I Got Struck By Lightning

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    Learned My Lesson Too

    Many of my experiences are due to youth and stupidity. This is one of the big ones. I learned a valuable lesson that day. Do not go swimming in a rainstorm. Everyone else was smart enough to get out of the water me not so bright and when the lightning hit the water I got lifted...
    dasmuggler dasmuggler
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 6, 2009

    Wrong Tree, Wrong Time...

    One night during my freshman year of high school, a friend and I were sitting near an outbuilding on my family's property. (It was raining but there was no lightning or thunder, so we assumed we were safe being there.) The structure was a small cabin with a covered porch enclosed...
    konfuzd1 konfuzd1
    31-35
    Mar 21, 2012

    Happened In 2007

    It was a rainy day which was also lightening. I arrived at my mom house and got out of the car, opening my umbrella so that my daughter and nieces would not get wet. All I remember is waking up at the hospital 3 weeks later. My electrolytes level was extremely low, causing me not...
    elisa40 elisa40
    36-40, F
    May 19, 2012

    My Best Friend, The Lightning Rod

    My best friend has been struck 3 times so I actually feel safe if he's around when the bolts start flashing. Seems like lightning just likes him!
    louducca louducca
    31-35, M
    Oct 12, 2012

    Lightning Leg

    So, a little over a year ago, I walked across the street to buy a pack of cigarettes. Lightning must have decided I looked tasty, because it came down and friend me. Luckily I was barefoot at the time, and although my clothes were completely burned away, I am told having shoes...
    luckystrike420 luckystrike420
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 12, 2009

    My Brother And I

    It was raining so hard I remember that the most. I was ten years old and we were in West Yellowstone Montana. We were coming back to the motel after dinner and it was just the worst thunderstorm I have ever been in. My older brother said we should go unlock the door for our...
    justluckykids justluckykids
    31-35, M
    Jul 18, 2012

    Wrong Tree, Wrong Time...

    One night during my freshman year of high school, a friend and I were sitting near an outbuilding on my family's property. (It was raining but there was no lightning or thunder, so we assumed we were safe being there.) The structure was a small cabin with a covered porch enclosed...
    konfuzd1 konfuzd1
    31-35
    Mar 21, 2012

    Struck On Grand Lake

    I was seventeen and me and three friends were at my parents cabin on Grand lake, The area is North of Grove Oklahoma. We were getting ready to leave the lake to go back home; home was in South west Missouri.  I  had walked out on the dock and was was going to dive into the...
    jmckinney56 jmckinney56
    51-55
    Oct 7, 2011

    Indirect Strike

    I was hit by lightning yesterday during a thunderstorm. I went outside, to close my screened-in porch door. Suddenly, as I closed the door, I saw a bright arc of light in the sky and it dissipated all around me. The electricity ended up travelling towards the door and zapped me...
    jenetik jenetik
    31-35
    1 Response Jul 29, 2013

    Struck As A Kid

    . About 18 years ago I went out in my backyard to play in the snow that was falling. I took my dog and for some really dumb reason I grabbed an aluminum pole out of my dads garage  to play pretend with because I couldn't find any sticks. I remember  running around with the pole...
    photokitty photokitty
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2011

    My name is Cathy and about 41 years ago my

    father, mother and sister were at Smith Lake in Cullman Alabama and my grandparents lived right on the lake. We were sitting outside, my grandfather was sitting on a metal glider, with my younger sister sitting on his lap, my grandmother was sitting on a wooden picnic table, my...
    faithful54 faithful54
    56-60, F
    Mar 13, 2014

    It's Strange!!!!!

     I only hear stories about people got striken by Lightening till yesterday the 16th June 2012, I was riding my Bicycle back from the local gym. It was about 4 pm a sudden thunder storm, rarely striking in this region, perhaps just twice a year, came roaring in the redish, by...
    Mrcurioustom Mrcurioustom
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 17, 2012

    Struck Ground Up..

      As a kid a friend and I were walking home from playing in the woods by our house. All of a sudden we were caught in a downpour. We decided to take shelter under the branches of a large tree in the pasture we were crossing. We raced to it trying to stay dry. Unfortunately I...
    Suetonious Suetonious
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2009
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