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.
According to reports, several dozen individuals have been killed by lightning strikes in just two days.
The government agency has unveiled plans for a futuristic unmanned vehicle known as 'LightningStrike'.
Footage recorded at the beginning of the year seems to show lightning hitting a glowing orb in the sky.
A strange light filmed over the Australian capital is thought to have been a rare case of ball lightning.
High school student Macie Martinez was struck by a bolt of lightning while standing inside her kitchen.