Posted 7/10/2019 21:13 (#7607754 - in reply to #7607508) Subject: RE: I think I just got (indirectly) hit by lightning
just a tish NE of central ND
SoDak Farms - 7/10/2019 18:08
If you were laying, you had a lot of mass on the ground, so it should pass through you. When you’re around lightening, you’re supposed to stand with your feet together so the current passes through you. That’s why cattle die from lightning, their feet are too far apart and it amplifies it. In a general sense anyways.
Each opinion to his own and I have no way to prove it one say or another., that said, I don't buy that theory for a minute. If you get hit and you are standing its is going through you body weather you spread legged,fat legged and scrunched up or even one legged.If you are lying down and get hit it is going through you body too. Chances of getting hit laying vs standing have to be less.
Not every static discharge results in a large zap of brilliant lighting. There is static in the air all the time. Alot of it discharges more mildly than others even though it has all the characteristics of higher charged lightning flashes.Not all lighting puts the lights out and splits trees and starts fires.
I do believe the original poster when he says he got hit. It's all very possible.