Barnesville, OH Lightning Strike, Aug 1895

Strange Lightning Freak in Ohio.

Barnesville, O., Aug. 5.---A strange freak of electricity was the striking by lightning of the dwelling of James Reed yesterday. There was no rain and the sky was almost clear. The chimney on the east end of the building was knocked down and the water conductor at the other end of the building was unsoldered. It left the conductor and shivered to atoms a post in the picket fence adjoining, making a large hole in the ground. Several people were stunned, but none seriously injured.

Tacoma Daily News, Tacoma, WA 5 Aug 1895