posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:29 PM
I just got back home today from a 3 day hitch on an oil rig in the louisiana swamps and experience somthing I've never seen or heard before. I got on
the rig thursday evening and off in the distance I could see a storm brewing. Before long it started to lightning a pretty good ways away. The
lightning was really intense. There wasn't a single second that the sky wasnt lit up from lightning for about a hour an a half. I was having a cig
ontop of the platform watching the amazing light show and it hit me. I havnt heard a single roll of thunder. There were many many cloud to ground
stikes as well as many many cloud to cloud strikes. Lightning was EVEYWHERE. I watched for as long as I could waiting to hear atleast one roll of
thunder and nothing. I went inside as the storm got closer and still didnt hear a peep until the storm was right on top of us. Then finnaly I heard a
few thunder rolls. I brought the lack of thunder to the attention of one of the other guys on the rig that was also watching the light show and he
said" You know what?, Thats F**king werid!!"
Im not a weather buff so this may be commen but Im pretty sure the only time I've ever seen lightning without thunder was when the strike was
extremely far away and the strike was relativly weak. These stikes were not far away(less than 10 miles) and they were very strong strikes. I tried to
take video with my EVO 3D but the rig lights screwed with the contrast. So the video was blank for the most apart other than the most intense stikes,
which were barly seen in the video.
So just wonderin what you guys and gals think.
edit on 20-8-2011 by Talltexxxan because: (no reason given)