Scientists say one of the stones was hit by one huge lightning strike or multiple smaller ones.
Although the clip may look like it's been Photoshopped, trees burning from the inside are a documented occurrence.
"The outpouring of support during this horrific time have been above and beyond what I could have ever imagined," the victim's wife said.
"There is immense energy in a hurricane which can cause very frequent lightning strikes," Met Office spokesperson Oliver Claydon told "Newsweek."
"We were told that the tree was smoldering when they responded and his chair was on fire," the victim's fiancee said.
"We got out of bed and came over here, and the toilet was laying on the floor," said MaryLou Ward.
Organizers of the 75-mile Südtirol Ultra Skyrace had already stopped the event, but a woman from Norway was between aid stations and unable to be notified.
"Surely can't be a coincidence. Any reports of locusts? Raining frogs?" one person joked.
"The one gentleman, his whole shirt was burned. There was actually a hole in his shirt where the lightning struck," said one witness.
Around 30 years ago, researchers first detected gamma-ray emissions inside storms that are now associated with lightning. But what is the nature of the relationship between the two phenomena?
Staff at Lion County Safari have been overcome by the sudden death of the two animals,
On average, 49 people are killed by lightning in the United States each year.
An "atmospheric river" has been fueling the storm.
Some 153 people were reportedly on the plane.
Nearby fisherman came to the rescue when luxury vessel caught fire at sea.
"She's a little bit more interested in the romantic side of her life at this point."
Jupiter's lightning is "inside out."
The latest episode of "Black Lightning" illustrates the inherent injustice of the criminal justice system.
"We didn't aim for that. But wow."
Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli shared a timelapse of the storms over his home country.