Sgt. Ignacio “McNugget” Roja, pilot of the experimental Poultry Wing project had a record 32 successful test flights before fatally crashing on the moon. This image was drawn the morning of his last flight.
Shonda Rhimes logic:
It is completely unrealistic for a couple to actually be happy and for a marriage to actually last.
It is totally and completely realistic for a bombing, drowning, hospital shooting, two car crashes (one fatal), getting hit by a bus, stage 4 cancer, babies with OI and no brain, insane child birthing circumstances, electrocution, icicle stabbing, brutal beating, and not one But TWO plane crashes (or near plane crash…won’t know until Thursday) to happen to the same group of about 15ish people and for literally every single marriage they enter to result in divorce and/or premature death.
Footage of Walter Röhrl in his Audi Quattro S1 during the Group B Era, which many people see as the golden age of rallying. It started in 1982, but was disestablished just 4 years later after a series of fatalities, including a crash in 1986, where 3 spectators were killed and 33 injured.
This documentary tells the story of Joyce Carol Vincent, whose body was found in January 2006, decomposing in her bed in Wood Green, North London. She apparently died unnoticed in December 2003, surrounded by unopened Christmas presents with her TV still turned on. The film interviews various friends, acquaintances, and former partners to try to tell the story of Joyce.
2. The Cheshire Murders (2013)
This film studies the murder-robbery case that occurred on July 23, 2007. Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters were raped and murdered, while her husband, Dr. William Petit, was injured during a home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut. This case was referred to as “possibly the most widely publicized crime in the state’s history.”
3. Child of Rage (1992)
The film is based on the true story of Beth Thomas, who suffered from severe behavioral problems as a result of being sexually abused as a child. Beth was adopted after it was found that she was being sexually abused by a family member. During her stay with the family, she tried to kill her brother several times and even attempted to sexually abuse him. The film was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia.
4. The Imposter (2012)
This documentary is about the 1997 case of the French confidence trickster Frédéric Bourdin, who impersonated Nicholas Barclay, a Texas boy who disappeared at the age of 13 in 1994. The film includes interviews with Bourdin and members of Barclay’s family, as well as actual television news footage
5. Cropsey (2009)
This film initially begins as an examination of "Cropsey”, a boogeyman-like figure from the New York urban legend, before segueing into the story of Andre Rand, a convicted child kidnapper from Staten Island.
6. The Bridge (2006)
This film covers the depressing truth about the Golden Gate Bridge, capturing a large number of suicides during the documentary.The film also features interviews with family and friends of some of the identified people who had thrown themselves from the bridge that year. The Golden Gate Bridge, which first opened in May 1937, was the most popular suicide site in the world during the documentary’s filming, with approximately 1,200 deaths by 2003
7. There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane (2011)
This documentary discusses the traffic collision that occurred on July 26, 2009, where eight people were killed when a minivan driven by 36-year-old Diane Schuler, after traveling 1.7 miles in the wrong direction on the parkway, collided head-on with an oncoming SUV. The deaths included Schuler, her daughter and three nieces, and the three passengers in the SUV. The crash was the worst fatal motor vehicle accident to occur in Westchester County, New York.
8. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
This film focuses on the 1980s investigation of Arnold Friedman and his son Jesse for child molestation of several of their students. They held computer classes in their home where many children attended. During police interviews, some of the children that the Friedman’s taught reported experiencing bizarre sex games during their computer classes. Arnold Friedman committed suicide in prison in 1995, leaving a $250,000 life insurance benefit to his son. Jesse Friedman was released from New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility in 2001 after serving 13 years of his sentence.
9. Night & Fog (1955)
This documentary depicts the cruel reality of the Nazi Concentration camps. The film features footage from the liberation of camps in 1945 where malnourished humans are seen emerging out of the camps, voicing the life left in their lungs on to the camera.
10. Brothers Keeper (1992)
This documentary follows the case of Delbert Ward, an illiterate 59-year-old dairy farmer who was accused of murdering his brother Bill, in the bed that they shared for 50 years. The Ward brothers were four bachelors ranging between 59-71 and living in extreme poverty. One theory suggests that the slain brother, Bill, suffered the consequence of a sexual act gone wrong. What’s more disturbing is the fact that he was later acquitted of the crime after it was found out that the New York State Police coerced a confession out of him as he was illiterate.
