Can you tell me why our yard would have been hit by lightning 3 times in 20 years?

Asked August 25, 2014, 3:06 PM EDT

We have had lightning hit our yard 3 times in the past 20 years (twice in the last 3 years). Twice it hit trees in our yard, and the other time it created a hole between our house and our neighbor's house. Besides marking the trees, it also did some damage to electronics in our house, damaging our refrigerator all 3 times. Can you tell me why this is happening?

Franklin County Ohio

1 Response

I don't believe anyone would be able to tell you why this happens. Lightning strikes are unpredictable.