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Mom who miraculously survived lightning strike gained 'new senses' as she changed forever

Gregory Robinson

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Mom who miraculously survived lightning strike gained 'new senses' as she changed forever

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/The Weather Channel

A woman claimed she gained special powers after being struck by lightning.

In June 2009, Kimberly Krone, from Forney, Texas, was washing a pan in her kitchen in front of her six children when a storm erupted.

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A horror incident occurred when she heard two loud booms as a huge lightning bolt came through the ceiling. It bounced off the pan and hit the mum in the chest, which left her feeling like she was ‘on fire’.

Krone had been cleaning up after breakfast on 11 June when the incident happened.

During an interview for the documentary, Storm Stories, Krone recalled asking her son to call their mum because she was ‘about to pass out’ after being struck.

But her nine-year-old son, Tristan Coxwell, called 911 for help.

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He was on his way to warn his mum about the lightning because he saw a bolt hit the thermostat.

Kimberly Krone was struck by lightning. Credit: The Weather Channel
Kimberly Krone was struck by lightning. Credit: The Weather Channel

Krone crawled to the living room after collapsing to her knees while her son called 911.

The mum, who was 29 years old at the time, told ABC that she tried to drop the pan but couldn’t, and the current shot out of her little toe.

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The mum then claimed the horror incident left her with the unique ability to ‘sense’ when a storm is coming.

"Lightning came through the ceiling!" the little boy told the dispatcher. He said he was at home with his four brothers and sisters while his mom was lying on the floor with her eyes closed.

"Mom's hurting real bad," he said. "She is still breathing."

Kimberly was struck by lightning while doing the dishes. Credit: The Weather Channel
Kimberly was struck by lightning while doing the dishes. Credit: The Weather Channel
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Speaking to CBS News close to two years after the incident, Krone said she can recall the ‘pain’ and the ‘burning’ smell.

She explained: “I can remember the pain. I can remember the burning smell. And, all I could think of was I wish it would hurry up and end.”

Krone said she experienced long-term effects after the incident. “I still hurt,” she told CBS. “My chest will get tight when the storm’s coming, especially the closer it gets.”

She continued: “As far as a lightning strike, you’re always going to be scared. You’re always going to be nervous.”

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the odds of being struck by lighting in a given year are less than one in a million, and almost 90 percent of all lightning strike victims survive. Around one-third of lightning injuries occur indoors.

Topics: Community, Weather, News

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