Death Defiers

Frano Salek – The World’s Luckiest Man

Frano Salek nearly died seven times. He is considered to be the world’s luckiest man. His first near death experience was in 1962, when he was caught in a train crash. Seventeen people died on that train. Only a year later, in 1963, he survived a plane crash. One of the cockpit doors on the plane had randomly became open. Three years later, he found himself in a bus accident. The bus had crashed, and landed in a river. Four years after that, in 1970, Frane’s car randomly caught fire. He escaped the car only seconds before the gas tank exploded.

About twenty years passed, and in 1995, he was hit by a bus, however he was merely injured from the event. In 1996, he drove off of a highway to avoid a truck, breaking the guard rail. He landed on a tree, and watched his car fall 300 feet. Only a few years later, in 2003, he won the lottery.

 

Roy Sullivan – Lightning

Roy Sullivan was an extremely unlucky park ranger. He was struck by lightning seven different times. The chances of this happening are one in twenty-two septillion. The first time he was struck was in 1942. He was struck while in a guard tower. He tragically died when he committed suicide at the age of 71.

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Isidro Mejia – Nails

Isidro Mejia was a construction worker. He fell whilst holding a nail gun, and he ended up with 6 nails in the back of his head. Three of the nails entered the brain. He went into a coma, and an ambulance arrived quickly. Despite the horrible injury, he survived a surgery, and he awoke from his coma.

Ricky Megee – Outback Survival

Ricky Megee survived 71 days in the Outback. All he remembers about how he got stuck there, is that his car broke down. (Some investigators believe he was drugged by a hitchhiker.) When he was in the Outback, he had built a basic shelter, and he created a water dam. He survived by eating frogs, lizards and snakes. When he returned home, Ricky spent a few days in the hospital, and he was able to regain his health.

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Famous UFO Sightings

Berwyn Mountains – 1974

On January 23rd 1974, at around 8:30 PM, many people living near Berwyn Mountains heard a large explosion. Many people looked into the sky to find green lights. Many people went into the mountains, believing a plane had crashed. A nurse was the first to reach the area where the noise came from. She discovered a large sphere that was emitting strange white lights. Police officers and government officials made her leave, claiming that the road was closed to unauthorized citizens. She claimed that the mysterious “Men in Black” visited her, and claimed they would do horrible things if she told anyone about her discovery. She claimed she had been lying the next day.

Belgium – 1989-1990

This incident, often referred to as The Belgian Wave, began on November 29th, 1989. Many people claimed that they saw a giant flying craft in the shape of a triangle, that had strange lights. Six radar stations found an unknown object on their screens. The sightings occurred repeatedly for months, and F-16 fighters were even sent after the UFO. One of the F-16s had the ship on its radar, only for the vehicle to drop over 9,000 feet in less than 5 seconds. The UFO continued to be sighted over 1,000 times.

Westall, Australia – 1966

In April, 1966, nearly 400 people witnessed a large grey flying saucer, fly over a school. Many students, and pedestrians spotted the UFO. The UFO hovered out of sight, near the ground for a few moments, only for it to arise again with five smaller aircrafts following it. Many official figures soon arrived to move people away from the area. Some strange men in suits forced the schools principal to hold an assembly to tell all of the students that there was no such thing as aliens.

New Mexico – 1949

During August of 1949, the famous astronomer Clyde W Tombaugh (Who discovered Pluto) and the rest of his family witnessed a group of blue-green rectangles soaring through the sky.

Unexplained Events – Updated

This page is an updated version of the original “Unexplained Events” post. To read the original page, click here.

The Dancing Plague

The dancing plague of 1518 is an insane situation that scientists still can’t explain today! The dancing plague started when a women named Mrs.Troffea began to dance in the streets without stopping. Within a week 34 people joined her, and within a month 400 people joined them. Many physicians claimed that more dancing would help people stop. They even hired musicians to encourage them. This didn’t work as most of the people danced until they literally dropped. Dozens of people died because the dancing caused heart attacks and strokes.

The Kentucky Meat Shower

In Kentucky, on March 3rd 1876 meat rained from the sky. The type of meat has been left undetermined, however there were a few differing opinions from professionals. Most of the pieces of meat were 5×5 centimeters in size, however one of the pieces was 10×10 centimeters.

Water Demon

In 1963 the Methuen Water Demon began terrorizing the Martin’s family. The family began experiencing some strange things that happened with a damp spot in the corner of their home’s floor. They had found the spot spurting out water at random intervals. At first, they believed it was an error in plumbing. They attempted many times to get the pipes fixed or replaced. They soon found out that the pipe wasn’t the source of the water emerging from the damp spot, as it began to spurt when all of the nearby pipes were removed. The water even began squirting out of the walls in different areas of the house. The family moved to a friends house and the water problems followed them. Later, when they attempted to completely turn off the water, their plastic walls exploded with water. The home was destroyed.

