Creation Museum Employee Struck by LightningBy: Bennett Rieser - August 22, 2013
In what appears to be a hilariously ironic turn of events, someone who works at the Petersburg Creation Museum was struck by lightning while maintaining one of the zip line courses. The worker was not directly struck, but he was holding a zip line while standing on the ground at the time the lightning impacted.
A Kentucky local news affiliate reported that the worker was in the process of clearing guests from the zip lines for their own safety.
The employee was taken to the Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, and museum spokespeople have said that his injuries were not serious. Roving thunderstorms shut the museum’s zip line courses down for safety concerns.
The Petersburg Creation Museum is, according to its website, a “state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden’s Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.” Tickets cost $30 for people aged 13-59, while seniors pay about $24. Bringing the toddler is free, but your pre-teen will cost you $16 a ticket.
The museum’s exhibits, in a strange twist, have recently seemed quite multicultural. A dragon exhibit, examining the legends and artwork from several countries, is purposed with educating young Christians about how “God’s Word indicates that dinosaurs and man were created on the same day, so biblical creationists are not surprised to uncover clues that ancient man had indeed seen these beasts,” and how certain dinosaurs are merely mistaken reptiles.
Another new exhibit, entitled “Lucy,” seems intended to discount anthropological evidence that supports evolution. Anthropologists regularly cite the bones of Australopithecus afarensis that were discovered in 1974 and dubbed “Lucy” as being a close relative of the Homo genus, to which modern humans belong. The website boasts that “the Creation Museum has presented her from a Biblical starting point. This high-tech exhibit uses holograms to give an inside look into Lucy’s anatomy.” Unlike the rest of the exhibits, Lucy’s is not given a hyperlink.