The Incredible Story Of The Woman Who Jumped Off The Empire State Building But Was Saved By The Wind

* This article’s main photo is not an actual picture of the event. A picture of Elvita Adams is at the end of the article.

Can you survive the fall off the 86th floor of the Empire State Building? Well, if you are Elvita Adams, you can!

Here’s the insanely weird story of the woman who jumped from 1,050 feet (320 meters) and was saved by the wind.

On the cold night of December 2, 1979, a 29-year old woman named Elvita Adams went to the Empire State Building’s 86th floor observatory having decided to end her life. And so she did. She scaled the spiked fence and leaped to her death. (the article continues after the ad)

At least that’s what she thought she did. But she didn’t: Adams survived!

How? A very strong wind pushed her back towards the building and she landed on a ledge one floor down! She fractured her hip and was soon hauled to safety by a security guard in what is arguably the most miraculous failed suicide attempt in history.

The current whereabouts of Elvita Adams are not known.

Photo: Now I Know

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Sources: Skyscrapers: A Social History of the Very Tall Building in America | Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World’s Most Interesting Facts

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