When Erica Hite was filming a thunderstorm on Sunday in her home in Boynton Beach, Florida she had her camera ready at just the right time to capture a weird bolt of lightning.
The National Weather Service in Miami identified the unusual weather phenomena.as ‘positive lighting,’ or a continuous current, which is up to ten times more powerful than a typical flash.
Hite told the Palm Beach Post: ‘It was crazy. Very scary, very loud.’ ‘It was just at the right place at the right time. I could probably never in my life get something like that again.’
In Hite’s 12-second video, the glowing bold of electricity can be seen striking a dumpster, crackling like gunfire or fireworks.