posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 10:57 PM
Originally posted by Newbomb Turk
Well this pic shows a lightning bolt SO CLOSE TO MY CAR I COULD HAVE LITERALLY REACHED OUT AND TOUCHED IT! HOWEVER, still wanna try and deny the fact
that it was nowhere even close to me?
Thanks for posting the pictures.
The picture tells the story...it clearly stops at the horizon in the first image, which means it was probably about the distance away from you we
figured, maybe a kilometer away given the 3 second delay of the thunder.
The second image is too distorted to analyze but even so it still doesn't look like it touched down anywhere near your car.
Don't take it so personally, I've had similar things happen to me when I could have sworn the lightning came down very close to me, when in fact
there was a few seconds delay before I heard the thunder. To think you'd see a lightning strike this bright and not hear any thunder is just not
possible. Sorry, I know you don't want to hear it was a kilometer away, but it was. And I'm not calling you a liar because I've misperceived the
distance of lightning strikes myself so I know how easy it is to do. But you can't just dismiss the absence of thunder, that's the clue that trumps
your eyewitness account of the distance. And the lightning strike stopping at the horizon in the photo also proves it's a considerable distance away.