On December 11, 2002, two motorists called police to report seeing a car veering off the road and crashing on the A3 near Burpham, Surrey. When the Police arrived at the scene to search for the wreckage they were unable to find any trace of a crash.
That was until an officer stumbled upon a maroon Vauxhall Astra nose down in a ditch, covered in undergrowth. There was one alarmingly irregular detail though, the car had not crashed recently. In fact it had laid undiscovered for five months, confirmed by the discovery of the decomposed body of the vehicles driver. It was suggested in the national press that the sighting of the car leaving the road just the night before could only have been a ghostly replay of the fatal crash earlier in the year.
What? Found this in a local Wilkos. It’s a half bionicle/half fake Lego sentient bike with machine guns. We can rebuild him, but better.
*edit* I’ve named him NO-Hatu. He was a regular matoran until one day he suffered a fatal crash on his motorbike. Seeing no other option. The Matoran worked with the toa to rebuild him. Unfortunately. The violent crash left his parts mixed in with the bike. In an attempt to rebuild him they had no other option but to combine his parts.
Also they attached Machine Guns. He is bigger, stronger, and faster now.
10. Trees can tell if deer are trying to eat them. Due to their ability to detect deer saliva, trees defend themselves by producing excess acids that cause their buds to taste bitter so that the deer will lose interest and leave them alone.
9. In 1983, a woman told British Rail authorities about a disturbing vision she had of a fatal train crash involving an engine with the number 47 216. Two years later, a train had a fatal accident, similar to one the woman described. The engine number, however, was 47 299. Later, someone noticed that the number had previously been changed by nervous British Rail officials. The original number: 47 216.
8. ‘Love,’ by Ukrainian sculptor Alexander Milov, features two wire-frame adults sitting back to back with their inner children reaching out to each other from within.
7. Mary Ellen Wilson - a little girl declared to be an animal to remove her from an abusive home because while animal cruelty laws had been passed, child abuse laws had not.
Haunted Places in Romania (according to Wikipedia)
Trivale Forest in Pitești - There is a legend about a maiden, daughter of a rich landowner, who loved a poor servant of her father. Her father found an old rich man for her to marry, but during the wedding day, she ran with the servant in the forest. Her father found them and killed her lover and then decapitated her. It is generally accepted that the two scary things about the forest are: the decapitated ghost of the bride and the people going into the forest to do satanic rituals.
Zarifopol Mansion in Filipești – Called by locals “the House of Evil”, the mansion is the site of several reports of paranormal activities: indistinct voices, bizarre sounds, steps, cold currents that “walk” through walls.
Bazilescu Park – Also known as Nicolae Bălcescu Park, Bazilescu Park is located in Bucureștii Noi neighborhood. Within the park is the Summer Theatre, built in 1953. During the night, in the area can be heard strident sounds and the cough of a man (whereof it is said that belongs to Bazilescu), coming from beyond the columns of the derelict theatre.
Central Girls School – Inside this historical building and its courtyard have been reports of strange sounds, cold breeze and fetid odors, but were also seen levitating objects, doors and windows that open and close without any human intervention.
Chiajna Monastery – This ruined monastery has its root somewhere in the 18th century, during the rule of Alexandru Ipsilanti. It was a big monastery, with thick walls, reason for that the Turks “confused” it and assaulted it. Moreover, some historical sources show that between its walls died of plague the Metropolitan of Wallachia, Cozma. The land and the building have never got to be sanctified. For these reasons it was abandoned, and the monastery’s bell was thrown in the Dâmbovița River, people blaming it cursed and leaving it in ruins.According to locals, the bell can still be heard ringing on full moon nights, many audio records proving this fact. Moreover, it is said that on one of the walls near the entrance can be glimpsed the face of a beautiful lady, which is said to be Ancuța, the daughter of Mrs. Chiajna, who would have been killed on the orders of her mother after she ran with her beloved without her mother’s approval. On top of that, in the area would have been several murders and numerous mysterious disappearances.
