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Man Struck By Lightning For Sixth Time
Greenville (SC) News ^ | 6-29-2011

Posted on 07/03/2011 7:51:21 PM PDT by Renfield

SENECA, S.C. -- An Upstate man has again disproved the old adage about lightning never striking the same place twice after being struck for the sixth time on Monday.

Melvin Roberts, 58, is recovering at Oconee Memorial Hospital after being struck at his home on Deer Park Drive in Seneca on Monday.

His wife, Martha Roberts, said that her husband was outside trying to cover his lawn mower when he was struck. Neighbors found Roberts lying unconscious in the yard.

Melvin Roberts said he was struck several times over the last several years, and in the last case in 2007, it was not even raining when it happened.

Robert said, "I went to cover my chickens up, and I believe it was clear. But when I woke up, I was all bloody and burned and confused and had my little chickens lying with their feet up."

Roberts carries a scar on his head from the first time and scars on his legs from the 2007 strike. That strike left him with nerve damage to his left leg and he spent more than a year in a wheelchair.

This time he has a wound on his foot and blisters on his ankles.

Roberts had to give up his work as a heavy equipment operator due to injuries from previous lightning strikes that have left him permanently disabled.

He said Wednesday that his love life has paralleled his experience with lightning, but that’s about to change.

Roberts said, “I've been married five times and I've been hit by lightning five times. (My wife) says this is the sixth time. I'm not leaving my wife, so I'm going to have to try to do something different."

"I ain't saying be afraid of it, but I'm going to have to learn to give it a little respect. It can happen to anybody."


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: lighting

1 posted on 07/03/2011 7:51:23 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

I believe the record is seven.


2 posted on 07/03/2011 7:52:36 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Renfield
I never thought God would have bad aim, but here's the proof.

MORE RANGE TIME FOR GOD.

3 posted on 07/03/2011 7:53:13 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Until Obama, has there ever been, in history, a Traitorous Ruler?)
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To: Lazamataz

Reminds me of the old golf joke ending “Cause even God can’t hit a one iron”.


4 posted on 07/03/2011 8:01:40 PM PDT by katana
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To: katana

LOL


5 posted on 07/03/2011 8:03:30 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Lazamataz

Dumbass should be more aware of his surroundings.


6 posted on 07/03/2011 8:05:05 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Renfield

This movie is not about this man.

7 posted on 07/03/2011 8:06:32 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Renfield

Is his nickname “LUCKY”?


8 posted on 07/03/2011 8:06:32 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Renfield

“I’ve been married five times and I’ve been hit by lightning five times.

Poor guy, on both counts.


9 posted on 07/03/2011 8:07:12 PM PDT by Sapper26 (Political Refugee From the Obamanation)
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To: Lazamataz

10 posted on 07/03/2011 8:10:23 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Renfield

Maybe God plays where’s Melvin instead of where’s Waldo


11 posted on 07/03/2011 8:10:31 PM PDT by badpacifist (All species have subspecies... in some species the subspecies appears to be the dominate one.)
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To: Lazamataz

Careful there shooter, as far as we know he’s 6 for 6.


12 posted on 07/03/2011 8:12:26 PM PDT by ConservativeChris
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To: Renfield

13 posted on 07/03/2011 8:13:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Renfield

“Son, there’s something about you I just don’t like.”


14 posted on 07/03/2011 8:20:28 PM PDT by RichInOC (Jesus is coming back soon... and man, is He ticked off. (I'm trying to keep it clean.))
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To: Renfield

If it were me.....

I’d get over to church, get down on my knees and say,

“Ok, Lord, you have my attention.”
“What is it you want”?


15 posted on 07/03/2011 8:37:23 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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>> An Upstate man has again disproved the old adage about lightning never striking the same place twice after being struck for the sixth time on Monday.

Person, place, or thing. The ol’ adage stands unless the person was standing in the same place when struck by that thing.


16 posted on 07/03/2011 8:41:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: TheOldLady

Look. Actual zot! :)


17 posted on 07/03/2011 8:43:54 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama are not rivals, they're running mates." - Rep. Thaddeus McCotter)
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To: Renfield
Leave it to the professionals....


18 posted on 07/03/2011 8:48:06 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: Renfield

Mel is known to be a might ‘twitchy’ nowadays...


19 posted on 07/03/2011 8:59:20 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Renfield

Is he really tall and does he have a metal plate in his head? ;)


20 posted on 07/03/2011 8:59:23 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Renfield

Poor guy. Man, even if he is stupid, some of the stupids out there have better luck...course we ain’t talkin’ bout his chickens.


21 posted on 07/03/2011 9:13:00 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Renfield
But when I woke up, I was all bloody and burned and confused and had my little chickens lying with their feet up."

Gosh, I hate it when that happens.

22 posted on 07/03/2011 9:15:17 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We the People, acting in principle. It's the only hope for our free republic.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Dumbass should be more aware of his surroundings.

One of the doc channels used to run a "struck by lightning" piece.

A young woman, after being zapped three times in her life, moved
from FL to the relatively lightning-free San Francisco area.

I think one of the zots could have been avoided.

23 posted on 07/03/2011 9:16:05 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: EternalVigilance

I believe there are easier ways to fry a chicken..


24 posted on 07/03/2011 9:23:05 PM PDT by Max_850
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To: Max_850

Yeah. Burnt feathers don’t smell very appetizing.


25 posted on 07/03/2011 9:26:07 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We the People, acting in principle. It's the only hope for our free republic.)
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To: Hoodat
SSSSSSxixtttttyyyy SIX!
26 posted on 07/03/2011 9:50:14 PM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Renfield

Reminds me of the Bob and Ray routine about the four leaf clover farmer.


27 posted on 07/03/2011 10:05:24 PM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: Renfield

Ill bet he pisses himself whenever hears thunder,


28 posted on 07/03/2011 10:10:52 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Husker24
Ill bet he pisses himself whenever hears thunder

Heck, struck six times, I'll bet he pisses himself when somebody pops an empty bag of potato chips.

29 posted on 07/03/2011 10:21:17 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Goodness gracious! He thinks that could happen to anyone? Maybe once, but six times? Whew!

Thanks for the long-odds ping, Colonel.


30 posted on 07/03/2011 10:36:48 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Mobties

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HANGnBFRLuc
You mean one of these?


31 posted on 07/03/2011 11:49:21 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Mobties

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HANGnBFRLuc
You mean one of these?


32 posted on 07/03/2011 11:49:46 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Mobties

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HANGnBFRLuc


33 posted on 07/03/2011 11:50:13 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Renfield

There must be something attractive about this man to lightning. It can’t just be coincidence, can it?


34 posted on 07/03/2011 11:52:50 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Renfield

Zotted six times!


35 posted on 07/03/2011 11:57:17 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Persevero

I think I would move to the desert.


36 posted on 07/04/2011 12:12:01 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: The Cajun

“I’ll bet he pisses himself when somebody pops an empty bag of potato chips.”

Dude, you don’t hear lighting coming....


37 posted on 07/04/2011 12:17:42 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Renfield

Jeez, after maybe the 2nd time, you think he would have invested in a lightning rod or something.


38 posted on 07/04/2011 12:18:59 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Magnetic personality?


39 posted on 07/04/2011 12:28:46 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Boogieman
Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word.

Melvin Roberts: Yes, sir.

Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?

Melvin Roberts: Yes, I am.

Mr. McGuire: Plastics. Lightning rods.

40 posted on 07/04/2011 4:01:31 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: tdscpa
Oops! Just one word. two words.
41 posted on 07/04/2011 4:06:07 AM PDT by tdscpa
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