Long time organic farming and healthy eating advocate, JeromeIrving Rodale, suddenly died while giving an interview on The Dick Cavett Show. During the interview, he bragged,”I’m going to live to be 100, unless I’m run down by some sugar-crazed taxi driver.”
In 1901 a pregnant Madame Bobin fell ill and “died”. Later, when her body was exhumed they found that not only had Bobin been buried alive, but she gave birth while inside the coffin before eventually asphyxiating.
Three hunters in Oregon were discovered dead around their campsite with no marks or signs of a struggle. The only unusual thing was the discovery of a dead newt in the coffee pot that was later found to produce Tetradotoxin – a poison 10,000x more potent than cyanide.
It is illegal to die in a town in Italy. “It is forbidden, with immediate effect, to all citizens resident in the municipality of Falciano del Massico, and to whoever passes by its territory, to cross the border of earthly life and to enter the afterlife.” This decree was issued because the commune’s cemetery is currently full and the deceased must be buried in a nearby town.
A nurse placed playing cards in obvious places on top of operating room cabinets at a hospital to test for out of body or near death experiences. Not one person ever reported seeing the playing cards or even knowing they were there.
A Formula One driver was killed when a bird flew into his face.
A majority of people who’ve had a near-death-experience report sensations of detachment from the body, total serenity, warmth and the presence of a light. However a minority have reported panic, anguish, desperation, intense loneliness and the sensing of evil, malevolent forces.
Ole Bentzen, a Danish audiologist, died laughing while watching A Fish Called Wanda. His heart was estimated to have beaten at between 250 and 500 beats per minute, before he succumbed to cardiac arrest.
A man received the heart of a suicide victim, married his widow, and years later killed himself on the same day the donor did.
A woman was found in her London flat, skeletonised, after 3 years of being dead – with the TV still running.