Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ironic and Unusual Physical Deaths

Prior to incarnating on earth, it is believed that our soul creates a contract detailing what lessons we will focus on learning while on the physical plane. These contracts also include contracts with other people, geographic location, who will be our family, etc. Built into this contract, of course, is free will, and it is believed that in each contract we build in 5 exit points or events where we can choose to leave our physical bodies and cross over to the other side. I do believe this concept, however, I personally also believe the God’s will also plays a part.

George Story

Choosing an exit point is a fascinating concept, but what intrigues me is the exit point some souls choose to take. Below is a list of people who have left our physical plane in some very ironic and unusual ways.

Article on Ken Hubbs' Death
George Story, as a baby, was featured on the cover of the first Life magazine in 1936. Life magazine announced it’s shutting down in 1963 and shortly after George Story died of heart failure. The magazine featured a story about his death in it’s final issue.

Ken Hubbs was a second baseman for the Chicago Cubs in the early 1960s. He suffered from a fear a flying, so to overcome it, he took flying lessons. Hubbs went on to earn his pilot’s license, but died in 1964. He was killed when the plane he was flying went down in a snowstorm.
Attorney Clement Vallandigham

Attorney Clement Vallandigham was defending a murderer in 1871 and argued that his client was innocent. Vallandigham claimed that the victim shot himself when he tried to draw his pistol and demonstrated his theory for the court. The gun was loaded and Vallandigham accidently shot and killed himself. The jury acquitted his client of murder.

Thomas Migley, Jr.
Jerome  I. Rodale, a healthy living advocate, was a guest on The Dick Cavett Show in 1971. Rodale said, “I’ve decided to live to be a hundred. I never felt better in my life!” Shortly after making the statement, Rodale died on stage at the age of 72 from a heart attack. The episode  with Rodale never aired.

Thomas Migley, Jr., an inventor and engineer, contracted polio at the age of 51. To assist in getting in and out of bed, Migley designed a pulley system. Migley was found dead in his bed. He was strangled by the pulley system he invented to help himself.

James Dean

James Dean was promoting his movie Giant when an interviewer asked him if he had any advice for young people. Dean replied “Take it easy driving. The life you save may be mine.” Dean died shortly have the interview in a crash resulting from a high speed chase.

Olivia Goldsmith
Author of The First Wives Club, Olivia Goldsmith, wrote the book for women to embrace themselves at any age even when being replaced by their husbands for younger women. Goldsmith died as a result of complications from plastic surgery.

Marcus Licinius Crassus was a Roman General  in 53 BC who was wealthy enough to fund his own armies and invasions. The Parthians were his downfall. As punishment for his greed, molten gold was poured down his throat.

Bobby Leach

Bobby Leach dared to take on Niagra Falls in 1911 and earned the honor of being the first person to brave the Falls and live. Leach did not escape injury free, he suffered a broken jaw and two broken knew caps. Death found him 15 years later when he slipped on an orange peel, fractured his leg and developed gangrene.

Convicted murderer Michael Anderson Godwin faced death by electric chair, but had his sentence commuted to life. No matter what you do, you can’t escape karma. Godwin died in 1989 when he was trying to repair his television set. He bit into a wire and was electrocuted because he was sitting on a metal toilet.

Mel Ignatow
Mel Ignatow was tried and acquitted for the murder of a woman in Kentucky. Ignatow tied the woman to a glass coffee table and beat her to death. Evidence later came to light that ultimately proved his guilt, but having already been tried for the murder, he could not be charged twice. Ignatow instead was convicted of perjury and served less than 10 years. Ignatow died in 2008. He tripped and fell on a glass coffee table and slowly bled to death.

Draco was an Athenian law-maker in 620 BC who died of suffocation. Draco smothered as a result of cloaks showed upon him by grateful citizens at a theater on Aegina.

Roman senator Lucius Fabius Cilo died in 212 by choking on a single hair in a drink of milk.

Sir Arthur Aston, Royalist Commander at the Siege of Drogheda, died in 1646 when Parliamentarian soldiers beat him with his own wooden leg they thought concealed gold coins.

Baseball player Jim Creighton died by his own bat in 1862 when he swung his bat too hard and injured himself internally.

21 people were killed in 1919 in Boston Massachusetts when a tank containing 2,300,000 of molasses exploded and send a quick moving wave into the street.

Jockey Fran Hayes died during the first race at Belmont Park in 1923. Hayes died of a heart attack but remained mounted on his horse. He won the race, and the owner discovered  he was dead when he went to congratulate him.

Dancer Isadora Ducan’s neck was broken when her scarf was caught in the wheel while a passenger in a moving car in 1927.

Tennessee Williams
In 1983, Tennessee Williams died at the Hotel Elysee in New York when he choked on an eye-drop bottle cap. Williams typically held the cap in his teeth when he applied the drops.

Franco Brun, a prisoner at Toronto East Detention Center, died at the age of 22 when he attempted to swallow a Gideon’s Bible.

Garry Hoy died July 9, 1993 when he fell out of a window on the 24th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Centre. Hoy was demonstrating the strength of the unbreakable glass by throwing himself against it. The glass withstood the force, however, it popped out of the frame and Hoy fell to his death.

 Kerri Schultz

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