Have you ever had a near death experience?

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by Victor Mildew » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:09 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Several when I was travelling in South America. The worst was travelling up to a tiiiiny little village in Bolivia: the sensible option was to get a flight. £40, 1 hour, boom done. Foolishly though, me and one of our group decided to get the bus: 40p, 33 hours along Death Road (yes, that Death Road).

I had a bunch of diazepam I'd bought, so I popped one of those and zonked out for 20 hours, but after that it was 13 hours of fear and stress. Due to heavy rainfall the road was jam-packed with traffic: buses, cars, motos etc and the road is very much one way only. However, it wasn't one way in practice, and we ran into a bus coming the opposite way around a hairpin bend. Cue an hour of 40 vehicles reversing one inch at a time to let this thing through.

At one point the whole bus erupted in screams as it began to list towards the edge of the road and the 200 foot drop beyond. We were on the opposite side and pretty much everyone rushed over to our side, cramming themselves, and us, against the windows. Genuinely thought we were going over.

Obviously we didn't, and 12 hours later we made it to the village.

The way back took an additional 10 hours as part of the road had collapsed. Later on, I met someone who'd done the same route and saw a bus go over. 24 people died.

I wasn't the smartest traveller, but I did save £80.

EDIT: For anyone interested, it was the La Paz to Rurrenabaque road. Video of some of the road here (not mine)



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I've seen that road enough times on tv to know to stay the strawberry float away from it

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PostRe: Have you ever had a near death experience?
by Tomous » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:33 pm

I went from La Park to the Uyuni by bus and that was bad enough for me

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PostRe: Have you ever had a near death experience?
by Dual » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:05 am

Once drank two double espressos in a row. Pretty scary looking back now, what was I thinking?

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by Cuttooth » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:15 am

Stayed up to watch the presidential election.

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by Jenuall » Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:45 am

Yeah there have been some pretty scary tales in here and I'm glad you all got through your baby crises but amateur hour is over and it's time for some true nightmare fuel.

The other day there was an incident that closed part of the M4 in South Wales and so during my commute I had to go through...
Newport
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Now I know what you might be thinking, "What, just driving through a city? Can't be that bad!" Well clearly if that is the case then you are not familiar with the city of Newport.

I too was once innocent like this, unaware of the horrors that lurked so treacherously on the Welsh south coast. On a clear day you can even spy this hell hole from the right vantage point in fair old Exeter. I'd heard mention of this place before, but only as a myth; a dark fable; a horror tale, told across the flickering embers of a midnight fire, wherever hardened space dogs gather to drink fermented vegetable products and compete in tales of blood-chilling terror.

They say that just travelling within the borders of the county is enough to turn a man infertile and that children run screaming at the sound of their official city anthem ("You're Mother's Got A Penis" by Goldie Lookin' Chain). Even driving through the town from the safety of a fast moving car is not enough to protect you from its demonic effects and you can feel all hope and joy being forcefully drained from inside your soul the longer you remain inside that forsaken place. The city acts almost as one giant Dementor from the Harry Potter franchise, absorbing all light from within until you too feel like the offspring of a truly foul creator.

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Gather close and hearken my warning fellow forumites! Whatever fates may befall you, whatever dark powers might twist your will and circumstances to make you think that leaving the M4 between J24 and J28 is a fruitful cause, stay strong! Take whatever precautions you can to protect yourself from this curse, for if I can achieve but one thing with what little life remains to me then let it be that I ensured no one should ever suffer the horrors of a journey though Newport again!

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PostRe: Have you ever had a near death experience?
by Benzin » Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:25 pm

It did give us Skindred though, can't be all that bad?

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PostRe: Have you ever had a near death experience?
by Moggy » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:24 pm

Benzin wrote:It did give us Skindred though, can't be all that bad?


And this:



Newport :wub:

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by Ironhide » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:48 pm

Jenuall wrote:Yeah there have been some pretty scary tales in here and I'm glad you all got through your baby crises but amateur hour is over and it's time for some true nightmare fuel.

The other day there was an incident that closed part of the M4 in South Wales and so during my commute I had to go through...
Newport
:dread:



Now I know what you might be thinking, "What, just driving through a city? Can't be that bad!" Well clearly if that is the case then you are not familiar with the city of Newport.

I too was once innocent like this, unaware of the horrors that lurked so treacherously on the Welsh south coast. On a clear day you can even spy this hell hole from the right vantage point in fair old Exeter. I'd heard mention of this place before, but only as a myth; a dark fable; a horror tale, told across the flickering embers of a midnight fire, wherever hardened space dogs gather to drink fermented vegetable products and compete in tales of blood-chilling terror.

They say that just travelling within the borders of the county is enough to turn a man infertile and that children run screaming at the sound of their official city anthem ("You're Mother's Got A Penis" by Goldie Lookin' Chain). Even driving through the town from the safety of a fast moving car is not enough to protect you from its demonic effects and you can feel all hope and joy being forcefully drained from inside your soul the longer you remain inside that forsaken place. The city acts almost as one giant Dementor from the Harry Potter franchise, absorbing all light from within until you too feel like the offspring of a truly foul creator.

