The shock of electricity from the heavens was so powerful it lifted Wayne Lennan's vehicle OFF the ground before destroying it
This is the moment Australian Wayne Lennan was relaxing in a beach bar car park in Newcastle, New South Wales, before a bolt of electricity from the heavens completely wrecked his car.
The force of the impact was so powerful it lifted his car OFF the ground - but somehow he managed to walk away unharmed.
The incredible event was caught on video on by surfer Luke Flanders on his camera phone, and the footage has gone viral.
Luke Flanders was trying to get some cool pictures of a lightning bolt for his Instagram account when he switched his phone to video mode.
"I was filming for like 30 seconds and then BANG!" he told the Sydney Morning Herald.
"It hit the aerial of a car about 30 or 40 metres in front of me and just kind of exploded and orange sparks shot out everywhere."
Mr Lennan is still in shock at just how he managed to survive such a violent strike and admits the whole incident came and went in a blur.
"It was all a bit of a shock, the storm was coming in and it all happened very quickly,'' he said. "[When the lightning bolt hit] it lifted the car off the ground."
A local towing service came to the rescue to take the car to a garage but the vehicle has now been confirmed as a write off.