Major Summerford, a British Officer is among the world most unluckiest people while fighting in the fields of Flanders in February 1918 was knocked down off his horse by a flash of lightning which paralyzed him from the waist down.
Six years later, He retired and moved to Vancouver, as he was fishing alongside a river, a lightning hit the tree he was sitting under and paralyzed his right side.
In 1926 later, Summerford was sufficiently recovered and he was able to take walks in a local park.
He was walking there one summer day in 1930 when a lightning bolt smashed into him, permanently paralyzing him.
Two years later he died, but after his death, lightning search for him out one last time.
Four years later after his death, , during a storm, lightning struck a cemetery and destroyed a tombstone. The deceased buried there was Major Summerford.
2. William “Bud” Post – Won a Lottery but got Broke and Die
In 1988, William “Bud” Post won $16.2 million in the Pennsylvania lottery but now lives on his Social Security.
“I wish it never happened. It was totally a nightmare,” says William.
One of his ex girlfriend successfully sued him for a share of his winnings. This wasn’t his only lawsuit. A brother was arrested for hiring a hit man to kill him, hoping to inherit a share of the winnings.
Other siblings pestered him until he agreed to invest in a car business and a restaurant in Sarasota, the two ventures that brought no money back and further strained his relationship with his siblings.
William even spent time in jail for firing a gun over the head of a bill collector. Within a year, he was $1 million in debt.
William later admitted that he was both careless and foolish, trying to please his family.
He eventually declared bankruptcy. Now he lives quietly on $450 a month and food stamps.
“I’m tired, I’m over 65 years old, and I just had a serious operation for a heart aneurysm.
Lotteries don’t mean (anything) to me,” said William.
He is one of the unluckiest people on earth, as a teenager, John Lyne fell from a tree on his way back from hospital and crash his Bus.
A lightning strikes, a rock-fall in a mine and three car crashes. ‘I don’t think there is any reason or explanation.
Things could have been much worse and I could have died but it doesn’t worry me too much.’ He said after the crash.
Mr Lyne’s mishaps cover a lifetime and he has even been known to suffer two accidents at once.
As a young child, he fell off a horse and cart and also run over by a delivery van when he was trying to get up.
When he was a teenager, he went to climb a tree and he broke his arm falling from the tree.
On his way back from hospital, his bus crashed, breaking the same arm in another place.
Frane Selak (born 1929) is a Croatian music teacher who is famous for his numerous escapes from fatal accidents: escaped from a derailed train, a doorless plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car accidents but then won $1,000,000 dollars on the lottery.
Really he is among the world most unluckiest people
In January, 1962, Selak was traveling on train from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik. However, the train had suddenly derailed and plunged into an icy river, killing 17 passengers on board but Selak managed to escape and only suffered a broken arm and minor scrapes and bruises.
The following year, while traveling from Zagreb to Rijeka when the door blew away from the cockpit, forcing him out of the plane.
Although 19 others were killed, he suffered only minor injuries and had miraculously landed in a haystack.
In 1966, he was riding on a bus that crashed and plunged into a river. Four others were killed, but Selak managed to escape unharmed.
In 1970, he managed to escape before a faulty fuel pump engulfed his car into flames.
In 1973, another of Selak’s cars caught fire, forcing fire through the air vents. He suffered no injuries save the loss of most of his hair.
In 1995, he was hit by a city bus, but once again suffered minor injuries.
In 1996 he escaped when he drove off a cliffto escape an oncoming truck.
He managed to land in a tree, and watched as his car exploded 300 feet below him.
In 2003 he won $1,000,000 dollars in the Croatian lottery, He was quoted to say “I know God was watching me over all these years” and has repeatedly refused to fly to Australia on air with a Doritos commercial, saying he “don’t want to test his luck.
He said that he can either be looked as “the world’s unluckiest man, or the world’s luckiest man,” but prefers the latter
5. Evelyn Adams – Won Millions in lottery twice, now lives on a trailer
According to Evelyn, she is one of the world unluckiest people, Winning the lottery isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, Evelyn won the New Jersey lottery not just once, but twice (1985, 1986), to the tune of $5.4 million.
Today the money is all gone and Adams lives in a trailer. “I won the American dream but I lost it, too. It was a very hard fall. It’s called rock bottom,” says Evelyn,
Everybody wanted a share of my money which they got. Everybody had their hand out
I never learned one simple word in the English language – ‘No.’ I wish I had the chance to do it all over again. I would be much smarter about it now,” says Evelyn.
She also lost money at the slot machines in Atlantic City. “I was a big-time gambler,” admits Evelyn. “I didn’t drop a million dollars, but it was a lot of money.
- She admit she made mistakes, some I regret, some I don’t. I am human. I can’t go back now so I just go forward, one step at a time.
6. Henry Ziegland – Killed by Bullet fired Many Years
Henry Ziegland thought he had dodged fate. In 1883, h.e broke off a relationship with his girlfriend who, out of distress, committed suicide.
The girl’s brother was so enraged that he hunted down Ziegland and shot him.
After shooting him the brother believing he had killed Ziegland, then turned his gun on himself and took his own life.
Luckily Ziegland had not been killed. The bullet fired in fact, had only grazed his face and then lodged in a tree Ziegland was surely happy and thought himself to be a very lucky man.
Some years later, however, Ziegland decided to cut down the large tree, which still had the bullet in it, the task seemed so difficult to cut down that he decided to blow it up with a few sticks of dynamite.
The explosion propelled the bullet it hold many years into Ziegland’s head and killed him #Karma
7 . Ann Hodges – Hit by a Meteorite
Ann Elizabeth Hodges born in 1923 but deceased in 1972 from Sylacauga, Alabama is the only person on record who have been hit by a meteorite.
On November 30, 1954, she was napping on her living room couch when a grapefruit-sized meteoroid crashed through the roof of her house. It bounced off her large wooden console radio, destroying it, and struck her on the arm and hip. She was badly bruised but able to walk.
As it streaked through the atmosphere, the meteor made a fireball visible from three states, even though it fell early in the afternoon. As the first documented case of an extraterrestrial object hitting a person, the event received publicity worldwide.
The United States Air Force sent a helicopter to take the meteorite. Hodges’ husband, Eugene, hired a lawyer to get it back. The Hodgeses’ landlord also claimed it, wanting to sell it to cover the damage to the house.
There were offers of up to 5,000 U.S. dollars for the meteorite. By the time the meteorite was returned to the Hodgeses, over a year later, public attention had diminished and they were unable to find a buyer willing to pay much money.
Ms. Hodges Decision
Ms. Hodges was uncomfortable with the public attention and the stress of the dispute over ownership of the meteorite. Against her husband’s wishes, she donated it to the Alabama Museum of Natural History.
It is an ordinary chondrite stone (H4), and weighs about 8.5 pounds (4 kg). It is on display at the University of Alabama.