Giant Statue Of Jesus In Poland Gets Internet Antennas And Residents Are Confused
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Yes! We have WiFi! Thank God!
A priest by the name of Sylwester Zawadzki (who has since passed) was able to get the funds needs in donations from the residents of Świebodzin, Poland, to build Christ the King in 2010 — a 108 feet statue overlooking the town. But apparently having the son of God overlooking your town isn’t good enough if it doesn’t have broadcasting equipment on it.
According to Gizmodo, people in the town are trying to figure out why good old Jesus has antennas sticking out of his crown. And no surprise here, but some people are pissed that the antennas are there.
Gigantyczna figura Chrystusa ze Świebodzina skrywa w koronie coś, co pozwala na niej zarabiać: anteny Z dołu ich nie widać, ale zobaczcie nagranie z drona oraz to, co udało się ustalić reporterom @FAKT24PL #Onet100 pic.twitter.com/l2VtvTZ8a4
— Onet100 (@Onet_100) April 24, 2018
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 signal’s range.
The reporters proceeded to contact the Divine Mercy Parish that oversees the statue to ask if the space on top of Jesus’s head is available for rent. A spokesperson said that wasn’t 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 the agreement is completely legal.