Cișmigiu Hotel – The building was closed in 1970 and reopened in 1990, when it was converted into hostel for students of the Faculty of Theatre and Film. Legend says that in a weekend, when all the students were away on vacation, a young woman from Moldova was raped and then thrown into the elevator shaft. She died there, after three hours she desperately cried for help, with no one to hear her. Many say that her screams can still be heard.
Hospital of the Posts – Previously housed in the building behind the Stavropoleos Church, Hospital of the Posts was a site of organ trafficking. It is said that, especially in long winter nights, can be heard on adjacent streets groans and cries of those who died in hospital beds.
“House of the Devil” on General Praporgescu Street – The house, which now looks degraded, is distinguished by the ivy that covers it entirely. It is the site of two tragic events: in the interwar period, a man would have killed here two women, and within a few years, a young woman would have committed suicide.Some say that on full moon nights on one of the walls of the house can be seen the number 666, symbol of the devil, and here would live a demonic entity full of hate and anger, that can be felt from afar.
Orphanage on the French Street – Legend says the house, located at number 13, is haunted by no less than 203 children’s spirits. In this orphanage were brought homeless children, even by its owner – Stavrache Hagi-Orman. He kept the kids in unimaginable conditions, without water and without food. After dozens of children died of starvation, the orphanage was closed. Locals reported voices of children crying “Water, we want water!”.
Vernescu House on the Victory Avenue – It is named by locals “Cellar of the Devil” (Romanian: Hruba lui Scaraoțchi). Here still operate a casino. It is said that in the past century, several players committed suicide inside the house after they lost the entire fortunes at roulette. Reports indicate three ghosts that haunt the house. They shake the furniture, cause air currents and sometimes even appear on the hallways of the building. Passers also reported strong odor of sulfur in the building’s yard.
Witches’ Pond – According to the legend, the pond located in Boldu-Crețeasca Forest, having a diameter of only 5 m, is the place where Vlad the Impaler was beheaded. It is said that after the 1977 earthquake many trucks unloaded debris in the pond, with the aim of stoppering it. Within weeks, the debris disappeared in its waters, although the pond has a depth of only one meter and a half. Locals say that many times when pregnant women didn’t want the child went to the pond, bathed and ridded the pregnancy. Even the animals would be scared of this place: there would be no frog or any being that lives in the pond, and the animals don’t drink water from there. The pond is famous for the gipsy witches that gather each year to Sânziene, St. George and St. Andrew to practice their magic rituals. Near this eye of water have been observed over time strange phenomena, like globular lightnings or storms started suddenly. The pond never change, doesn’t dry, doesn’t expand, whether it rains or is drought. In a video from mid-90s is shown a strange phenomenon: in midsummer, on an area of some square meters it snowed, immediately after a woman from the stunt team was terribly amused while trying to put a helmet on the head of a mannequin that portrayed Vlad the Impaler.
Călugăreasca Forest – It is a forest of mulberry trees, where it is said that the wind never blows. Here, people say that existed a monastery of monks, but they were killed by the Turks, and the place was made one with the earth by the pagans. The last monk killed by the Turkish army threw a curse upon them. So that, after death, the spirits of those who have defiled hands with the blood of the monks returned in thickets of Călugăreasca, from where they never found the way out.At the edge of the forest are also a lot of crosses, which legend says that stand sentry as the pagans’ spirits can not escape. People are reluctant to seek the thickets of Călugăreasca due to the curses, and the only safe place in the woods was the large white cross that reminds about the monastery and that protects those who pray next to it when the night catches them in the grove.
Bánffy Castle in Bonțida – Dubbed “the Versailles of Transylvania”, the castle is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a young servant who paid with his life because he revealed that his mistress deceived her husband. Another variant is that the place is haunted by the ghosts of those who died in Bánffy during the Second World War, when the castle was converted by Germans into a military hospital. Legend says that there were often seen sinister shadows that seemed to be of some soldiers, while through walls were heard strange noises, groans, sounds of footsteps or indistinct voices.
