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People cheat death 5 times in a lifetime.

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posted on May, 8 2010 @ 08:56 AM
I have a very close friend who has been declared legally dead 5 times , and woken up each time afterwards. Twice he woke up in the morgue.

Not surprisingly, he finds that Death is very overrated.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 08:56 AM
It is vary strange this came up because ive always felt this way. I remember during a particularly messy close call like a 3 second period where i had .. literally the option to zig. or zag IE die or just be injured.

Like,.. as if I knew that zaging would kill me and zigging was the way to continue living.

I got out of that crash with a concussion and a pretty screwed up neck but better then everyone else involved.

It goes to show that in the moment I figure events like this are somewhat pre planned.

Dont know if youd call that suicide or not.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 09:09 AM
Lets see I've racked up about 20 broken bones from shattered knee caps to a shattered elbow. I've survived a 70 foot cliff dive onto a shallow rock a foot under the water. I've crashed into a guardrail going 95mph without a seatbelt and was fine. Survived in a car over night in minus 30 degree temps. Been electrocruted by an electric fence and thrown 10 feet. Survived a fall off of a top bunk onto the back of my neck when I was a kid ran around in a unconcious phycotic state for 4 hours. Nearly fell off the face of a mountain while ski ing in new hampshire, my pole barely caught a tree and my legs were dangling over the edge. Been hit by a baseball bat in the temple. There's lots lots more but I'd say I'm one person who probably evens the average out by having such a high number of death defying acts. Nice stories as well everyone!

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 09:11 AM
I nearly drowned.
I stopped breathing.
My plane stopped working in mid air.
I got a branch lodged in my head.
I face planted the ground at a high speed.

Looks like I have already done the 5, hopefully that is me fine until I die of natural causes.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 09:14 AM
reply to post by Huggiesunrise

Yep I call that the calm before the storm. In the incident I spoke of while cliff diving, I saw the shallow rock on my way down and thought to myself to let my knees bend or my body with shatter all the way up. I did I slammed my ass on the rock then shot 5 feet out of the water. I ended up with bruised heels and a bruised ass but I avoided either death or a quadriplegic state. Also a show on the history channel actually proved that time slows in events of great adreniline. I suppose you and I are two examples of that truth being self evident.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 09:26 AM
2001-Nearly died in an off road truck race. -Narrowly avoided the crash.

2005- Nearly died in a motorcycle desert race. (broken back)

2009- Nearly wrecked my crotch rocket in an insane manner.

The one in the truck was scary, and I actually saw my life flash in front of my eyes.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 09:27 AM
reply to post by nixie_nox

Many such experiences, but the common factor is that the same person saves my life.

1. A few months old, I turn bleu and stop breathing. My mother intervenes and oxygen flows again.
2. Holiday in Italy . Mother pulls me up in the nick of time as a car nearly hit me at 50 mph
3.Fever turns into pneumonia in a remote location. No doctor availabe. Mother takes initiative and drives off to get the right medicine (luckily prescription not required in those days in that country). Having difficulty breathing as she comes back. I see a black bird landing on the bed next to me and I tell my mother to get rid of it. See says there is no bird. She administers the medicine and shortly after I can breathe normally.
4.Driving in the car and just managed to avoid being hit by a bus thanks to a warning cry by her.

The irony of it is that I have lived some 10,000 miles away from her for the last 35 years, only ocasionally visiting. I must make it a point to thank her for each of the above and more. If she realises that I remember all this she will be very happy.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 09:31 AM
Is there anyone on ATS at 5 close calls yet?

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 09:33 AM
reply to post by nixie_nox

Their stasts are a bit off. 40% of people do not get into potentially life threatening accidents. In fact, the statistics were a number of years ago in Canada, was that if you were a woman driver, driving in a rural are, you were safer driving than flying.

[edit on 8-5-2010 by Unity_99]

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 09:46 AM
It seems like the early ages we are especially vulnerable. My events are also evidence of this.

1. Choked on apple piece given to me that was too big, dad rescued me. (don't remember it)

2. Leaned in to wash hands in river and instead fell in almost drowned trying to grab on to grass, dad pulled me out just in time. I remember the blurry vision of water in my eyes.

*edit to add:
2.5. hard to say if it could have been fatal, but while riding sitting on dad's bike I stuck my foot into the front spokes (despite him telling me not to, and I was actually good with instructions as a child; I felt bored and curiosity took over), flipping both of us over and dad fractured arm to keep me safe. I still ended up with (minor?) head injury on pavement, and a memory gap of the incident of flipping, but remember just before it and just after it.

-also remember the gambler's fallacy; whatever happened in the past says nothing about what will happen in the future. except telling you something about your personality and choices perhaps. I also like to keep a positive mindset in case it is possible to remote-influence those chances to be in your favour.

[edit on 8-5-2010 by pilotx]

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 09:54 AM
reply to post by jymmyjaymes

Thank you for your concern. I got it two years ago. I dealt with viral meningitis and lyme disease all in the same year. I never felt I fully recovered. I did go through the anti-biotic course. Not pleasant I might add.

I realized the other day that no one retested me to make sure they worked. So I asked my rheumy for a blood test.

My son and I contracted it at the same time. My area is the worlds hot spot. Now I am convinced it started in my yard. *grins*

I don't think they know as much about lyme's as they like to pretend. A family friend has been fighting it for over 2 years. So for them to say, here some anti-biotics and leave it at that is a little disconcerting.

I am very sorry to hear about your friend.

And as a warning to everyone, the cold winter and then the hot weather is making the tick population boom.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 09:57 AM
reply to post by Oneolddude

Same here. I almost drowned because I was a dumb 12 year old who went swimming after a storm came by. The waves almost took me out. The lifegaurd on the beach was too busy waving jokes to the other guy down the beach. My cousin was drowning too, she even cried for help.

