Top 10 Scary Times Someone Survived The Impossible

As humans, we are an extremely resilient species Everyday someone survives an impossible situation and they discover what they are truly made of

Sometimes in our own lives, we encounter a dangerous situation that makes us say “How did I survive that?” From surviving being trapped under ice to being hit by a train we are about to talk about some of the most impressive survival stories out there How’s it going YouTube? I’m your host Landon Dowlatsingh and welcome back to another most amazing video Before we get started I want to know, have you guys had any scary experiences? Let me know what happened in the comment section below And stay tuned to the end because I’ll tell you about a time where I almost died Well let’s get right to our list, this is the top 10 scary times someone survived the impossible

Starting things off in at number 10 we have a man who was out at sea for 13 months and survived Is this real life right now? With just a few basic necessities and an empty ice chest, Jose Alvarenga managed to survive for over one year at sea by himself He was a very experienced fisherman and he knew his way around the ocean, but even the most experienced people are no match for the strength of a tropical storm Just a few hours into his journey, a storm hit him and it lasted for 5 days It was impossible to steer the boat and he had lost all of his direction

He survived on a diet of raw fish, turtles, small birds, sharks and rainwater After 438 days, he managed to swim to a small island where two locals found him naked, clutching a knife and shouting in Spanish He was treated in a hospital before he was reunited with his family in El Salvador He is the first person in recorded history to survive being a small boat and lost at sea for over a year The man who was forced to drink blood in the Desert takes us to number 9

Mauro Prosperi enrolled to participate in a 6-day race through the Sahara Desert That sounds awful, I’m not sure why anyone would go out of their way to sign up for such an intense race but that’s what he decided to do Well unfortunately, a sandstorm caused Prosperi to take shelter and camp out for the rest of the night but when he woke up, he was very disoriented and he realized that he was lost in the Desert Unknowingly, he started to travel in the wrong direction where he eventually stumbled across a Muslin Shrine He ran out of food and water within the first 24 hours so he had to drink his own urine

But once he got to the shrine, he saw some bats and decided to cut their heads off with a knife and suck their blood in order to quench his thirst He did this on 20 bats over the course of three days and when he didn’t see any signs of being rescued, he tried to take his own life (1:54-2:08 https://wwwyoutubecom/watch?v=_ezfnHPCOoc) I’m glad he was able to push his limits in order to persevere and survive

He is truly an inspiration Number 8 we are talking about a woman who survived 42 days without food Wow, that is super impressive, I can’t even survive 12 hours without food Helen Klaben was 21 years old at the time when she was trying to travel between Fairbanks and Seattle She decided to save some money and fly with an amateur pilot

It turned out to be a horrible mistake because their plane crashed on February 4th, 1963 They landed in a remote part of the Canadian wilderness but thankfully Klaben and the pilot managed to survive the crash landing But they didn’t have any survival supplies They only had matches and a few cans of sardines The future for them seemed bleak

A week went by and they completely ran out of food All they had left to survive on was melted snow They were both overweight so they could survive off of their body fat for the next 42 days until another plane finally spotted them Trapped under the World Trade centre for 27 hours comes in at number 7 On September 11, 2001 Genelle Guzman-McMillan was working in her office in the World Trade Centre when she heard an explosion outside

As she raced down the stairs, she could literally feel the building starting to collapse around her So for the next 27 hours, she was pinned underneath the rubble at ground zero until a rescue dog was able to save her (3:10-3:22 https://wwwyoutubecom/watch?v=ZqovmfZV3V4) Doctor’s told her that she would never be able to walk again

But she defied all odds and now she is walking and running This is just an amazing story about human survival and how we can literally do anything that we set our minds to A car and a train come crashing onto this list in at number 6 A 46 year old homeless man by the name of Robert Evans has definitely had his share of bad luck In the span of just seven hours, he was hit by a car and then struck by a train

Is this real life right now? First he was involved in a hit and run when a car hit him while he was riding his bike He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries But, after being released from the hospital, he was hit by a train as he was crossing the tracks with his bike He was thrown in the air and he fell 10 feet into a creek below He was lucky in the sense that he didn’t suffer from serious injuries

