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Three come to mind:
1. I got myself into a spin one winter - Not only did I remember there being other cars on the road, but also that time definitely slowed down in the
car. I wasn't able to control the skid at first, because I couldn't tell which way was the side of the road.
First half of the skid was in real-time, and then it transitioned to slowed-down time - In that split second, I was able to come up with a plan, turn
the wheel to aim for the ditch, and still managed to stop a couple inches from the sign.
Not only was I unhurt, but the car had maybe a speck of paint chipped off, there was no physical damage to the car. I was able to drive home the same
To this day, part of me is still a bit confused as to what happened, because by all accounts, I should have gotten hit by another car, as I there were
ones on the road. And, the people that I saw watching me while in the skid, acted as if they never saw me swerving around when they came running to
help (they even asked me when it happened, and looked confused when I said that both of them were watching me while it was going on).
2. A long time ago, I was at a party with some friends. Well, someone thought it would be brilliant to throw me into the deep end of the pool (I
can't swim, and didn't have enough time to warn them). I entered the water, and blacked out. When I came to, I was in the shallow end, holding onto
the barrier between the hot tub and pool.
When I asked them what happened, they said I went under, and swam (poorly, but it was swimming) to the other end of the pool. Funny thing about this
one was that I have never been given lessons on how to swim, so somehow, something clicked in my brain that allowed me to unconsciously swim to
3. Farther back, I remember as a kid going to a beach that had piles of limestone on both sides of the point. Because I was a bit adventurous, I was
climbing on the piles about 15ft above the water, and saw an interesting rock I wanted to investigate. I get to the rock, only to find the part I
wanted to look at is just above a 4-5ft drop. At this point, I'm not sure if my hands slipped, or if the rock I was on tilted, but I found myself
with my back to a rock, hands clinging to rocks, and nothing below my feet.
Same day, I was looking in a "cavern" at some beach items someone left - Only way in was a ramp-like rock with a drop on the other end. Well, I got
in, found the items, and discovered there was no good way to climb back out.
My two choices were: Try to escape through an underwater
opening that looked to be my size, or climb back up the way I came. Don't know how it was done, but a few scraped knees and cuts, and I was on the