Frane Selak was born in 1929, was married four times, and friends call him Mr. Lucky. Why do they call him Mr. Lucky? The teacher has a really bizarre life story. Many times he was very close to death, but each time he miraculously escaped. We tell you his story.
The first time he was on the verge of death was on a cold January day in 1962, when he was traveling by train to Dubrovnik. The train suddenly derailed in a frozen river, killing 17 passengers. He managed to escape with only a broken hand, a few scratches, and bruises.
A year later, Frane Selak was flying from Zagreb to Rijeka, when suddenly a door came off and the teacher flew out of the plane.
You don't usually hear much about survivors when it comes to plane crashes, as evidenced by the 19 people who lost their lives in the crash. With one exception - Frane Selak, who was lucky enough to land on a haystack and woke up a few days later in hospital with minor injuries.
The Luckiest Man In The World?
The series of unfortunate events did not stop here. Or are they fortunate? It is difficult to say in such contexts.
In 1966, Frane Selak was traveling in a bus that crashed and fell into a river. There were four casualties, but Selak cheated death again.
In 1970, Selak was driving when suddenly his car caught fire. He was lucky to get out of the car just before it exploded.
Three years later, another of Selak's cars caught fire. He lived moments of horror, caught fire, and lost almost all his hair, but again he survived without major injuries.
It Was Another 20 Years Before Selak's Next Encounter With Death
In 1995 he was in Zagreb and one day he was hit by a bus, but miraculously survived and was left with only a few injuries.
The following year, Frane Selak drove into a parapet to avoid a truck coming from the opposite direction. He was thrown out of the car and left hanging from a tree, only to see his car explode 100 meters below.
To make the picture complete and the character's luck unquestionable, in 2003, Selak won 1 million dollars in the Croatian lottery.
In 2010, the 81-year-old retiree decided that "money can't buy happiness", and decided to live a modest life with his fifth wife.
Frane Selak sold his luxury home on a private island, gave his fortune to family and friends, and moved back to his modest home in Petrinja, south of Zagreb, in the center of the country.
Frane Selak is now world-famous for escaping death. He may very well be the world's luckiest man. What a strange and miraculous life story, would you say?!