A new study has detailed what is thought to be one of the most powerful lightning bolts ever detected.
A woman driving in Florida captured the moment her husband's truck was struck by a bolt from the blue.
A meat packing plant worker recently captured footage of an unidentified object falling from the heavens.
An incredible 'megaflash' of lightning recently streaked for hundreds of miles across the United States.
Researchers have come across a detailed account of a ball lighting sighting that occurred almost 1,000 years ago.
Dozens of people died in northern India at the weekend by a spate of lightning strikes that hammered the region.
For US park ranger Roy Sullivan, this one in a million event became something of a regular occurrence.
A new study has suggested that lightning strikes may have provided the key ingredient needed for life.
Scientists have recorded footage of a spectacular natural phenomenon that is only clearly visible from space.
A single bolt of lightning was able to span a distance equivalent to that between Boston and Washington DC.
A freak accident has resulted in the deaths of four rare mountain gorillas in Uganda's Mgahinga National Park.
Marylou Ward and her husband got the fright of their lives when their toilet exploded in to pieces on Sunday.
Footage of a recent Soyuz launch shows the harrowing moment the rocket was hit by a bolt from the blue.
Firefighters were called out to attend a rather eerie-looking blaze in Millbury, Massachusetts on Sunday.
Parts of Southern California were relentlessly hammered by bolt after bolt of lightning earlier this week.
Being the world's tallest animal, is the giraffe more prone to lightning strikes than other animals ?
A tree at a cemetery in St Louis, Missouri was left smouldering after it was hit by a bolt of lightning.
The breathtaking natural phenomenon is typically unpredictable and lasts for only fractions of a second.
A witness has captured footage of what is thought to be a rare case of ball lightning on his smartphone.
Scientists have determined the processes which create spectacular lightning strikes during an eruption.