Despite the fragility of life, human survival stories prove time and again the durability of our race. Through horrific events, some people have miraculously made it through and come out on the other side. Whether it’s a hiker lost in the wilderness or a soldier trying to escape his enemies, these survivors give us a heartening story in our own times of despair. Here are 25 Crazy Human Survival Stories.
Originally thought to be dead, Matthew Allen was discovered by hikers in the Australian bush, half-blind, covered in leeches, and stricken with gangrene that slowly ate away at his feet. He was out there by himself for nine weeks with no food and only water from a nearby creek.
After his ship, Jacson-4, capsized and sunk 12 miles off the Nigerian coast, this Nigerian sailor survived for three days in an air bubble in the tugboat. Experts were amazed he survived water depths that even experienced divers could rarely survive.
When teenage race car driver Chris Stewart slammed into a barrier at high speed, he should have been killed on impact. His head was internally separated from his body. However, after hours of surgery, doctors were able to put it back together; he not only survived…he made a full recovery.
49-year-old grandmother Lorna Baillie suffered a heart attack that supposedly killed her. She was kept alive through artificial means, but the doctors assured her family she was dead. However, 45 minutes later color returned to her face and her eyes flickered. The nurses said it was normal reflexes, but her family wasn’t quite convinced. Eventually, Lorna opened her eyes and came back to life. Even after such a long time, there was no brain damage.
Lyndi Harding was told the chances of her parachute not opening was slim when she went skydiving. But on one of her jumps, the worst happened, and her parachute didn’t open. She plummeted a mile and hit the ground. She should have died but somehow survived with only a broken nose and two broken ribs. Even more amazing, she decided to go back out and skydive again.
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