Lightning Protection Tips
Safety During Storms
During the Middle Ages church bells were rung in belief that they would diffuse lightning. many medieval bells were engraved with Fulgura Frango ("I break up the lightning"). This suspect theory was discredited by medieval scholar who observed that over a 33-year period, there were 386 lightning strikes on church towers and 103 fatalities, but with today's technology and the past experience of Ben Franklin many of these bells and churches are protected with well grounded lightning rod systems.