Lightning?

3:31 am — Single flash of light and a long rolling thunder… or was it the ship coming to a stop? Keep your eye out for cover-ups.

Anyway, it just seemed strange without any other lightning that I can tell.

Nevermind, there’s the second one, and I saw it too. That’s some huge creepy lightning I tell ya. Hope Lakeside is still there in the morning. Or do I? Yeah I guess I know some people out there.

Good story.

-A

19 Comments

watergirl

about 11 years ago

Yep, I live in lakeside and that thunder just rocked my house! Which is why I'm up @ 3:47am. Well that and now my 3 mo old is up.

moosetracks

about 11 years ago

Yep, that same long thunder roll gave me a lovely early start to the morning as well.  I'm up on the hill and it was shaking it up pretty good.

BryGuy

about 11 years ago

Check this out...

Bret

about 11 years ago

We're still here.

-Lakeside/Lester Park

RS

about 11 years ago

Like always, there's a bubble around Cloquet.  The good storms always miss us.  Heard distant rumbles about 4am, but nothing that sent the dog scurrying under the table.

Cynic

about 11 years ago

RS, there was one last night that almost sent ME scurrying under the table!  Even with earplugs in and the fan running, it woke me from a dead sleep.

Of course, when you live line-of-sight to the antenna farm, you get to see and hear some pretty spectacular lightning strikes.  (The TV reception isn't bad, either.)

Jude

about 11 years ago

In Lakeside I thought the aliens were landing because it took so long for the thunder after that huge flash -- and then the thunder rolls. My cat did not come out from hiding until 11 am  and she must have been awake all night because she can't keep her eyes open, poor thing.

sparhawk

about 11 years ago

Holy shit that was loud.  It felt like it exploded right as it came over the ridge by the radio towers.  I jumped 4 inches in the air from dead sleep, and then spent the next half hour reassuring children that it was "nothing to be afraid of."  The long rolling thunder was strange, too.  Could hear it all the way to Michigan. There was a split second as I was jarred awake where I thought "who the hell is responsible for this? ...  oh yeah, God."  Glad Lakeside is still there, but I swear Central H.S. is just going to get blown into oblivion sometime.

Mike H

about 11 years ago

Some of those "thunder strikes" sounded more like sonic booms to me. I live in a large brick apartment building and I felt it move a little bit. Crazy man.

Mike H

about 11 years ago

Is there a law or regulations that forbid super sonic jets to fly over cities at super sonic speeds? You'd think there would be, with all the broken windows and such.

AJ

about 11 years ago

I live by the antenna farm on skyline. It woke me from a dead sleep, I sat straight up in bed. Probably the loudest thunder I've ever heard. No joke.

The Friendly Old Knifey

about 11 years ago

I never wake up from anything. My alarm clock can't even wake me up some days, but I definitely woke up to the sound of thunder at 3:3- last night.

Also, I might be mistaken, but thunder is a sonic boom, is it not?

year of glad

about 11 years ago

I live up by skyline too. I fell asleep on my couch in the living room with the sliding door open. I literally jumped up and ran to the door. Had my heart going pretty fast!

c-freak

about 11 years ago

Woke us up too in woodland. Freaked the hell out of the dog.

Jude

about 11 years ago

But why did that thunder roll on and on like a freight train going by?  It was the neatest thing here in Lakeside, I was at my window on the lakeside and the sound just kept going across the lake to Canada or WI.

vicarious

about 11 years ago

It woke us both up out of a dead sleep and right into a shivering-what-the-hell-is-the-world-ending?-I'm-scared embrace.

Crazy. Crazy loud.

aaron l hubbard

about 11 years ago

Absolutely crazy loud scared the crap out of me! Ha

brian

about 11 years ago

It was like a crazy stereo effect - first the thunder was off to the left side of the house, then it rolled an rolled and rolled off to the right. In my frightened half-asleep daze, I thought the meteor shower they talked about was going horribly wrong.

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