Know anyone who's been struck by lightening?
Jul 31, 2009
Sep 07, 2009
Well you fucking well do now! Ok, not struck, but almost. It was my final day in Melbourne, and I was visiting my cousin in a hospice in the city. It had just started to rain and I was leaving the building. I took ONE step into the car park and there was an explosion. You know how your brain works when something suddenly happens? A thousand thoughts race through your mind in a second? At first I though it was kids letting off a firecracker, but I was surrounded by an orange light, and I thought a firecracker wouldn’t have that effect, it must be something big. I was in a car park, so I thought it was a car-bomb. My mind was racing so fast, I actually thought how ironic it was that I come to the other side of the world and be caught in a bomb blast. It was only a second later when I realised I was still in one piece that I realised what had happened. Lightening had struck the ground about 10 feet in front of me, and I've never felt anything so powerful in my life. I was shaking for about 5 minutes afterwards, my heart still racing. I suppose it could've been much worse; I could've shit myself.