10 thoughts on “Thunderbolt and Lightning (very, very frightening)

  1. markbialczak says:

    Mama mia, let me go, Barb.

  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    I’ve read and watched science programs about thunder and lightning since the day I was hit indirectly. The bolt hit a iron casement window frame as I was rolling the window closed. The strike threw me across the room and there were no lasting problems – except for a healthy fear of lightning. My grandmother’s kitchen drew lightning; you could stand in the living room and watch it go from the windows to the sink to the stove and the refrigerator. The house I live in now has been struck three times, once so bad we had to call the fire department to locate the source of smoke. That strike hit the huge tree first, went under our pool. blew the power source up and threw yellow sand all in the pool, went inside our basement and from there traveled through each room, destroying things as it went. We lost clock radios, a computer, appliances, light switches, etc.

    From the many shows I’ve watched I learned it has to do with positive and negative charges. The lightning travels from the ground upward.

    If I hear a rumble… I do not mess around. Call me coward but I’ve seen firsthand what can happen. If you can hear it, it can hit you.

    • you brave and intelligent! I am amazed you are all right. Hugs, Barbara

      • Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

        Some people think that’s what is the matter with me! I have a cousin whose driveway was hit by lightning and it plowed a crevice about two feet deep. This was all in North Carolina. My uncle told me when he was a kid, one of his friends house was hit and the lightning knocked the nails out of the wood in the walls. That was confirmed by another classmate of mine who did not know my uncle. By the way, North Carolina is one of the top five states for lightning strikes; Florida is #1.

      • I have two of my daughters who live in NC. Hugs, Barbara

  3. awesome. as a child, I was a bit scared of lightning, particularly at night, but now it’s just pure awe and wonder.

    • I have all ways been afraid of lightening. I still am. The video was amazing and scary to me. Several people told me they have been very close to lightening strikes. Yikes! Hugs, Barbara

  4. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Awesome nature!!!

  5. Reblogged this on Tammy Hopkinson MBA and commented:
    This is awesome!!!!

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