Over 300 wax statues of random celebrities (God bless ’em) are posed to recreate Biblical scenes at the BibleWalk museum in Mansfield, Ohio. Included: Prince Philip (as an angel), Tom Cruise (as Jesus), Elizabeth Taylor (in her Cleopatra drag), John Travolta (as King Solomon), Steve McQueen (as a nonspecific shepherd), Prince Charles, George Harrison, and… James Woods?
The museum, if we must call it that, hosts five tours with recycled wax statues (acquired from closed museums across the U.S.) depicting scenes from the Bible — The Life of Christ, Miracles of the Old Testament, Museum of Christian Martyrs, Heart of the Reformation, and Amazing Grace. For $27, you can take one big 3.5-hour tour, which seems tortuously long, but considering Christ died for your sins, you can suck it up.
One thing is clear: the casting of actual historical figures is no joke to the museum director, Julia Mott-Hardin. If you imply you’re visiting for any reason other than to glorify God, NO TOUR FOR YOU.
“I’ve had calls from people who wanted to take the tour, but only if I accompanied them pointing out the celebrities. I refused. The museum is about glorifying God and his works. That’s what we want to achieve. I just don’t want to take any of the glory away from God. That’s the most important aspect of BibleWalk, God’s glory.”
Check out the nuttiness below.