[QUOTE=Roll_Bones;1355729]Do not be confused.
Lightning is as deadly as any man made weapon and has the ability to kill.
Like I said before. A direct strike to a person will most likely kill this person.
A strike close by or being in the vicinity of a strike can also kill, severely burn and cause serious trauma from the explosiveness of the strike.
This is where science and peoples recounts of strikes are at at odds.
A lightning bolt can produce over 1 million volts and be hotter than the surface of the sun.
The lightning bolt also has a explosive effect that can destroy most anything in its path.
Knowing these two facts about lightning, it would be fool hardy to consider living through a direct strike. Is it possible, maybe? Lottery anyone?
But if you are directly hit (meaning the lightning actually hits you directly and passes through your body to earth, you are a goner).
The burns and severe physical trauma alone would most likely kill, not counting the electrical force/charge the body could not withstand. Electrocution if you will.
IMO. People that have had multiple encounters with lightning and others who have survived to tell their tale were not direct recipients of lightning.
They were in the close vicinity or proximity of the strike and were injured.
Knowing the difference between a close call and a direct hit would be very hard to gage as those directly hit are not with us any longer to tell us about it.[/
May they rest in peace as well as this subject. Amen.