indirectly hit by lightining

Yesterday, I was indirectly hit by lightning while I was sitting on my
unicycle. During the rain, I was riding my unicycle (I love riding my
unicycle, so I don’t care about the rain) in the high school parking lot.
I noticed each succession of lightning and thunder sound was always
approaching to me from a distance. I didn’t care, I continued riding my
fun sport. Unicycling rocks! Anyway, I eventually stopped by a light post
in the high school parking lot so that I could lean on the metal post
with my right hand. Then, all of a sudden, a HUGE lightning sound
started. KA-BOOM! My right hand tingled. It was an electrical tingle.
I jerked my hands away from the metal pole. A split second later, after
my right hand tingled, there was a strange electrical-like explosion
sound behind me. KSHSHSHSH. I turned around and saw a brief firework
display from the top of the telephone pole. The telephone pole was only
200-300 feet away from
me. Okay, now I told myself it is time to go home. I jumped into my car
and drove out there fast. I’m still a little shaky from the
experience, but I feel normal now and I am not injured.

Luck you. I was nearly struck while lying in a ditch in the New Mexico
desert on a lengthy bike tour. It struck a road sign a hundred feet away.
I can still feel the tingle you describe.

Check out the book, A Flame to the Heart by Gretel Erlich. She is a very
fine nature writer who was struck by lightning–and survived to write the
tale. She still suffers very strange and subtle disfunction as a result of
having key areas of her nervous system “lit on fire”.

David Maxfield Bainbridge Island, WA

Woops, the name of the book is "A Match to the Heart.

David

Hi,

Welcome to the club. My friends often wonder what’s wrong with me until
I explain that I was once hit by lightning at the top of Pike’s Peak in
a blizzard in 1988. It was a very unique and interesting
experience…but not enough of one for me to make a hobby of it.
Obviously I lived to tell about it.

Bruce

Life is that way wrote:
>
> Yesterday, I was indirectly hit by lightning while I was sitting on my
> unicycle. During the rain, I was riding my unicycle (I love riding my
> unicycle, so I don’t care about the rain) in the high school parking
> lot. I noticed each succession of lightning and thunder sound was always
> approaching to me from a distance. I didn’t care, I continued riding my
> fun sport. Unicycling rocks! Anyway, I eventually stopped by a light
> post in the high school parking lot so that I could lean on the metal
> post with my right hand. Then, all of a sudden, a HUGE lightning sound
> started. KA-BOOM! My right hand tingled. It was an electrical
> tingle. I jerked my hands away from the metal pole. A split second
> later, after my right hand tingled, there was a strange electrical-like
> explosion sound behind me. KSHSHSHSH. I turned around and saw a
> brief firework display from the top of the telephone pole. The telephone
> pole was only 200-300 feet away from
> me. Okay, now I told myself it is time to go home. I jumped into my car
> and drove out there fast. I’m still a little shaky from the
> experience, but I feel normal now and I am not injured.

tell us about itttttt… comon dont leave us hanging. i want to here about you getting struck by lightning in great detail. pleaaaaaaaseeee

thank you

BEHOLD, tis the great and mighty DAN, riding his wheel of DOOM!

The closest I’ve come to being hit by lightening was when I was canoeing
on a lake and I was heading for shore because the clouds rain and thunder
all came up quite suddnely and lightning hit the lake about 200 yrds
away, needless to say I got off the lake quite quickly with no obvious
sside effeccts.

Dustin Zupancic “Uni-Pickle”