Hoia Forest – The forest near Cluj-Napoca has long been known for the mysterious events that take place here and was even cataloged as a gateway to another dimension. Dubbed “the Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania”, the forest is one of the most active areas of the world in terms of paranormal phenomena. Legends would have occurred, it seems, after a shepherd disappeared into the forest along with his 200 sheep and no one managed to find neither he nor any part of the flock. It was only the first mysterious disappearance that took place in the forest. People who accidentally pass right through active areas report skin burns, redness, irritations, headaches, amplified sensation of thirst, anxiety, sensation of fainting. Hoia Forest became famous in the world after on 18 August 1968, military technician Emil Barnea photographed in the Round Glade (Romanian: Poiana Rotundă) an UFO, the photos being among the few of this kind genuine, according to experts. Numerous accounts of villagers reported unexplained physical sensations, observations of various shapes and colors lights, strange shadows, voices and human faces. The local vegetation is often bizarre. The trees have strange shapes, even human faces can be depicted from their trunks. In 2000, Alexandru Pătruț, President of the Romanian Society of Parapsychology, caught a strange phenomenon in the forest, around the Easter: a kind of sap flowed profusely from the top of the trees. Next day, everything was dry. He also reported strange sounds of ambulance sirens, tire exploding and even cuckoo clock. The forest was included in top 15 most haunted places in the world by the American magazine Travel+Leisure.
Tomis Nord neighbourhood from Constanța Supposedly, the neighbourhood is haunted by a woman who was decapitated by her husband who believed that he was cheated on.
Bride’s Trinity on DN7 – On national road DN7, near the town of Găești, there is a monument called Bride’s Trinity or Margareta’s Trinity. Here it is said that on 24 September 1936, Margareta Ștefănescu died in a car accident, even on her wedding day, and since then the place has become cursed. In the area have occurred a lot of fatal crashes, even if the road is straight and with maximum visibility. The road was “baptized” by locals “the Road of Crosses”. In the road tragedies are involved especially men. For example, only in 2008–09 in that place 12 young men died, mostly unmarried. Likewise, there were several reports of a silhouette of a woman dressed in white near the trinity.
Radovan Forest – Dozens of people, especially men, have drowned over time in Lake Fântânele of Radovan. Locals put numerous tragedies on account of the curse of a bride, who legend says that in the 1940s hanged herself in the forest surrounding the lake. Her story has two versions: one, according to that a young Moldovan woman arrived in Oltenia with her family, would have committed suicide after her husband was beaten to death on the night of the wedding; the second version says that she has committed suicide after, even before the wedding, would have been raped by a kulak that employed her. Locals say the bride haunts the road near the forest, and the passers are advised to move quickly and try to simply overlook any sound or appearance, otherwise the bride will lead them in the heart of the forest, from where they won’t ever return.
Bulzești commune Villagers talk about the “creatures by the hill”. A long time ago, the village was moved because of the strigoi. According to a villager:“The evil spirits haunt us at both day and night. Nobody dares to go up the hill because of the vampires. A neighbour has paralyzed many years ago when he bumped into one of the evil spirits. He couldn’t find his peace and does bad things to all those around him” The Romanian poet Marin Sorescu, born in the commune, mentioned the legend in his poem “Dumneata”: One night, here, by the fountains,| Where homes are rare, due to the ghosts |Who they say have showed around |And the people were strained to put houses there, for the ghosts to have their place.(…)
House of Gavril Buzatu on Manta Roșie – In this house from Iași lived Gavril Buzatu, “the last executioner of Moldova”. The house was the site of several killings and atrocities. It is reportedly haunted by strigoi about people think would be the thieves beheaded by Gavril Buzatu. During the night can be heard howls of beast or human, followed by roars of laughter. Here can be seen strange lights that “run” through the mansion, especially during the winter. A former tenant reported a black creature running through the nearby forest. Likewise, were seen flames lighting up suddenly in the abandoned salons.
Lungani Hill – It is said that the hill that separates the villages of Goești and Brăești is haunted by thousands of ghosts of soldiers from the World War I. Locals reported white lights, silhouettes of soldiers descending from the cemetery into the valley, at night, late after 12 o'clock. On the other side of the hill, in the commune of Lungani, peasants saw headless people who went on the road or even the devil in the body of child or cat.
E58 near Cicârlău – The area is known by drivers as one where many accidents happen. The accidents are attributed to a ghost which is said that comes out from the crops and scares the drivers. In the 1930s, a young woman named Pălăguța, envied by women for her beauty, was accused of witchcraft and beaten to death. Old people speak about a kind of animal with very long legs which haunted the village in Tuesday nights. It is said that appeared after midnight and went to houses where women violated the church rule. Women would have been hit in the temple and died or remained paralyzed.
