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Bolt of lightning knocks Sean O'Connor out of boots

Lightning Strike Knocks Man Out Of His Boots

A bolt of lightning didn't just hit a Georgia man named Sean O'Connor ... it also knocked him out of his boots. "I heard the loud crack, and next thing I know I was over here on the side of my driveway," O'Connor said. "When I stood up, I had blood in my mouth, I could smell burnt hair, I felt like I had a real bad sunburn on my leg."

O'Connor, 30, sent a photo of his smoking boot to his wife just moments after realizing he had been struck in the foot by a bolt of lightning. She urged him to quit snapping photos and go to hospital. Doctors kept O'Connor overnight because of an irregular heartbeat, but now he seems to be doing just fine.

Friends joked that O'Connor is so lucky, he should go buy a lottery ticket -- but he's more worried about being struck again. A doctor told him the saying "lightning doesn't strike the same place twice" may not apply to people.

In fact, Virginian park ranger Roy Sullivan was struck by lightning on seven different occasions and survived them all. He currently holds the Guinness World Record, a record Sean O'Connor has no interest in breaking.

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blo2thehead June 25 2014 at 2:14 PM

Moral of the story...Don't smoke your booy or you'll get hit by lightning

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Ray June 25 2014 at 3:21 PM

Those were some real Happy Feet!

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Master June 25 2014 at 9:12 PM

it really an obamza drone strike

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I LOVE YOU JENNY June 25 2014 at 8:27 PM

It's the luck of the Irish!!!!!!!! Next time, he'll be holding an iron rod!!!!!!!!

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savannahswithgod I LOVE YOU JENNY June 25 2014 at 10:39 PM

That would be rather rough taking a leak and that lighting go out that way, ouch. The Salami is cooked good now!

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sulandherb June 25 2014 at 7:08 PM

most amusing that his wife had to tell him to stop taking pictures and get to a hospital :)

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gloriaaddeum June 25 2014 at 6:46 PM

The ground didn't look wet. Was it raining, or did the lightning strike out of a clear sky?

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I LOVE YOU JENNY June 25 2014 at 5:52 PM

He should have been standing under a tree!!!!!!!!

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ashumate3 June 25 2014 at 3:59 PM

Story has it that Alvin York was riding a mule home in a drunken stupor when lightning struck and knocked the shoes off the mule. Alvin York's story. He went into a church and became religious and went on to become the most Decorated Soldier of World War I.

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savannahswithgod ashumate3 June 25 2014 at 10:40 PM

If I've got to go into a church or read a book to get religious then I am in trouble!

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