I Have Cheated Death Several Times

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 172 People

    I've Lost Track...

    I've been struck by lightning...  Been in a head-on collision with a semi...  Fell off a cliff...  Had a tree fall on me...  Wrecked a motorcycle at 65 mph... Had a 2000 lb log dropped on me (twice)...  Been shot at...  Had a tornado pass over the...
    IndyNudist IndyNudist
    46-50, M
    16 Responses May 9, 2009

    Don't know how I'm still living.

    Guess there is a reason
    crono84 crono84
    31-35, M
    Feb 10, 2015

    The First Time

    was when I was a very young teen. I was shot at and the bullet cut across my cheek. I have a little white scar across my cheek like a knife cut. I was a lucky lucky guy.
    mickNY mickNY
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 4, 2011

    Borrowed Time?

    A few months ago, my brother and I were discussing my life and, given the fights, brawls, shoot-outs, (my misspent youth), industrial accidents, animal mishaps, truck wrecks, car crashes and general mayhem, I've cheated death ten times and had at least five close calls. If, like...
    Dozer01 Dozer01
    46-50, M
    Nov 30, 2007

    So Many Times...

    I definately should have died so many times that I think I lost count. I've been car crashes, really bad fights, at some point I should have died from my heart exploding (long story) and even nearly dieing from a gun shot but the bullet got stuck in the chamber. I mean, I don't...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2007

    I Don't Know If They All Count...

    When I was a baby, I could not yet eat solid foods, but I was allergic to milk and formulas.  My grandmother ended up feeding me mashed up catfish. I have had several instances where, while driving, I would slow my car, or even stop and pull off of the road, just seconds...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 4, 2010

    Cannot Sleep W/o Tons Of Tranquillizers

    I am not trying to be boring so I'll spare you the gory details but I'm afraid it is somehow coming for me - and don't tell me I've watched too many Final Destination films - I've never seen 1 (ppl have laughed when I've mentioned this fear but it's not funny, I REALLY struggle...
    JadedJezebelle JadedJezebelle
    26-30, F
    Jul 10, 2012

    June 12, 2015 I went to the movies with my

    sister & her 2 youngest kids the last thing I remember before coming too in the ICU. 12 hours later was watching the big dinosaurs play soccer with the small bothers inside of a glass ball on Jurassic World. Upon coming to I was told that I had quit breathing placed on a life...
    msmarch13 msmarch13
    Jun 27, 2015

    Less Dramatic

    My 2 near misses aren't as dramatic (and I certainly haven't had as many as most of you), but they certainly were close. The first time was years ago. I was bitten by something (no one ever figured out what). I seemed fine until my entire body started to itch. I got in the shower...
    b1alasdair b1alasdair
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 8, 2009

    A Lot

    i cant tell u how many times i should have died. i have been called a lucky bastard cause i have gotten out of impossible situations. the one that stands out the most is the shoot out at the park. i mean how easy is it for u to dodge like a million bullets flying over ur head and...
    AnikiMomo AnikiMomo
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2008

    So Many I Asked Why I Haven't Yet

    Since I was a newbie teenager, I have been a high risk taker.  Have been run over by a fishing boat while spearfishing in the Red Sea, had a SCUBA regulator blow at 85 feet, found myself in a shark frenzy at 40 feet while spearing breakfast, have been stabbed, shot at with...
    rmichaels rmichaels
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2010


    My ex started a fight with me, early in the AM.I woke up early to head to the WTC to check in with a recruiter, but I was too tired, so I went back to sleep and figured I'd rather be fresh and see the recruiter in the afternoon.
    DarknessCalls DarknessCalls
    41-45, T
    1 Response Aug 12, 2011

    The Carnage That Could Have Been

    Today I was getting ready to head back to my home town for my great uncles funeral. Today was a bright sunny day, warm spring like temperatures but a little on the windy side. The roads were bare with some wet sections from melting snow. For the first leg of the trip it was quite...
    M1245 M1245
    18-21, M
    Mar 7, 2012
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