Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Speaking of unending storms...

Roy Sullivan was a park ranger who got struck by lightning seven times. He ended up carrying a bucket of water with him all the time, to put out the flames. He knew when he was about to be struck because he could smell the sulfur. One time his left shoe fell off. Another time a low cloud seemed to follow him, and he tried to escape it but eventually got struck.

Being struck by lightning, he said, was like "being cooked inside your skin." An article from the late 80's described how "whenever he was caught in a storm while driving his truck, he would pull over and lie down on the front seat, shivering until the threat passed."

After surviving all of those lightning strikes, he committed suicide at the age of 71 because of a broken heart.

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