1. Major Summerford
Struck by lightning... 4 times!

A British officer, Major Summerford, while fighting in the fields of Flanders in February 1918 was knocked off his horse by a flash of lightning and paralyzed from the waist down.

Summerford retired and moved to Vancouver. One day in 1924, as he fished alongside a river, lightning hit the tree he was sitting under and paralyzed his right side.

Two years later Summerford was sufficiently recovered that he was able to take walks in a local park.

He was walking there one summer day in 1930 when a lightning bolt smashed into him, permanently paralyzing him. He died two years later. But lightning sought him out one last time.

Four years later, during a storm, lightning struck a cemetery and destroyed a tombstone. The deceased buried here? Major Summerford.

2. John Lyne
Suffered 16 major accidents in his life. As a teen, he felt from a tree; on his way back from hospital, his bus crashed.

John Lyne could well be Britain's unluckiest man. 'Calamity John' has suffered 16 major accidents in his life, including lightning strikes, a rock-fall in a mine and three car crashes. 'I don't think there is any reason or explanation. Things could have been much worse and I could have died but it doesn't worry me too much.'

Mr Lyne's mishaps cover a lifetime and he has even been known to suffer two accidents at once. As a child, he fell off a horse and cart – only to be run over by a delivery van. When he was a teenager, he broke his arm falling from a tree.

On his way back from hospital, his bus crashed, breaking the same arm in another place. The date, of course, was Friday the 13th.

3. William "Bud" Post
won the lottery, but got sued by everyone and finally went broke and died

William "Bud" Post won $16.2 million in the Pennsylvania lottery in 1988 but now lives on his Social Security. "I wish it never happened. It was totally a nightmare," says Post.

A former girlfriend successfully sued him for a share of his winnings. It wasn't his only lawsuit. A brother was arrested for hiring a hit man to kill him, hoping to inherit a share of the winnings.

Other siblings pestered him until he agreed to invest in a car business and a restaurant in Sarasota, Fla., - two ventures that brought no money back and further strained his relationship with his siblings. Post even spent time in jail for firing a gun over the head of a bill collector. Within a year, he was $1 million in debt.

Post admitted he was both careless and foolish, trying to please his family. He eventually declared bankruptcy. Now he lives quietly on $450 a month and food stamps. "I'm tired, I'm over 65 years old, and I just had a serious operation for a heart aneurysm. Lotteries don't mean (anything) to me," said Post. He died on Jan 15 of respiratory failure.

4. Frane Selak
Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car accidents... but then won $1,000,000 dollars on the lottery!

Frane Selak (born 1929) is a Croatian music teacher famous for his numerous escapes from fatal accidents:

In January, 1962, Selak was traveling via train from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik. However, the train had suddenly derailed and plunged into an icy river, killing 17 passengers. Selak managed to escape, and only suffered a broken arm and minor scrapes and bruises.

The following year, while traveling from Zagreb to Rijeka when the door blew away from the cockpit, forcing him out of the plane. Although 19 others were killed, he suffered only minor injuries and had miraculously landed in a haystack.

In 1966, he was riding on a bus that crashed and plunged into a river. Four others were killed, but Selak managed to escape unharmed.

In 1970, he managed to escape before a faulty fuel pump engulfed his car into flames.

In 1973, another of Selak's cars caught fire, forcing fire through the air vents. He suffered no injuries save the loss of most of his hair.

In 1995, he was hit by a city bus, but once again suffered minor injuries.

In 1996 he escaped when he drove off a cliff to escape an oncoming truck. He managed to land in a tree, and watched as his car exploded 300 feet below him.

In 2003 he won $1,000,000 dollars in the Croatian lottery, and had stated that "I know God was watching me over all these years." He has reputedly refused to fly to Australia to air on a Doritos commercial, saying he "didn't want to test his luck."[2]

He has said that he can either be looked as "the world's unluckiest man, or the world's luckiest man," and prefers the latter.

