||At a concert
||Intense pain, memory loss, depression
||On the beach
|| Fatigue, headaches, concussion
||Hit twice, once outside, once inside
||No lasting problems.
||Hit while camping with scouts
||Hit standing in open garage leaning on freezer
||Headaches, muscle pains.
||Hit while on cell phone attached by a cord to a charger.
||Swelling on upper back, chest and neck.
||Hit while getting into car
||Depression, headaches, pain, numbness, anger.
||Hit twice, once indoors, ouce outdoors
||Headaches, hand pain, I can feel the barometic pressure more, digestive problems, chronic pain, fatigue, pain in joints
||Installing plumbing inside house
||Memory loss, chronic pain, headaches, dizziness, joint pain, hearing loss on one side, inability to concentrate, depression.
||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.
||In open garage working with power tool
||No severe medical impact.
||On sail boat
||Heart stopped but restarted. Burn marks.
||Outside working on Mobile Home
||Short term memory loss, trouble sleeping, pain in joints
|| At home on phone
- Hit three separate times:
- In house
- On corded telephone
- On porch
|Severe neuropathy, chronic pain, digestive problems, aphasia,
aphraxia, frontal lobe damage, PTSD and short term memory
||Hit while on phone in house
||Dizziness, strong headaches, fatigue,
Fybromialgia, toxins sensitivity
||Hit while having lunch in a park
||Insomnia, fatigue, memory impairment
||Struck outside waiting for concert and fireworks
||Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, migraines
||Struck sheltering under partially enclosed barn. Save by
||Burn marks, some depression.
||Struck unloading her store's truck
||Struck by lightning while out fishing
||Burns on 60% of his body. Recovered over
Struck by lightning on a Cape Cod golf course.
|Completely paralyzed. Steadily recovering
and resuming normal life.
||Home, calling husband on home telephone
to warn him about the coming storm.
||Petit mal seizures
||911 Medical Dispatcher on duty in southern
||Severe headaches, deafness, short and long
term memory loss, and insomnia
||Inside his garage, repairing the exhaust system of his car
||Burns, chronic pain, and short-term memory loss
||Returning home from ice fishing on Moosehead
Lake in Maine
||Memory loss, joint pain, and headaches
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