Three British siblings took a selfie at the exact moment a fireball of lightning struck them

Jul 19th

What a photo!

That, my friends, is what it looks like to be struck by a blast of superheated plasma seeking to electrically ground itself (otherwise known as "lightning").

Three British teens – who are all siblings! – were on a bike ride on the south side of London when they stopped for a restroom break.

Rachel, Isobel, and Andrew Jobson decided to pose for a picture before continuing.

A second later, things went SERIOUSLY wrong.

If you're wondering, yes, it hurt. A lot.

The trio had stopped for a bathroom break while cycling to see their aunt when they first snapped a selfie of them smiling.

"We then wanted a sad picture in the rain," Isobel, 23, told the news outlet.

"All of a sudden I was on the ground and couldn't hear anything apart from this high-pitched buzzing," she said.

Rachel said she suffered burns to her thigh and her stomach, and temporarily lost feeling in her arm.

"I was on the ground. I felt disjointed. My sister and I were screaming," said Rachel.

All three were taken to the hospital, but released in good condition a few hours later.

As for what attracted the lightning, the siblings believe it may have been the titanium plate Isobel had put in her arm after a bicycle crash last year.

"My sister's arm was very hot, because of the plate. Everyone was amazed at what had happened to us," Rachel told the outlet.

Don't mess with lightning!


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