Iulia Hasdeu Castle in Câmpina – Bizarre by its architecture, Iulia Hasdeu Castle was built by writer Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu in the memory of Iulia Hasdeu, his daughter, who died at age 19. It is said that the castle was built in accordance with the indications received during some seances, from his dead daughter. Locals say that during the night, Iulia Hasdeu can be heard playing the piano, in father’s applause.
Wimille Prototype No 3, 1950. A further prototype, also designed by Philippe Charbonneaux, based on the same principles as Prototype No 1, used a Ford 2.2 litre flathead V8 ahead of the rear wheels, as a suitable V6 was not available. However tragedy struck when Wimille, still an active racecar driver, fatally crashed his Simca-Gordini in Argentina in January 1949. The project was stillborn, though it was exhibited as a posthumous homage at the 1950 Paris Motor Show
How self (?) destructive can jimin get when the people he cares about get hurt... Please spare me friend he's my fave
“you couldn’t have known.”
hani looked sympathetic for once as she said this, deep furrow between her brows. jimin avoided her gaze, flicking the disposable phone in his hand.
hani continued, “wasn’t your fault, g.”
one of their newest recruits had fucked up at his very first job, and while trying to get away from the cops the kid had gotten run over. there was no saving him, not now; jimin has been in enough accidents to know when it was fatal, and an emergency trip to the e.r. wasn’t going to change anything. the guy would be dead by morning even with medical attention.
jimin sighs. “i should’ve called v ‘nyway. had ‘im survey the area ’t least. fuck.”
“it was supposed to be a simple job, g,” hani said, crossing her arms over her chest. she had a wretch in her hand, and knowing that it was her weapon of choice should have made jimin feel a little bit less at ease with the way she was looking at him. “don’t blame yourself for a rookie’s mistake. you gotta stop getting so damn attached.”
jimin pursed his lips. “bitch. i can’ help it.”
hani snorted. “i know. it’s infuriating. one day i’m gonna pass, too, and then where will you stand?”
“fuck off. ’s it that wrong of me not wantin’ my friends ‘n allies to die?”
“nah. of course not, g.” hani smiled, and it looked just a little sad. “the police brought the kid to the hospital. it’s not going to help, the crash was fatal, but it’s better than having him pass in your ratty office, right?”
i guess. jimin grimaced. “’m gonna go som'where. take a drive.” he looked briefly at hani. “if sugar stops by, tell ‘im to jus’ - take a nap, or somethin’. rest. don’ need 'is services today.”
hani pulled a face of clear discontent, but she didn’t say anything against jimin’s orders. “whatever you say, g. i’ll order some food for him.”
jimin merely sent her his most charming smile as he strolled out of the garage, knowing that he needed to forget the events of today, and not even pretty, pretty yoongi could help him in this situation. he wouldn’t be able to sleep tonight with the thought of that dead kid, the kid he was responsible for. he’d told himself he wouldn’t get like this again, he couldn’t be this affected my people dying in this business when he’d had no problems taking other people’s lives before. jimin thought he was used to it, but the boy had been young and reminded him too much of someone; someone else he had let slip.
he didn’t really think much as he pulled his bike out of the garage and sped onto the highway. jimin knew where he was going, the route there familiar despite not visiting for almost two whole years; the path to the warehouse basement still looked the same as always.
a sign reading 'happy place’ blinked ominously over the door, a familiar figure illuminated by the harsh light.
“well, well.” hoseok’s grin was menacing, and as usual it didn’t really reach his eyes. he hadn’t changed much these past years, except his hair was orange, and jimin supposed a few lines had been added to his tattoo. “look who’s here. could hear your bike from miles away, g.”
“yeah, yeah,” jimin huffed. “you have fights today, right? put me in.”
“woah, moving fast there, g,” hoseok grinned, eyes twinkling with interest, “you said you were done fighting. made sure to beat me up real good before leaving, too, just to make a point. why should i make room for you?”
jimin snorted and rolled his eyes. “'cause there’s no'ne better than me, hobi.”
jimin could practically see the dollar signs in hoseok’s wild eyes. “of course,” he uttered, voice excited and high pitched. “no one better than you, g.”
