Could this video - which conveniently captures
a man being hit twice by lightning - be a fake?
Watch the video, then read below.
Man struck by lightning and walks away
Experts say this video's likely a hoax. Why? Three reasons:
- Most people who get struck by lightning get hit by side strikes, not a direct hit, which can carry a gigajoule of energy. (A gigajoule = energy released by a million burning wooden matches.) The man in the video looks like he was struck by a direct strike, which would have killed him.
- The video of the lightning strike does not act like lightning captured on a video. Real lightning is so bright it would saturate the video and turn multiple frames completely white.
- The lightning would have struck the trees or vehicles before it hit the man.
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