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.....made it about 1-2 feet onto the porch and was taking a drag when a flash of lightning lit up the sky. While exhaling the hair on my right leg began to immediately stand on end....to which I jumped back in the house IMMEDIATELY! Nothing happened obviously but I think I heard one time your hair stands up right before you get hit by lightning........then again it could of been a breeze moving my leg hair
 

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Better safe than sorry. I've always heard that too about if your hair stands up you had better move.

I'm glad you're ok.

Ken
 

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your hair stands up on your head as a lightning cloud passes over you just the other day, we had a thunderstorm and my hair stood up and lightning struck the lake i live next to.
 

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I don't remember my hair standing up but it smells and hisses and spits.
Like a Zzzzzzzzzzt sound.
Yes, I've been THAT close. A couple of times.
Even my family moves away from me if a storm is starting. lol
 

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My ex-husband got hit by lightning twice..... I figured he'd probably throw me into the 3rd strike, so I left him before that could happen..... :whistling:
 

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A lady from my church went outside to take out the trash and was struck by lightning!

A fun fact: Wild animals will not eat from a corpse that was struck by lightning/electrocuted
 

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Glad you went inside, rather than finding out what the standing hair was all about.
My wife and I stay indoors during thunderstorms, and try to stay away from things like phones and outlets. Our house has been hit by lightning at least twice. We both cause electronics to go wonky. We can both make static shocks in almost any conditions.
In short, we don't feel like giving the storms a tempting target.
 

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I think a gym teacher at my high school got hit by lightning twice.... At least that was the rumour going around to explain his weird shakes and voice.
 

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I watched a movie in a biology class I took and one of the ladies had been struck 3 times! Twice inside her house (once through the phone, once while touching the metal sink faucet)
 
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