US Park Ranger Roy C. Sullivan from Virginia holds the record for the person most times struck by lightning - and living to tell the tale. Between 1942 and 1983, Roy has the dubious distinction of being struck by lightning seven times. He was known as the Human Lightning Rod.The first lightning strike in 1942 happened as he was working up in a lookout tower and the lighting bolt shot through his leg and knocked his big toenail off. In 1969 while he was driving along a mountain road a second strike burned off his eyebrows and knocked him unconscious. Another strike just a year later, while he was walking across his yard to get the mail, left his shoulder seared. He was standing in the office at the ranger station in 1972 when lightning set his hair on fire and Roy had to throw a bucket of water over his head to cool off. A year later, after his hair had grown back, a lightning bolt ripped through his hat and hit him on the head, setting his hair on fire again. It threw him out of his truck, knocked his left shoe off and seared his legs. A sixth strike hit him in 1976 while he was checking on a campsite, injuring his ankle. The last lightning bolt to hit Roy in 1977 happened while he was fishing. It sent him to hospital with chest and stomach burns. Roy Sullivan was never killed by lighting - he committed suicide while in his 70's in 1983 reportedly distraught over the loss of a woman.


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Guest | 24 Jan 2012 - 20:28
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Guest | 4 Oct 2011 - 16:14
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Hebbie-jebbie | 30 Jun 2011 - 23:35
In God we trust. Though sickness and health
though sadness and pain though happince and strengh,God is there for us. When we need it smile wink wassat tongue laughing sad angry crying

Hebbie-jebbie | 30 Jun 2011 - 23:33
He was a good man... to bad he died crying
Did he get struck 8 times wow!
Incredible!!!!! crying

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Guest | 12 Jun 2011 - 16:13
being hit by lighting 7 times was a repeated warning to this guy for something tht he was continuously doing wrong.

Guest | 8 May 2011 - 21:24
stfu dude, God wouldn't care wat a single fucking individual in this infinite universe think. Give some credit to the dam man he got struck seven times!!!! God is probably going like holy albino hedgehog I did a good job making this one.

Guest | 13 Jan 2011 - 16:43
its funny how people keep writing 'not even God could kill him', if He wanted Him dead, He wouldnt even have to move a finger. so please watch your mouth..

ME | 6 Jan 2011 - 15:10
I can't believe it crying
Well I guess "a broken heart" hurts more than "lightning"
I wish I never have to indure that much pain
and what women can hurt a man that much that he would kill himself angry

Guest | 18 Sep 2010 - 15:14
You have to admit this guy has to be pretty lucky to survive seven lightning strikes. Not even God can kill him. But, its a shame that he;s going to hell since he killed himself.

Guest | 26 Jul 2010 - 18:54
Chuck Norris doesn't get struck by lightning he strikes back!

Guest | 8 Jun 2010 - 18:34
You guys a horrible! How could you be making jokes?angry

Guest | 4 Jun 2010 - 12:20
Until it happens to you or your loved one, you have no idea what it's like. Today is one year since my husband was strick by lightening while installing a dishwasher. He is lucky to be alive. He of course doesn't think so. He has been in physical therapy for a year so far and speech therapy for 6 months because of memory loss. He can no longer work or do the things he loved to do before the accident because of the amount of pain that runs through his body. If it happens to you, lets see if your still laughing.

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Guest | 12 Mar 2010 - 14:13
he was struck by lightning 7 times and nothing happened, but he killed him self over a woman..that means that GOD couldn't this guy so he sent in the experts:)

I don't know if its ok for atheists to tell this joke:)well i did it anyway..

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Guest | 5 Feb 2010 - 19:27
the worst place to be during a lightning storm is in a car so wht was dat dude thinking wowowowowowowowowowowwoowowowowow i feel sorry hope u had survived (didnt read whole article but sorry)

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Guest | 29 Jan 2010 - 16:30
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Guest | 29 Jan 2010 - 16:25
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Guest | 31 Dec 2009 - 02:05
Is this the character from the movie "Benjamin button"

Guest | 24 Nov 2009 - 00:57
EVERYONE THAT SEES THIS SAY HI
FROM THE PERSON THAT LOVES ZACHsmile

Guest | 24 Nov 2009 - 00:54
I LOVE YO SO MUCH ZACHIE! YOU ARE SO CUTE!! I LOVE YOU!!!

Guest | 24 Nov 2009 - 00:53
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Guest | 19 Nov 2009 - 00:40
ZACHIE W. ILY

Guest | 19 Nov 2009 - 00:34
where are there good pics of this guy? i feel terrible for him!
P.S. ILY zach!! Love, your BFFL ( you know who i am!)

Guest | 19 Nov 2009 - 00:31
you guys suck! how can you laugh at this guy? you should really feel bad. i doubt you would be laughing if it were you.

Guest | 1 Oct 2009 - 16:55
laughing

MCash | 19 Sep 2009 - 04:46
Greg Giraldo just included Roy in his comedy sketch, I wanted to see if it was true. Unbelievable.

Guest | 30 Aug 2009 - 05:24
Isn't it interesting that it took a woman to do what the All Mighty had been trying to do for decades?!?

Gpc | 14 Aug 2009 - 20:42
I saw Roy on a TV show in the 70's called What my line
He brought his hat on to show the hole from the lightning

Guest | 3 Aug 2009 - 16:49
Go and see the blind comedian, Chris McCausland at The Edinburgh Festival this year (2009). His show is called 7 Strikes and is based on Roy's story. It's hilarious!

Writerman | 15 Jul 2009 - 03:05
I wrote a novel based on this guy. Only I uped it to 9 times wassat Boy would that suck!

Brendon | 13 Feb 2009 - 22:08
There is a band from Maine called Loverless that has done a concept album based on Roy's story. Go to myspace.com/loverless to hear their music.

Amber | 3 Feb 2009 - 07:42
I didnt think tis was true a magician came to my school and told us about this but this is just unbelieveable O my goodness

miz | 29 Jan 2009 - 03:18
7 lightning bolts could not get him .... but one woman's strike could .... ouch

Kim~Kiff | 4 Jul 2008 - 19:08
thats sick! how can yall be laughing at this story? angry thats horrible of what happened to him.

| 23 May 2008 - 19:00
pahahahaha :)

Fire-Woman | 15 Apr 2008 - 22:00
All those lightning bolts didn't knock any sense into him if he thought suicide over a woman was the only answer in his 70's!!

J | 23 Mar 2008 - 20:00
laughing haha.he got struck 7 timez.dat sucks 4 him!!!crying tongue

| 1 Dec 2007 - 20:18
i read somewhere that he was struck 8 times...you might want to check your info....haha

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