I've always had an interest in the unusual, the strange and unbelievable. Thusly, the subject of today. I can't vouch for the truthfulness of the following stories. I will provide a link to where they came from on the internet. But, I am only posting the stories I find truly strange.
A fierce gust of wind
blew 45-year-old Vittorio Luise's car into a river near Naples, Italy in 1983.
He managed to break out a window, climb out, and swim to shore -- where a
tree blew over and killed him. Sometimes, life gets in the way of life.
In 1983, a Mrs. Carson of Lake Kushaqua, N.Y. was laid out in her coffin,
presumed dead of heart disease. As mourners watched, she suddenly sat up.
Her daughter dropped dead of fright. Talk about being scared to death....
Two German motorists had an all-too-literal head-on collision in heavy fog
near the small town of Guetersloh. Each was guiding his car at a snail's pace
from opposite directions but both near the middle of the road. At the moment
of impact, their heads were both out of the windows where they smacked together.
Both men were hospitalized with severe head injuries. Their cars weren't scratched. At least you can say these men "used their heads."
In a case of "one thing leading to another", seven men, aged 18-27 years,
received jail sentences of 3-4 years each in Kingston-On-Thames, England in
1979 after a fight that started when one of the men threw a french fry at
another while they stood waiting for a train. I wonder if the french fry was from a happy meal. Talk about acting like kids....
Finally, a few years ago in California there was a raging brush fire. Once the fire
was extinguished, the firefighters began the process of clean up. In the middle
of where the fire had been burning, they found a dead man wearing a scuba
tank and wet suit. At first the firefighters were baffled as to why a man
would be out in the middle of the countryside wearing full scuba gear. Upon
further examination, it was determined that the man died from the impact with
the ground and not the fire. As best anyone can determine, this man was scuba
diving off the coast of California and was accidentally picked up by one of
the firefighting aircraft when it was refilling its water tanks offshore.This one is so unbelievable until it has to be true.
I've been all over the world, albeit many years ago as a young sailor in the U.S. Navy. Recovering divorcee, new in the world of blogging. I do a little computer maintenance on the side to make myself some extra money since my retirement from the federal work force. I'm now exploring the "writer" in me that wanted to come out when I graduated from high school. Alas, there was this war in Southeast Asia and...