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Old 02-17-2014, 09:37   #15
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I was swimming in a lake when lightning struck the water about 50 yards from us. I imagine I now know what it feels like to get tasered. Fortunately we were all OK and able to swim to shore after a minute or so. For that first minute it was all I could do to keep my head above water while my arms and legs spasmed.

Before that I was at my parent's house back in the mid-70's, standing on the front porch watching a storm, when lightning hit our well, which was about 10 feet from where I was standing. It was also close to a big hickory tree. I was knocked off my feet from the concussion of the thing, and felt like crap for the rest of the day. My brother and sisters were about 10 feet away from me but inside the house, in the living room, and they were dazed for awhile too.
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