Man hit by lightning, then mauled by bear

Man hit by lightning, then mauled by bear

by Paul A. Specht – Jun. 23, 2010 11:14 AM
McClatchy Newspapers

RALEIGH, N.C. – Some guys have all the luck.

And then there’s Rick Oliver, who might be one of the unluckiest men in North Carolina, if not the world.

Oliver was mauled by a bear in his otherwise peaceful front yard a few weeks ago.

“It was like getting struck by lightning,” he said.

Turns out, Oliver might be one of the few people in the world capable of accurately making the bear-lightning analogy.

And for Oliver, 51, the two incidents seem to go hand in hand.

Ever since he was struck by lightning in 2006, Oliver says, he’s had trouble sleeping.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2010/06/23/20100623north-carolina-man-mauled-hit-by-lightning.html?source=nletter-entertainment#ixzz0s0q0VlXS

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