SPENCER, Mass. (WHDH) -- It was a close call for a couple of Spencer teens Monday when lightning hit the ground next to their house, then traveled through it before shocking both of them and sending them to the hospital.
"We were inside just having a conversation and you could hear the thunder coming in,” Bruce Kennan said.
Kennan said you could hear the lighting strike loud and clear and neighbors agreed.
"Like a grenade. I was in the military sounded like a grenade getting thrown at you,” Fred Liprade said.
In fact, Liprade believes it actually hit his house.
“It hit the back of the house, blew a light bulb out of the bathroom," he said.
His granddaughter, Amanda Peterson, was in the basement holding her cell phone at the time
"It came through my phone, through my body,” Peterson said. “It was the weirdest thing."
Doctors told her it was a side splash from the lighting strike
"They said I was one in a million and it doesn't always happen like that," she said. "They said I'm going to be okay, just sore for a couple days."
WHDH TV 7NBC WLVI TV CW56
News Tips: (800) 280-TIPS