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Girl Snapchatting on her front porch almost gets hit by lightning

Just take a photo from indoors next time.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 16, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 9:45 am CDT

When lightning strikes, nothing is safe—not even a snap in the making.

Misty Jordan was in the middle of Snapchatting outside during a thunderstorm, and while she was attempting to capture some thunder or lightning for her friends, she ended up getting more than she ever bargained for with a video that’s equally astounding and terrifying. It’s entirely too close for comfort.

“It took me a minute to realize I was still alive,” she wrote in the video description.

They say lightning never strikes twice, but I still wouldn’t risk trying to Snapchat outside while the weather’s anything less than sunny from here on out.

Photo via Oregon Department of Transportation/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 16, 2014, 10:20 am CDT