Shenandoah National Park ranger Roy Sullivan was struck by lightning 7 times between 1942 and 1977. 6 of them were inside the park. Sullivan was never seriously injured by the lightning strikes, though his hair did catch fire twice. 2 of his charred ranger hats are on display with the Guinness Book of World Records. Sullivan’s friends called him “Sparky.”
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