I Could Have Died, Been Kidnapped or Worse

@celticeagle (115084)
Boise, Idaho
December 9, 2016 5:08am CST
Have you ever been in a close call where you could have died, been abducted or in some kind of other dangerous situation? I have been in a couple of serious auto accidents. One was when I was a teen and setting in the front seat with my girlfriend and her boyfriend was driving. He went around a curve too fast and we spun around. We had a beer can in the front seat and went around so fast that the can opened. None of us were hurt. Second one was when I was in my late twenties. My boyfriend at the time came to pick me up from work. He was driving his roommate's sports car. He got into a race with a purple Barracuda. There was a cloud burst and the car went out of control and went into a vacant lot. I was thrown from the car, had a concussion. He remained in the car but the metal around the rag top cut him and he had a brain stem injury. He never regained consciousness. Was in a coma for nine days and then he died of a cardiac arrest. When I was with the carnival I worked for a pretty scuzzy individual for a few weeks when I needed to get away from my regular working arrangement due to some problems. One evening a ex-boyfriend came over and asked to talk to me. He told me I needed to get out of there and fast. He had over heard my boss at the time talking about kidnapping me and selling me over the border. We were in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the time. I believed him. I went back over to the other side of the midway and was lucky to get my previous job back. So thankful to my ex when later in life I have heard of such horror stories of young girls being abducted and made to become sex slaves and such.
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11 responses
• United States
9 Dec 16
I can't top your stories, I guess I'm glad I had a challenging but mostly peaceful life.
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• United States
9 Dec 16
@celticeagle It would be nice of a lot of people didn't die...
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill ......Yes, and their livelihoods weren't destroyed.
@skysnap (17581)
9 Dec 16
yes timing in life needs to be good for better life.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Dec 16
This is true. Timing is everything.
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@just4him (91511)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 16
Your angels were taking care of you. I've had only one incident that I recall clearly when not only I, but my whole family, could have been killed.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Dec
Yes, they were. Well, I guess you aren't going to share. You made it out okay it would seem.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Dec
@just4him .....Oh, my goodness. Scary close call. Your guardian angel was on duty that day for sure.
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@just4him (91511)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Dec
@celticeagle Yes he was. My youngest was almost not as he wasn't born yet for a few more years.
@sallypup (21746)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Dec 16
I can imagine you working in a carnival. A Hereford bull about did me in when I was a teenager. My little dog saved me. That was a very close call.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Dec 16
I enjoyed traveling with the carnival. What an adventure! I was stepped on by a horse once. Ouch! Glad your dog was paying attention.
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@sallypup (21746)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Dec 16
@celticeagle Me, too. I was that close to the end that I asked God for help then Laddie dove at the bull's nose and his mad barking got my Dad over to help.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Dec 16
@sallypup .....Thank goodness you had a smart, protective dog and a dad nearby.
@paigea (21188)
• Canada
11 Dec
It sounds like you were lucky and had some close calls
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Dec
Oh, yes. I needed to be here for my kids now.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Dec 16
A couple of car accidents, if I was every close to a scary kidnapping I didnt know about it.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Dec 16
Be glad for that. I look back on it now and am very happy he told me.
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@HazySue (16978)
• United States
10 Dec 16
I have had a relatively boring life. You really have had some adventures haven't you? You have a lot to be thankful for, someone is watching out for you and keeping you safe.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Dec 16
Yes, I have. I am very thankful to my ex boyfriend for alerting me too.
@jstory07 (58274)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Dec 16
I did not have anything that bad happen to me. But once my friend and I had these boys chasing us in the car behind us and they started shooting at us. We were lucky a police car was behind them in the next lane and they got pulled over. We left and turned real quick.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Dec
Just started shooting at you for no reason?
@Corbin5 (81315)
• United States
9 Dec 16
Oh my. You really did have some close calls with danger. So sorry to hear your boyfriend did not survive that car accident. I am a lucky one with no close calls yet.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Dec
You are lucky. I just enjoyed adventure.
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@mom210 (5797)
• Atlanta, Georgia
9 Dec 16
wow those are some scary stories. What a terrible story about the boyfriend in a coma. I know it must have torn you up at the time and is most likely still painful.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Dec
It was so sad. He was a dear person. I remember fixing a bouquet of carnations with a blue and pink one in the center.
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@stbrians (11882)
• Kakamega, Kenya
9 Dec 16
God saves with a purpose
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