Cross revealed inside Marion couple's baked potato

Published: January 4 2010 | 7:50 am - Updated: 30 March 2014 | 4:40 pm in
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When Jim and Connie Gross of Marion cooked a potato, their plans were to turn it into potato skins. But when they cut it open, those New Year's Eve plans changed.

This potato was special.

When you look at the halved potato, you can see what looks like a cross right in the middle of it.

"You see this on the Internet, you hear stories about it, you see it on TV or something and most of the time you think that 'oh, that can't be true, you know, somebody has to be making this up,'" said Jim Gross. "Sure enough, we just slice open the potato and there it is."

Gross decided to list the spud on eBay (find the auction here) to raise money for the band he plays bass in, The Cedar Island Band. KCRG-TV9's Ashley Hinson is also a member of the group.

"We need a new trailer for our band equipment, and Jim thought it'd be great to see what we could raise for it on eBay," Hinson said.

The bidding continues until Jan. 13.


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