Ric Flair says his umbrella killed a man

Nov 19, 2016 - by Steve Gerweck

Ric Flair has been all around the world, and he’s done some incredible things both in and out of the squared circle. Flair has undoubtedly lived an incredible life, and he’s cheated death on more than one occasion.

Ric Flair was recently a guest on the Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN Radio and he shared a story about an incident involving his umbrella. According to Flair he was getting off a plane when his umbrella was suddenly struck by lightning, and it shot 50 feet up in the air.

“I thought, ‘What the hell?’ Lightning hit the top of my umbrella, bounced off and hit the guy in the eye five feet behind me and killed him. Right there. I just stood there looking at the guy and froze, it scared me to death. People were running out the door to get the guy.”

When asked how he’s still alive, Flair simply said that he doesn’t know.

“I don’t know,” Flair replied. “I’ve always wondered what kind of a lawsuit that was, because it was really a big deal, hence probably the steel tips coming off umbrellas at that point.”

credit: THE SpOTLight

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