posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 01:47 AM
a reply to: Night Star
Good morning Night Star!
Its funny you mention thunderstruck because just before I took the first video, I had been sitting there watching the storm, while listening to
Thunderstruck played by 2Cellos which is a duo of fellows who unsurprisingly covered the song on cello. It's very good, and it freaked my neighbours
Oh, and my sincerest apologies to those of a nervous or squeamish disposition, regards the amount of flesh in the second vid.
I probably should have warned everyone about the release of the belly monster from its fabric restraints!
With regard to the storm itself, we actually had a thirty second blackout, which of course, temporarily severed my internet connection, so I was
determined that the moment the power came back on, I would just post the videos I had shot, and get back to watching the thing happen! It was one of
the most high frequency, lightning creating storms that we have had here for some time, with as few as fifteen seconds between some of the most
intense flashes at its peak. You would be hearing the passage of the last blast of energy, as you witness the next one. It got pretty damned close at
one point, you would see the flash, be about to count to one, and then hear the bang!
It was a very foggy night as well, which meant that every bolt lit the entire sky for its duration, illuminating the haze, in the same way as some
methods of holographic projection involve illuminating a dense gas made up of highly reflective particles. I was sat out on my balcony, watching the
storm from my Union flag camping chair for hours, and a few of my neighbours got a fright when they came up the stairs, and saw me lit up by
lightning, grinning like a maniac, occasionally laughing like a mad professor!
Legendary good fun. The awesome majesty and fury of the natural world is always something I have enjoyed baring witness to.