You’ve heard about the Jedi Alliance in Spokane, the teeny-tiny Wayside Church near Monroe, but this next Washington state attraction could take the cake.
Zillah, a town of just over 3,000 people, is well-known to most eastern and central Washingtonians. But did you know about the Church of God-Zillah?
That’s the old, unofficial name from about twenty years ago. The church has since found a new identity as the Christian Worship Center. The Godzilla motif came as a play on words. You know, Church of God. In Zillah. Godzilla, God-Zillah. Fortunately, the church was led by a minister with a sense of humor and appreciation of pop culture.
Some twenty-plus years ago, a church member donated a metal skeleton of a t-rex. The creature was given a cross to hold in one tiny t-rex hand and a sign for the other. Beneath its feet, a sign says “Church of God-Zillah” with the church’s phone number. There was talk about lights in the eyes that would flash at passers-by, but I haven’t found any recent activity on the attraction. One traveler alleges the statue was “taken down” as recently as 2019. I surely hope not, but if you do know the fate of the legendary God-Zillah t-rex skeleton, please let me know. The Google Street View photo I sourced was taken in 2021, so perhaps it was removed but only temporarily.
The 12 Deadliest Serial Killers in Washington State’s Bloody History
Every state is known for something. Florida has swamps and beautiful weather, Iowa has wrestling and corn, New York has Manhattan and Brooklyn-style pizza, Maryland has crabcakes. Washington has apples, wine, IPAs, and serial killers. This article is not meant to glorify these evil people in any way, just shed some light on a bizarre Washington truth. From Bundy to the Green River Killer, these are twelve of the deadliest killers in Washington state history.