Originally Posted by New England
actually it's funny that you mention that...
my house was hit by lightening when i was in high school and living with my parents
i was knocked off of my feet (either that or i fell down when i heard the sound. it happens far too quickly to think or remember the situation.)
thuner rumbles and echoes. a lightening strike nearby sounds like a whip cracking inside your brain.
every piece of electronics in the house (from computers and tvs to toasters,) never worked again
every smoke detector was going off but sounding very faint and strange because of the damage, and every battery in every smoke detector was hot
i mean red hot. way too hot to touch.
if anybody had been taking a shower they would have been killed, according to the insurance people. plumbing is the main source of grounding in a lightening strike.
sh#t was mad real. other than the damage to every appliance the house was fine. there wasn't a mark on her. everybody was fine.
i grew up near the water, and used to see the masts of large boats getting struck all the time. they're grounded perfectly. they dont even get a burnmark. lightening is nuts. people always give me a hard time when i'm cautious around lightening, and they never believe me when i say that i've been struck.
Living in a city, I never fear storms, but I an imagine when you're just in a small town, no hospitals near, no people, or tall buildings etc... those lightning strikes must be scary. I would be pissed off if my **** was ****ed from my TV etc...