An Enormous Statue of Jesus in Poland Just Got Internet Antennas and No One's Sure Why
Rising 108 feet in the air, Christ the King is said to be the tallest statue of Jesus in the world. Since 2010, itâs loomed over the residents of Åwiebodzin, Poland, and itâs apparently already getting some upgrades. Signal broadcasting equipment was recently spotted embedded in the statueâs crown, but no oneâs quite sure whatâs going on with Jesus 2.0.
The brainchild of a now-deceased local priest named Sylwester Zawadzki, Christ the King was crowdfunded with $1.45 million in donations from residents of the town and elsewhere. According to Polish outlet Fakt 24, numerous local controversies have erupted since it was built and the latest could be walking a line between the sacred and the profane.
Fakt 24 noticed that antennas had been installed on top of Jesusâs head and obtained drone footage to get a good look at the equipment.
Fakt 24 confirmed with an expert that the equipment does indeed appear to be intended for broadcasting an internet signal and the location would be a prime spot to maximize the signalâs range.
The reporters proceeded to contact the Divine Mercy Parish that oversees the statue to ask if the space on top of Jesusâs head is available for rent. A spokesperson said that wasnât an option, prompting the reporters to ask what is going on with the antennas. The spokesperson said they knew nothing about it.
Things get even more confusing after that. According to the report, a source at an unnamed internet provider informed them that the antennas were a request from the parish. Sputnik translates the original Polish report:
He refused to disclose the details of the contract, but said that the local church needed the network for a video surveillance system, adding that t he agreement is completely legal.
The source also said that the signal is relayed to other clients. The article seems to imply that the parish might be involved in some sort of effort to monetize the space within the crown of Jesus, but itâs all uncertain. And honestly, isnât it better that this appearance of divine wireless internet remains a mystery? Maybe itâs a miracle.
[Sputnik, Fakt 24]Source: Google News Poland | Netizen 24 Poland