||Colorado Springs, CO, in backyard
||ringing in ears, hearing loss
||Morehead City, NC, on patio
||Buzzing in ears 24/7
||New Milford, CT, under tree
|Aaron and Heidi
||Venango County, PA, in house
||Fortunately none but lost two expensive computer systems.
||Sierra Nevada, CA, Donner Lake
||Felt like bones were shaking
|| Matagorda, TX, Hit while Deep sea fishing
||Electrical problem in the left part of heart
||Connecticut, struck three separate times, once in garage and twice in house
||Ringing in my ears, joint and muscle pain, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, anger issues, memory loss, concentration problems, PTSD, etc
||Woods Canyon, AZ, fishing with family
||Severe burns, three fractured vertebrae on my spine, can no longer work, bad depression, anger issues, joint swelling, nueroprathy, memory issues, word recall issues, PTSD
|| St Augustine, FL, on his back deck
||In a coma.
||Florence, SC, Coaching Little League team
||Ear pain, pain in his hip and back. Legs and feet tingle and get numb, taste buds have changed after three months. Random but excruciating pain from time to time.
||Jacksonville, FL, Closing metal-framed patio door
||Temporary loss of speech, knocked flat, burn mark
||Pinson, AL. In bathroom taking shower.
||Depression, psychic abilities
||Puerto, Vallarta, Mexico: in apartment with doors open
||Depression, tremors, psychic abilities
||Gainesville, GA: Playing football
||heart stopped, coma, surgery
||Millville, NJ: Working as Game Warden
||Vision, concentration, nausea
||Belfair, WA: At a concert
||Intense pain, memory loss, depression
||Naples, FL: On the beach
|| Fatigue, headaches, concussion
||Pensacola, FL: At home, inside, on Telephone
and Touching Stove
vision problems, hypersensitive hearing, numbness, and all over
||Thetford Forest, UK: Hit twice, once outside, once inside
||No lasting problems.
||Northwest New Jersey: Hit while camping with scouts
||Blair, WI: Hit standing in open garage leaning on freezer
||Headaches, muscle pains.
||Nashville, TN: Inside, near open window
||Neurologic symptoms, watches don't work, increased psychic abilities.
||Location not known: Hit while on cell phone attached by a cord to a charger.
||Swelling on upper back, chest and neck.
||Point, TX: Hit while getting into car
||Depression, headaches, pain, numbness, anger.
||Location not known: Hit twice, once indoors, once outdoors
||Headaches, hand pain, I can feel the barometric pressure more, digestive problems, chronic pain, fatigue, pain in joints
||Location not known: Installing plumbing inside house
||Memory loss, chronic pain, headaches, dizziness, joint pain, hearing loss on one side, inability to concentrate, depression.
||East Coast, FL: Working Outside on Dock
||Chronic pain, heightened startle response, near total inability to sleep, heart palpitations, headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, memory problems, inability to concentrate, loud ringing in my ears, etc.
||Brandon, MS: In open garage working with power tool
||No severe medical impact.
||Boston, MA: On sail boat
||Heart stopped but restarted. Burn marks.
||Location not known: Outside working on Mobile Home
||Short term memory loss, trouble sleeping, pain in joints
||Location not known: At home on phone
- Hit three separate times:
- In house, Oak Ridge, TN
- On corded telephone, Flagstaff, AZ
- On porch
|Severe neuropathy, chronic pain, digestive problems, apraxia,
frontal lobe damage, PTSD and short term memory
||Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: Hit while on phone in house
||Dizziness, strong headaches, fatigue,
Fibromyalgia, toxins sensitivity
||Omaha, NE: Struck outside waiting for concert and fireworks
||Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, migraines
||Middle Tennessee: Struck sheltering under partially enclosed barn. Save by
||Burn marks, some depression.
||Austin, TX: Struck unloading her store's truck
||Orlando, FL: Struck by lightning while out fishing
||Burns on 60% of his body. Recovered over
Cape Cod, MA: Struck by lightning on a Cape Cod golf course.
|Completely paralyzed. Steadily recovering
and resuming normal life.
||Winston-Salem, NC, area: Home, calling husband on home telephone
to warn him about the coming storm.
||Petit mal seizures
||Blair, WI: 911 Medical Dispatcher on duty in southern
||Severe headaches, deafness, short and long
term memory loss, and insomnia
Lake, Maine: Returning home from ice fishing on
||Memory loss, joint pain, and headaches
||Location not known: Hit while having lunch in a park
||Insomnia, fatigue, memory impairment
||Location not known: Inside his garage, repairing the exhaust system of his car
||Burns, chronic pain, and short-term memory loss
For more information on lightning survivors, contact LSESSI
above or Dr.
Mary Ann Cooper. If you have a lightning survivor story
you'd like to share, please email