Thursday, November 8, 2007

Weird Facts: Cliff-Diving Cow Hits Minivan

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A Michigan couple are happy to be alive after a cow fell from a 200-foot cliff and landed on top of their minivan outside Manson, Wash.
Charles Everson Jr., 49, of Westland, Mich., told The Wenatchee (Wash.) World Monday he never saw the incoming animal until it landed squarely on the minivan as he and his wife Linda traveled along Highway 150 last weekend.

It was just 'bam' -- you just saw something come down and hit the hood, he said of Sunday's accident. I'm like, 'I don't believe this. I don't believe this. I don't believe this.'

Chelan County Fire District 5 chief Arnold Baker said the cow, which he estimated at nearly 600 pounds, had been reported missing by a local breeder.

Whatever caused the animal to hurdle off the cliff remains a mystery, but Baker told the World the couple was lucky to escape with only a heavily-damaged vehicle.

It's funny because it was such a close call, Baker said. Inches different and the couple in this car would have been killed. (c) UPI

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1 comments:

odd facts said...

That is just the type of bizarre story that I love. Thanks.