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#4507124 - 02/11/20 09:04 PM Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake?  
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What are the odds of getting struck by lightning once? For this guy it's 3 times in a row! Did he had any body part that is metallic? He must had p o God or something.


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#4507131 - 02/11/20 10:18 PM Re: Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Contrary to the saying, it's not exceptional that lightning strikes the same location more than once. Some places are more likely than others.
The behavior of the victim appears to be quite realistic --- aside from being on camera while struck by lightning thrice.


If it is a hoax - certainly possible with today's video editing tools - it is very well made.
Snopes.com (yeah, I know) rates it as false since lightining seems to occur only in a single video frame each, and because no news stories are recorded from 2011 that report about the incident. Livescience.com seems to be the site that SNopes referred to as far as the technical/science aspect is concerned. If that's not enough to convince you, I suppose the absence of other news stories is the tell-tale sign.

#4507132 - 02/11/20 10:24 PM Re: Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Seems to be fake to me. No "flash" effect at night... I don't believe it.

#4507133 - 02/11/20 10:28 PM Re: Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
What are the odds of getting struck by lightning once? For this guy it's 3 times in a row! Did he had any body part that is metallic? He must had p o God or something.


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#4507137 - 02/11/20 10:52 PM Re: Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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What Roudou said. A quick search..

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So is this an extremely rare case of a man surviving two direct lightning strikes? Probably not, the experts say. . Instead, this may be a doctored video. "Each flash appears in only one frame of the video, with no saturation or blooming of the camera," said Rison, who specializes in designing lightning observation equipment "A lightning flash at nighttime, when the lens is wide open, would probably saturate the camera." If the video were real, then rather than appearing in one brightly lit frame, each bolt would cause the video to go white for a few frames.


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#4507144 - 02/11/20 11:35 PM Re: Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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It's fake. Thank you. No one could be that unlucky.

#4507146 - 02/11/20 11:47 PM Re: Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Aside from the other technical and plausibility issues, statistically speaking it's next to impossible to win the lottery but every week someone does. Park Ranger Roy Sullivan was struck by lighting seven times in his life. WIth more and more cameras around, even very unlikely events are bound to be captured, eventually, if you throw a large enough number of test cases at the problem.

#4507148 - 02/12/20 12:11 AM Re: Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Hardly worth commenting on.

A "lightning strike" would have lit up the whole surrounding area, even if just for a millisecond or two.

Anybody see the trees light up?


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#4507150 - 02/12/20 12:45 AM Re: Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Fake because the shadows cast from the trees and surroundings don't change with relation of the epicenter of the strike.

#4507152 - 02/12/20 03:19 AM Re: Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I saw this video on a show called "Real or Fake" (or something like that) either last year or the year before. It's fake.


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#4507157 - 02/12/20 07:04 AM Re: Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
It's fake. Thank you. No one could be that unlucky.



Tsutomu Yamaguchi would beg to differ....

#4507164 - 02/12/20 10:55 AM Re: Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake? [Re: Khai]  
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Originally Posted by Khai
Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
It's fake. Thank you. No one could be that unlucky.



Tsutomu Yamaguchi would beg to differ....





But he lived....


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#4507171 - 02/12/20 11:59 AM Re: Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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So did Park Ranger Roy Sullivan, the human lightning rod.

#4507361 - 02/14/20 12:35 PM Re: Is this video of a man struck by lightning 3 times, real or fake? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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No camera bloom. A strike at night with the lens fully open would cause massive saturation of the light.

Secondly and common sense, very few people survive a direct hit, let alone 3 direct hits. Most people struck are not direct hits.


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