incredible stories about the miracle survivors
A person doesn’t know what power they have until they find themselves in a situation where they have no choice but to survive. The people we will talk about today survived thanks to their lightning-fast reaction, dedication, fortitude and faith in the best. These stories once again convince us that we need to enjoy life, not to lose hope and believe in luck.
- Robert Evans was hit twice by different types of vehicles in one day, but survived.
First, Robert Evans, a homeless man on a bicycle, was hit by a car on a street in Boulder, Colorado. The ambulance took the victim and released him five hours later, immediately after that he was hit by a railway train with coal. And Robert was back in the same hospital. The homeless man escaped with only minor bruises.
- Roy Sullivan was struck by lightning seven times.
Roy Sullivan was dubbed the “lightning rod man” and was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for surviving seven lightning strikes. Since 1936, he worked as a caretaker in the Shenandoah National Park. In 1942, lightning struck Roy Sullivan in the leg while he was on a fire tower, and the nail on his thumb was torn off. In 1969, as a result of a lightning strike while driving on a mountain road, Roy was left without eyebrows and lost consciousness. In 1970, another lightning strike led to an injury to the left shoulder, while the arm was paralyzed. It happened on the lawn of his own house. In 1972, a lightning strike on the territory of the administrative building of the forestry department set fire to Sullivan’s hair. After this incident, he always carried a container of water with him. On August 7, 1973, lightning struck Roy in the head while he was driving in a car through the territory of the forest entrusted to him. The impact set his hair on fire again, and the forester was thrown out of the car and his shoes were torn off. On June 5, 1976, the sixth lightning strike on the campsite resulted in a severe ankle injury. In 1977, on June 25, lightning sent Roy Sullivan to a hospital bed with burns to his chest and abdomen. Roy just wanted to go fishing. At the age of 71, Sullivan committed suicide by shooting himself in the stomach-reportedly out of unrequited love.
- Aron Lee Ralston self-amputated his arm to save himself.
In May 2003, during an assault on one of the slopes in Utah, Aaron’s hand was crushed by a boulder. For 5 days, the man tried to free his hand. All these 127 hours, he not only endured pain, but also tried to keep warm and not die of dehydration. When Aaron realized that the chances of his escape were minimal, he took his blunt pocket knife and cut off his hand. Somehow coping with the traumatic shock and the risk of severe blood loss, I managed to walk many miles under the scorching sun. He wandered through the desert until he came across tourists from the Netherlands. They managed to call a rescue helicopter. In September 2004, his autobiographical book 127 Hours. Between a rock and a hard place.” In 2010, the book was used to make a feature film “127 Hours” directed by Danny Boyle.
- Harrison Oken spent 60 hours underwater on a sunken tug and survived.
The tug on which Harrison worked as a cook was caught in a storm at dawn 30 kilometers off the coast of Nigeria. When the cook went down into the hold, the ship was covered by a wave. It quickly sank. No one else was able to escape, and he groped around the cabins and found what is called an air bag. Almost 3 days later, Harrison dived to meet the rescuers when he saw the light of lanterns in the water. His rescue was successful.
- Peter Skillberg lived in a car under snow for two months.
Swedish resident Peter Skillberg survived being in a 30-degree frost without food in a snow-covered car for two months. Two local residents on scooters raced along a forest road covered with a meter layer of snow near the city of Umeå. Suddenly, they found a car that looked like a giant snowdrift. They decided that someone just left their old car in the woods, intended for disposal. However, it was decided to look inside, and Peter was found, who did not eat anything from December 19, 2011 to February 17, 2012. The man survived thanks to the machine, which became almost an igloo and protected from severe frosts.
- Matthew Allen lived in the bush for nine weeks.
The bush is a vast expanse in Australia, overgrown with low trees and shrubs. Matthew Allen suffers from a mental disorder, in 2012 he ran away from home and lived for more than two months in the bush, it was at this time in Australia that there was a period of abnormal heat. He was found by several local residents who, during their hike, met an emaciated teenager, completely disoriented, badly bitten by insects.
- A British climber managed to survive an avalanche on Mont Blanc.
A British climber was caught in an avalanche while descending from Mont Blanc, from the Aguy di Bionassi mountain in the Aosta Valley in northern Italy. Swimming movements helped him stay on the surface of the snow and not drown until the 700-meter avalanche completely stopped.
- A 4-month-old girl survived after spending 3 days under the rubble.
An earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011 claimed the lives of thousands of people. In the city of Ishinomaki, located in Miyagi Prefecture, a four-month-old girl was found under the rubble of a house. A toddler has miraculously survived after spending three days without food or water amid the rubble. After the doctors ‘ examination, the girl was immediately given to her father, who no longer hoped to see her alive.
- Reshma Begum spent 17 days under the rubble of a garment factory.
On April 24, 2013, an eight-story garment factory building in Bangladesh collapsed. Of the more than three thousand people in the building, more than a thousand died. The last survivor, 19-year-old Reshma, was found on May 10, 17 days after the tragedy. Rescuers found her after hearing knocks from under the rubble.
- Matthew Croucher saved the soldiers by covering a grenade.
In 2008, 24-year-old British Marine Matthew Krucher in the group, during an operation in Afghanistan, hit a tripwire and to save his comrades, threw himself on a grenade. The grenade itself hit the backpack, and Matthew just got a nosebleed. In the same year, the infantryman was awarded the British George Cross.