I have a friend who got struck by lightning while hiking in Utah, when he was in his early 20s. No one knows if he was literally struck or whether it hit the ground close to him. Either way, he gets to say that he was struck.
He woke up in the dead of night since he'd passed out, alone. He's in his 40s now and still has bad headaches from the strike.
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." --John Adams