That’s bad ass. Bet it sucked to get struck by lightning though
It can cause lasting brain damage and heart problems.
I was struck indirectly by lightning about a year ago. Lightning struck the wet parking lot I was jogging across on my way to work. I was both aware of what had happened and incredibly disoriented at once, my muscles leapt into spasm, my chest felt incredibly tight and it felt as though someone had flashed a powerful camera in my eyes.
My vision was hazy for hours, I had a roaring headache, and throbs of panic in my chest. I was nauseous and my muscles would twitch inadvertently, sometimes little ticks, sometimes forcefully.
I was sent home. I was sore for a few days after.
Getting struck by lightning is cool and the scar is cool, but I remember something like 20% of survivors live with lifelong pain related to nerve damage or something. Really sad.
That is more beautiful than it has any right to be.
They're called Lichtenberg Figures and are examples of a fractal pattern.