When I was a child in KY, we actually stood by our 2nd floor sliding glass door and watched the tornado that leveled a neighborhood just a couple miles away. The odd thing was that we didn't realize it was a tornado at the time! It didn't look like a funnel at all, but rather a dark curtain moving across the sky. I think it was a wall tornado. Even after watching a gutter fly off our roof, we still didn't catch on. I think we were very lucky. Anyway, once we found out AFTER it was over that it was a tornado, my mom made us spend the rest of the evening in the basement!