Turn your speakers down – Daniel Modøl (38) was standing on his terrace in Gjerstad in Norway, filming the lightning strike in the horizon. All of a sudden the lightning strikes just five metres away.
A man in Norway has captured what it’s like to have a lightning bolt strike just feet away. Watch the 1.5-minute video above to see the terrifying experience from his perspective (warning: turn your speakers down because it’s extremely loud).
TV 2 reports that on Monday, 38-year-old Daniel Modøl was standing on his terrace in Gjerstad, Aust-Agder, and shooting lightning flashing in the horizon. Without warning, there was a deafening crack as a lightning bolt struck less than 20 feet away on the other side of the terrace.
While the bolt itself wasn’t caught on camera, we do see rocks and dirt flying through the air and a smoldering spot piece of ground.
Modøl wisely decided that he wouldn’t stay outside to see if he could catch a second close strike on camera. He immediately headed for cover indoors, where he found his ceiling fan off and burn marks around an electrical outlet where his modem was.