And to top it all off, he was given a ticket for trespassing because the bridge that he was trying to cross is a restricted area Come on! Can’t this poor guy catch a break? He should’ve been given a lifetime supply of train tickets, or maybe a new bike Number 5 we are talking about a woman who woke up from 20 year coma Sarah Scantlin was only 18 years old when she suffered from a traumatic brain injury When she was out one night, she has hit by a drunk driver where she was thrown into oncoming traffic and she was hit again

A car literally drove over her skull and doctors said that Sarah would survive but she would never wake up again The damage to her brain was so extensive and they had no way of knowing is she was really there or if the damage had left her in a vegetative state But, twenty years later, when all hope was lostSarah woke up! Her parents couldn’t believe the news and raced to the hospital to talk to their daughter for the first time in two decades Number 4, we have a man bitten by a Black Mamba snake It only takes two drops of the Black Mamba venom to kill a human Their venom contains neurotoxins that slow down the nervous system and eventually paralzyed their victim Without antivenom, the fatality rate from a black Mamba snake is 100%

So, with all of that taken into consideration, how the heck did this guy survive? Well, back in 1998, Danie Pienaar was a research student working in South Africa One day he went out on an expedition but he didn’t let anyone know where he was going That was his first mistake He was in the water when all of a sudden he felt a sharp sting on the back of his knee His worst nightmare was becoming his new scary reality

He knew that he was bitten by the deadly and venomous black Mamba snake, and if he had any chance of surviving, he had to move fast He tried to race back to his car but the venom was already taking over his body He tried to apply a tourniquet to his leg but he knew he was living on borrowed time He made his way out of the jungle, hopped in his car and raced away until he saw another car By the time he made it to the hospital, it had already been two hours since he was bitten

So he could no longer swallow, speak or move Luckily he was able to show doctors that he was no in a coma and they were able to give him the antivenom Note to self, never travel alone in South Africa without Black Mamba antivenom And now in at number 3 we have a woman who was trapped under ice for 80 minutes Anna Bagenholm was skiing when she lost control of her skis and she fell headfirst into a layer of ice on a frozen stream

A hole opened up in the ice and her head and torso were pulled underwater She became trapped underneath the ice which was 20cm or 79in thick Thankfully, she was able to find an air pocket underneath the ice but she was also battling with hypothermia During this time, her body temperature dropped down to 56

7 degrees fahrenheit which is one of the lowest surviving body temperatures in recorded history After she was rescued by her friends, she was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital She woke up ten days later and she was paralzyed from the neck down But after months of physical therapy, she has almost made a full recovery Number 2 we have a survival story about a tsunami

A family of five were on a vacation in Thailand when all of a sudden they were swept away by a massive tsunami while they were outside, relaxing by the pool They saw a huge wave bulldoze its way through the hotel and the mother was tossed through a plate-glass window After being submerged and dragged under water for more than three minutes, she finally surfaced and clung to a tree She was scared and alone She thought she was going to die but then she saw her son floating in the water, so she went to rescue him

They were trapped in the water, grasping a tree trunk She was heavily bleeding and she thought this was the end But a Thai man rescued them and brought them to the hospital She didn’t think that the rest of her family survived, but miraculously, all five of them lived and were reunited There’s a lot more to this story so if you want to know exactly what happened, they made a movie about it called The Impossible, I’d highly recommend watching it

A horrific climbing accident comes onto this list in at number 1 Let’s travel back to 1985 when Joe Simpson and Simon Yates decided to climb the West Face of Siula Grande, which is a mountain located in Peru Their dream quickly became a nightmare when they were hit with a devastating storm that nearly killed them Earlier, Simpson broke his leg as they were attempting to climb down the mountain The two hikers thought this was an immediate death sentence but they kept on trekking down the mountain

When the blizzard came, SImpson was lowered onto an overhanging ledge and at that point, his rope had run out As he was dangling, Simpson knew that eventually Yates would lose his footing and tumble past him, killing them both Yates had to make the hardest and most impossible decision of his life He decided to sever the rope in order to save himself

He put himself in a lot of danger to save his friend but ultimately, he had to cut the rope or else they both would’ve died (1:23-1:42 https://wwwyoutubecom/watch?v=Gee5D7eBlQg) So Simpson plummeted into an icy cave which looked like would be his final resting place But miraculously, three days later, he defied all odds and made it back to base camp alive

Well there you guys have it…

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