Your odds of getting struck by lightning is about 1 in 300,000…you have better odds winning the lottery. In about 90% of the cases, the individuals struck survive. The Lichtenberg Figure happens to some of them leaving a tattoo of sorts on their bodies.
These scars are caused by 3rd degree burns. The bolt of lightning can heat up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit (5 times hotter than the sun). It’s terrifying to even think about how any human could survive such an ordeal.
Other symptoms can also occur due to the amount voltage of electricity sent through the body including cardiac arrest, seizures, brain injury, spinal cord damage, and amnesia.
As the lightning moves out of the body, it can force red blood cells out of your capillaries, into your epidermis. The extremely high temperatures quickly vaporize the moisture on your skin. Sometimes, this steam explosion even blows off people’s clothes or shoes, leaving them nearly naked. Below you will see some of the people that survived this crazy phenomenon!
The odds of getting struck by lightning are about 1 in 300,000
Roughly 90% of those struck survive, left with tattoo-like scars
this is known as the Lichtenberg figure
A lightning bolt can reach temps up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit
Five times hotter than the sun
containing up to 1 billion volts of electricity
Cardiac arrest, seizures, brain injury, spinal cord damage, and amnesia be results of lightning strikes.
The Lichtenberg figures are the results of lightning coming to the surface of the skin.
The strike forces the red blood cells out through your capillaries
“I just know it struck in our neighbor’s backyard, and it was bright and loud. I didn’t feel anything”
Lightning strikes about 25 million times a year
It has engraved the grass on the greens
So golf courses can really show these Lichtenberg figures