Emergency stories

Getting shot at in Brazil

Many years ago, I was on a work-related road trip with my business partner & we decided to break up the return journey by stopping at a seemingly deserted gas station for a coffee.

As we walked back towards our car, we noticed a couple of guys suspiciously looking at us & talking amongst themselves.

Juvencio Santos


Black bears and golden rules

Although my wife and I were excited about being in the beautiful Sequoia National Park, we were a little nervous spending our first night in "bear country".

Dutifully following the required protocol, we stowed all of our scented items in the lockable bins to ensure we wouldn't get "carjacked" overnight.

Luke Simmons


The World Has Cancer! A TRUE STORY

Doc: Hello Mr Earth. Thanks for coming. Got your results back. It's not good I'm afraid... You have Cancer!

Earth: Oh God! Really?

Doc: I'm Afraid So!

Earth: Where?

Doc: Everywhere.

Earth: How did this happen? What can I do about it?

Stu Pop Fisher


Medical Emergency Trip to Sydney

Amazing how you can spring into action when faced with an emergency situation as I was earlier this week. My husband needed critical eye surgery in Sydney to save his eyesight. We got the bad news about him requiring immediate surgery on Tuesday afternoon, by Wednesday morning we were booked on 11.

Lorraine Penn


Bird Attack

As I was travelling over the United Kingdom in 1998...

I can never shake off the idea of what happened while flying in a plane. After that day I never flew again. A flock of whooper swans were planning on migrating through the path of the plane. As we took off turbulence kicked in and almost made me throw up.



Not Again

I froze. Something wasn’t right. I could feel a sharp panic rising in me as my chest grew tight, and my breath came in short, shallow gasps. People swarmed around me, going about their business as I stood, rooted to the spot, trying desperately to force my brain to process what it was seeing.

Dana Baunton