The luckiest unlucky man to ever live cheated death an amazing seven times. It really depends on your perspective of things. Was he lucky to survive, or unlucky to have encountered near death experiences? We will explain his unfortunate encounters and let you decide.
Frane Selak is a Croatian music teacher who was born in 1929. He holds the dubious title for being the luckiest unlucky man alive after nearly meeting his maker seven times. He first cheated the Grim Reaper in January 1962 when the train he was a passenger in slipped off the tracks and plunged into a river. He was rescued and survived the incident with a broken arm and hypothermia. Seventeen other train passengers perished.
His second near appointment with the undertaker occurred only one year later in his only flight in a plane. This incident should have ended him, but just like the Coyote he managed to survive. As they were flying the engines of the plane stopped running and it began to lose altitude. But things were about to get worse, or better for Mr Selak. The planes door came off the plane, and only Frane was sucked out. But as fate would have it, he landed in a haystack and survived with only minor injuries, while the plane crashed killing 19. The mortician missed out on a paycheck for a second time for Frane Selak.
Three years later, in 1966, he tempted fate with public transport yet again, this time in a bus. The bus he was riding in slid off an icy road and into a river, taking the life of four people. But Frane managed to survive yet again with only minor injuries. I’m beginning to think they should have placed a do not allow to ride picture of the man at all ticket booths.
So by 1966 he had survived three encounters with public transport that should have killed him. It’s no wonder he decided to ditch them and manage his own transport. But it wasn’t going to help him.