If you thought the worst thing that could happen when power lines went down was your cable or Internet going out, then watch this video.
In Norway earlier this year, a snowstorm caused damage in an area that is popular with people who like to go sledding. A man by the name of Steinar Midtskogen was there and captured footage of a downed power line. The scene created a visual straight out of a sci-fi movie.
"An ordinary ski with child," translates one of the Norwegian subtitles. "Forest's tranquility."
Video is shown of a family pulling a sled and skiing. After a photo of the snow-covered trees is shown, more text appears.
"Suddenly a sound in the forest," it reads. "Wind, heavy snow, and trees go bad with power lines."
That could be quite the understatement if that translation reads true. The downed power line perhaps hits a tree and creates a crazy jet of fire lightning. According to the person who uploaded the video, it lasted for about five minutes.
The video is titled "Spenning på skitur" ("Voltage skiing"), and it currently has about 170,000 views. According to Nordic mythology, the world was supposed to end last Saturday. Thankfully, it did not, and this video has nothing to do with the Viking calendar. The visual is also reminiscent of "Ghostbusters," but it is not the result of proton-pack streams crossing while fighting the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
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