I once had it strike very close when I was walking on Preston Street in Ottawa earlier this summer. The power went out during the lightning strike. I paced it off from where I was standing and got 70 paces. Basically like crossing the street diagonally.
It was pretty startling and the bang was so abrupt with no warning or suspicion that it would happen. My ears have not been the same.
I saw a large glowing ball shape where it struck. It seem to linger for seconds.
Here’s a video of a similar experience except it was a lot further away.