Dude narrowly avoids lightning strike, but refuses to lose his cool

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Lightning strikes just metres from protagonists in Hollywood all time (see Freaky Friday or Back To The Future) but rarely do we see real-world footage of the scary cinematic plot device.

Scottish man Kris Owens was walking home during a thunderstorm in Byron Bay, Australia, on Tuesday — recording himself lest nature strike him down.

At it almost did, when I thunderbolt came out of the sky and hit the ground right behind him.

“I was making my way home at around 2 a.m. when I was caught in the middle of an intense lightning storm,” he told Storyful.

“Thinking it would be a good idea to record my possible death for my mum, I got my phone and started to record, and captured the footage.” Read more…

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