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Gather close and hearken my warning fellow forumites! Whatever fates may befall you, whatever dark powers might twist your will and circumstances to make you think that leaving the M4 between J24 and J28 is a fruitful cause, stay strong! Take whatever precautions you can to protect yourself from this curse, for if I can achieve but one thing with what little life remains to me then let it be that I ensured no one should ever suffer the horrors of a journey though Newport again!


Pfft, I've been to a far worse place which I shall spoiler out of decency

GRIMSBY :dread:

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:47 pm

Jenuall wrote:Yeah there have been some pretty scary tales in here and I'm glad you all got through your baby crises but amateur hour is over and it's time for some true nightmare fuel.

The other day there was an incident that closed part of the M4 in South Wales and so during my commute I had to go through...
Newport
:dread:



Now I know what you might be thinking, "What, just driving through a city? Can't be that bad!" Well clearly if that is the case then you are not familiar with the city of Newport.

I too was once innocent like this, unaware of the horrors that lurked so treacherously on the Welsh south coast. On a clear day you can even spy this hell hole from the right vantage point in fair old Exeter. I'd heard mention of this place before, but only as a myth; a dark fable; a horror tale, told across the flickering embers of a midnight fire, wherever hardened space dogs gather to drink fermented vegetable products and compete in tales of blood-chilling terror.

They say that just travelling within the borders of the county is enough to turn a man infertile and that children run screaming at the sound of their official city anthem ("You're Mother's Got A Penis" by Goldie Lookin' Chain). Even driving through the town from the safety of a fast moving car is not enough to protect you from its demonic effects and you can feel all hope and joy being forcefully drained from inside your soul the longer you remain inside that forsaken place. The city acts almost as one giant Dementor from the Harry Potter franchise, absorbing all light from within until you too feel like the offspring of a truly foul creator.

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Gather close and hearken my warning fellow forumites! Whatever fates may befall you, whatever dark powers might twist your will and circumstances to make you think that leaving the M4 between J24 and J28 is a fruitful cause, stay strong! Take whatever precautions you can to protect yourself from this curse, for if I can achieve but one thing with what little life remains to me then let it be that I ensured no one should ever suffer the horrors of a journey though Newport again!


:capnscotty:

It's good for a mid afternoon sunny day pub crawl as there's lots of nice little pubs, and the tiny rebel in the high street.

I love the idea of you diverting there, as there's a couple of routes to skip those tunnels, one of which takes you pretty close to my house. Stop by next time, we'll go bowling.

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PostRe: Have you ever had a near death experience?
by Skarjo » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:55 am

I had to live in a hotel in Newport once for two weeks for work.

strawberry floating nightmare.

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by Call and Answer » Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:02 pm

One of my mates crashed into one of the reens in the Gwent Levels just outside Newport. There were four of us in the car, bored teenagers, not exactly joy-riding (it was a Fiat Punto) but enjoying the freedom of the open road and having an explore. It was drizzling, he took a corner too quickly and in we went. Luckily there was a hedge that stopped us from actually going in the water, but it was pretty close and we all had to climb vertically out of the passenger side of the car. I was in the back behind the driver, my friend on the passenger side clambered out and as I was climbing up, the door closed on my head (I have never let him forget this :lol:). We didn't die though, which was nice - those reens can be killer.

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by Moggy » Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:07 pm

Call and Answer wrote:One of my mates crashed into one of the reens in the Gwent Levels just outside Newport. There were four of us in the car, bored teenagers, not exactly joy-riding (it was a Fiat Punto) but enjoying the freedom of the open road and having an explore. It was drizzling, he took a corner too quickly and in we went. Luckily there was a hedge that stopped us from actually going in the water, but it was pretty close and we all had to climb vertically out of the passenger side of the car. I was in the back behind the driver, my friend on the passenger side clambered out and as I was climbing up, the door closed on my head (I have never let him forget this :lol:). We didn't die though, which was nice - those reens can be killer.


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by Ironhide » Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:42 pm

Newport, so gooseberry fool it actually tries to kill anyone who goes there.

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:52 pm

Right, post covid grcade meet at my house and we're going out in Newport.

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by Meep » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:46 pm

Got run off the road into ditch by a lorry once. strawberry floater didn't even stop. I'm thankful my reflexes were quick enough to allow me to make the decision to drop my car off the road and potentially roll rather than hesitate and take a full on collision of over ten tonnes of fast moving steel. :dread: Literally a second from death or life changing injury. Really hope I'm never in that predicament again.

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by Jenuall » Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:01 pm

And which part of Newport did this happen in Meep?

Victor Mildew wrote:Right, post covid grcade meet at my house and we're going out in Newport.

So we get out of Covid alive and you all want us to sign up to your Newport suicide pact!?

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