5. Evelyn Adams
Won the lottery twice, now lives on a trailer

"Winning the lottery isn't always what it's cracked up to be," says Evelyn Adams, who won the New Jersey lottery not just once, but twice (1985, 1986), to the tune of $5.4 million. Today the money is all gone and Adams lives in a trailer. "I won the American dream but I lost it, too. It was a very hard fall. It's called rock bottom," says Adams.

"Everybody wanted my money. Everybody had their hand out. I never learned one simple word in the English language - 'No.' I wish I had the chance to do it all over again. I'd be much smarter about it now," says Adams, who also lost money at the slot machines in Atlantic City. "I was a big-time gambler," admits Adams. "I didn't drop a million dollars, but it was a lot of money. I made mistakes, some I regret, some I don't. I'm human. I can't go back now so I just go forward, one step at a time."

6. Ann Hodges
The only person (on record) to have been hit by a Meteorite

Ann Elizabeth Hodges (1923 - 1972) of Sylacauga, Alabama is the only person of record to have been hit by a meteorite. On November 30, 1954, she was napping on her living room couch when a grapefruit-sized meteoroid crashed through the roof of her house. It bounced off her large wooden console radio, destroying it, and struck her on the arm and hip. She was badly bruised but able to walk.

As it streaked through the atmosphere, the meteor made a fireball visible from three states, even though it fell early in the afternoon. As the first documented case of an extraterrestrial object hitting a person, the event received worldwide publicity.

The United States Air Force sent a helicopter to take the meteorite. Hodges' husband, Eugene, hired a lawyer to get it back. The Hodgeses' landlord also claimed it, wanting to sell it to cover the damage to the house. There were offers of up to 5,000 U.S. dollars for the meteorite. By the time the meteorite was returned to the Hodgeses, over a year later, public attention had diminished and they were unable to find a buyer willing to pay much money.

Ms. Hodges was uncomfortable with the public attention and the stress of the dispute over ownership of the meteorite. Against her husband's wishes, she donated it to the Alabama Museum of Natural History. It is an ordinary chondrite stone (H4), and weighs about 8.5 pounds (4 kg). It is on display at the University of Alabama.


7. Henry Ziegland
Killed by a very persistent bullet

Henry Ziegland thought he had dodged fate. In 1883, he broke off a relationship with his girlfriend who, out of distress, committed suicide.

The girl's brother was so enraged that he hunted down Ziegland and shot him.

The brother, believing he had killed Ziegland, then turned his gun on himself and took his own life.

But Ziegland had not been killed. The bullet, in fact, had only grazed his face and then lodged in a tree. Ziegland surely thought himself a lucky man.

Some years later, however, Ziegland decided to cut down the large tree, which still had the bullet in it. The task seemed so formidable that he decided to blow it up with a few sticks of dynamite. The explosion propelled the bullet into Ziegland's head, killing him.

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Eduard Khil
Lol his article is epic xD trololo

wow...that bullet sure had his name on it...wow....

none of the those are anywhere near the unluckiest man. there was a man who survived america nuking hiroshima in 1945 and 3 days later was in nagasaki when the americans dropped an atom bomb there as well. He survived that as well.

Lotto winners losing their money.
Not unlucky - just fools. (You know what they say about fools and money.)
It is unlucky if it is out of your control.

I feel sorry for these people on the list....Damn

Damn that last one is impossible to believe.

u all are nothing in front of me ...i lost my testicles in accidents...i am very short ...and every time i put money in betting i loose...u all are kids in frontof me in bad luck !

The seventh is an old hoax...

I don't believe it

They forgot me... I am the current Unluckiest Man in the World. Been struck by lightning twice, I've been cursed never to be loved by a woman, and small things that happen on a daily basis that continue to ruin my day. I have a literal list that's pages and pages and pages long of the unlucky things that have happened to me. I really don't like to hold this title, but I do believe that I should be compensated somehow for my pain and suffering.

