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Sao
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Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
I was 15 and in my backyard hitting plastic golf balls around at various targets. We had about 3/4 acre with houses on the street with no fences so it's pretty wide open. Somewhat overcast but no rain happening and I was punching a 7 iron around when a bolt or lightning struck not the tree about 30 feet away but the ground next to it. When you see a strike that close it's not blue or white, there was a reverse odd zip of flame and ancillary bolt that went through the side of our house that hit a line of electronics from one side to the other. Went through my bedroom window to the living room to the dining room and kitchen. Killed Tv's, VCR's, Stoves, Dishwasher and even the Disposal. It jumped.

I instantly threw the club up and ran, like ran up the street. My neighbor was in his garage and watched the same thing and as an older dad, was kind of stopped in his steps and didn't move. Like a statue he said. Like slow motion.

Just a bit later, we went to where it struck and there wasn't even a mark. No char. Nothing. I'll say the sound was absolutely deafening, though. Just like you would imagine a close strike to be.


Post yours. We all survived and it's interesting.
This post was edited on 7/8 at 5:08 pm


LSUJML
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
Going to WalMart with no mask


AbitaFan08
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
No specific instance, but there were plenty of times that I had way too much to drink and walked from Bogies/Tigerland back to my house at Beau Pre alone at 2am.

Amazing I was never shot walking down Alvin Dark or hit by a drunk driver walking down Brightside.
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zacata88
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
I am?


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LSU316
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
My buddies power steering locked up tighter than Dick's hat band in a curve when we were riding around one weekend back in high school....I was careening for a tree head on at probably about 50-60 mph....he was strong enough to turn the wheel just enough that the front fender and wheel just careened off the tree....I was scared shitless.


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Oilfieldbiology
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
None I can remember because I was probably completely blackout drunk.










I had issues


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Sao
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death

quote:

Going to WalMart with no mask



So, no change of pace afterall...


SEClint
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
Living in new orleans


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LSU316
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
quote:

No specific instance, but there were plenty of times that I had way too much to drink and walked from Bogies/Tigerland back to my house at Beau Pre alone at 2am. Amazing I was never shot walking down Alvin Dark or hit by a drunk driver walking down Brightside.


How long ago?

We did this plenty of time from about 1998 - mid 2000s and I never felt unsafe. I mean hell even when DTL was active he was going after women.


LSUBoo
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
One time I had a heart attack, and died for like 10 minutes, but then came back to life as a biker wearing mom jeans.

It was traumatic.


I got better.


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lionking69
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
My OCD took over my life to the point where it took so much from me that I grabbed a butcher knife from my kitchen and considered slitting my own throat. I was too big a pussy to do it, called my mom, and her voice pretty much saved my life.

At that point was when I decided to get help. Much bette now.

If you’re going through a tough time people, get help. It saved my life.


eScott
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
Driving down the road, heart attack.


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TDsngumbo
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
I witnessed a murder when I was 8 years old. Watched as a man shot his girlfriend's sister because she wouldn't tell him where his girlfriend was. She fell to the ground and he stood over her, shooting her multiple times in the chest as her yellow shirt turned red. He then ran away. For a while there I thought we were all toast.


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LSUJML
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
Honestly I’m a homebody & have never had a close call

We went camping as kids & a thunderstorm came through
Lightning hit all around us & we had to run to bath house


AbitaFan08
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
quote:

How long ago?

We did this plenty of time from about 1998 - mid 2000s and I never felt unsafe. I mean hell even when DTL was active he was going after women.


This would have been between '05-'09. I never felt unsafe either, but looking back on it I probably should have.


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AmosMosesAndTwins
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
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My OCD took over my life to the point where it took so much from me that I grabbed a butcher knife from my kitchen and considered slitting my own throat. I was too big a pussy to do it, called my mom, and her voice pretty much saved my life.

At that point was when I decided to get help. Much bette now.

If you’re going through a tough time people, get help. It saved my life.


God damn.


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Darth_Vader
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
A week after my first open heart surgery to install an artificial mitral valve, I began hemorrhaging internally due to the dosage of Coumadin I was being given was too high. Long story short, I bled out into my chest cavity until my lungs could not expand and my heart could not beat. I coded sometime around 6-9 that evening, they rushed me from my CICU room back to surgery, opened my chest back up, reinserted drain tubes and gave me enough blood transfusions to get me going again. That was Nov. 21, 2016 and it was not a fun day.


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dukke v
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
I was on my way home from a party and flipped a 1976 Ford Pinto and it did not explode.


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HempHead
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
Serotonin sickness on a 24 hour combination of adderall, MDMA, mushrooms, and harmaline. I was extremely stupid. Didn't know that the combination of harmaline and amphetamines could be problematic. Felt like complete death after the harmaline kicked in as a synergistic with the mushrooms and projectile vomited about 5 feet for several minutes.


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MorbidTheClown
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re: Change Of Pace: Your Closest Call To Death
pneumonia at 6 months old.


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