The Man Who Wouldn’t Die


In 1915, Wencesalo Moguel was captured, charged with taking part in the Mexican Revolution, and sentenced to death without a trial. When it came time to carry out the sentence, the 25-year-old was shot 8-9 times by a firing squad, with the final shot being made to the head at point-blank range to ensure death. There’s just one problem — it didn’t take. The next day, Moguel was found unconscious among the dead bodies of his comrades. He was taken in by a member of a nearby church and given medical attention. He ultimately recovered and went on to live to the ripe old age of 85.