Lady Liberty Gets Illuminated By Lightning In Video That’ll Leave You Awestruck
By Izza Sofia, 24 Jul 2020
Image via Shutterstock
A thunderstorm with heavy rain in New York City resulted in a show-stopping scene when lightning almost struck the Statue of Liberty.
The video taken during the severe thunderstorm went viral online, and social media users have dubbed it a “sign from God” due to the current political state in the US.
Michael Calabrese managed to capture the spectacular moment while onboard the Miss New York run by Statue Cruises. Calabrese told USA Today that he was in “the right place at the right time.” The clip, shot using his smartphone, was immediately shared among Twitter users and garnered over two million times.
“The best video I ever captured,” Calabrese tweeted. The clip has reminded many of a scene from the 1984 film Ghostbusters and a “sign from above.”
“I’m not saying this is Ghostbusters 2 But I’m not *not* saying it,” Dan Lamothe said. “All it’s missing is Ghostbusters sound track,” Amy Alkon tweeted. Todd Harrison instead, wrote, “If you don’t believe in signs from God then you aren’t paying attention.”
Welp. That's spectacular https://t.co/P9rjdBkfA8— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) July 22, 2020
If you don't believe in signs from God then you aren't paying attention. Pay attention 👇 https://t.co/Id9ihmP0QI— Todd Harrison (@todd_harrison) July 22, 2020
I'm not saying this is Ghostbusters 2. But I'm not *not* saying it. https://t.co/Pfuw9mqXOZ— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) July 23, 2020
at this point a UFO could strike the statue of liberty and i wouldn’t be surprised. https://t.co/uugY9AwGIH— katy (@KatyWellhousen) July 23, 2020
All it's missing is Ghostbusters sound track. https://t.co/WKGIU7Vbfh— Amy Alkon (@amyalkon) July 23, 2020
Any other year this is cool. In 2020 it just comes off as particularly ominous.— Peter Mallouk (@PeterMallouk) July 23, 2020
Update - statue appears to have animated and is walking toward Trump Tower.— Jacob Wisner (@JacobWisner1) July 23, 2020
She looks *pissed*. pic.twitter.com/25QstuoMkg
[via USA Today, opening image via Shutterstock]
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