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Strange Electromagnetic Dimensions by Louis Proud

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4 Fire from Heaven

Listed in the Guinness World Records is a man by the name of Roy Cleveland Sullivan. Born in Greene County, Virginia, on February 7, 1912, he is recognized as having been struck by lightning more times than any other human being. Incredibly, throughout his 71-year life, Sullivan sustained a total of seven lightning strikes—all without being seriously harmed. It’s almost as if lightning was drawn to his body. Sullivan was nicknamed the “Human Lightning Rod,” a title unlikely to have amused this very unfortunate man. One well-known photograph of Sullivan shows a figure similar in appearance to the actor Gene Hackman, broad-faced, short-haired, and solidly-built. He is dressed in his park ranger uniform, displaying a lightning-damaged ...

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