I estimate this strike was between 100 to 150 feet away.nice man. I nearly got struck when I was like 16. a storm had just started, so I was reeling in some beach towels from the clothesline. my parents were away. a tree about 18 feet from me got zapped and bark lined about 20 ft tall. I had bark on me. I could feel the electricity. It was crazy. I was like 'holy shit. HOLY SHIT' after it happened. neighbors came out.... I wa sfine, but damn, too close for comfort.
almost 20 years later (fuck i'm old) that tree still bears its scar.