Man Gets Struck By Lightening And Walk Off OK

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in Weird

Holy hell! This guy has to be a superhero now or something.
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Male 6
that guy as 25 at the beginning of the video
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Male 25,416
IF thats real thats cool, if faked u had me!
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Female 5,222
0.0 no way...
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Male 3,431


Raiden Wins.
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Male 2,619
Look at the reflection from the cars bumper when the lighting strikes
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Male 2,619
Ive never laughed so fu*king hard!! That was IMMENSE!! He was like "WTF" hahahahahah Ive got tears streamin down my face. I dont care if its fake or not, its sheer brilliance. I think its real though.
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Male 12,365
[quote]You appear unable to understand one of the basic foundations of physics; The path of least resistance. If the human body has a greater resistance than the moist surface of the skin then the majority of the current will not pass through the body.[/quote]

I understood that decades ago when I watched a documentary about weather in the QED series. Amongst other things, they explained why a person in a car struck by lightning wouldn`t be harmed.

I`m not convinced that a bit of moisture on your skin will protect you from a lightning bolt. Or even if you were soaking wet.

I`m also not convinced by the original statement I was arguing against - that human skin can have a high enough resistance to be relevant if you`re hit by a lightning bolt.
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Male 305
Well, either way... he just waved his balls in the face of death and walked off muttering "What now bitches?"
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Male 219
Angilion: "Technically true, but no human can possibly have anywhere near that much resistance. Air is a pretty good electrical resistor. Lighting goes through miles of it."

You appear unable to understand one of the basic foundations of physics; The path of least resistance. If the human body has a greater resistance than the moist surface of the skin then the majority of the current will not pass through the body.
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Male 12,365
[quote]But there are photo`s on the `net of people who have been struck by lightning, with burn marks on their bodies that show a definite path.[/quote]

You can get fatally electrocuted dozens of yards away from the actual lightning strike. Maybe hundreds of yards, I`m not sure. It`s such an extreme event that you can even be fatally electocuted *through the ground* yards away from the strike. That`s why you`re advised to not lie down to minimise your height as much as possible but squat to minimise height and ground contact.

Since a near (and not that near) miss can electrocute you enough to kill you, it seems plausible to me that it could electrocute you enough to burn you.

The alternative is that most people survive having gigajoules of electrical energy rammed through them and that seems less likely to me. I`m thinking that anything that can flash-fry air to 30000 C is going to make a right mess of a person.
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Male 12,365
[quote]If the victim`s skin resistance is high enough, much of the current will flash around the skin or clothing to the ground in a direct strike, resulting in a surprisingly benign outcome.[/quote]

Technically true, but no human can possibly have anywhere near that much resistance. Air is a pretty good electrical resistor. Lighting goes through miles of it.

We`re talking about something with so much energy that in a tiny fraction of a second it can heat air to 30,000 celsius. Lightning bolt energy is measure in gigajoules. The electrical resistance of a couple of mm of human skin is neither here nor there.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Lightning travels from ground to cloud. True story.[/quote]

It`s sort of both. Step leader down, return stroke up. The intensely bright bit is the return stroke though, so it`s mostly down to how you define what a lightning strike is - all of it or just the visually obvious bit? Also, the return stroke can illuminate other step leaders that are connected to the one that grounded, so those would be lit from top to bottom.
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Female 631
Actually lightning strikes don`t often kill people.
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Male 571
Oh, I was expecting the guy to float away since the description said he was struck by "lightening."
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Male 1,442
Yes fake, totaly fake.

The camera and the camera man was too close to it. It would of made the camera go funny and knocked down the camera man too.

Lightning is serious buisness, even if nearby.
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Male 490
how did they know to video that guy at that moment?
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Female 1,893
and no one goes to help him? REALLLY..
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Male 1,081
...and now he has lightning super powers.
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Male 152
"No, if the skin has enough moisture on the surface, the lightning will travel around the body through the water on the surface on your skin which has almost no resistance. You`ll have lightning-shaped burns all over your body. It`ll be cool."

Yeah, at the end of the video, you can see him rearing as if he had lightning burns on his back, which is what usually happens, which is what probably happened.
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Male 519
And thats God`s way of telling you to get your poo together.
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Male 1,451
Lightning travels from ground to cloud. True story.

Either way, looks fishy.
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Male 2,591
No, if the skin has enough moisture on the surface, the lightning will travel around the body through the water on the surface on your skin which has almost no resistance. You`ll have lightning-shaped burns all over your body. It`ll be cool.
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Male 10,338
"If the victim`s skin resistance is high enough, much of the current will flash around the skin or clothing to the ground in a direct strike, resulting in a surprisingly benign outcome."

TROLL SCIENCE STRIKES AGAIN!
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Male 3,285
it`s fake. those who believe otherwise are just dumb.
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Male 17
If the victim`s skin resistance is high enough, much of the current will flash around the skin or clothing to the ground in a direct strike, resulting in a surprisingly benign outcome.

