This man is lucky to be alive!
When it comes to the awesome power of nature, there are few things more impressive than a lightning strike. And every so often, an up-close look at that power is captured on camera.
That is the case with this video out of Norway shared by National Geographic.
While standing outside on his terrace, this man witnessed a lightning strike—that just missed him pic.twitter.com/RihQSnWgY8
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) September 11, 2017
Wow! Talk about a soil-your-pants type of moment! You really can’t get much closer without getting hit directly. Did you see the damage the strike did to his terrace? It’s enough to make one wonder how a human can survive such a hit.
This just goes to show lightning is a force of nature not to be messed around with. If you’re out hunting or fishing and the lightning starts flashing, it’s time to head in for the day. Even if the storm seems like it is a ways off. Something tells us this guy won’t be out filming the next time a lightning storm starts rolling through!