Kasper Hauser

It was May 26, 1828 when a teenage boy (Kaspar Hauser) was found wandering around in Nuremberg, Germany. When people first discovered him, he would only mumble gibberish. The only thing he was able to say in English was that his father was a cavalry officer, and that he wanted to become a cavalry officer himself. Over time, he began to speak more about his life. He gave the police his name, and explained that he had been locked in a cell by an unknown person, for an unknown amount of time. He was trapped with water, food and toys. Kasper became famous, and he had many articles published about him. He also learned how to write, and he created an autobiography.

On December 14th, 1833, Kaspar was stabbed by a stranger, and a note was left with him. When put up to a mirror, the note would read:

Hauser will be

able to tell you quite precisely how

I look and from where I am.

To save Hauser the effort,

I want to tell you myself from where

I come _ _ .

I come from from _ _ _

the Bavarian border _ _

On the river _ _ _ _ _

I will even

tell you the name: M. L. Ö.

Kaspar died 3 days later, on December 17th, 1833.

The Enfield Poltergeist

A ghost dubbed the Enfield Poltergeist haunted a home for an entire year, between 1977 and 1978. The ghost has been witnessed by investigators, journalists, and police. The ghost would make knocking noises, or move furniture. It would throw people into the air, or make them levitate slightly above the ground. The ghost also seemed to be able to communicate through people, or through the knocking sounds. There are audio recordings of the ghost doing this.

The Pollock Twins

In 1957, two sisters named Joana Pollock and Jacqueline Pollock died in a horrible motor accident. The next year, two new twins were born in the same family. The twins were named Gillian and Jennifer. When the twins were first born, their Father noticed a white line on Jennifer’s head that matched a scar that looked similar to Jacqueline’s scar. The new twins also had the exact same birthmarks as the deceased twins. The living twins began to request toys that the deceased twins had previously owned.

The family soon moved away from their hometown. When they returned home, the twins were reaching the age of four. During the car ride to return to their previous hometown, the twins passed the school that the deceased twins attended. The twins claimed that they had gone to that same school before. Soon, the twins were given the deceased twin’s toys. Both twins had names for each of the teddy bears, and somehow, the names were all the same.

Strange Deaths

Clement Vallandigham – Death by Demonstration

An American Congressman named Clement Vallandigham (who was 50 years old) died whilst defending a man in court who was a murder suspect. He claimed that the victim hadn’t died from murder, and that the victim had simply fired a gun accidentally whilst pulling it out of his pocket. When Clement attempted to demonstrate how this could have happened, he shot himself, using a gun he thought was not loaded. He won the case, but he died from the shot he accidentally fired. This happened in 1871.

Garry Hoy – Window Ramming

Garry Hoy was a lawyer who was described as an intelligent man by his peers. He would often run into the company’s building’s 24th floor window and test its strength to impress his friends. He was 39 years old on the day he died, and he was with a group of people, giving them a tour of his office building. When he reached the 24th floor, he performed his normal window-ramming stunt. He bounced off of the glass, and nothing had gone wrong. When Garry tried to hit the window a second time, he smashed through the center, and fell 24 stories.

Jimi Heselden – Inventor Killed by Invention

Jimi Heselden was the creator of the segway. On September 26th, 2010, he rode a segway off of a cliff. He fell 24 meters into a river, which killed him.

Hans Steininger – The World’s Longest Beard

A man named Hans Steininger had a 1.4 meter long beard. He would almost always have it rolled up into a leather pouch. One day in 1567, he forgot to do this. A fire began in his home, and when he went to put it out, he tripped on his beard. He died in the fire. During his time he had the world’s longest beard, yet today, the world’s longest beard is nearly 5 times the length of Hans’. The world’s longest beard is currently 5.33 meters long.

Ramon Rodriguez – Porta Potty Peril

Ramon Rodriguez was a 23 year old construction worker. He was from Miami, Florida. While walking through the streets on a windy  day, Ramon was crushed by a porta potty that was blown off of a building four stories above him.

A New Planet?! – Planet 9

On January 20th, 2016, scientists discovered what could possibly a ninth planet in our solar system. This mysterious ‘Planet Nine‘ has not been directly observed by anyone, however scientists have used mathematical models and other pieces of evidence to discover this possible planet.

If Planet Nine does exist, it will be the third planet in the Solar System to be discovered since ancient times. This planet supposedly takes 10,000 – 20,000 years to orbit the sun. It would’ve approximately 10 times the weight and 3 times the size of Earth.

However, this isn’t the first time scientists have “found” a planet. Many people argue that ‘Planet 9’ doesn’t exist at all.

The main piece of evidence that proves the existence of ‘Planet 9’ is the gravitational behavior of certain planets near its expected location. Some scientists believe that this gravitational effect is caused by;

“a gas giant that was punted out of the ecliptic plane, in which all the other planets orbit, eons ago.” -Wired.com

(A gas giant is a planet that is mainly comprised of hydrogen and helium. Jupiter and Saturn are both gas giants.)

Scientists have been unable to see this planet, due to the small amount of light nearby. Yet Surprisingly, people have known about Planet 9’s existence since nearly a century ago. In fact, Pluto was discovered by astronomers who were looking for ‘Planet 9’.

Planet 9 has also been defined by many other names, such as ‘Planet X’ or ‘Xena’, yet the name Planet 9 is the most common.

Do you think Planet 9 is real? Leave a comment with your opinion.