I got a little gasp and held my breath and thought: I might get washed to the beach or I might not. We both made it somehow but were lying on the beach coughing for an hour. The lifegaurd never took notice.

So that makes me wonder, how many times have we almost been taken out by someone else?

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 09:58 AM

Originally posted by TechUnique
Died twice in one night from epic drugs overdose , mate resussed me first time hospital staff second.
I've been bottled and hit over head HARD numerous times.
Been jacked at knife point numerous times.

Been in a few car crashes one potentially fatal. Almost been killed by getting run over COUNTLESS times but rarely ever hit to any kind of serious extent.
Erm i've been jumped a few times and had countless scraps. . really thought i was gonna get stabbed quite a few times. Thats just what i can remember.

I'd concider myself pretty effing lucky .
Jesus dude, where the Hell do you live?

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 09:59 AM
I'm 20...

1. Electrocuted at my grandpa's home at 15

2. Several times I risked being hit by cars while walking or while I was on bike

3. One day I avoided by millimeters a frontal crash, while I was running on bike , with a running car

4. One day I was hit by someone opening the door of a car while I was on bike on a road with lot of traffic

5. Almost hit by motorbike but he got to stop millimeters before, and a car did the same another time

6. I crashed into a bmw cabriolet and rolled over the top of the car with my running bike, while the car was going out of a building, the car got ruined by my crash

7. Almost died of high fever from complications from another disease on my 14th birthday

[edit on 8-5-2010 by Zagari]

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 10:06 AM
reply to post by Unity_99

That is why I mentioned the small sample. But it is an average. Your gonna have people who have had 15 and others who have had none.

I thank everyone for their stories, and from some of you that your still here to tell them. Some are just downright scary. It has been enlightening to read, especially how many deal with cars. Cars seem to be the predator of the human world and almost a part of our natural cycle.

And I think it is an obviou conclusion that people that are more adventerous are gonna have more opportunities.

But odds change by local. While it women in rural Canada may have safer driving percentages, it doesn't mean another risk doesn't go up. Like bear attacks or falling through ice to pull something out of the air.

[edit on 8-5-2010 by nixie_nox]

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 10:10 AM

Originally posted by pilotx

1. Choked on apple piece given to me that was too big, dad rescued me. (don't remember it)

[edit on 8-5-2010 by pilotx]

Choking in the #1 death of children. Then I think it is pulling heavy objects on themselves. My son has done both. He pulled over a shelf and almost got hit by a 20lb music box. That was his #1.

Knowing about the choking thing, I made my family members take child cpr. We have used it twice.

You can increase your chances of surival by simple preparation.

For example: people who are on planes, if you read the emergency exist sheet, make note of where the exits are and how to open the doors, you increase your chances of surving a plane crash by 25%.

[edit on 8-5-2010 by nixie_nox]

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 10:47 AM
i had at least 5.
hit in the head with a metal object.was in a car on the freeway while the driver fell asleeep.
the docters wanted 2 abort me cuz i looked no well they said [they also had an abortion clinic this was in africa.]
run from the cops while theay was aiming their gunz at me..
attacked a police officer while totally drunk.was in a car while my fatrher totally didnt see a red light .fell from like 3 meter and landed on my back neck just lucky my arm was braking the fall.
thats about it i think

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 11:00 AM
Interesting thread!

I think it goes to show that we don't really have much control over our lives, when your time is up then thats that....

I've been in many situations where I've risked death or at the very least serious injury, the ones that stand out are:

1.) Nearly drowned as a young child on holiday; the swimming pool had a sectioned off baby pool, I managed to climb over the wall into the main pool. Remember the water coming up to my ears, don't remember much after that.

2.) As a kid I was at an amusement park near the dodge-ems, put my hand underneath the back of one - the attendant went crazy as I risked a massive electric shock.

3.) Car Crash - My "friend" thought it was smart to drive at 65 mph on a 30 mph road down a very sharp downwards bend in the road, it had been raining heavily all day.

As it turned out the car flipped a couple of times in the air, hit the ground and then proceeded to smash into a garden wall. The paramedics told me I was extremely lucky to be alive and that if anyone had been in the back of the car then they would have definately died.

4.) Attacked - I was attacked in my younger years by a group of around 8-10 people, I should of been seriously injured, as it turns out I escaped with a chipped tooth and slight bruising.

5.) Without wanting to break T&C's but lets say in my earlier years I've taken a combination of "substances" that in all fairness should have killed me.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 11:10 AM

Originally posted by babybunnies
I have a very close friend who has been declared legally dead 5 times , and woken up each time afterwards. Twice he woke up in the morgue.

Not surprisingly, he finds that Death is very overrated.

Death is overrated. It may seem the end all be all, but the consciousness stays alive whether you believe it or not.

And damn, woke up twice in the morgue? I've seen stuff before with people waking up in the morgue while they're cutting them open for autopsy and they realize the person is still bleeding as a person who is alive would be.

In fact there are certain drugs that can induce what seems like a person is dead, but in a certain amount of time they come back, or they may require another drug to bring them back - either way it's some freaky stuff.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 11:15 AM

Originally posted by highlyoriginal
In fact there are certain drugs that can induce what seems like a person is dead, but in a certain amount of time they come back, or they may require another drug to bring them back - either way it's some freaky stuff.

The name escapes me but I'm pretty there was a potion that people used that would effectively paralyse them. They would be buried then when they recovered would climb out of the grave, gave rise to the idea of zombies and the "living dead"

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