Josiah Wilbarger’s Ordeal

Josiah P. Wilbarger, a surveyer working as part of a four-man team in Texas, was captured by Comanche Native Americans along with another member of his team in 1833. Both men were scalped and left for dead with their bodies dumped by a river. Wilbarger actually survived the incident and went on to live 11 more years working as a cotton-farmer, living with the surface of his skull fully exposed around the top of his head. He died in 1845 when he accidentally struck his head on a low support-beam while entering his gin shed, severely fracturing his skull.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.

Texas newlyweds driving in separate cars died after head-on crash

A husband (31) and his wife (26), driving in separate cars, collided head-on with each other and both died, in Texas, USA.

Submission by Rik van Doorne. Thank you.

Soldier killed trying to cure another of hiccups

Soldier Isaac Lawrence Young, 22, was having the hiccups, and a fellow soldier tried to help him by pulling out his gun to scare him in order to stop the hiccups, but he accidentally discharged the gun, killing Isaac.

Submission by Rik van Doorne.

Boy impaled himself on horn of bull sculpture


A 14-year-old boy died after he ran into a statue of a bull and impaled himself on one of its horns, while playing hide-and-seek with friends, in Lubbock, Texas, USA.

Submission by Rik van Doorne.

Gun safety training

A man from Houston, Texas died after attempting to play Russian roulette with a semi-automatic pistol. The man was apparently unaware that semi-automatic pistols automatically insert a cartridge into the firing chamber when the gun is cocked.

Sucked Into Jet Engine

An unidentified airline mechanic was sucked into the engine of a Boeing 737-500 at El Paso International airport while performing routine maintenance on the tarmac.

Girl Died after Hiding in Microwave

Rebecca Maria Herrera, a 6-year-old from San Antonio, Texas, died of suffocation after getting trapped in an old microwave oven in her backyard. Police said the girl was small and liked to hide. She might have crawled in and closed the door accidentally not knowing that it could not be opened from the inside.