Thunderstruck

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  1. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    As some of you might know, my wife and I moved into our new house last Thursday. Still, we had to empty the locker at our old place tonight. As we were almost done packing the SUV (I was installing the bike rack), a furious thunderstorm started. And we could see the lightnings rapidly coming our way on the horizon, with heavy rain. Emilie suggested we hurry up so we don't get hit. "As if" I was thinking.

    Well, exactly as Emilie was to enter the (quite small) building to hand back the keys, a lightning struck the building's lightning conductor, right in front of her!!!!! :eek:  She jumped back, unhurt, but shit, that was scary!! I saw sparks and the sound it made was so loud, it was unreal! I still can't believe what happened. She was quite shaken, but all is fine. Still...
     
  2. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I once met a guy who had been struck by lighting.

    I was training him how to replace a CRT tube in a computer monitor when I happened to touch one of the (still charged) electrodes and got knocked to the floor, he says, "aw man, that ain't nothing - I got struck by lightning once." and proceeds to tell me the story.

    Anyway, good to hear your wife is ok.
     
  3. DilaZirK

    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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    Wow, close shave.
     
  4. seeker311

    seeker311 The Collector

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    that was the allspark meant for your SUV dude!!!!!
     
  5. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I just read the source post. Holy shit. That's nuts.
     
  6. Sludge

    Sludge Formerly NC Bulkhead

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    Damn, that's scary man. I'm glad to hear nobody was hurt.
     
  7. theLostSeeker

    theLostSeeker Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Surreal! That must've been quite intense.
     
  8. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    Talk about a close call there. Glad she's alright.
     
  9. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    shit! glad wifeys okay.
     
  10. rattrap007

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    Anyone else find it funny that he passes on telling us THAT guy's story, only to tell us about himself getting shocked..

    Your an attention whore DC.. :D 
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Quite shocking story. Glad she's ok man
     
  12. LigerPrime

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    Yeah, I just saw this on another post! Thank God, she's ok and its moments like this when we realise how much our loved ones mean to us! :D 
     
  13. oddobot

    oddobot carpe diem all diem long

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    Damn glad noone was hurt! I'e seen lightining crack a 50 ft pine tree in half, but nothing that close!!
     
  14. Foster

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    Crazy. Glad youse are all right.
     
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    unicron's blues I need to get rich!

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    Anyone see that movie The Great Outdoors with the one guy who was hit by lightning 66 times in the head.
     
  16. Matrix Soul

    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    Man, that's luck! hope you went out and bought a lottery ticket after that
     
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    I'm glad that everyone is ok, but you know what is going to happen right?

    Every time you question her about something, she will just say: 'Remember the Lightning? I was right about the Lightning!!!'
     
  18. seeker311

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    I was shocked once when I was plugging in the Xbox and I touched the metal part of the plug. My whole arm went numb for about 5 seconds.
     
  19. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Also glad she's ok. That's crazy scary
     
  20. anubis

    anubis she who lurks in shadows

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    That is just freaky. I'm sure glad ya'll ok. cuz I've heard some gruesome stories of people that have been struck by lightning.
     

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