Fire burns inside tree. Video captures stunning incident
The video, which is now going viral, shows a blaze glowing through an opening in the tree’s trunk.Updated: Oct 21, 2019 18:19 IST
In most of the cases when lightning strikes a tree, it generally blows apart. However, there are times when the result of such a natural occurrence turns out to be very different - so much so that many may find it hard to believe.
There are times when instead of getting destroyed by lightning, the tree burns – from inside.
A video of such an incredible instance was recently shared on Twitter. “A look inside a tree that has been struck by lightning,” reads the caption.
The video, which is now going viral, shows a blaze glowing through an opening in the tree’s trunk. Take a look yourself:
A look inside a tree that has been struck by lightning. pic.twitter.com/IGcgu00fYm— So Fain (@sofain) October 20, 2019
Since being shared on October 20, the video has captured people’s attention and that’s evident from over 7.4 million it has gathered till now – and the numbers are increasing. Additionally, it has also amassed over 3.6 lakh likes and close to 93,000 retweets.
The video created quite a stir among people. While some were left stunned, a few others refused to believe it. A few took hilarious routes and compared it with the Great Eye from The Lord of the Rings movie series.
Why is everyone in disbelief about this. Google "tree struck by lightning" there’s piles of evidence and ALSO:— 🔪 アンナ🕷マリア 🖋 (@annamariabryant) October 20, 2019
Lightning = INCREDIBLY HOT
Tree = FLAMMABLE WOOD
Looks like you could forge a Ring of Power in that thing...— Jamin Grey (@JaminGrey) October 20, 2019
I wonder if that’s real?— Gretchen Winans (@gretchen_winans) October 21, 2019
How????— 👻 (@edd_rocket) October 20, 2019
It's amazing. Oddly beautiful. Call me weird.— Person McPersonface (@McPersonfaceFS) October 20, 2019
Holy crap thought this was the eye of Sauron until I read the caption pic.twitter.com/L2o9CA9Jy5— BiFWrestlingFan (@BiF4Wrestling) October 20, 2019
It’s like the different doors in The Nightmare Before Christmas but this one leads to hell.— Nina Bonina LG6IsComingForOurEdges Brown (@CallMeJoanneXO) October 20, 2019
This is, however, not the first instance of fire burning inside a tree. In 2017, on two separate occasions, people were left surprised when an image and a video showing this natural occurrence made their way onto social media.
Images of the same occurrence were also shared on Facebook by Millbury Fire Dept about five months back:
Usually, in cases of fire burning inside a tree, it burns for days and eventually falls when it cannot support its weight anymore, reports National Geographic.
What do you think about this occurrence?