So, I remember climbing up a tree once, when very young..say around 8 ish in Windham,ME.
I got to a branch that was fairly high up, and it happened to be resting on a power line.
I grabbed the branch, and promptly got a shock up my arm.
I climbed down really fast and ran crying into the arms of my neighbor.
I wonder if this has contributed to my phobia of lightening?