I have never been so close to lightning that I could hear the little pops, like grease hitting a hot skillet, or like a tig welder starting its arc.
That part was bright and I though I was about to get struck in my driveway.Then the crack and pop, and everything was bright, and the echo. And me sounding like larry, curly and moe, running for the garage, even though it was over by the time I started to move.
Did not mess myself, and was not so close that I felt prickles or anything. House did not have any surges or UPS beeps.
Still, so much adrenaline.