Category: The Human Lightning Conductor

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Roy Cleveland Sullivan -Human Lightning Conductor

Roy Cleveland Sullivan was a United States park ranger in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.he was Born: February 7, 1912, Green County, Kentucky, United States, he is only man in the world to be struck by lightning seven times was ex-park ranger Roy C. Sullivan, the human lightning conductor of Virginia, USA. A single lightning strike is made up of several 100 million volts (with peak current in the order of 20,000 amps).Sullivan is recognized by Guinness World Records as the person struck by lightning more recorded times than any other human being. And he gained the nickname “Human Lightning Conductor” or “Human Lightning Rod”.All seven strikes were documented by the superintendent of Shenandoah National Park, R. Taylor Hoskins, and were verified by doctors. 

    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.

    In 1973, on August 7, 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.

    In 1976 on June 5, a sixth strike left him with an injured ankle.

    In 1977 on June 25th, a seventh strike sent him to the hospital with chest and stomach burns.