posted on May, 13 2014 @ 05:51 PM
When I was about 13 years old my friends and I were skateboarding at these warehouses we always went to. The sky got really dark and we could tell it
was about to rain, so we booked it for my house. We were all running and skateboarding down the prairie path and the rain started hitting us. We were
coming up on the bridge that lets pedestrians on the path cross over the main road. I dropped my board and it knocked my friends board out of his
hands. We were now both lagging behind the others.
Here's where things get weird. We were running and were close to the middle of the bridge when I saw lightning strike the metal railing on the side
of the bridge. As soon as it hit the bridge I felt a warm buzzing sensation pulse through my body. Immediately all sound ceased, I couldn't hear any
noise. And time, or at least my perception of it, slowed down. I could see the cars below the bridge slow to a snails pace. The raindrops falling
looked as though they were barely moving. My friend to the side and the friends ahead of us seemed to be almost motionless. And then everything went
back to normal. For a few seconds (in real-time probably a millisecond or less) I got to see the world in slow-motion. It was an extraordinary
experience. My friend next to me described the exact same experience, feeling a warm pulsation and seeing everything in slow-motion. We were both
awe-struck by what happened.
Has anyone experienced something like this involving lightning, or electricity in general? Ever since that experience with lightning, I've wondered
if time is electromagnetic in composition and can be altered by electricity, warping it. Or if the lightning simply altered some part of my brain that
perceives time. What are your thoughts?