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Jenn 04 November 2009 05:12 PM

Cross untouched by California fire
 
Comment: GENE BLEVINS, of the LA Daily NEWS took photos of a fire in Calif that SURELY was going to burn down this cross, but next day, the cross stood as if nothing had happened. I think it is a photo taken in the winter, not a photo taken after the fire. And the photo that SEEMS like the cross will surely burn down shows flames that just APPEAR to be at the BASE of the cross but actually are NOT. ??? The last photo shows the cross is on a BARE rocky hill, and the flames may not have EVEN come close to the cross as it APPEARS.

Comment: I wonder why these pictures were not sent out over the news channels? “Even the fire fighters that were near the cross as it was surrounded with flames said it was going to be destroyed….the next day Gene Blevins/ photographer went back to the scene to get some more shots and saw that the cross was not even touched, not even scorched from the heat...”

IF THAT DOESN’T MAKE YOU THINK—I don’t know what will!!!???

May God's richest and best be yours always.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural...crossfire1.jpg

http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural...crossfire2.jpg

http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural...crossfire3.jpg

http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural...crossfire4.jpg

http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural...crossfire5.jpg

RCIAG 04 November 2009 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jenn (Post 1085476)
Comment: I wonder why these pictures were not sent out over the news channels?

Um...maybe cuz they're fake?

Ellestar 04 November 2009 06:07 PM

I find FEW things MORE annoying than WHEN people randomly capitalize words IN their emails.

Electrotiger 04 November 2009 07:19 PM

Hey God, it's cool, let the fires burn up a bunch of houses and all that property if you must, JUST FOR YOUR SAKE MAKE SURE SOME RANDOM CROSS ISN'T SCORCHED!

Tarquin Farquart 04 November 2009 07:30 PM

There's a clear message here, if all houses are shaped like crosses then fire doesn't affect them!

Debunker 04 November 2009 11:11 PM

Like many of these, a few important details are left out. Like WHERE IS THIS?

Well, Gene Blevins is a photographer for the LA Daily News, and these pics are on their website. They are from the "Station" Fire back in August of this year as the fire spread through Big Tujunga Canyon.

The last one is here

The rest are in this gallery

Can't find anything about the cross itself - where it is, who put it there. It seems to be made of metal, maybe that's why it didn't burn?

Similar story from the Freeway Complex fire in Yorba Linda/Anaheim Hills last year - a cross on a hill overlooking the CA-91 freeway was left standing, although its lighting system was destroyed. That cross was made from old wooden telephone poles.

Floater 05 November 2009 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tarquin Farquart (Post 1085646)
There's a clear message here, if all houses are shaped like crosses then fire doesn't affect them!

No, the message is "when building a house, use materials that don't burn".

Diabolus Ex Deus 22 November 2009 07:38 PM

I live in Los Angeles, and there are a few random white crosses in the hills surrounding us. There are a couple in an area where I hike and they are most definitely made of metal, so it wouldn't be a far stretch to think that cross is metal as well. I wonder why these churches don't just donate the several thousand dollars it takes to make/put up these crosses to charity? Oh the humble servants of the lord...

Just my two cents.


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