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Giant wooden cross washes up in Florida

Posted on Friday, 8 February, 2019 | Comment icon 14 comments
Beachgoers were left perplexed recently after a huge 20ft cross washed up near a Fort Lauderdale hotel.
The enormous barnacle-encrusted cross managed to gain a great deal of attention after it was discovered along the shoreline outside the Ocean Manor Beach Resort Hotel on Saturday morning.

Images and video footage of the spectacle were soon plastered all over social media.

Hotel owner Frank Talerico has stated that he considers the cross a sign of protection.

"I had goosebumps. I was astonished," he said.

There has been much speculation over where the cross actually came from, with some locals suggesting that it may have entered the sea in Puerto Rico or the Florida Keys.

One woman who got in touch with the Miami Herald indicated that it may have been originally erected on a small island off North Carolina in memory of a man who disappeared while on a hunting trip.

She believed that it had been swept away during Hurricane Michael last October.

"You know what? I'm glad it's here," said Talerico. "It's staying here, and if anybody wants to come see it or take a picture with it, they're more than welcome."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by Seti42 on 9 February, 2019, 2:25
Not just any flotsam, JEZUZ flotsam! The Christian cultists are probably loving this. Bless their little selectively loving hearts and ineffectual unquestioning brains.    
Comment icon #6 Posted by and then on 9 February, 2019, 8:15
Yeah, I guess it's a good thing it wasn't a graven image of MO.  There'd have been mass chaos.  Cats living with dogs, climate change, blood in the streets... whew  
Comment icon #7 Posted by Cora Calliope on 9 February, 2019, 22:49
The cross is probably just a prop from a Christian theme park, but the hardcore Christians are going gaga over it.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Impedancer on 10 February, 2019, 0:10
It's a sign :-P    
Comment icon #9 Posted by MERRY DMAS on 11 February, 2019, 5:36
Pick up your barnacle encrusted cross and follow me.... AAaaargh!  
Comment icon #10 Posted by RoofGardener on 11 February, 2019, 7:47
my goodness.. up to post #11, and nobody has blamed President Trump yet  
Comment icon #11 Posted by Impedancer on 11 February, 2019, 11:14
One cross each :-D
Comment icon #12 Posted by Myles on 11 February, 2019, 14:36
It was pretty big and looked like it had been in the water for a long time.   I don't find anything spiritual to it, but it is pretty cool. 
Comment icon #13 Posted by Jimmy M on 17 April, 2019, 23:00
That was really cool! I didn't think that there is a giant cross like that. Must see this thing in the shore of Fort Lauderdale.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Myles on 18 April, 2019, 13:25
  I drive by this one a couple times a year on my way to St. Louis.  It's off highway 70 about midway between Indy and St. Louis.    

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