Lightning has Struck

The perfect halo
Of gold hair and lightning
Sets you off against
The planet’s last dance

~NOW, ~I have had a couple of people on my mind for a couple weeks now ,since i had learned of them getting struck down by lightning. They were on their second honeymoon sitting on top of a nice spot to rest after a hike to the lookout, there was a storm brewing and lightning possing all round, they werk killed instantly upon impact, and well since i live in a lightning riden area, where riding the lightning storms can be an every day event for a few months a year during moonsoon season. I wanted to share a post bout Lightning, and its dangers,,,,,,The couple and i did not get their names, was sitting right here on this lovely spot to sit after a hike to the top, watch out folks………..ok…………cuz…well……..it might end up being UR ETERNITy, it was thiers , forver together, they broke all chains with the werld they did in an instant. how sad an unlucky,,,,,all ENERGY!4 ever cuz they sat down to take a break and enjoy the wunderful cloudz.
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 An estimated 24,000 people are killed by lightning strikes around the world each year and about 240,000 are injured.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_strike

Lightning struck and killed 238 people in the U.S.

, A total of 173 sheep were killed almost instantaneously on Tuesday when lightning struck a mountainous area in the Hoboksar Mongolian autonomous county in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

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An 18-year-old Mongolian herder recalled the incident as “a nightmare”.

“It started raining heavily at midnight and it hailed at around 1 pm. I was very scared and had to hide in the yurt nearby. After the lightning split the sky, the sheep outside bleated and they all died,” Alten Bagen said on Thursday.

The tightly packed sheep were sheltering from the rain under a pine tree, which acted as a conductor for the electricity.

In addition, 30 sheep were carried away by floods, Bagen said.

Bagen’s father, an experienced herder, was away in the mountains looking after their horses when the accident happened.

“A smell of burned meat filled the air. If I had been here, it wouldn’t have happened,” the 42-year-old herder said. “The animals were the only source of income for our family of four.”

Father and son collected the skins of the sheep, and buried the bodies.

“I’ll sell the skins and will make some money. But we can’t eat the meat because of our religious beliefs,” the father said.

Jangeq Chafu, a local herding technician, said it’s common for livestock to get killed by lightning in the summertime, but this was the first time that so many sheep were killed at once.

“The young man doesn’t have enough experience. He doesn’t know how to cope with thunderstorms in mountainous areas,” said Chafu. “It’s dangerous for sheep to shelter under trees.”

However, Chafu also said that it is sometimes difficult to help livestock escape from lightning.

“The pastures here are in a mountainous area. Locals are used to herding sheep on the mountainside in the summer. They take their yurts and live with the herds. When lightning strikes, the herder can hide in his yurt, but the animals have no place to hide,” said Chafu.

“The sheep’s wool also generates lots of static electricity, which may make them more vulnerable to lightning,” he added.

Chafu said that the government should install lightning rods on mountain peaks.

Fifty-three pigs were killed on July 5 when lightning hit the roof of a barn in a suburb of Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province.

The pig farmer, surnamed Chen, said the pigs were sleeping after their meals when lightning struck.

“After a streak of blue light flashed by, I heard the pigs scream. Then they were silent,” she said.

The neighbors said that the ears, nostrils and mouths of most animals were bleeding, and that their bodies had traces of burns and a slight burned smell. The only pig alive had a broken rear leg and struggled to stand up, but couldn’t.

“The simplest way to prevent lightning in high places is to install a lightning rod,” said weatherman Yao Chuping, who has worked in the field for more than 20 years.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/07/13/173-sheep-killed-lightning.html

~~~a share a song by snow patrol~~~

~ “the lightning strike” ~
What if this storm ends?
And I don’t see you
As you are now
Ever again

The perfect halo
Of gold hair and lightning
Sets you off against
The planet’s last dance

Just for a minute
The silver forked sky
Lit you up like a star
That I will follow

Now it’s found us
Like I have found you
I don’t want to run
Just overwhelm me
quark sire: What if this storm ends?
And leaves us nothing
Except a memory
A distant echo

I want pinned down
I want unsettled
Rattle cage after cage
Until my blood boils

I want to see you
As you are now
Every single day
That I am living

Painted in flames
All peeling thunder
Be the lightning in me
That strikes relentless

I OWN NOTHING
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but i did get a pic of my lightning dude! that chases me round a lot lol…

so enjoy an be safe an watch it ,,,an watch out fer lightning when it be round,,,,,

namaste 2 u frum

Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ovJCLnxpto

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One thought on “Lightning has Struck

  1. I like this post. A kid has been struck and killed by lightning a week ago here. Also I love Snow Patrol and this song.. Kind regards

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