Mystery surrounds 20-foot cross after it washes up on Florida beach

Posted at 3:27 PM, Feb 19, 2019

You never know what the tide might bring in. Guests at a resort on Fort Lauderdale beach witnessed an unusual object wash up on shore: a 20-foot cross.

“I was getting calls from the front desk, from the tiki bar, from the guests,” describes Frank Talerico, owner of Ocean Manor Resort.

The large cross washed up on the beach outside the resort a few weeks ago.

“When I saw it, I got goosebumps,” Talerico says. “I couldn't believe it.”

It took 10 men in all to pull the cross out of the water.

Since then, many have come by to see it in person. It’s even been blessed by a priest.

“When we were here the other night, there were people kneeled all around it praying,” describes one woman.

The resort has turned it into Fort Lauderdale's latest tourist attraction, bringing in people from all over the country.

There are still questions regarding the origin of the cross.

“You can't help but wonder what kind of journey it’s been on,” says one tourist.