SYDNEY, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A pair of Australian friends filming rain from a boat shed captured footage of a lightning strike that was so close they "felt the static."
Nick Panayiotou and Daniel Dudman said they had just decided not to take their boat out on Oyster Bay in Sydney on Jan. 30 when lightning struck the shed mere feet away from were they were filming the rain.
Panayiotou told 7News he and Dudman had "jinxed" themselves by talking about the potential for a lightning strike only seconds before the incident.
"We were contemplating the potential risk," he said.
He said the lightning was so close the two friends "felt the static."