20/04/2012 08:49 BST | Updated 20/04/2012 13:23 BST

Stunning Lightning Strike Sends Wave Of Electricity Over Great Lake (PHOTO)

This is the electric moment a lightning strike lit up Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.

Seven highly charged forks hit the lake in Illinois causing jets of bright light to dazzle and sparkle off the water.

Drivers on Lake Shore Drive - known locally as LSD - could be forgiven for thinking they were on some sort of psychedelic drug as the natural light show took place.

An estimated 24,000 people are killed by lightning strikes globally.

Lake Shore Drive lit up by a lightning strike