(credit: Aurich Lawson / Derek Riggs) Around Memorial Day weekend four years ago, Ars Technical Director Jason Marlin was simply minding his own business in a new home office, enjoying Carolina thunderstorms after recently moving to Asheville, North Carolina. He’ll never forget what happened next.
Since our pals at Mosaic recently dug deep into the aftermath of lightning strikes, we thought we’d share Jason’s first-person account once more.

This story from our archives first ran in May 2013.

“Sir, look at me—did you have any shoes on?” asked the emergency medical tech. “Were you wearing shoes when you were struck?”
“Huh?” I wondered, a little dazed. “What’s with the shoe obsession?”
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