2010 Statistics: 28 killed, 238 injured by lightening
source
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Male 146
What is "lightening?" Must be some kind of make-up. Who cares if this is FAKE, it`s amazing!!!!....not,
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Male 5,626
"...And then he got up and went back for another pint..."
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Female 418
yeah looks pretty fake. if he was hit by lightning he would be in the hospital, also, there was a camera there recording... not like people just get out their cameras during storms and take video of men walking across the street.
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Male 351
most of his body would have been burned. i don`t care how awesome or tough you are. your body is human and a human body will be badly burned if not outright destroyed if hit by lightning directly. most people don`t survive when its 15 feet away ffs. and your goddamn hearth stops beating. but of course some people are just too cool to get damage.... whatever you retards.
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Male 2,402
BS he would have some serious burns. I had a lightening bolt sheer a limb off my tree. I was in the bedroom only 15 feet max. It sounded like a cannon going off like I was next to it. The sound wave alone would have knocked the cameraman on his ass.
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Male 46
this took place in Brazil and if it really happened, it would probably hit the news here - which haven`t occured so far. thus, i`m guessing it`s fake.
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Male 134
Want to know how this is fake? The emp from a lightning strike that close would of f**ked up the camera.

Oh and you know, the f**ker would of died.
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Male 163
Geronamid- Why the **** didn`t anyone run to help him? Who was the uncaring non-nice individual that was filming?

And risk pissing off Zues to? F********k that.
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Female 1,435
im calling fake. why would you be recording an old guy walking down the road! he probably fell over (if they were recording him) and some how managed to do some wicked editing to make it look like he was struck by lightning.
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Male 325
That old man looks like the old man from jackass...
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Male 2,737
WOW. Towards the end he looked mad, and said something. I wonder if he was daring God to try that crap again. I would.
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Male 1,182
drating champ
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Male 1,054
"Regardless, I remember hearing somewhere that nobody who survives a lightning strike was actually struck by the lightning itself--that the lightning would cause way too much damage. Rather, lightning struck NEAR them."

But there are photo`s on the `net of people who have been struck by lightning, with burn marks on their bodies that show a definite path.
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Male 10,338

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Female 8
Why the **** didn`t anyone run to help him? Who was the uncaring non-nice individual that was filming?
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Male 3,894
Now, I forget where exactly I heard this--It may have been an elementary- or middle school- teacher...and as I`ve aged, I`ve come to realize how unreliable the things they told me were.

Regardless, I remember hearing somewhere that nobody who survives a lightning strike was actually struck by the lightning itself--that the lightning would cause way too much damage. Rather, lightning struck NEAR them.
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Male 4,807
To the "this is fake" callers out there... I film random shots like this, all the time during severe weather. Hoping, just hoping, something like this will happen.
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Male 4,807
Angilion...

Why am I not surprised to see YOU ANAL-yzing every comment made by almost every poster again...geesh wizz!

J/K ... Keep up the good rhetoric sir.
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Male 4,793
"How do they know a goddamn lightning is going to strike there? "

They asked their genie. Duh... wait, you don`t have a genie?!?? Hah! what a loser! <3
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Male 12,365
[quote]seems fake.[/quote]

I`m not sure either way.

[quote]What the hell were they filming a man crossing the road for.[/quote]

With a billion or two people always carrying video cameras around, all sorts of things are filmed. Including severe weather, like this torrential rain, especially if it`s unusual in that part of the world.

[quote]it just feels odd.[/quote]

Lightning is odd. We don`t usually see it closer than several miles away at least.

[quote]The lightning didn`t look right either[/quote]

I think what we`re seeing is the phone`s light sensors being overloaded, rather than an accurate image of the lightning.

I don`t know if it`s real or fake. It would be easy enough to add a lightning effect onto a video of someone falling over, but it might be genuine.
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Male 441
Isn`t fake, or at least it could very well be real.

Why? Because the way he is standing and the hand he is hold an umbrella with. The lightning was attracted to the metal, it then passed from the metal into his hand. Traveling up his right arm, going down his body and passing out his feet. If he had been holding with his left hand, he would be dead. The lightning would have passed through his heart, but this way damage was only done to his hand, right leg, and right side of his torso. He probably went to the hospitable. As you can see at the end of the video, his hand looks slightly crippled.

Also, they were probably filming him because he was walking funny.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Lightning takes the path of least resistance, in this case probably down the umbrella then through his skin and out the bottom of his feet, he`s probably bleeding between his toes. Or if there was enough insulation from his shoes the lightning may have jumped from the umbrella to the floor.[/quote]

I`m thinking that the extremely heavy rain might be a factor. Water conducts electricity pretty well and there was a lot of it in the air. I think variations in the resistivity of shoe soles wouldn`t be a big factor but the resistivity of air varies a great deal depending on humidity. I think torrential rain would further reduce the resistance of that path - there might have been as much water as air in the path from umbrella to ground.

