A man in Mansfield, Connecticut was struck by lightning yesterday morning. He wasn’t sitting under a tall tree in the rain. He wasn’t climbing a metal pole. He was inside his home, doing normal inside-your-home things.
Michael Cluney, 60, was taken to hospital in an ambulance. He’s reportedly having some trouble seeing and hearing, but he’s expected to be okay.
A neighbor described what she saw:
“Shortly after 6 a.m. there was this enormous crack, an enormous boom,” she reported. “Our house lit up. The lightning was so bright.”
Even though it was built back in 1830, the house withstood the lightning strike (with the exception of some broken glass). Firefighters had to take apart some of the ceiling, though, in order to make sure that the lightning didn’t start a fire between the walls of the house.