Lightning bolt strikes bride's father during wedding ceremony

Miracles happen: Nothing could stop the father from finishing his speech for his daughter's ceremony

News Desk July 12, 2017

They say relations are made in heavens and no one can stop a couple’s reunion decided there, not even a lightning bolt as proved by a recent incident.

A father of bride was struck by lightning in Canada when he was giving a speech in an outdoor marriage ceremony, however, it couldn’t keep him from finishing his speech.

“I said: ‘Adam, you are some lucky guy,’” JP Nadeau, the bride’s father, said. “As soon as I said that, my daughter’s eyes – she was looking at me – just popped right out. Because all of a sudden there was this lightning flash that hit right behind me."

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Recalling the incident, Nadeau said he looked down to see his right hand light up. “It was like I was holding a lightning bolt in my hand, it was amazing,” he said. “I’m sure I jumped, because I felt a major shock. But after that I was kind of OK and I even continued speaking.”

The seasoned pianist was shocked with the bolt and right away inspected his hand to see if there was any damage but to his relief there was no any.

The father of the bride, JP Nadeau, the moment lightning struck at his daughter’s wedding. PHOTO COURTESY: SABRINA GUITFORD

His audience thought he might die but rather he moved back and picked up the microphone to continue what he was saying. “They thought I was going to drop dead,” he recalled.

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The lightning left him with a black mark on his thumb, which he can now see and remember the memorable incident attached to his daughter’s wedding ceremony.

“A lot of lesser men would have perished. But I don’t know how it happened that I could just walk, scot-free,” he said.

He thinks his health is even better now after the bolt struck him. “I was saying to someone I think my knee is working: better.”

The article originally appeared on The Guardian


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