On Monday, a guy in Arvada, Colorado, near Denver, was almost struck by lightning while he was outside trying to film a storm.  In the YouTube video, there's a huge flash.  Then you hear him groan after it knocks him over.



Apparently it didn't actually hit him.  But he was close enough that it made him start CONVULSING for some reason.  And he says he still has ringing in his ears.



(Search for "Close Lightning Strike in Arvada."  It happens at :19.)