Man Called Rod Hit By Lightning For Second Time

By :

0 Shares
lightning rod WEB Man Called Rod Hit By Lightning For Second TimeGetty/ABC News

A man in the U.S has been hit by lightning for the second time in 18 years, and his name just so happens to be Rod.

58-year-old Rod Wolf of Chebanse, Illinois, was standing outside his home on June 20 when a tree next to him was hit by a lightning bolt.

Advertisement

The charge travelled through his body but didn’t kill him, although it did leave him with broken ribs and cardiac problems.

Advertisement

Speaking to ABC7 Chicago, he said:

My ER doctor actually peeked her head in and said, ‘If I was you, I’d buy a lottery ticket!’ Everybody says I am a lucky person and I say how can I be a lucky person? But they say yeah, but you survived twice.

Advertisement

Eighteen years ago, Wolfe was hit by lightning while working in a cemetery.

His experience has, naturally, earned him the nickname ‘Lightning Rod’ from his witty, albeit slightly cruel, friends.


Credits

TIME

Comments