WEBSTER (WKOW) -- One farmer in northwest Wisconsin has had a strange summer, but not because of the drought.
For four decades, Calvin Petersen has been a cattle farmer in Webster, which is in Burnett County.
He says his cows are spooked because a lightning strike killed nine of his cattle three weeks ago.
In 2002, he lost 11 cows to a lightning strike.
In total, Petersen says his farm has been hit 8 times by lightning.
He even got hit when he was 10 years old while walking to the outhouse.
"I remember I was coming back and it was storming and lightning. I remember just jumping up in the air and wham!" recounted Petersen.
Petersen says he has a theory about why this happens to his farm. He says it all began after wiring was buried underneath the powerline on his property.
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