Lightning Strike Smokes Tree in Colorado Springs Apartment Complex

Lightning Strike Smokes Tree in Colorado Springs Apartment Complex

Weather

Lightning Strike Smokes Tree in Colorado Springs Apartment Complex

By

“It was basically like hearing a gunshot right next to your ear.” –Ty Billings 

If you’ve never had a close encounter with a cloud-to-ground lightning strike this is a pretty much how it goes. All is quiet and chill then kablooey….outta nowhere comes brightest flash you’ve ever seen accompanied by the loudest sound you’ve ever heard and then back to chill. Its a wild thing to experience first hand. This one was captured by Ty Billings outside The Meadows apartment complex in Colorado Springs. FOX21 reports the tree survived the strike but suffered some battle scars. Guess the odds of of getting struck by lightning….answer below:

The odds of getting struck by lightning are 1 in 15,000.

More Unofficial Networks