Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

9 People Who Shouldn’t Be Alive, But Somehow They Cheated Death.

It’s been thousands of years since humans first became the dominant species on this planet and during that long stretch of time, they've had a single goal and that is to survive. And while we’ve done a great job at doing that, it doesn't mean that our bodies are indestructible. When faced with the harsh forces of nature, it's often difficult if not impossible to survive.

However, there are some cases where people have managed to cheat death against all odds. These logic defying instances include a man struck seven times by lightning, to an infant who didn’t give up on life while being trapped under debris. Here are some people who faced the worst conditions ever and survived.

Robert Evans

Surviving a single accident may be a miracle for most of us but not for Robert Evans. One evening on September of 2008, Evans was hit by a motorist and left for dead. Robert was sent to the hospital, where he was discharged the next day at 3 am. While heading home, he decided to take a short-cut route, passing through a railway crossing. Then tragedy struck this poor man once again when he was hit by an oncoming train. Miraculously, Robert survived both times with minor injuries.

Robert Evans

Denver Post

Roy Sullivan

Roy Sullivan’s name has been recorded in the “Guinness Book Of World Records” for being the only man in the world to get struck by lightning seven times. It all started while working as a Forest Ranger in West Virginia, Roy was first struck in 1942 and his last strike occurred in 1977. The only thing that did manage to kill this seemingly indestructible man was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Roy Sullivan

guinnessworldrecords

Aron Ralston

In 2003, Ralston went out to do some rock climbing at the Blue John canyon in Utah when a rock suddenly slipped and trapped his right arm against the canyon wall. After being stuck there for five days straight, with no access to food or water, Aron’s only hope for survival was to cut his own arm off to escape certain death. His survival story was later adapted into a movie called "127 hours".

Aron Ralston

Simon & Schuster

Harrison Okene

In May of 2013, the ship carrying Harrison Okene and his crew was sailing off the Nigerian coast when tragedy struck. Harrison was in the bathroom when severe waves hit and took his ship down. Still trapped in the boat, Okene managed to survive despite the minimal amount of oxygen still trapped inside the ship. When the rescuers finally arrived three days later, they were surprised to see Okene alive.

Harrison Okene

YouTube

Peter Skyllberg

On December 19, 2011, Peter Skyllberg, a Swedish man, left his house only to have his car get stuck in a snowstorm. As the temperatures dropped to -30 degree Celsius, Peter was trapped inside his car with no food or water. Peter fed on snow and slept in the backseat of his car for over two months, until he was rescued.

Peter Skyllberg

Reuters

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