It can be easy to let your guard down when things seem to be going swimmingly, but all it takes is a narrow escape from danger or disaster to make those guards go right back up. While experiencing a close call usually warrants a sense of relief, when you’re in that situation, you still can’t help but imagine just how much worse things could have been.
Whether it’s been something minor or something heart-stopping, we’ve all experienced at least one close call in our lifetime. It’s not often you have evidence of this (almost) event other than a look on your face that says, “Phew!” However, these following people managed to document the aftermath of their narrow escapes that could have been a lot more serious. Here are 25 close calls that could have turned out much, much worse.
1. You would think this woman would have heard at least a crackle before this tree came crashing down, but apparently not. Luckily for her, this fallen timber managed to just miss her. One would imagine there’d be more of a reaction to almost becoming a trash bark sandwich, however, this woman simply went on about her day as if cheating death was an everyday hurdle.
2. Now here is one advertisement this man will never forget. It’s not too often we look up while walking, but it’s safe to assume this guy will have his eyes on the sky for the rest of his life. He probably wouldn’t have even known how lucky he was if it weren’t for this security footage.