posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 01:41 PM
That's a strange variant of the story I've heard.
In May 1878 after a thunder storm hit Lexington, Tennessee a man by the name of Robert Edge appeared and gave an Apocalyptic and Anti-Masonic Sermon,
after which he gained a large following with his Christian Prophecies that were said to come true. One day he vanished from Lexington, but stories of
Robert Edge later surfaced in Atlanta.
In Atlanta he continued his Apocalyptic Sermons as he also spoke of coming dangers and great threats to humanity. He did his preaching in the Market
Place, which consisted of two large connecting sheds known as the Upper and Lower Markets. Here, farmers brought goods from their fields and towns
people purchased their groceries.
One day, Robert Edge predicted that a storm would destroy the Lower Market and leave only the southwest pillar of the shed standing to prove that he
was a prophet of God. Not long after, an electrical storm caused lightning to strike the Market Place and the Lower Market burned to the ground. Only
the southwest pillar remained and the "Pillar of Prophecy", as it was called, survived another fire in 1916 and stood until 1920.
Robert Edge left Atlanta as mysteriously and quietly as he left Lexington and the "Pillar of Prophecy" seemed to take on a legend of it's own.
Still, a good find!