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i came very close to lightening this afternoon
06-18-2014, 11:22 PM #1
j browsing Member
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uhoh.gif i was turning down a road..made the turn and in front to the right side was a cell tower I saw a blinding flash and a noise I thought would rupture my ears...scared the hell out of me

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
06-18-2014, 11:24 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh holy crap, that sort of thing can really freak you out. uhoh.gif
06-18-2014, 11:27 PM #3
j browsing Member
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that's the closet I ever was to lightening ..big l said he saw lightening hit today back in the bean field..he was a little worried I would get home ok

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
06-18-2014, 11:32 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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I'm sure he's worried for you whenever he's not with you. That goes with the territory.

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As far as lightning goes, the closest I ever care to witness such is when it exploded about 15 meters from where we were standing on the balcony with Mason when he was a little puppy. We were all quite stunned and that's the reason Mason fears thunder so much. sad2.gif
06-18-2014, 11:43 PM #5
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whew.gif Glad you're okay... I've had several close calls myself living in Florida, but the worst was when I was in a covered bridge in Indiana.
It had an aluminum roof and... ffs, I don't know how I kept from crapping my pants.
The sound inside was overwhelming.

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06-18-2014, 11:45 PM #6
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big l said when the lightening hit the bean field the cat was on the bed looking out the back window,,when it hit she ran off the bed and dove under the bed good.png

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
06-18-2014, 11:59 PM #7
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gaah.gif It tends to scare the crap out of the puppies and kitties

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06-19-2014, 12:07 AM #8
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Glad you were able to stay dark and not get lightened. chuckle.gif

Also glad you didn't get hit by lightning. yay.gif

Pray for me. hug.gif
06-19-2014, 12:38 AM #9
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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blink.gif Glad you're okay JB hug.gif

A few years ago lightening hit transformers on either side of my house (one close, the other across the pasture) and arced in between. The pasture fence had electrical wire and it got fried and a perfect line of grass fires right along the fence.

I've also seen lightening come out of a computer monitor. damned.gif
06-19-2014, 12:46 AM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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I'm sure that was quite the experience. damned.gif Was it one of those old bulky VGA monitors?
06-19-2014, 12:57 AM #11
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Yes it was Octo. I shouldn't say I saw it, I was in the next room but my co-worker was in front of the monitor, happened to lean over to the printer. I heard a 'snick' and he yelled and I could smell the ... cordite? Ozone? Very sharp smell almost like a match had been struck. He swore up and down lightening came out and I believe it because I heard and smelled it.
06-19-2014, 01:08 AM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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I believe you. My dad told me about the time lightning traveled along the telephone cords in the house back home. Burned the crap out of everything (radio) before they had electricity.



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