posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 07:32 AM
I was there too. Left cincinatti at 4pm or so, went to hammond indiana then gary then home here in mich. I stopped at the petro at exit 143 on i74 for
an hour to eat, it had been lookin a little dark but as soon as i set my airbrakes there was a wall of trash blowing towards me. I immediately looked
for the tornado. Never seen anything like that. The storm pretty much bypassed me there, i headed on with nothing weird until i got off work and
packed my car up. It was lightninging like crazy, just heat lightning at first, next thing you know its a dull on thunderstorm. I94 was shut down for
a semi wreck, i got to sit there for half an hour.
At that point the lightning got weird. Saw a bolt that musta been directly overhead that split out into atleast 10 bolts all around me on the horizon.
Shaped like a cage. Followed by in excess of 60 seconds of earth shaking thunder. Like these mysterious booms lol.
I suspect what we saw was simply tornado weather. Weird things happen when such an extreme cold front comes into such extreme heat. Tornados need a
very specific set of conditions to occur though. Ive seen them try and fail to form in the past, its cooln