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Clown struck by lightning twice in one day

By T.K. Randall
October 30, 2013 · Comment icon 23 comments



Wagner was struck twice. Image Credit: PD - Codalo
Rodeo clown Casey Wagner got more than he bargained for when he attended a driving event in Texas.
Wagner had been attending the "Rednecks With Paychecks" event in Saint Jo when the sudden appearance of a storm forced him to take shelter under a tree.

A few moments later Wagner found himself being struck by a bolt from the blue, not once but twice in rapid succession. "What I remember is just a loud boom and it dropped me to my knees - and then it hit me again," he said.
He recalled feeling the sensation of electricity passing up through his right boot and in to his body. "When I got hit, it was just two big old flashes and then sparks went everywhere," he said. "At the hospital they said the poncho I was wearing was carrying static because it was one of those plastic ones."

Despite his ordeal Wagner had a lucky escape. Doctors told him that the tingling sensation would disappear within a week but that he was otherwise unharmed. "I give everything to God," he said. "So I owe everything to him, he's the one that kept me alive. I can tell you one thing, I'm going to start going to church more."

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (23)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #14 Posted by Calibeliever 9 years ago
That's a question that has vexed me for some time......Why do churches have lightning conductors fitted? Don't get me wrong. I'm on God's side here
Comment icon #15 Posted by ancient astronaut 9 years ago
Clowns are creepy any damn way!!
Comment icon #16 Posted by Nathan DiYorio 9 years ago
"I give everything to God," he said. "So I owe everything to him, he's the one that kept me alive. I can tell you one thing, I'm going to start going to church more." Uhm, not to be glib, but wasn't it God that struck you in the first place? Just saying. Yes. But not his god...
Comment icon #17 Posted by Heroic Bishop 9 years ago
Lesson number 1: Do not dress as a clown Lesson number 2: Don't attend redneck festivals Lesson number 3: Don't thank a fictional human construct such as god for surviving as if he did exist, he would probably be the one trying to headshot you with electricity
Comment icon #18 Posted by minera 9 years ago
my guess is a higher ower is trying to tell him to get a different job lol
Comment icon #19 Posted by csspwns 9 years ago
God is the one who got him struck lol.
Comment icon #20 Posted by HawkLord 9 years ago
I wonder if people near him said "Hey do you smell something funny burning?"
Comment icon #21 Posted by homo.liberis 9 years ago
I felt compelled to read this story. lol I am now entertained.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Mr. Smith 9 years ago
God hates clowns. Even Patch Adams got screwed.
Comment icon #23 Posted by freetoroam 9 years ago
"At the hospital they said the poncho I was wearing was carrying static because it was one of those plastic ones," he said. http://uk.news.yahoo...88.html#hRTQBwu Nature done what it does when it wants to do it, this is just another human being wearing the wrong thing at the right time.


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