On TikTok, everything that was once old is suddenly fresh again, and that evidently includes the terrifying 2016 video that featured the “aluminum pan man.”
Early in May 2021, a TikTok video with the message “RIP Aluminum Pan Man” was posted. It appeared to be of a college-aged male donning an aluminum pan before rushing outside into a downpour. He was to be shielded by the pan from the heavy hail that was coming down.
There was a clap of thunder when lightning struck after “aluminum pan man” dashed outside into the storm. This briefly knocked out the power to the buildings and caused a car’s lights to flash.
After the loud thunderclap and the brilliant lightning strike, screams were also audible.
Around April 20, 2016, the video initially appeared on either Snapchat or YouTube.
The YouTube video gained almost 11 000,000 views as of now.
The TikTok video has received nearly 6 million views in only 24 hours.
This was the heart-pounding scene when a student mistakenly dashed into a lightning storm while wearing an aluminum pan that conducts electricity.
Dramatic video captures a fierce lightning strike just seconds after a courageous student at the University of Texas at San Antonio pegs it through the parking lot of a student residence.
As a fellow student films the incident, screams can be heard.
Did He Make It?
“RIP” appeared in the caption of the video. The good news is that “aluminum pan man” lived to tell the tale.
The metal-wearing man is reportedly still alive and well, despite the video’s title, “RIP Aluminum Pan Man.”
EAGnews.org reported that the incident took place in San Antonio, Texas. Dirk Wristers, a student at The University of Texas at Austin at the time, was the man with the aluminum pan over his head.