(not my edit; not my picture. found on Google)
For those of you not in the know, this is Roy Sullivan, the “Human Lightning Rod”. He survived 7 officially recorded lightning strikes. There was an eighth he had an account of, but since it could not be medically verified, he didn’t claim it when inducted into the Guiness Book of World records.
In 1942, the first lightning strike shot through Sullivan’s leg and knocked his big toenail off.
In 1969, a second strike burned off his eyebrows and knocked him unconscious.
In 1970, another strike left his shoulder seared.
In 1972 his hair was set on fire and Roy had to dump a bucket of water over his head to cool off.
On August 7, 1973, another bolt ripped through his hat and hit him on the head, set his hair on fire again, threw him out of his truck and knocked his left shoe off.
On June 5, 1976, a sixth strike in 1976 left him with an injured ankle.
On June 25th, 1977, the last lightning bolt to hit Roy Sullivan sent him to the hospital with chest and stomach burns in 1977.
His wife was also struck once, when a sudden storm welled up as she and her husband were out hanging wash on the back yard clothesline.
On September 28, 1983, Roy Sullivan died at age 71, reportedly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound over troubles unrelated to lightning.
The self-inflicted gunshot was, allegedly, over an unrequited love.
According to wikipedia, the 1977 strike also coincided with a bear trying to steal trout from Roy’s fishing line. Disoriented and in pain from the lightning, Roy managed to fend the bear off by hitting it with a tree branch. He said that was the 22nd time he’d hit a bear with a stick in his life.