with a dense ice crust, and the workers had to punch a hole through the ice to about 1,200 tourists were able to see giant Jesus submerged.
On a colossal crucifixion depicted in the sculpture of Christ. It is believed that this is the only statue of its kind in the world, located in the lake.
Other similar sculptures are found worldwide, however the most famous are located and the bottom of the sea in the Bay of fruttuoso.
Michigan sculpture of Jesus Christ is located approximately 360 metres from the shore at the bottom of the little Travers Bay.
The story of how the statue got there, just as fascinating and tragic as the spectacle.
A giant crucifix in the lake
The crucifix was made in Italy by order of the family 15-year-old boy, who died in 1956 at the farm near in Michigan.
But an unnamed family learned that the statue was damaged, and demanded to create a new one.
Defective sculpture of Christ was later bought by a member of a local diving club, which put it at the bottom of lake Michigan, in memory of drowned diver.
Since then, the statue has become a Shrine in honor of those who died in the water. The first public viewing of the idol took place in 1986.
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