Throughout history, there have been people that managed to survive extreme accidents. Those events typically defy all logic and likelihoods. They can only be described as religious or statistical miracles. For example, in most cases falling hundreds or thousands of feet from the sky will only result in death. (Which only makes sense.) A human body reaching terminal velocity as it falls towards the Earth and then impacting the hard surface is a violent and terrible thing. However, these lucky individuals fell from as high as 33,000 feet and didn”t die. They literally plummeted out of the sky, but something incredible happened on impact. Did they survive because of divine intervention, a statisitcal improbability or just dumb luck? Regardless, it”s hard to believe these are real.
1.) Josh Hanson: In 2007, Josh Was Attending A Dart-Throwing Convention At The Minneapolis Hyatt. One Night, He Drunkenly Fell Through A Double Pane Window, Dropping 160 Feet. He Sustained A Broken Leg, Two Collapsed Lungs And A Few Bruises.
2.) Steve Fossett: Not Only Did Steve Fosset Fall From His Hot Air Balloon At 22,000 Feet, But He Survived A Plunge Into Shark Infested Waters. The Professional Hot Air Balloonist Got Very, Very Lucky.
3.) Roger Woodward: As A Boy, Roger Was On Vacation At Niagra Falls With His Family. After A Boating Accident, Roger Fell Into The Water And Was Swept Over The Falls, Wearing Only A Life Jacket. He Is The Youngest Person To Go Over The Falls Unprotected And Survive.
4.) Danny Yamashiro: On December 22, 1985, Danny And His Girlfriend Climbed Nuuanu Pali Mountain In Hawaii. During The Hike, Danny Attempted To Help His Stranded Girlfriend And Fell Head-First 300 Feet Down The Mountain. He Even Fell A Second Time, For Another 100 Feet.
5.) Cliff Judkins: Pilot Cliff Judkins Survived A 15,000 Feet Drop While Flying An F-8 Fighter. A Mid-Air Refueling Accident Forced Him To Jump From His Aircraft. His Parachute Failed To Deploy And He Sustained A Broken Back, Ankles, Pelvis, And A Collapsed Lung. He Also Suffered Kidney And Intestine Failure.
6.) Frane Selak: Frane, A Croatian Music Teacher, Has Escaped Death 7 Times (And Then Won The Lottery). One Year, He Was Sucked Out Of A Malfunctioning Plane Door And Landed In A Haystack. The Plane Crashed, Killing 16 People. Its Hard To Tell If He Is Lucky Or Unlucky.
7.) James Boole: While Sky-Diving, James Survived A Fall Of 6,000 Feet Without A Parachute. He Suffered A Broken Back And Multiple Broken Ribs. Its Estimated That When He Hit The Ground, He Was Going 60mph.
8.) Kevin Hines: Kevin Survived Jumping Off Of The Golden Gate Bridge. There Are More Suicides Committed There Than Almost Anywhere Else. Kevin Wanted To End His Life, So He Jumped From A Height Of 245ft. On The Way Down, He Suddenly Changed His Body Position And Went Into The Water, Feet-First. He Lived.
9.) Chris Saggers: Chris, A Window Washer, Fell From The 22nd Floor Of The Salford Tower Blocks In Britain. He Landed On Top Of A Car… But Stood Up And Told Passers By He Was Fine. He Only Had A Broken Elbow.
10.) Alcides Moreno: Alcide, A Window Washer, Was Working When A Malfunction Caused The Platform To Send Him And His Brother Edgar Down 47 Stories. Tragically, Edgar Died, But Alcides Survived.
11.) Lareece Butler: Lareece Was On A Routine Skydiving Jump When Her Parachutes Failed. She Could Only Pray To God On Her Way Down, Asking Him To Save Her. After Falling 3,000 Feet, She Slammed Into The Ground. She Only Broke Her Leg And Suffered A Concussion. She Believes God Saved Her.
12.) Alan Magee: Alan Was A B-17 Bomber Pilot In WWII. He Fell 22,000 Feet From His Plane And Crashed Through The Glass Roof Of The St. Nazarine Railroad Station. He Had 28 Shrapnel Wounds And Several Broken Bones.
13.) Hans Lange: Base Jumper Hans Lange Leapt From Bjoerkentind Mountain Using His Wingsuit, But The Jump Went Horribly Wrong. He Got Too Close To The Mountain Wall, Going At Least 100mph. He Hit The Mountain Multiple Times, Painfully Ricocheting Down. He Only Broke His Leg.
14.) Dave Hodgman: Dave Was Sky Diving With A Group When, At 2,500 Feet, He Became Tangled With Another Diver Who Deployed His Chute. The Two Sky Divers Fell To Earth… And Both Miraculously Survived.