10 People Who Faced Death — and It’s a Miracle They Survived

We all know how in action movies the main character does incredible things, survives certain death situations, and just basically seems immortal. Well, these people are the real-life version of what we see in Hollywood. They have faced deadly events and have come out on top, victorious!

smartzune.com would like to share 10 stories of people who cheated death.

10. Dionisio Pulido — the man who found a volcano in his backyard

On February 20, 1943, in the village Parícutin, Mexico a man named Dionisio Pulido stumbled upon a small hill that had appeared out of nowhere with a 6 foot wide and 150 foot long crack on top of it. Eventually, the hill grew to be over 6 feet tall and started belching gas.

24 hours after Pulido discovered the crack in his field, a furious volcano towered 165 feet over his property and was continuing to grow.

10 People Who Faced Death — and It’s a Miracle They Survived

 Tons of ash started falling from the sky destroying vegetation, and in June lava began to flow from the volcano, which resulted in the evacuation of the entire village.

The volcano continued to grow over the first year of its life, but as time passed its activity slowed. Eruptions became sporadic with long periods of silence. In 1952, it finally went dormant, having reached a height of 1,300 feet above the surrounding valley. Thousands of people were affected by the eruption and forced to start a new life somewhere else.

Before leaving, Pulido returned to where his old cornfield was and placed a sign saying “This volcano is owned and operated by Dionisio Pulido.”