“… but this is a one time thing, hoseok.”
hoseok smiled, as if he knew something jimin didn’t. “of course, jimin. of course.”
Microbursts are very seldom talked about, despite the fact that they pack all the punch of a tornado and have been known to push passenger jets right out of the sky, causing several fatal crashes over the years. A microburst is a sudden and very powerful downdraft of wind, and they are highly localised. They are commonly found in thunderstorms and involve a powerful downdraft of wind being pushed against the ground and then bursting out in all directions, creating sudden and powerful gales that can reach speeds of 150mph.
As seen in the video, the storm goes from what looks like an average storm to what could easily be mistaken for a large tornado, all in a matter of seconds. Perhaps the most unnerving part is at 0:28, where the microburst can clearly be seen advancing towards the cameraman, before easily ripping a large tree in half.
First of all, develop characters that readers can relate to/sympathize with and that readers won’t hate the guts of. I’m not going to care if Elizabeth’s whole family was murdered if she was a pretentious brat. I don’t care that Henry was cured of cancer if he’s an annoying jerk. Obviously, writers don’t try to do this unless the character is supposed to be loathed, but it sometimes happens anways. Take Bella from Twilight. Most people agree that she was pathetic, immature, selfish, etc. It’s just hard to like her. You can’t even really enjoy hating her because you know the author wants you to like her.
The character doesn’t even have to ‘good’ in the traditional way. Take Heath Ledger’s Joker. He was evil, of course, but there were times we pitied him, perhaps even rooted for him. He’s an example of the bad guy we love to hate and hate to love.
Okay, so now you’ve got a well-written characters that readers don’t shudder in dismay at whenever they pop into a scene because they’re so irritating. Next, you want to kill off their best friend for plot reasons and make it really sad. If we care about both characters and the writing is decent, we will be saddened but we might not be hitting that tears-filling-eyes level. You have to add another emotional layer. For example, the best friend was actually driving to the character’s house to make up after a fight, and then there was a fatal car crash. The best friend was strangled with their friendship necklace, the one the character had stopped wearing ages ago. Blood dripped down the best friend’s nails; they were going to get them done together next week.
Adding this additional depth gives you more reason to care about what’s happening. SPOILER ALERT Here’s an example from The Hunger Games: Rue dying was immensely sad because we’d established a liking of her and we were touched by her and Katniss’s relationship. This demonstrates the first thing I mentioned about writing characters. What added another layer of emotion was when Katniss sang to Rue and then put flowers around her. It’s the extra stab in out heart that really got the tears flowing. Spoilers over
Another important factor in invoking emotion is showing instead of telling. Which example below makes you feel the girl’s joy?
1. She was happy that he had bought her flowers.
2. She inhaled the heavenly aroma of the flowers, letting the sweet scent raise her spirits. The roses were wondeful shades of violets and lavenders. He’d remembered, even after all of this time, that her favorite color was purple. Delicately setting the bouquet of flowers on the table, she threw herself at him, nestling her face into the crook of his neck and he wrapped both arms around her.
Do you see? Not only is the second example rich in details, it gives us how she showed her happiness. Did you see what I also snuck in? The statement about the purple roses = another layer of emotional depth.
Another important thing to consider when conveying emotion is word choice. Read the two examples below.
1. He cried, sounding as if he was in pain.
2. He sobbed hysterically, wailing and groaning like a desperate animal.
Which paints a better mental image? Again, the second one wins. The word choice is stronger and less broad. It gives us more to envision, and it makes us feel even worse for the character.
Miles wears a green bracelet that says “Buckle up for Bo” in honor of a friend who died in a car crash a year after Miles himself was in a near-fatal car crash. He wears it almost all the time, and has worn it for most of the movies he’s been in, except where it doesn’t work for the movie.
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The probability of having a fatal car crash in the state of New York is 1/8,860, which gives any average person more than wiggle room to prevent themselves from such actions. However, not all the time is fate on the person’s side, as Jungkook can clearly point out.
A thriving career, supportive girlfriend, a multitude of talents; all put on the line with one night in the big city.