The Woman Who Survived An Extreme Brush With Death

History details some truly unbelievable great escapes, and one of the most incredible brushes with death involved a woman named Joan Murray. In 1999, both of Murray’s parachutes failed while she was skydiving, leaving her to free-fall 14,500 feet above North Carolina. It would have been certain death if it weren’t for her landing on a mound os stinging red ants. It wasn’t, however, the mound that broke her fall and saved her — it was the 200+ bites from the ants that kept her heart beating and adrenaline pumping. Despite spending two weeks in a coma, she was released from the hospital six weeks later. In fact, Murray even went skydiving again two years later.