I THINK that the X was struck by lightning today. We had a wicked-bad storm come through this afternoon, lots of lightning and shit. The X is in the driveway because I don't have any money right now for gas, so I have been driving the Kia. A week ago, I hooked up the Firestik 5' to the Coleman rack. It is up there, and the wire is coming from it. But, the CB is not hooked up, nor is the wire connected to anything. For now, it is all for show. Anywho, while I was at school, Ashley said that lightning hit REALLY REALLY close to the house. When I got home, I found my Firestick nearly blown apart. The rubber is all torn from it. There is a gold wire sticking out. And it smells like burnt ass. I checked the X and there are no marks on her. However, there are slivers of tree bark all over the driveway, as there is a ginormous oak tree in our front yard. SO...does it sound like I was a victim of a lightning strike? Or maybe something more sinister. Those punk-ass Air Force kids, maybe? Also, would this be covered by Firestik, or the company in which I bought it from, Walcott CB?