11 years ago lightning hit a tree 3 feet behind me on the golf course. I was immediately knocked unconscious and was sent flying twenty feet through the air. After about 20 seconds I regained consciousness and realized I was still alive. I never heard the thunder and fortunately didn't receive any electrical shock. I went back to the scene the next day and measured the distance from the tree to my footprint then to the area where I landed. I was actually very fortunate to come away with only minor scrapes and some soreness, especially since the tree was pretty well destroyed and I could have been seriously injured from the big pieces of the wood that were lying around. It was a very surreal experience to say the least!