The Lightning Conductors

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They say lightning never strikes the same place twice – and we all may think that’s probably not true- but how about lightning striking a person twice?  Very rare, yes? Three times? Unheard of??  Four times? No No No!  You’d be forgiven for thinking that you must be some kind of human lightning conductor, Does he wear metallic underwear and walk around in the open with a large metal rod in the air, with a T-shirt saying “strike me again-I dare you!”

The country is South America, and the man has been treated in hospitals there for four separate lightning strikes to his body. And he’s still alive to tell the tale. But unsurprisingly he tends not to go out in thundery weather…

While we’re on about acts of God- well, Mother Nature- what about the time when an entire Congolese Football Team was killed while playing a game. Even more startling was that the opposing team went back to the changing rooms unscathed. Perhaps it was something to do with their rubber-soled Adidas soccer boots?  Kinshasa daily newspaper L’Avenir said local opinion – known to believe in charms and spells – was divided over whether someone had cursed the team. The two sides were drawing 1-1 in the match in eastern Kasai Province when the lightning struck the visiting team.

Then there’s the incredible report  of a Croatian motorcyclist who got a lightning bolt to the penis while stopping for a roadside pee.  Wow, that must have been some whack-off!

With more people in the world and climate change bringing more electric storms, expect to see more tales of human lightning conductors.

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3 thoughts on “The Lightning Conductors

  1. I am still an amateur at all this, but I did some rercsaeh online and learned to use a tripod, have a low ISO setting and kept the aperture between f/5.6 and f/8. I hope that helps.

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  2. I live on the Gulf coast, and a couple of years ago, driivng from Beaumont to Houston I saw green lightning. It was a dark lime green flash that happened only once, in a rainstorm to the south of me toward the ocean. It was a huge flash that seemed to originate in the upper parts of the clouds and spread out at or near the ground. I thought it was a meteor, but there was no mention of it anywhere in the news. It looked eerily like the image in Independence Day when the White House was blown up, but this was long before that film. It freaked me. I must’ve told 50 people about it, and no one had ever heard of green lightning, except for one Continental pilot that I met. He told me that it’s seen, rarely, while flying, and I recall he said it’s an unusual confluence of solar wind, magnetic field, and charges between clouds that will cause it, similar to the Aurora Borealis.

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  3. Ana

    Ok Roger, the first paragraph you poestd of Spegal is where I beg to differ although where he points out the noetic effect of sin, that I do agree with but he seems to me to be apealing to Freudian psycology, that is what I have a problem with.To use a naturalisticly based psycological assesment to judge how one loses the sensus divintatus seems to me a inorrect mesuring stick.It is simplistic to blame a person’s fall into Atheism on having an inifectual or damaged relationship with one’s father, and quite framkly, unfair to the fathers out there who try there darndest to present the love of God to their children, and to those of us who serve God with all our hearts are confused by the connection, for we came out of households with Atheists for fathers and had horribly damaged relationships with them.But as always Roger, you have thought provoking posts.Thanks,Lisa

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