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Man survives being struck by lightning twice

Posted on Monday, 2 May, 2011 | Comment icon 17 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

Image credit: Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz

A man jogging along a quiet road gets struck two times by lightning in the space of a minute.

Incredible CCTV footage caught the incident on film, showing the bewildered man fall to the ground after being struck only to be struck a second time after getting back on his feet. The footage has become something of an internet sensation with viewers debating over its origins and authenticity.

"The chances of being struck by lightning once are high enough."

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Comment icon #8 Posted by Eldorado on 2 May, 2011, 16:11
i dont know if anything was trying to kill him, but if i had been his wife i would be running away from him in any storm. Advice to locals: "Stay away from the lightning guy".
Comment icon #9 Posted by clyde barrow on 2 May, 2011, 17:39
LOL! Assuming this is true, he must be really unlucky. And is that blood on the road? I'm guessing he peed his pants.
Comment icon #10 Posted by FlyingAngel on 2 May, 2011, 17:48
I'm guessing he peed his pants. With the speed of 200ms ? I guess his p**** would explode by that time.
Comment icon #11 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 2 May, 2011, 19:11
I'm guessing he peed his pants. I was thinking the same thing, but by the looks of the footage, he would have soiled himself and left a large puddle in less than a second, with pants to absorb most in the first place. That would be a huge bladder problem!
Comment icon #12 Posted by DieChecker on 2 May, 2011, 23:15
It looks fake to me too. The second lightning strike is basically under a tree. Not impossible, but even more unlikely. I don't remember reading about scorch marks on the ground from lighting hitting people, but really I've not read much about it.
Comment icon #13 Posted by High Gravity on 2 May, 2011, 23:32
I guess that would tell me to quit jogging, eh!?
Comment icon #14 Posted by blueandi on 3 May, 2011, 18:20
It looks fake to me, check out the direction of the shadows, all wrong, the light source looks to be behind the camera, as the shadow from the van shows, and as previously commented, the tree's would be hit first.
Comment icon #15 Posted by BaneSilvermoon on 3 May, 2011, 19:34
Wouldn't a lightning strike remove any shadows next to it? If you pause the video just right and catch it when the bolt is in the screen everything lights up, yet the shadows cast by the vehicle next to him are still fully present. Makes it seem more like an edit than a light source actually occurring in the footage to me.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Finity on 6 May, 2011, 23:39
Looks fake. Isn't there usually a shockwave when lightning hits the ground? Not to mention EMP which would effect the camera being so close to it, nothing in the scene moves at all. It doesn't even set car alarms off. When lightning hits the 2-3 miles of open field behind our house, you can feel the shock from over a mile away.
Comment icon #17 Posted by reblexx on 24 May, 2011, 15:02

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