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Man Tries To Capture A Lightning Storm Outside On Camera, Records The Scariest Moment Of His Life
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Man Tries To Capture A Lightning Storm Outside On Camera, Records The Scariest Moment Of His Life

When 38-year-old Daniel Modøl went outside to film a distant storm he didn’t expect it would get so close. He was safely standing on his terrace in Gjerstad, Aust-Agder, Norway and shooting lightning bolts flashing in the area. Nature, however, had planned something more.

While still in his flip-flops, Daniel witnessed a lightning strike leaving a crater in his backyard about 15-20 feet (4,5-6 meters) away from him. He wasn’t fast enough to record the near-instantaneous bolt, but he did document the aftermath.

Modøl decided to go back inside for the remainder of the storm. He found his ceiling fan off and burn marks all over the electrical outlet where his modem was. I’d say that’s a fair bargain, considering you just barely avoided getting blown to pieces.

More info: tv2.no (h/t: petapixel)

When 38-year-old Daniel Modøl was filming a distant storm, he clearly wasn’t aware of nature’s plans

He was standing on his terrace, capturing lightning bolts in the horizon, but suddenly everything came a lot closer

While still in his flip-flops, Daniel witnessed a lightning strike leaving a crater in his backyard

He also documented the terrifying aftermath

And his video inspired people to share their close encounters with lightning storms as well

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Joelle Jansen
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4 years ago

Remember people, if you hear the thunder within like 3 seconds of the light, the next bolt can be close enough to hit you. Make sure to go inside when that happens!

Trav May
Community Member
4 years ago

Lightning can strike 20 miles ahead of a storm. Thunder five seconds after a lightning strike means it's 1 mile away. Experts say that if you hear thunder, you're likely within striking distance!

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Iris Omri-Engler
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing and terrifying at the same time. To experience the real power of a lightning. I like thunder storms. But the beauty of it let me forget sometimes the danger behind somehow

Hayley Rodgers
Community Member
4 years ago

We so rarely gets Thunder storms where I live but I still try to remember to stay inside, I think I've sat under my front porch once or twice. It's a good thing I have some sense of self-preservation or I would have been struck by lightning by now

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Hayley Lightcap
Community Member
4 years ago

I love how their reaction was like, Yeah we're done let's just go inside

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Joelle Jansen
Community Member
4 years ago

Remember people, if you hear the thunder within like 3 seconds of the light, the next bolt can be close enough to hit you. Make sure to go inside when that happens!

Trav May
Community Member
4 years ago

Lightning can strike 20 miles ahead of a storm. Thunder five seconds after a lightning strike means it's 1 mile away. Experts say that if you hear thunder, you're likely within striking distance!

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Iris Omri-Engler
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing and terrifying at the same time. To experience the real power of a lightning. I like thunder storms. But the beauty of it let me forget sometimes the danger behind somehow

Hayley Rodgers
Community Member
4 years ago

We so rarely gets Thunder storms where I live but I still try to remember to stay inside, I think I've sat under my front porch once or twice. It's a good thing I have some sense of self-preservation or I would have been struck by lightning by now

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Hayley Lightcap
Community Member
4 years ago

I love how their reaction was like, Yeah we're done let's just go inside

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