Last night I saw a movie called "Honey, I'll go get cigarettes and be back in five" which tells the story of a man who is given the opportunity, by the devil of course, to go back in time, and relive his life without loosing his conciousness, that is, go back to when he was 30 years old but with his 63 years old life experience. That's the plot, but in the first 5 minutes, the Devil's character is presented as a man who suffered 2 strikes by the same lightning: the first one killed him, the second one, brought him to life again.
This really hooked me and got me curious enough to go surf the net and search if that really happened to someone. It turns out, there is a man, who got hit "a couple" of time by a lightning though, not twice by the same one. meet Roy C. Sullivan, here's his story:
The chances of being struck by lightning are very slim; the chances of being struck by lightning twice (on different days) is seemingly impossible; so what are the odds of being struck by lightning seven times? With our world record holder, Roy Sullivan, the events happened as follows:
1942 – Sullivan was hit for the first time when he was in a lookout tower. The lightning bolt struck him in a leg and he lost a nail on his big toe. 1969 – The second bolt hit him in his truck when he was driving on a mountain road. It knocked him unconscious and burned his eyebrows. 1970 – The third strike burned his left shoulder while in his front yard. 1972 – The next hit happened in a ranger station. The strike set his hair on fire. After that, he began to carry a pitcher of water with him. 1973 – A lightning bolt hit Sullivan on the head, blasted him out of his car, and again set his hair on fire. 1974 – Sullivan was struck by the sixth bolt in a campground, injuring his ankle. 1977 – The seventh and final lightning bolt hit him when he was fishing. Sullivan was hospitalized for burns in his chest and stomach.
His “lightning hats” are on display in New York’s and South Carolina’ s Guinness World Exhibit Hall.