posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 06:54 PM
Wow, amazing video. Is it just me or does some of the lightning appear to travel up from the ground to the sky? If so then I never realized lightning
could do that.
I'm a stormchaser type of guy and I love a good storm, but this video makes me think twice about putting myself into some very risky and stupid
I saw a lightning strike about twenty feet away from me while I was in my truck. It's very difficult to explain so forgive me if Im not very
detailed, but it was really wide, lasted what seemed like a couple of seconds and I swear I could see sparkly like lights surrounding the bolt and
circling it. It made a god awful crackling, electrical sound that I can only describe as a combination between a transformer exploding and the sound a
bad buzzer makes on a cheesy game show.
It hit the base of a tree on the side of the road and the base of tree exploded, throwing dirt and rocks into the air. The tree fell over as I was
driving by it and i had one of those lucky to be alive, top of the world feelings.
Oh, who I am kidding....I'm still going to chase storms