Woman struck by lightning in front of her children can now sense when storms are coming
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A mum who miraculously survived getting hit by lightning said that she could still sense when a storm was coming after the incident.
It’s like something out of a superhero origin story, but instead of this strange happening transforming the woman into someone with unusual powers, instead it changed her life forever, and not for the better.
What’s more, the feeling she would get when she knew a storm was coming was not a nice one.
It must have been pretty traumatic, to say the least.
As she was handling a large pan, she heard two huge sounds, which took place during a storm that saw 1,200 lightning strikes hit the area in just five minutes.
The mum-of-six was standing right in front of her children - aged between six months and nine years old - when a bolt of lightning came straight through a light in her kitchen roof, striking the pan in her hand and then getting her straight in the chest.
Somehow, she survived.
After the incident, she said: “I picked it up like this and I moved it over, and before I could even get it to this hand, the lightning came through the recessed light.
“I can remember the pain, I can remember the burning smell - I felt on fire, and all I could think of was I wish it would hurry up and end.”
Her son Tristan sprang into action, calling 911 to get help.
The distressed youngster told the responder that ‘lightning came through the ceiling’ and that his mother was ‘hurting real bad’.
There’s a recording of the call in which the clearly distraught boy begs for his mum not to die.
All in all, a horrific experience for everyone.
As this was happening, another bolt hit the house, causing the home computer to explode.
16 minutes later, the ambulance arrived, taking Kimberley to hospital where she spent three days.
She had seizures and her entire central nervous system shut down, but ultimately made a recovery.
Years later, she opened up on the lasting effects that she experienced from the strike.
Speaking to ABC News, she said: “I still hurt.
“My chest will get real tight when the storm's coming, especially the closer it gets.
“As far as a lightning strike, you're always going to be scared.
“You're always going to be nervous.”