Whoever said that seven is a lucky number, has never met Shenandoah National Park Forest Ranger Roy Sullivan. Also known as the “Spark Ranger,” he holds the Guinness World Record for the “Most Lighting Strikes Survived” at 7. Apparently, this park ranger was such a natural conductor that the lighting always seemed to find him.
So how unlucky was this guy, really? The odds of getting struck by lighting for the average American is 1 in 280,000. When it comes to Roy’s situation, the odds of getting hit 7 times is 4.15 in 100 nonillion (100 followed by 30 zeros).
Yeah, the odds are impossible, and to date, no one knows why Sullivan was so lucky. But for taking on the lighting 7 times and walking away, this guy is a certified badass.