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A Close Brush (Maybe Too Close) With a Lightning Bolt

Farmers’ Almanac’s crack staff captured this video this afternoon in the southeastern U.S.

4 comments

1 Shawn { 06.04.14 at 3:10 pm }

There was one close to my father’s house that scared me and my father was OUTSIDE with it!

2 Jodi Tallman { 06.12.13 at 3:02 pm }

Was hit by lightening in the Black Canyon in Calorado.! A small bolt as the main bolt went horizontal following the river!

3 steve kincannon { 06.06.13 at 6:35 pm }

mine was too close also

4 steve kincannon { 06.06.13 at 6:33 pm }

i wish to see picture of brush too close with a ligthing bolt i have had a close experence with one too

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