Seriously. I was. Sorta.
Living in Florida, we spent many a day traveling back and forth from the beach. On this particular day, we loaded up in a friends old van and enjoyed the day with a big group of us. On the way back, the skies opened up and it was a crazy storm like you wouldn't believe. The rain was coming down super hard and we could barely see in front of us. Somehow though, I managed to pass out in the back seat holding hands with Romeo.
Next thing I know we're JOLTED up by a LOUD crack, a burst of light, and felt a massive tingling shock run from our feet and through our bodies. The van immediately lost all power and we somehow managed to coast it off the highway as people flew by at 70mph plus. We had no idea what happened.
When we got out, we saw completely deflated tires and a radio antennae that was snapped in half and glowing orange and purple.
HOLY SMOKES. We were just hit by lightning.
We called 911 since it was super dangerous for all of us to be on the side of the road in blinding rain. They hung up on us because they didn't believe it. Thought it was a prank. We called back and finally convinced them it was the truth. We had seriously been hit by lightning.
Later, I found out the insurance company totaled our friends van. It was fried. Literally. It's a story we continuously laugh about today. We all survived getting hit by lightning together. Who else can say that?