September 10th, 2015

A very close lightning strike in Callahan, Florida on August 18th 2015.

This sound is NOT in the public domain. You MUST attribute/credit the sound if you use it. If you would prefer to not have to give attribution, then take a look at the attribution-free license.

An example of how you might credit is by putting this in the description/credits:
"Thunder, Very Close, No Rain, C.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

This is an alternative perspective of the previous "Thunder, Very Close, No Rain, B" sound I have uploaded. This recording was about 50 meters away from the strike.

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The sound was recorded by extracting the audio from a video file captured on a "Sony DSCH400 Digital Camera".


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    motownvoice 3 years, 11 months ago


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    BenPhi 3 years, 11 months ago

    Wow! Such crystalline heights!
    Very nice, and easy to combine with lower rumbles or any other desired effect.
    Love the clap / crack, thank you!

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    rrtmommy 4 years ago

    i plan to use this in our resurrection sunday play

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