Amazing Nature

By Federico Cornetto


A tree struck by lightning had a fire raging inside it like a roaring furnace.

Glenn Ratcliff, 44, filmed the awe-inspiring spectacle as a huge flame roared inside the hollow trunk of a tree that had been split in two halves during a thunderstorm in Trinity, Texas, on October 17.

Glenn, who is a small business owner, uploaded the unique video on social media where it quickly went viral, reaching over one million views.

Glenn said: “We had no wind that day and fortunately no trees around it caught fire.

“My reaction when I saw this tree on fire was sadness and a deep respect for mother nature.

“The scene was something that could never be explained, unless you watch the video.”