Lightning Strikes Tree At Memorial Where Caylee Anthony's Body Was Found

Sign from above?

Some might call it a coincidence.  Others may call it a sign.  And there are always those who will come right out and say God is mad about the acquittal of Casey Anthony and chucked a lightning bolt to show his fury.

Whatever you want to call it, the fact is lightning struck a tree at Caylee’s memorial today, the very same day her mother, Casey Anthony, was sentenced for lying to police.  She was found not guilty of murdering her daughter yesterday and will be released from jail next week.

As reported by the Orlando Sentinel the vacant lot on Suburban Drive has sprouted a makeshift memorial of teddy bears and flowers.  It’s where thousands have visited to remember little Caylee since the 2-year-old girl’s remains was found there in December 2008.

It’s there that a bolt of lightning stuck early this afternoon. It was part of a strong storm passing over east Orange County this afternoon. Still, a steady stream of visitors continue to visit the impromptu memorial. Police report no one was injured and the tree did not catch fire.

Those living in the area talked to Bianca Prieto of the Orlando Sentinel.

“It could be a sign from the angels that they aren’t happy with what’s happened,” said Keyla Lugo, an 40-year-old Orlando resident who has visited the memorial set up for Caylee in the Chickasaw Oaks subdivision twice in the last week.

“It’s a sad day for Orlando, for Caylee and for justice. The rain, the lightning, the storm — its the heavens indicating they aren’t happy.”

What do you think? Coincidence or message from above? I’m inclined to think it’s a coincidence. However, if I was a juror that acquitted Casey Anthony I wouldn’t be out and about in rainstorms just now…

Image: ArelisHernandez/OrlandoSentinel

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