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Lightning Destroys Hunter's Ladder Stand

Have you ever sat in a treestand and wondered what would happen if lightning struck?

Well, lightning did strike this treestand, and it packed a serious punch.

Watch the video below and see for yourself:

Lighting strike freaking awesome. Glad I wasn't in it.

Posted by Jeremy Salter on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Jeremy Salter shared a Facebook video of what no treestand hunter wants to see.

A lightning strike finds this ladder stand, and it's a direct hit. The force of the lightning strike blows the ground out under the base of the ladder. That, plus a giant burnt streak in the tree, tells the story of how violent this strike really was.

Next time you're up hunting from your lofty perch, take heed of the weather. Thankfully, no one was in this treestand during the strike this time.

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Lightning Destroys Hunter's Ladder Stand