If you head up to Lake Monona near Madison, Wisconsin, you might finally be able to have those magical powers you’ve always wanted (or you can at least pretend, anyway). Who wouldn’t want to be able to shoot lightning out of their fingertips? No one, that’s who.
The phenomenon known as St. Elmo’s Fire occurs when tiny charges of electricity from an object meet naturally occurring charges in the air. The two forces ionize when they meet if the atmospheric charges are unusually strong, which typically happens after a storm. To see St. Elmo’s Fire in action, check this out.
It must have been really interesting to interact with nature like that. Although this guy seems calm and cool on the outside, he was probably freaking out on the inside.