Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:18 pm
I was leafing through a book called 'What a Way to Go' earlier today. It is a collection of strange deaths, and one case that caught my eye was that of Major Summerford of the CEF, who was discharged from the army in 1918 through injuries received when he and his horse were struck by lightning. The horse died.
He returned to Canada, where lightning continued to seek him out. He was struck again while out fishing, and another strike eventually killed him in 1932. He was buried in the Vancouver area, but a few years later his grave was struck by lightning.
Can any of our Canadian pals confirm this strange story, and tell us more of Major Summerford?