Mother Nature always seems to find new ways to shock and awe us.
In an incredible video recently circulated by The Weather Channel, you’ll get a glimpse of an incredibly rare and terrifying natural occurrence.
In 2003, a severe storm system was hovering over a Jim Beam bourbon warehouse in Kentucky. Heavy winds and rains barreled down on the building, which was located directly next to a small lake. Suddenly, a lightning bolt hits the warehouse and caused over 800,000 gallons of bourbon to spill into the water.
As it flowed into the lake, the bourbon quickly caught fire. Flames were fanned by rapid wind gusts, which began to circulate into a funnel formation and caused a rare fiery tornado. Although it was short-lived, this scary sight caused a lot of damage.
Luckily, this potentially devastating natural occurrence was mostly contained by the small pond from where it spawned. According to The Weather Channel, a large number of fish in the pond were killed and Jim Beam was forced to pay $27,000 in cleanup costs after the storm.