Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is on high alert at home whenever the skies cloud over - she has been struck by lightning three times while hiding out from storms.
Stewart has lived to survive a series of frightening electrical shocks, while cooking and making crafts around her homes in New England.
Recalling the incidents, she says, "I was hit in a little house in Littlefield, Massachusetts, while I was standing at the sink... I was washing dishes and it hit me in my stomach.
"The second time, I was talking... on the telephone and light came through my skylight in Westport, Connecticut. (Another time) I was holding on to a metal stand. I let go and the lightning came back out through my foot."
But Stewart has brushed off the shocking occurrences, and insists her body is simply a bizarre conductor of electricity.
She adds, "Some people attract electrical things, I do... You can get electrocuted and not die."