For most of us, some of the craziest things we’ll ever see will be on our phones, while mindlessly scrolling through TikTok, Twitter, or Instagram. On the other hand, some people know how to grab life by the horns and do the impossible, even if it does lead to a couple of near-death experiences. The following are five scary videos that will have you screaming nope as you lay on the couch and reach for another potato chip.
Hang Gliding Mishap
It’s hard to imagine the absolute shock and fear you would feel if you realized you weren’t harnessed into your hang glider post-takeoff. This video may be the reason I have trust issues. The one takeaway here is that upper body strength pays off kids, so don’t forget to hit the gym and eat your vegetables.
Grizzly Stand Off
She is one ballsy motherfucker. Having a standoff with three grizzly bears that are probably well over 1000 lbs is not my idea of a dream job, but hey, I guess someone has to do it..? As the comments thoroughly reiterate, I wouldn’t try this one out at home.
Back Country Blues
This man was so scared, he literally looked in his GoPro and thanked God when he realized he hadn’t been yeeted into the great beyond. Let this be a cautionary tale to all backcountry skiers and snowboarders. You may think you know every inch of the mountain, but you don’t. Stay humble.
The Lion King 2
You can bet your sweet ass I’d be asking for a refund if this happened while I was on a safari. In what world do drivers allow animals to crawl up onto and in their vehicles during a tour? Like dude, just drive away. Sure, I don’t know the backstory here, but somehow I feel like this Hakuna Matata remix could have been easily avoided.
Coming in Hot
This is why people shouldn’t pretend to be flying squirrels. Thankfully, base jumper Jeb Corliss made it out in one piece after being shipped to the hospital. The fact that he was able to pull his parachute and land somewhat safely is unbelievable. Next time you feel like jumping off a cliff, watch this video and think twice about your decision-making skills.