1. He cracked open his skull and died instantly
“Went for a weekend away with a group from my local Scouting area, back in the 80’s. I didn’t know them all, went to make up the numbers and get some climbing / canoeing / caving done.
We stayed in a rented house in the Peak District (UK). One evening, a few guys went out to try ‘bouldering’ – climbing boulders 10-15 meters high. I got there, took one look and said no, we have no climbing gear, that’s high enough to die falling from.
I got the mickey taken, ‘chicken’, etc, so I left them to it and walked back. An hour later one guy fell 10 meters and split his skull open on the rocks below, killed instantly.” — Stooby2
2. My grandmother turned a serial killer away from her house
“We had a serial killer in SC a couple years ago. No one knew what he looked like yet but he had already killed 3 people at this point. Well, my granny has lived alone since my pawpaw passed about 15 years ago. She lives at the end of a long dirt road with about 10 other families but the closest one was about a 1/4 mile up the road. One afternoon some random guy comes knocking on the front door of her house. My granny is a practical woman, she has never been to school because she grew up on a farm and was expected to pull her weight, but she is a smart woman. She goes to the door but doesn’t open it (glass door). The 40ish year old man is there asking if he can use the phone since his car broke down, granny doesn’t like the look of this guy. If he doesn’t live here there is no reason for him to be on this road and if he was visiting someone their house or anyone else’s house would have been closer since she lives on a dead end. Anyways, she tells him that no he can’t use the phone and needs to leave. She backs up and picks up my pawpaw’s 410 as she goes. Once he sees the shotgun he hightails it out of there. About a week later the cops finally catch the serial killer and low and behold if it isn’t the same damn man.” — arcamdies