Some crazy weather hit the town of Blue Eye, Missouri recently, bringing with it some ominous clouds and spectacular lightning strikes. This insane video captured the moment lightning struck a tree and lit it up like the lights in Vegas.

This is an excellent example of why you can’t “shelter” from lightning under a tree. Being under a tree is one of the leading causes of lightning casualties, and you definitely don’t want to be IN a tree that gets struck.

Lightning is nothing to play around with when you’re outdoors, whether you’re on the water or sitting in your treestand, if the weather starts to take a turn for the worse take shelter indoors or in a hard-topped vehicle if possible. Personally, I’ve had to scurry down from my treestand more than a few times because of lightning in the area, and it’s a scary situation to be in.

Watch the video below and remember, when thunder roars head indoors!:

Image is a screenshot from the YouTube video

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