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CajunAlum Tiger Fan
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Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .

Decided to clean up around the edges of my pond on a beautiful Friday afternoon and was out swinging a ditch blade. I looked up across the pond and my 4 year old was coming over to help. I told him to come on over and as I did a giant bolt of lightning came out of nowhere and hit a tree ~50 yards behind me. It was crazy, blue skies and a couple of fluffy white clouds, then BOOM! He freaked out and froze; I freaked out seeing him freaked out before realizing I had a ditch blade in my hand. We headed for the porch at Usain Bolt speed (well, I'm a fatass, so it was probably more like a the speed of a mall-walker and the grace of a penguin.) Spent 10 minutes out on the porch afterward and did not see another strike. I've heard of these stories but never experienced it myself and it was as scared as I've ever been.

It took me about 5 minutes to stop shaking and another 5 to catch my breath.

I guess it's drinkin time!






TigerTatorTots
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
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and another 5 to catch my breath.
Was that from the 20 yard jog or the lightning scaring you?


LSUwag
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St Augustine Beach
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
Have you done anything lately that would piss off God?

Glad you and your son are okay.


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Bama and Beer
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
Welcome to America


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greasemonkey
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Macclenny Fl aka south JAWJA
Member since Aug 2012
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
Thats where the sayig "Out of the clear blue sky" comes from

Ive read the lightning can proceed a storm by 30miles


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CajunAlum Tiger Fan
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The Great State of Louisiana
Member since Jan 2008
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
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Was that from the 20 yard jog or the lightning scaring you?


Obviously the lightning. . . well. . . on second thought. . .good question!





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Flair Chops
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to the west, my soul is bound
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
I love lightning when I can watch it in the distance. Heat lightning is my favorite


Bama and Beer
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
Me too. Its not easy trying this from a phone. Like the reflection in the water



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aaronb023
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
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my pond


pics or GTFO


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USMCTiger03
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
Having lightning strike close by is one of the most underrated things out there. Will freak you out for a while.


CoastieGM
Member since Aug 2012
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
That's some scary shite. Time for some nerve tonic.


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AlxTgr
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
Was this by Bogies?


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meauxjeaux2
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watson
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
Had a bolt hit my neighbor's trees not 50' away from my son and I today as well. Image: http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/1422/dw53.jpg width=400


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deaconjones35
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Pride
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
I have developed an irrational fear of lightning. Had a bolt strike about 20 yards away from me one day. Not a good feeling. My balls got all ticklish.


Purple Spoon
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Hoth
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
Being close enough to a bolt of lightening to hear that sizzle noise and ring your ears is not something I care to experience often.


WhiskerBiscuitSlayer
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Trolling the Tiger Rant lol
Member since Jan 2013
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
I have a good friend whose house was struck and burned to the ground here in San Antonio. Guy liked the house and the land so he rebuilt the exact same house on the old foundation and a year later it got struck again and burned his garage down. Most unlucky guy I've ever seen.


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CajunAlum Tiger Fan
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The Great State of Louisiana
Member since Jan 2008
4078 posts

re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
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Being close enough to a bolt of lightening to hear that sizzle noise and ring your ears is not something I care to experience often.


Yep, you can hear the little crackles before the boom and smell.

MJ, you too hunh, crazy!



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duggieblue
Auburn Fan
GA
Member since Feb 2010
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
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Heat lightning is my favorite


No such thing....heat doesn't cause lightning.


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faxis
LSU Fan
La.
Member since Oct 2007
7773 posts

re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
Be on a sailboat with a big arse aluminum mast in the middle of a big arse body of water and listen to it crackle and pop as you move across where the lightning is going to hit and get back to me about fear.
That shite will do things to your masculinity you didn't realize were possible. Sounds like a swarm of bees.


beulahland
LSU Fan
Little D'arbonne
Member since Jan 2013
1868 posts

re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .
Static electricity?


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