I Have Been Electrocuted

It was much more "electro" than "cute" 182 People

    On The Job

    We have heavy-duty pumps at my job and they're all electric. One day I got a small buzz from one of the pumps and figured it must be a short in the pump itself. Later on I was about to unplug an extension cord from the 6500 watt generator we were using. I grabbed the metal handle...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 4, 2010

    At School Last Year

    Yeah, I was being an idiot at school last year, the teacher told me to clean up after class, it was art class btw. I finished packing everything up but remembered that I still had to unplug everything, I went over to the sink and dropped something in the full sink and it...
    CGFE CGFE
    16-17, F
    Nov 25, 2009

    Death On the Breeze

    H ollyhocks stirring with death on the breeze Playing with Janie in the gardens sun Desertwinds sweet upon my 6 years Laughter greets me with my hat of leaves Hollyhocks stirring with death on the breeze Janies mom barefooted watering her plants Waterhose in hand...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2008

    first trade was a spark,

    had numerous shocks, some pranks by other workers like cutting through cables that were supposed to be off. Worst was drilling through a main supply cable in a block of flats, was launched up a flight of stairs. Was a close call!
    perpetuallyadventurous perpetuallyadventurous
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 10, 2015

    Good Ol' Mcdonalds

    When i was a manager at McDonald's i was kind of a cleaning Nazi- but it was important for me to practice what i preached so one slow night, I was scrubbing down the walls behind the make station- and the electrical cords were frayed.  It is partially my fault because i had...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    Feb 1, 2008

    At The Pool....

    I was swimming in the indoor hotel pool and had to go to the bathroom. So I got out and went into the bathroom. It was dark, but I could see the little glowy thing some light switches have so you can see them in the dark. It was the kind you press, so I pressed it and.... ZZZZZT...
    alixi alixi
    18-21, F
    Nov 29, 2012

    I moved into a rental house

    that had recently been "renovated" by a landlord that was also a "contractor". I touched the kitchen sink and got electrocuted.
    TheGreanBean TheGreanBean
    36-40, F
    Sep 23, 2015

    Twice.

    the first time was when i was younger (8ish?). me and my mom, dad, and brother were at a family friend's pool party. i had been playing in the pool, and i ran inside in my wet bathing suit to use their bathroom. they had just recently moved into the house, and there were some...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Jan 21, 2008

    Shocking

        Yeah I shocked myself when I put up my grandma's Christmas lights. That actually wasn't as bad as when I accidently pluged something in with my finger still on the metal plug, that fried me a little worse. I know, I know, it's all...
    missadventurer missadventurer
    22-25, F
    Jan 4, 2010

    Really, Don't Touch the Sockets

    One time I was vacuuming and the prongs on the plug were bent.  So I decided I'd help it out by pressing the prongs together while putting it in the plug.  Well I guess you know what happened, I got electrocuted and was shaking for awhile yeah now I understand why when...
    tenderheart08 tenderheart08
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Feb 7, 2008

    If you get electrocuted,

    you will be dead. These people have been shocked. Drama Queens!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    you ever get shocked

    and feel disrespected? or is it just me? lol
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 11, 2015

    When I was 7 years old.

    My grandparents's old lamp electrocuted me, it was very shockingly scary.
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    Many Times By a Few Ways

    The first time I was elctrocuted I was pretty young, but the effect hass always been the same. I was screwing around with a friend of mine and he jabbed me with the plug to an electronic synth I had and it burst me with a blue spark and fried my noodle for a second.  It was...
    Deadweezyl Deadweezyl
    26-30, M
    Apr 6, 2008

    Lou Christie Would Be Proud.

    I was washing dishes at a big commercial sink (stainless steel).  I was leaning against it, and my shirt was wet.  Lightning hit the building.  I landed on a big island counter in the middle of the kitchen.  When the cobwebs cleared from my head, and the storm...
    IndyNudist IndyNudist
    46-50, M
    10 Responses Feb 6, 2008

    A Shocking Experience.

