An Ohio man who created a zombie Nativity scene at his home has been told to take it down.
According to reports, Jasen Dixon, a haunted house manager, decided that he wanted to feature a Nativity scene at his home, but instead of going out and buying the usual characters, he used the resources he had available to him.
“I wanted a Nativity and I worked with what I had,” Dixon told Fox 19 News.
“The neighbors don't like it," he added. "My father hates it, and anything bad that happens he blames it on that.”
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In place of the normal wise men and baby Jesus, Dixon used full-sized zombies and a baby zombie to represent them, and at night, the zombies are lit up by green and red lights.
“I didn't really pay it any attention until the different color lights came on, then finally the baby was put in the manger,” neighbor Dan Fluker said.
Dixon says that he’s received violations from the town where he lives because of the scene on his property, and while officials say that the violations are due to the size of the scene, Dixon believes it’s because of the content.
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“I've lived here for 15 years and I've never had a violation of any kind," Dixon said.
Dixon’s display has attracted people from all over, and the haunted house manager says it’s likely the “world’s first zombie Nativity scene.”