'Zombie baby' from controversial nativity scene up for auction

'Zombie baby' from controversial nativity scene up for auction

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A zombie nativity scene at a home in Sycamore Township that has made waves in the past, is making headlines again.

It's creator tells FOX19 NOW the zombie-like character that played the role of Jesus in the nativity is headed to auction.

"This baby Jesus is on his way out.  He's going to be up for auction," said Jasen Dixon, who created the zombie nativity at his home.
Dixon told FOX19 NOW that the auction will soon be live online.

"He's a part of horror history.  If you're a collector of horror history, then I think zombie baby Jesus would be something to have. He's been seen by 10 million, they projected, on the internet," Dixon said.

As part of the yearly display, Dixon takes donations.

From this past year's take, he says he cut checks to St. Jude and used some of the money to cover legal fees after racking up 27 misdemeanors and more than $13,000 in fines over the size of the display.

That was all dropped in court earlier this week.

Dixon says he never expected so much popularity out of the nativity that he would be able to sell the zombie depicting Jesus.

"Never ever.  Not in a million years," he said.

Dixon says some of the money raised at auction will again go to St. Jude and some will go to building the 2016 version of the nativity with a brand new Jesus centerpiece.

"Something a little more professional and maybe a little cooler," Dixon told FOX19 NOW.  "A lot scarier."

Dixon told FOX19 NOW that originally he was going to wait to sell the figure at auction at a horror convention in Sharonville next month.  He says he has been told that, to the right buyer or collector, a piece like this could fetch thousands of dollars.

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