The world is both far more and far less dangerous than we could ever imagine. Just because you are told your water is safe to drink doesn't make it so. Similarly with the rebuilding of Hiroshima, etc. How do we know the earth is safe to grow food? How do we know if radiation really makes us sick? How do we really know anything about anything? We don't, simple as that. We think we know, but we just don't... so the search for the "truth" will always continue.

pooooooooooooooootongue laughing

I live only 80 km from Chernobyl - as do 4 million other people. There are a lot who live much closer. Yes, a large number of people got 'Chernobyl Sickness' - but many more are unaffected. This Tsutomu Yamaguchi died at 93 of stomach cancer after being in the area of both Hiroshima AND Nagasaki? Are we being told the truth about radiation? Is it really as dangerous as we are led to believe? They rebuild Hiroshima and Nagasaki ON THE SITES OF THE BOMB BLASTS. Something doesn't add up.

you forgot Tsutomu Yamaguchi. the only person known to havr survived the atomic blast twice.

he was in hiroshima on business on the day of the boming, spent a night in the hospital, discharged and went homt to nakasaki, right on the time for the second boming.

and still lived to the old age.

i dnt beliv it .

I personally think such information[whether true or false]should be read by everyone.May be someone like me will read it and feel satisfied that there are people like them in this world.

tongue aweeesome! crying

crying angry sad laughing tongue wassat wink smile

the author seemed to forget about the unluckiest human being ever to have lived - Tsutomu Yamaguchi - who was on a business trip in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 when he survived an atomic bomb blast, though badly burned. thinking he was lucky, he went home to nagaski three days later and was hit by another atomic bomb. he survived again and then died at 93 of stomach cancer

Are we supposed to believe this? Who the heck comes up with this shit?laughing

that last one is like 000000000000000000000.1 perceante of happening 2 us

if anyone doesnt belong its evelyn adams the others are debatable but if you win the lottery twice you gotta be smart about it the second time at least.

lol now i feel alot more lucky

woah crazy stories so damn unrealistic...wassat

Good information..
Thanks for sharing.. ;)

Good days , I wish.

God, those stories are sick
well, today I broke my arm at 2 places by trying to avoid a dangerous collision with my friend .. XD god'

I am so unlucky that that whatever I it gets exactly opposite to my desires e.g. When starting my car, I think there is no problem with the car it does not start without any reason then I have to think again that it can not start, it then starts itself. when I have gold in my hand becomes ash. You want to destroy any thing, just give it to me. If I see somebody in my dreams or I think about any body he is destroyed after sometime. I hate me and my luck



I deserve to be there!

if i win lotto im not giving any money anyone
because it seems that if you cant say no your screwed!

oh my god this people are so damn unlucky


Seems my son would fit in with these. He was electricuted at age 9 months by an extension cord, got a gash in his head by a rake at age 3, developed asthma preteen, had a fender bender which turned into a riot, 2 weeks after that got hit by a drunk driver, received notice of a suspended license 3 weeks after the fact which cost him his job, got another job and when the boss let him use the company truck while his car was in the shop the higher ups found out and said to fire him (even though he had permission), and today he totalled his car during a heavy rain storm by hydroplaning into a telepone pole. Those were just a few of the highlights. He see no reason to continue so I am hoping and praying that God sends him a ray of hope tonight and he can just look back and say "Life is a wild ride and sometimes you really have to hang on tight"


I am having such a bad luck in my life currently that i am startintg to read all these unluckest people in the world. I am at the edge of commiting suicide but these stories gave me hope. Thank you very much!

i dont know if i wanna laugh or say "ooooh im so sorry =("



Have heard of Henry Ziegland's "accident". It's crazy. Such low probability and he's got it.

yeah, Ann Hodges shouldn't be in there. Frane Selak...I think he should though.
The last one was weird.
Some of this stuff I just can't believe.
The first one was funny though. :)

Ann Hodges and Frane Selak, do not belong in this list! They are, actually, very lucky! Take them out, and than, this list will be interesting!

I don't believe this shit I refer the last artclelaughing

The last one is unbelievable man.
Hectic shit.


omg, insane!


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