Ever been hit by lightning? or know someone who has?

The closest I have been to a strike was just down the street from my house in Westbank years ago. The strike blew some bark off a pine tree and jumped to a powerpole taking out the power and a transformer.

Last weekend up on a ridge, I came accross this strike....WOW ....best one I have ever seen, there was large branches that blew off the tree and a debris zone that was almost 40yrds around the tree with chunks and strips of fir everywhere. The crack must have been deafening.