Man Actually Struck by Lightning for Swearing to God
September 21, 2008 | by Mui Mui

You better think twice the next time you swear to God about something, because you never know when he might make a miracle out of you.

On Aug 26, in Fujian Province, China, an upset Wong decided to visit his friend Xu’s house to collect an unpaid debt.

3 years ago Xu borrowed 500 yuen (about $70) from Wong for his wedding and never paid the money back.

Wong showed up at Xu’s house with a bat in hand demanding that Xu pay back the money he had borrowed. Xu then pulled out a metal rod he had laying around to use in defense if Wong decided to attack him.

Xu denied that he had borrowed any money from Wong and asked him to prove that there was a debt to be owed.

Wong finally “told him that if he dared to swear to God that he didn’t owe me the money, then I would waive his debt.”

Xu, obviously seeing a way out of paying the debt, then pointed the pole straight up in the air and shouted “if I ever borrowed money from Wong, let me be struck by lighting.”

Less than a minute after shouting those words, lightning struck the outstretched pole and passed through into Xu’s body.

Xu was taken to the hospital but survived the incident.

No mention as to whether this proves Xu did indeed borrow the money or if he has any plans to now pay Wong the money he owes.


Mui Mui
Mui Mui is another of our wonderful, yet weird, editors who also is a well established world traveler. Born in Asia, Mui Mui is our expert on whether the articles we publish remain appropriate and not offensive in nature. Mui Mui’s favorite place is Italy where she spent 4 years and eventually fell in love with.
  • …this has to be bull…
    there’s no way this actually happened…

  • Well, it could happen theoretically. I mean, the guy was holding a metal pole in the air after all, if there really was a storm, you’d be begging to be struck by lightning.

  • Even if this didn’t happen, it’s a funny read.

  • lucky shot,Wong will get his money back.

  • This can be true as nothing is impossible in this world. And yeah theoretically Xu was holding a metal pole but the author doesn’t say anything about the weather condition when the incident happened.

  • yeah ok, the relevant link goes to myspace. ergo it must be true.

  • Well for me personally it’s a prove that He was there…anyway thanks for the reminder!!

    • John

      If that’s proof that your imaginary friend was there, why are only 3% of the entire Chinese population (some 1.4 billion and growing) Christian? I thought ‘He’ was supposed to be all loving? Is ‘He’ really gonna send every Chinese person, except for the tiny minority who were seduced by charismatic foreign preachers, to Hell for billions and billions of years, for the crime of not having been told about ‘Him’?

      Frankly I don’t see that it’s a ‘proof’ of anything, other than that we live in a world with physical rules, and if you waive a metal stick in the air for long enough in the air during a thunderstorm, chances are, 1) you’re a dumb mother fucker and 2) you’re gonna get struck by lightning.

      Only a mentally ill theist could interpret that as ‘an act of god’

  • indeed, this has nothing got to do with ‘god’. it just he is damn unlucky and stupid doing that to himself.

  • What a fantastic story. It makes you think after you get over the funny part, whether it was a miracle, whether it was coincidence?

    Such is belief.

    I wouldn’t want to lie the next time I swear to God though, that’s for sure!

  • Given that they are Chinese, which god were they talking about?

  • Matthew 5:34-35 says But I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by heaven;for it is God’s throne:Nor by earth; for it is his footstool:In other words let your yes be yes & your NO be No! None of us should have to swear our word should be as good as we are. The word also say’s thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God (Matthew 4:7) hopefully The man learned his lesson and changed his dishonest ways paying his debt; I would say the lighting made a pretty big statement about his character. True or not True there is moral to the story.

  • God, dont taze me dude!

  • He was holding a metal pole in the air, therefore he is going to be struck by lighting. Last time I checked getting struck by lighting isn’t exactly a miracle.

  • priorities
    thousands of little kids in africa dying due to aids? though.
    some guy in china refuses to pay a $70 loan? let’s fry his ass !

    Nice god you believe in.

  • The reason it took almost a minute for the stike to happen was the difference in time it took to say all that in Chinese.

  • Haha, yeah~

    Asia people like we do swear like this, but I think it’s just a coincidence

  • how can i trust this story ? even i can make a blog and write some bullshit like this.

  • BloodViking said:
    “Given that they are Chinese, which god were they talking about?”

    . . . and if they were American, which God would they be talking about?

  • A few years back at one of my Gran’s annual Christmas family parties, my uncle Alan was a bit drunk and telling us all how much of an evil, nasty, selfish person God must be, **if** he actually exists.

    “May I be struck down if he does exist” he says “but I don’t want to know a God that lets such evil happen in this world”.

    …upon lighting his cigarette following this tirade, his lighter blew up in his face, removing most of his full beard in one burst…

  • I know it’s very sadisitc but I burst out laughing quite loud at this :P Coincedence or divine intervention it’s hilarious :D (That’s what you get for not settling your debts)

  • The Flying Spaghetti Monster hates metal rods.

  • “Wong showed up at Xu’s house with a bat in hand demanding that Xu pay back the money he had borrowed. Xu then pulled out a metal rod he had laying around to use in defense if Wong decided to attack him.”

    Were they inside? How the hell did he get hit by lightning indoors? This is either bullcrap or some pretty freggin strong thunder.

  • Well, it's possible, I mean, he WAS holding a metal rod, uh duh, no religious theories here, just science.

  • How about the author of this story, Mui Mui, hold a metal rod, and "tell him that if he dared to swear to God that this story holds actual truth, then see if he will be struck by a lightning bolt !"

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