I once worked with a guy who had been hit in the head by lightning. As he described it, he was sitting on his porch and looking at a stop sign about a quarter-mile up the road. The last thing that he remembers - apparently at the moment of the strike - was the stop sign appearing to be magnified. He recalls it appearing to grow something like three or four times larger than normal. Some number of days later he awoke in the hospital. I assume that the working explanation is that the effect was psychological. But I have always wondered if is possible that this might have been a physical effect caused by a deformation of the eye and lens due to the strike. Considering the energy, and especially the power involved in a direct strike, very unusual effects might be expected.