We had an extremely impressive thunderstorm last night, unprecedented for the fairly moderate Northern Virginia weather, and impressive probably in most places. I was glad not to be in a tent.
I was surprised by how many commenters on NextDoor found the thunder frightening. They specified the noise of the thunder as frightening, not the lightning, severe winds, torrential rain or modest hail, which most didn't even mention.
My first reaction was to dismiss them as silly. But then I wondered if thunder is known to have caused damage (from pressure differential) and, if so, under what circumstances. Exclude damage caused by people who are momentarily startled by a sudden clap of thunder and lose control of machinery or who slip and fall.