Disturbing events you've been witness to?


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Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Nov 22, 2014 - 03:58pm PT
As a kid, about 14, I spent summers with cousins, Aunts and Uncles, and the Grandparents it Whapeton, North Dakota. Grandpa had a flower business. He did pretty well selling in the twin cities, and around Iowa and so forth. He had a barn out behind the greenhouses where he kept all sorts of stuff. The barn had a second floor door with a beam sticking out so you could hall hay up there for storage. One day I was sitting around watching this operation when the guy on top fell out the door. He landed one leg in and one leg out of one of those big old oil drums. So if you think I'm twisted that might be why...
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Nov 22, 2014 - 04:24pm PT
There's always some killing to be done around the farm, possums in the Autumn and farm cats in the Spring...


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 22, 2014 - 05:24pm PT
Larry Harris, one of the most disturbing things is batt apparently there are at least two of these guys running around. Actually I started this because there are all too many of these thugs out there.
... And jack Mileski sure had disturbing events in his own life...
Good on ya, and thanks for the advice crazy bat, hope all is well with you!

Nov 22, 2014 - 06:00pm PT
this thread [and your stories] are proof that i have lived a blessed and luck-filled life. i have no real personal stories...

closest i came was seeing a christian missionary relative come back from rwanda after/during? the massacres...

seeing the core of someone's being and direction obliterated as they struggled to integrate the unfathomable, no longer having the support of their former beliefs, was to see aftershocks that helped convince me that there can be no extra-earthly hell worse than the one we regularly and collectively create for ourselves...

what must be a candidate for the most simple yet powerfully multi-laye...
what must be a candidate for the most simple yet powerfully multi-layered photos taken
Credit: james nachtwey

Trad climber
Nevada City
Nov 22, 2014 - 06:30pm PT
I saw a huge fight that turned into a multiple party stabbing at the end of a concert last weekend. I was standing in bleacher seating about 10 feet from where it took place and saw basically the whole thing. What a blemish on my memory of a f*#king awesome concert.
Crazy Bat

Sport climber
Birmingham, AL & Seweanee, TN
Nov 22, 2014 - 06:32pm PT
You are most welcome. All is wonderful with me. Hope all is well with you and the poor girl who's experience inspired this fascinating and grusum post.

Nov 23, 2014 - 07:46am PT
Hate threads on Supertopo.

Trad climber
San Francisco
Nov 23, 2014 - 10:44am PT
Coming upon a horrendous accident just outside Yellowstone, people are standing around
reluctant to approach the mangled auto. No responders on scene yet. Able to get inside through rear passenger door. The smell of blood and antifreeze hangs in the air. This person (18 yr old woman) slumped in drivers seat. Man she's gotta be dead, but no, a strong bounding radial pulse. Then I hear the gurgling snort so I get her head up to open up airway & protect her spine. I spend the next 90 minutes in this position, my hands & shirt soaked with blood and cerebral spinal fluid. Paramedics try to hyperventilate her with a bag valve mask in attempt to slow brain swelling , except they can't get a good seal, every time they squeeze the bag blood shoots out of her eye orbits. They throw a heavy blanket on her and tell me to close my eyes & brace as they smash out remaining glass with sledgehammers, then use a sawzall to cut and remove roof. The chopper lands on the 2 lane road. They get her on a backboard with C collar, try to intubate but a fountain of blood squirts up & out of her mouth. Then she's on the chopper and on her way to Billings. The entire time I just talked to her, encouraging to keep breathing, telling her as the scene unfolds what's being done, and that a lot of people are working hard to save her. The ambulance crew helps me clean up and then I drive to Gardiner through the park,and to my tiny 2 room cabin in Cooke City, MT. That night was sad & lonely as I processed the events of the day. Next day I go to the Mammoth clinic in the park to get gamma globulin & hep B shot cuz of the exposure to body fluids. The MD tells me she is still alive only because of my actions at the scene, but she dies the next day...13 yeas later I am back up in Yellowstone country with a buddy. We would be driving down that same stretch of road the next day, only I don"t really realize it at the time. That night in Bozeman @ the hostel I have a vivid dream reliving the entire scene in stunning detail. Oh the things buried in our sub conscience. In closing I ask myself why air this on a public forum? Talking about stuff I guess helps in dealing with traumatic events...let your friends and family know how much you love them always & unconditionally, peace.
Sredni Vashtar

Social climber
out in front
Nov 23, 2014 - 10:58am PT
Thanks for talking about it. I never talked about something and it very nearly killed me. I don't think I could even write it down.
thanks as well for being there for her, and having the skills to help. I think we should all have WFR certification as a minimum

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2014 - 08:55am PT
Hi pat!

I wish, crazy bat....
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