We’ve all experienced moments in life when our instinct screams for us to make a break for the exit, or to avoid certain people at all costs. You know, those ‘I need to get out of here’ moments.
These people share their wild stories of situations they just knew they had to get out of— some of them scarcely believable.
Fair warning, some of these stories contain graphic or disturbing material that aren’t for the faint-hearted.
#25 This Emergency Call Is Right Out Of A Horror Movie
Disclaimer: This story is intensely creepy, involves attempted suicide, and is not for the faint of heart.
While working as a paramedic in 1999, I ran a call where a middle-aged man had called for us to transport him to a mental health facility. The guy was depressed and handed me his suicide note to read that said, ” I (his name) would like to apologize for killing these two EMT’s found here with me. I know these two and myself will be in a better place.” I stopped reading the letter and told him I had forgotten my glasses and couldn’t read the letter. I lied and said I needed to run back to my ambulance and get them. My partner was standing at the door as I walked by, and I motioned for him to follow me ASAP. As we walked out and radioed for assistance, we heard a gunshot. When the police arrived we found the guy dead of a single gunshot wound to the chest. The guy was going to kill us and then himself. The suicide note was two pages long. Had I not stopped and falsely walked out to get my glasses, my partner and I would probably not be here today.
#24 A Highly Offensive Sneeze
I landed in Kuwait for work, and while I was waiting in line for a visa the little kid next to me sneezed. While I’m in autopilot mode after a long flight, I said: “bless you.” It was at that exact moment I wanted to leave. And in many, many moments after that moment. I was interrogated by Kuwaiti police and had all my belongings searched, just to make sure I wasn’t in the country to spread Jesus literature. I wasn’t sure if I would ever make it home, but glad I did. I never went back.