A homeowner on Longboat Key has a mystery on his hands and the town fathers want answers. And an eraser.
The image was first noticed by an airplane flying overhead last Thursday. On a subsequent flight two days later, the pilot noted that the object had increased in size to cover about half the roof. By Monday, the illustration had grown to its current size, covering most of the rooftop area.
The unidentified resident claims he knows nothing of how the mysterious drawing came to appear on his bayfront mansion. "All I know is that it wasn't there last week and nobody's been up on that roof for the three months that I've been back in town," he claims. "I don't get it. I'm a good Catholic; why couldn't it have been an image of some saint or something?"