It was a stormy weekend in parts of Illinois and also Missouri. In some cases, the sky was electric - literally. Brand new video captured the moment when 6 Illinois buildings were all struck by lightning at the same time.
As a kid, I was once dragged out the shower by my mom when a pop-up storm suddenly...well...popped up, I guess. Covered in soap and shampoo, I demanded to know why I'd gotten the vaudeville hook in the midst of a warm shower, and was told "So you don't get electrocuted, you idiot! You can die in the shower during a thunderstorm!"
Never underestimate a Midwestern thunderstorm when it comes to lighting up the sky with large bolts of electricity. That's exactly what happened recently as an impressive lightning display was captured in slow motion thanks to a fancy phone camera.
You've likely seen your share of lightning and probably a lot of rainbows. But, I doubt you've ever seen lightning strike inside of a double rainbow and that's exactly what happened during a Midwest thunderstorm. Oh, and it happened on Friday the 13th.