Hit by lightning
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Lightning fireball arcs and nearly kills teen
MEDICINE LODGE, Kansas - More than the lightning fireballthat knocked a watermelon-sized chunk of concrete from her deck, or the tumultuous crash of thunder that shook the whole town, Barbara Lonker can't forget the screams from her grand-son Taryn. In Medicine Lodge, hospital emergency physician Dr. Ruben Garcia said there's no way to know what truly happened to his young patient on July 27. "In my opinion, he wasn't directly struck by lightning," Garcia said. "It could have arced; could be he was in the proximity that he got a decent jolt, enough of a hit that he was definitely critical, in an altered level of consciousness."