Ever since I saw this documentary on lightning, either on TLC, or TWC, it's spooked the heck out of me. It told the story of someone who was typing away at their desk, listening to music on the radio, when all of a sudden, lightning shot through the speakers. He didn't do anything wrong, but the storm was 5 miles away. Ever since, as soon as I hear thunder, I unplug standard speakers like computer, or stereo speakers just to be in the safe side.....But, is this really needed? Or is there an easier way to make your house lightning proof? They also stated that lightning can travel through an open window as well... This being typed as a severe storm is headed right my way, and thunder can be heard .