Kay's Cross

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Kay's Cross
Kay's Cross.jpg
Kay's Cross in 2010
LocationKaysville, Utah, US
Coordinates41°03′02.67″N 111°55′31.25″W / 41.0507417°N 111.9253472°W / 41.0507417; -111.9253472Coordinates: 41°03′02.67″N 111°55′31.25″W / 41.0507417°N 111.9253472°W / 41.0507417; -111.9253472

Kay's Cross was a large stone cross (roughly 20 feet (6.1 m) high by 13 feet (4.0 m) wide) located at the base of a hollow in northeastern Kaysville, Utah, United States.[1] Its origins are disputed, and several urban legends are tied to the site.[2] The cross was demolished with explosives by unknown persons in 1992.


One account of the origin of the cross states it was built in 1946 by locals influenced by Krishna Venta, a religious leader in the 1940s and 50s, who claimed to be the Second Coming of Christ and led a small sect based out of Simi Valley, California. The cross was built by a man named Kingston in honor of Krishna Venta.


The 'K' on Kay's Cross in 2010

On 15 February 1992, the cross was destroyed by an explosion; police made no immediate arrests.[3]

In 2013, a "haunted" tour of Kay's Cross and the surrounding forest was started, stirring interest again in the decades-old legend.[4]


  1. ^ Andy Weeks (1 July 2012). Haunted Utah: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Beehive State. Stackpole Books. pp. 35–. ISBN 978-0-8117-4875-9.
  2. ^ Mark Sceurman; Mark Moran; Matt Lake (2008). Weird U.S.: The Oddyssey Continues : Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. pp. 286–. ISBN 978-1-4027-4544-7.
  3. ^ "Another Angle Surfaces in Kays Cross Saga". Deseret News. 5 April 1992.
  4. ^ "Home". kayscross.com.

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