Saturday, May 14, 2011
Violent lightning strike that zapped tree captured on film — Maine News — Bangor Daily News
Sun Journal photo courtesy of Pat Giarrizzo
Rosaire Dumond wouldn’t lie to you. It was one mean bolt of lightning that zapped the big maple tree in his backyard last week. Fire seemed to shoot from the sky. It shook the earth, rattled windows and sent bark flying everywhere.
Not buying it? Well then behold the photographic evidence, an image shot by helicopter pilot Pat Giarrizzo from a quarter-mile away.
“There were a lot of strikes during that storm,” Giarrizzo said. “But that one was really close. It shook the glass.”
Posted by Mike Galvin at 3:57 PM