So I`m leaning towards your second suggestion - umbrella to ground, not actually through him, with the concussive wave knocking him down.
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Male 356
How do they know a goddamn lightning is going to strike there?
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Male 2,121
So much for "pics or it didn`t happen" nowadays we get video footage and still there`s suspicion.

Personally I`d like to believe it. I`ve had lightning strike near me and that sounds like the sound I remember. People film things all the time now, they were probably just filming people walking across the street getting soaked, or even the funny old man with the weird walk. Also, when people get struck by lightning they don`t usually get set on fire. The force of the concussion wave caused by the lightning bolt knocks you to the ground (its the same concussion wave that you can hear as thunder from several miles away). Lightning takes the path of least resistance, in this case probably down the umbrella then through his skin and out the bottom of his feet, he`s probably bleeding between his toes. Or if there was enough insulation from his shoes the lightning may have jumped from the umbrella to the floor.

Just sayin` don`t be so quick to call fake.
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Male 451
fake. and for those of you, like IceDragon77 making dumbass comments about it you are sad.
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Male 535
wouldn`t his clothes be burned?!
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Female 298
seems fake. What the hell were they filming a man crossing the road for. it just feels odd. The lightning didn`t look right either
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Male 552
He was doing a little dance as he was walkin at first. What was that? The Electric?
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Male 490
You can live through these, not a big deal. That guy was dumb to have an umbrella out in a lightning storm though.. that is of course if this is real.
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Female 84
That wasn`t lightning, it was obviously a kamehameha wave
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Female 108
have to ask the question, why were they filming that. hard to tell if its real
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Male 4,014
I`ve always found it a little ironic that the umbrella, designed to be used in the rain, attracts lightening, which occurs in . the . rain...
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Male 181
Meh. William Wallace could shoot lightning bolts from his eyes and fireballs from his arse, so there.
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Male 1,627
now he has magical powers?
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Male 10,440
[quote] why was he taping? i`m not buying this. [/quote]
Now that you mention it... I`m a little suspicious myself. I don`t know. People film everything these days.
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Male 10,440
Not too surprising. Lightning strikes are survivable.
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Male 371
I like the way everyone runs to help him.
Very kind.
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Female 31
sta no portugues?
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Male 1,071
Sometimes its good to be blacked out drunk
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Male 1,461
Shocking!!
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Male 697
yeah im doubting the authenticity here, he was walkin kind of funny, and he looked like a young guy pretending to be old, and they didnt even go and help him straight away
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Female 247
It`s either fake or the camera man is a real douche. If I saw something like that happen I`d be running over to help them or to see if an ambulance should be called...something.
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Male 612
because people generally just video tape random people walking.... so homosexual.
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Male 3,745
its fake...the guy who got "struck" isnt even old :|

it was a nice watch though :)
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Male 1,587
evilducky- it would probably be the umbrella that put him in danger in the first place.

Does anyone know the effect of a nearby lightning strike on digital recording?
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Female 812
Really? People do not buy this because why would people tape in the first place?! What I always wonder is why people tape while driving a car and nobody ever asks that question, yet only taping a thunderstorm is odd...
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Male 360
why was he taping? i`m not buying this.
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Male 417
FINISH HIM!
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Male 84
"Did I ever tell you about how I was struck by lightning 7 times?" Once I was just crossing the street, minding my own business.
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Male 430
That umbrella saved his life.
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Female 133
I want to know what they were video taping in the first place, makes me question the authenticity of this event.
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Female 2,026
no way....
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Male 533
Raiden
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Male 838
It`s just Zeus, sniping like a boss.
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Male 10
How is this possible, please explain.
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Female 120
Looks like lightening is to blame for all those insanely drunk people videos.
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Male 2,033
Protected by moustache.
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Male 2,121
That was freaky, and I`m not talking about the lightning. I was wearing headphones and listening to this slightly overloud. When the guy in the background shouts something like "Baki Baki!" it sounded like he was in the room with me. I jumped and looked round before I realised what it was...
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Male 6
isn`t torn clothes a characteristic of being hit by lightning? so where are his, maybe it was extremely close to him.
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Male 2,004
bacon_pie`s youtube link was way better than fancylads
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Male 10,338
I`m gonna call fake. Now please post my tornado video.
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Male 5,314
why were they recording him in the first place? me thinks fake.
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Male 1,931
I`m calling shenanigans. Why film a man walking with an umbrella anyway? And why not drop the camera to go check on him? Not to mention it looks like he`s wearing old guy make up.
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Male 267
"Lightening"? Really?
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Male 103
100% fake.
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Male 3,060
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Male 2,004
maybe the water acted as ground leading most of the electricity away
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Male 39,913

THOR
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Male 20,909
Link: Man Gets Struck By Lightening And Walk Off OK [Rate Link] - Holy hell! This guy has to be a superhero now or something.
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