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Mr Roberts has medical records showing injuries which doctors say are consistent with lightning strikes – including multiple exit wounds and trouble with memory and speech
A man who claims to have been struck by lightning 11 times in his life insists he is telling the truth, despite skepticism from experts and the Guinness World Records.

Melvin Roberts, 62, from Seneca in South Carolina, claims to have been struck in the sunshine, while driving a bulldozer, and twice while mowing the lawn.

'It's like being stalked,' Mr Roberts told Sunday Night reporter Denham Hitchcock.

'It cooks you from the inside out,' he said.

Mr Roberts has the medical records showing injuries which doctors say are consistent with lightning strikes - including multiple exit wounds and trouble with memory and speech.

'You can't taste anything for days and days,' Mr Roberts explained.



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Melvin Roberts, 62, from Seneca in South Carolina, claims to have been struck by lightning 11 times in the past 12 years. He told Sunday Night reporter Denham Hitchcock that being struck 'cooks you from the inside out'
'I could eat possum stew, monkey brains and it'd taste like sulphur.'

The 11 strikes, which have taken place in the last 12 years, have confounded doctors, and many experts are understandably sceptical of his claims.

Sunday Night heard from one expert who said it's impossible to be hit directly 11 times, and the Guinness Book of Records won't list his feat as they say they don't have enough evidence of the strikes.

But wife Martha said she has seen nine of the strikes with her own eyes, and has a plan of action for every thunder storm.

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He has multiple exit wounds and trouble with speech and memory as a result of the strikes
'If we hear thunder, I'll move.

'I gotta go to the other room, 'cause someone's gotta call 911,' she laughed.

And Melvin has a box of broken watches showing the exact time of the strikes.

'You said you've spoken to God a couple of times, is he trying to tell you something with all these lightning strikes?'
Mr Hitchcock asked him in his Seneca home.

'If He wants to tell me something, you know, I got two cells phones. Got a computer,' Mr Roberts replied.

'He can email me, call me. He got my attention. He got that the first time.'

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Mr Roberts said in the interview that God got his attention after the first strike