Daniel Modøl (38) was standing on his terrace in Gjerstad in Norway, filming the lightning strike in the horizon.All of a sudden the lightning strikes just five metres away.He flipped on the camera and managed to capture a pretty spectacular strike across the valley just moments before a lightning bolt struck 5 meters away from where he was standing.
A single bolt of lightning can be at least five times hotter than the sun! This is what Daniel Modøl’s backyard looked like after being hit by one.
The lightning bolt appears to have struck the ground just to the edge of his house and porch, which is pretty fortunate. If that bolt hit a few feet in either direction he would’ve been looking at a serious fire on his hands.
There was also some damage inside, and his modem was fried. I got chills only by watching the video, and I imagined his fear.However, Daniel told TV2 that he was pretty calm. Indeed, you can see in the video that he just casually goes inside after the lightning destroyed his deck and almost hit him.