As reported at KSL News:
SOUTH JORDAN — There were some 6,000 to 8,000 lightning strikes in the Salt Lake Valley Saturday, and it appears one of them struck the new Oquirrh Mountain temple.
Witnesses say the lightning blackened the arm, trumpet and face of the Moroni statue that sits on top of the temple’s steeple.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has not confirmed the lightning strike.
And if the LDS organization never confirms the lightning strike, then it never really happened.
In the realm of subjective confirmations, a lightning strike trumps a “burning in the bosom” any day.
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