Ever wonder if there is such a thing called a lightning or thunder tooth? The place where I live right now is near the runway of the airport. We can see when airplanes land and take-off. I'm not sure if that's the reason why people are struck by lightning here or not. We are 601 ft above sea level. I was thinking about these stories and got curious whether the lightning tooth is a reality. Went to search for answers online. I found out that it's a common belief, not only in the Philippines, in many countries as well. It has different names like thunderstone or lightning stone and many others. I'm not sure if there is such a thing in the US. There are people who go out to the place where lightning struck to look for the "tooth." For this writer in Herald Tribune, he described it as a "cuspid-shaped chunk of basalt". According to him, it is used by locals in Siquijor Island in the Philippines as an amulet. I believe it is true because in one of the places I went to before, once lightning would strike on a coconut tree, some men would climb on the tree and look for that stone or the lightning tooth because they use them as amulets. I checked Wikipedia and found the picture below of a basalt. Myth or not, I don't want to get struck by lightning or look for that lightning tooth. Although they are beautiful to witness, lightning and thunder just freaks me out!