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LSUAlum2001
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Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
..shit?

Years ago my dad and my siblings went to a hot air balloon event in BR on a Friday. One of the balloon owners was a guy he went to grade school with. They got to talking and the guy said to come by earlier on Sat and we would all go up with him.

My dad overslept and we didn't go.

Well, the guy went up with 2 others and was flying over the old aluminum plant near the Old Mississippi River bridge.

The excess heat from the aluminum plant cause the balloon to start descending rapidly. He increased heat on the balloon, but it had already descended low enough to be near a building. The basket clipped the building and tilted it while he was firing to get height. The tilt caused the balloon to catch fire and it shot up a 100' before crashing down.

The two other riders, one was a local reporter, were killed and the owner spent 6 months in a burn unit.

So.. If my dad didn't oversleep that day...
This post was edited on 7/31 at 9:45 pm


GM
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
Yeah, ok. Link?


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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
Interdasting


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The Baker
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
I was checking my flatboat for leaks by filling it with water. It was sitting on its trailer and I got under it to mark the holes and 5 seconds after I got out from under it, it collapsed... It would have taken my head off and no one else was around.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
So the moral of the story is don't be a go getter and party the night before. Drunk people die less in crashes, the more you know.


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AUCE05
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
Robin Williams on 9/11


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LCA131
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
If it would have done this

quote:

It would have taken my head off


What difference would this have made?

quote:

no one else was around.



The Baker
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
The off chance I could have maneuvered in time to be pinned under it.


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soccerfüt
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
I was able to find a glitch upstairs just in time against hundreds of Nazi Zombies.


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1234567k
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
Holy crap. My dad was working at the chem plant that day and witnessed the accident. He told me he could tell the guy was not high enough.


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Nado Jenkins83
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
One time, I was at this party... and I was sitting on the couch with Amanda McKinney. She was just sitting there, looking beautiful. So, I lean in to kiss her, and I realize I have gum in my mouth. So, I turn to spit it out and put it in a paper cup. I turn back, and Amanda McKinney throws up all over herself. I knew the moment it happened, it was a miracle. I could have been kissing her when she threw up. It would have scarred me for life. I may never have recovered.


FatClemanza
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
Car Accident: Fence post through the front windshield

17 or 18 years old. Was going too fast around a bend after it had rained. Must have hit a good sized puddle and the truck spun out. Over corrected and ended up heading straight into a chain link fence. Probably saved it from rolling by correcting again right before hitting the fence. Caused me not to go through or over the fence but more get caught by it like the chain link acted as a net. Once stopped, I got a chance to check myself and surroundings, I noticed a fence post had been lodged in the left side windshield crossing diagonally toward the driver's seat and was sitting maybe a foot from my face. Had I been going faster, maybe I'm toast. Had I had a passenger, they would have probably been toast. I walked away with not a scratch.

Truck came out alright apart from front and passenger glass, side mirror, roughed up bull bar, and some scratches and dents.

Looking forward to hearing some wild stories.


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foshizzle
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
I met a woman at the bar and she was a complete smokeshow. Perfect proportions and everything. So I asked her if she wanted to come to my place and she said sure, she just wanted to use the restroom first. She went to the men's room.

When she came back I asked her if she had a penis and she admitted she did.


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Jim Rockford
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
There was a girl I was deeply in love with. She was a bitch, but I couldn't see it. It didn't work out, and I was devastated. Later on, she got fat.


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Tigris
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
Long ago I was riding in a car a college friend was driving on I-80 in eastern Iowa. There had been a bad snow storm the day before and you could see dozens of car tracks leaving the interstate. This was the next day and we didn't think much of it. Then slowly the car turned completely sideways, we were on black ice going 70 MPH sideways and had zero control. Somehow the car slowly spun back around and started going forward again. We got off at the next exit and took back roads from there. If the ice had ended we'd have been rolling at 70 MPH, no seat belts.


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OMLandshark
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
Seth MacFarlane had one of these happen to him. He was in Rhode Island and had to catch an early flight the next morning. Got shite faced, and then missed the plane with them just closing the door for the flight and not letting him on. Seth then proceeds to go to the bar to fight off his hangover. He then sees his flight again, this time with it hitting the second tower of the World Trade Center. He has gone onto advocate on how drinking CAN save your life.


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WHATASHAME
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
Swing Away!


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DevilDogTiger
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
Alaskan cruise late 90s. The family and I take a helicopter from one of the ports to a glacier. Walk around on the glacier and fly back. The next trip that helicopter made it crashed killing all on board.


MsState of mind
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
I was out partying with my friends in high school. My parents were out of town and my buddy was to drunk to drive me home so we crashed. Lightning struck my house and blew up the ad as well as most of the second story of the house. I think drinking saved my life


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Tiger Ryno
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re: Anyone have an incident prior in your life where it was a Final Destination type
My great grandfather was supposed to be on the Titanic but he overslept.

My great aunt had won a contest for a ticket on the hindenburgh...it was a radio contest where she guessed the tune (next stop pottersville) and got the free pass...she took Ill the night before due to food poisoning from a blimpy's sandwich shop. Missed the flight and lived another 40 years.


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