I was actually hit by lightning about 20 years ago. I never saw anything. One second I was pulling a 6 foot load bar of aluminum up into the freezer truck I was driving, next thing I know I am waking up on the ground outside the truck with several women standing over me mouthing to me "What happened...We heard you scream......are you all right...." I was driving a truck for Market Day, a school co-op that would sell food to parents for profit for the school. I was at a little Catholic school Our Lady of the Ridge in Chicago Ridge, IL. when a bad storm front came rolling in. We just finished the unload and the Market Day Rep asked if I wanted help before the rains came. Told her I got it, thank God I did, whe would have been on the ground when that lightning hit the large tree I was parked under. I was up inside the truck so I just got a finger of the main bolt of lightning. 6 of the fingers of my gloves were charred and I had a hole in my right shoe sole. I spent the night in the ICU hooked up to all kinds of heart monitors. I lost my hearing for around 5 hours. That was a bad day indeed but all I could think about was "Oh crap!! What the heck did I scream when I was hit? " There were classrooms right there and all I could hope was "Hope I didn't yell something like 'Holy F... "
PS......I didn't crap my pants