Pat Shingleton: "Edwin Got Zapped..."
In February, 1971, Edwin Robinson of Falmouth, Maine, jackknifed his truck on an icy overpass. He suffered severe damage to the occipital area of his brain and gradually lost his eyesight. With his hearing also impaired, for the next nine years, he learned Braille. While in his yard on June 4, 1980, he attempted to "cluck" his pet chicken inside when a lightning bolt knocked him to the ground. Unconscious for 20 minutes he struggled inside and upon awakening from a nap went to his kitchen and read an inscription on a plaque and identified the time on a clock. Two days later his sight was restored and after additional examinations, he was cured. In addition to his returning eyesight, his hearing was restored. The chicken didn't make it.