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Pat Shingleton: "Edwin Got Zapped..."

1 year 11 months 1 week ago February 10, 2015 Feb 10, 2015 Tuesday, February 10 2015 February 10, 2015 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

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.

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