    I once went to a Halloween party with a few friends, and the host, built a home-made version of the electric chair.. He wanted me to try it out, and it was fully functional, so... Needless to say, It was a rather Shocking experience. He insured me that there wasnt enough juice to...
    Jeremy26 Jeremy26
    26-30, M
    Feb 27, 2008

    Tastes Kinda Funny

    A quick explanation; when I get bored, I do stupid things. One day of boredom, I found a plug with the wire cut. It wasn't attached to anything so I plugged it in the wall to see what happened. Nothing did happen. I then decided to touch the wire to test if the plug actually...
    WelcomeToMyNightmare WelcomeToMyNightmare
    16-17, M
    1 Response Sep 20, 2010

    I Am 220v Certified

    I was at work and I grabbed an extension chord that is on a reel. I plugged it in and took it outside so that i could plug in a washer. The extension chord did not work so i decide to reel that one back in and get another one. Well the problem was that the handle was all metal...
    sparky09 sparky09
    18-21
    Feb 11, 2009

    Yeah, It Sucked.

    So I'll try to paint a clear picture here but I'm not very good at describing environments... My parents' yard has a chainlink fence around it. In the backyard, half of the other side of the fence goes to a horse pen for the neighbors and the other half is the back of a cow...
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2008

    8000 Volts

    I was at work using a high voltage piece of equipment.  I noticed that the gripper material on the wand with the high voltage corona wire inside was coming off.  The corona wire is situated inside the wand, and these yellow safety bars are in place on the wand to...
    discoeterno discoeterno
    31-35
    6 Responses Jun 27, 2008

    Ouch.

    Eh, it's happened more than once. Every time I had to plug something in behind the tv I would get electrocuted. it freaking loved me back there. But that wasn't ever terrible. The worst elecrocution I've had, was when I was cleaning my old computer monitor and some of the damp...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    May 6, 2011

    I almost got electrocuted

    for the second time in my life. I was cleaning my room and I was plugging in the vacuum when it short circuited and I felt the shock run through my index finger as I ****** my hand away and sparks almost hit my bare foot. Totally a bad time to be barefooted :/. My index finger...
    odessa94 odessa94
    22-25, T
    Nov 10, 2015

    A friend of mine was throwing a light

    rave-esque thingie in the area (I live in an area where people usually have to drive out to the city for things like that, so he was trying to fill the void, so to speak, by throwing something local). A bunch of us were helping to clean up afterward, and while I was taking down...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    While Working No Less

    It was close to leaving time. We were almost done with everything; dishes were clean and in the process of being put up, the grill area was wiped down, swept and mopped, and all of the supplies for morning crew were being put together. I was dismantling my little radio and...
    JollyDevittaRoger JollyDevittaRoger
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 3, 2008

    Do You Like Electric Shocks/electrocution?

    A major cable network is searching for men and women who ENJOY electric shocks or electrocution, to share their story on a documentary television series. This program explores uncommon behaviors that can be perceived as dangerous, and would like to look at how you started...
    tvcasting tvcasting
    31-35, F
    Jun 14, 2012

    3 Times

    one time i put my hand on a bulb that was blown and i felt a huge surge was a really nice feeling, i have been electrocuted from electric fences a few times too nothing major
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 24, 2008

    Electrical Socket

    Well I know everyone has been told not to stick there fingers or anything else into electrical sockets, but I decided to ignore that and do it anyway. I was at school and we were taking a test and me and my friend were done. We got really bored and i was sitting right next to the...
    Dudemeister91 Dudemeister91
    18-21, M
    May 22, 2010

    What Happened?

    I was about 4 years old, watching tv in the front room. My mum was in the kitchen, and heard a loud bang and the door closed suddenly. She opened the door and I was behind it with a dazed look on my face...smoke was coming out of the back of the tv and the plug was pulled out...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 7, 2008

    At Work

    I work in the laundry department at a personal care home and sometimes when the laundry gets backed up we use a washer or dryer that is not being used in the resident's laundry room. Normally the residents need to insert coins to turn the machine on, but we have a key that...
    RoastofRump RoastofRump
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2011

    Big Shock

    Does getting hit by lightening count?  I don't think the shock gets much bigger than that. Let's say it changed my life in quite a few ways.
    DeepForest DeepForest
    46-50
    Jun 17, 2010

    When I was five I stuck a fork into a plug

    socket.. This was my first dying experience, I actually flat lined in the hospital, I had burns on my right hand. (That are healed today) I was dead for 1 minute and a couple seconds. I don't remember a thing this is what I was told. But I do remember being out of my body and...
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 12, 2014

    Ya--ouch!!!

     Went to pull the plug of the dryer out of the socket and it actually lifted me off the ground.... It was kinda cool though, you could see the burn marks were it went in and then where it came out.... was painful for a long time and getting the nerves back took forever...
    imjusme imjusme
    36-40, F
    Dec 11, 2009
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