Frane is an Croatian citizen who lived a strange life. In 1961, the train he was traveling with derailed and plunged into an icy river, killing 17 passengers. He suffered “only” a broken arm and minor scrapes and bruises.
The following year, while traveling from Zagreb to Rijeka when the door blew away from the cockpit, forcing him out of the plane. Although 19 others were killed, he suffered only minor injuries and had miraculously landed in a haystack.
Few years later, he was on a bus that crashed and plunged into a river. Four people died, Selak was unharmed.
In 1970, he managed to escape before a faulty fuel pump engulfed his car into flames.
In 1995, he was hit by a city bus, but once again suffered minor injuries.
In 1996 he escaped when he drove off a cliff to escape an oncoming truck. He managed to land in a tree, and watched as his car exploded 300 feet below him.
In 2003 he won $1,000,000 dollars in the Croatian lottery, and had stated that “I know God was watching me over all these years.” He has reputedly refused to fly to Australia to air on a Doritos commercial, saying he “didn’t want to test his luck.”
He has said that he can either be looked as “the world’s unluckiest man, or the world’s luckiest man,” and prefers the latter.