It is a myth that you can't be struck by lightning twice. Roy Sullivan was a park ranger in Virginia. He got the nickname Human Lightning Rod and Human Lightning Conductor after he had been struck by lightning seven separate times and survived them all.
He is in the Guinness World Records for being struck by lightning the most in recorded history. His first strike was after running out of a building being struck 7 or 8 times by lightning. He ran out and was zapped so hard that it left a half inch burn strip up the side of his leg. He said it was the worst most painful lightning strike of all.
Then he was riding in his truck and lightning struck a tree, bounced off and into his open truck window burning of his eyebrows, eyelashes, and most of his hair leaving him unconscious. A year later he was in his yard when lightning hit a transformer and bounced off and hit his shoulder searing it. Two years after that he was hit in the ranger's station catching his hair on fire.
After that fourth hit he got a little paranoid, for good reason, and started carrying around a bucket of water with him. Only a year after his fourth strike, while he was out on patrol in the park, Sullivan saw a storm cloud forming and drove away quickly. But the cloud, he said later, seemed to be following him. When he finally thought he had outrun it, he decided it was safe to leave his truck.
Soon after, he was struck by a lightning bolt. Sullivan stated that he actually saw the bolt that hit him. The lightning set his hair on fire, moved down his left arm and left leg and knocked off his shoe, although it did not untie the lace. It then crossed over to his right leg just below the knee.
Still conscious, Sullivan crawled to his truck and poured the can of water, which he always kept there, over his head. Three years later he saw a cloud and ran from it, but got struck anyways. The next year, he was struck for the 7th time while fishing in a freshwater pool. The lightning hit the top of his head, singed his hair, traveled down, and burnt his chest and stomach.
Sullivan turned to his car when something unexpected occurred: A bear approached the pond and tried to steal trout from his fishing line. Sullivan had the strength and courage to strike the bear with a tree branch. He claimed that this was the twenty-second time he hit a bear with a stick in his lifetime. He didn't die until he was 71, when he shot himself over unrequited love.