Even in the movies, you may hear people casually joke about wanting to experience a lightning strike, just to see what it's like. But any lightning victim will tell you that the lifelong after-effects of a strike are no amusement park ride - that is, if you manage to survive.
While it's true that the chances of you being injured or killed by lightning are very small, it's wise to exercise a little caution along with some good old-fashioned common sense when thunderstorms are forecast for your area. [ More on Lightning Safety ]
Lightning Injury Resource Page By Dr. Mary Ann Cooper, a nationally recognized expert in keraunomedicine who has experience in working with lightning strike victims. Dr. Cooper has appeared in many articles and television programs about lightning.