Man, meet fence post

This was forwarded to me by someone who wishes to remain anonymous.

The text below came with the email. I will not vouch for its veracity. It is up to you to Snopes it.

I WILL tell you that if you have the guts to look at the image under the spoiler tag, you will likely wish you hadn’t.

This is an actual emergency room photo of a fisherman who lost control
of his high-speed bass boat in West Virginia . Warden’s believe that he was
traveling at a speed of approximately 75 mph at the time of the accident. He was
unable to negotiate a curve in the narrow waterway. Unfortunately for him, upon
striking the shoreline and being ejected from the boat, he landed back end first
on an old fence post.

You can probably picture what happened next, but the attached picture
really says it all. The good news is that after about 6 months, this man made a
full recovery after suffering a shattered hip, broken leg, several broken
ribs, internal injuries and soft tissue damage. Doctors cre dited his recovery to
the fact that the post lodged itself so tightly that there was little or no
blood loss.

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DISCUSS: Did you look at the picture? Why or why not? Were you sorry?

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Author: Thumb

For some people, Thumb is number one. For others, Index is number one. When I count on my fingers, I use my index finger first and my thumb last. You gotta prolem with that?

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  1. I’d say it’s real.
    But in looking at it, I don’t think the post entered from the back, but more in the…ah…crotchular area, due to the fact that the fabric (presumably from his jeans) is lodged in with the post, and the portion of the post protruding out his left side has a flat top, while the part sticking out in the foreground has obviously been sawn off to get him to the hospital.
    If it’s a fake, it’s a pretty elaborate fake.

  2. Owee! I can’t even imagine how the doctors approached removing that ‘splinter’! The nurse kind of looks dazed. I guess I would too if I saw that first hand.

  3. So far, ButtonFinger is the smartest banana in our bunch.

    Though something she said earlier today freaked me out almost as much as the picture she won’t look at.

  4. No, I didn’t look. Because you guys scare me, and I am never sorry for not looking. I may be the last of-age, plugged in girl around who hasn’t seen a second of goatsy or the cup thing because I’m on guard. However, if you point at my shirt and tell me I spilled something on it, I will totally look. Just ask Thumb.

  5. The thing in his side is the other side of the post.

    It could be real, but it could as easily be fake. Without final, sourced confirmation, there is no way to be absolutely sure. For all intents and purposes, it’s another “UFO” photo; it bears all those hallmarks. Contradictory stories, anonymous informants, circumspect anonymous e-mails, viral dissemination in through a medium known for anonymity, etc.

    But I’m rather more skeptical than most.

  6. Ranger or Skeeter bass boats with a 250-300 HP Mercury outboard will go that fast. They make them that fast for the comp circuit because they sometimes judge by weight of catch alone. Less time driving, more time fishing. I worked on a lake in SC for most of my life and I’ve seen them, ridden in them and driven them. At speeds that high in a V hull boat pretty much the only things in the water are the propeller and 3 inches of the very back of the hull. I also went 114MPH in a 16 foot boat called a WRV running on jet fuel. I ALMOST shit myself. I’ve personally driven a boat at 75MPH. Trust me, 75 in a boat is FREAKING fast. It’s like 150 in a car. -Fat

  7. I think it’s real. The thing in his side is the other side of the post. All the accompanying stories seem to be fictional though.

  8. My gut feeling is that it’s a chop. Note that there is something embedded in his side; this may be the real injury.

  9. Status: indeterminate
    It was originally circulated with no accompanying story, then with a different story than the one here, and most recently with the accompanying story above.

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/gruesome/splinter.asp

  10. High Speed Bass Boat ——> High Speed Ass Post

  11. Alcohol and redneckedness, Nature’s way of weeding out the weak. Unfortunately, you didn’t win this time, Mr. Darwin!

    Wouldn’t a ‘high-speed’ bass boat simply translate to ‘hydrofoil’? Heh.

  12. Heh. Wow.

    Looks like his nads didn’t fare so well.

    75 mph seems unreasonable for a “bass boat.” And do they even make “high-speed bass boats’?

  13. Ethel looked.

    But I don’t know why and if I really believe…for some reason I almost expected you to punk us in some way, Thumbelina.

    Like that one viral video of that German “car ad” that says you’re supposed to get close to the screen, turn your speakers up really loud; then after about two minutes some seriously fucking scary mother fucking green thing screams right in your face and scares you within inches of your life.

    And you want to strangle whoever sent it to you while your heart pounds out of your chest, but not before you forward it to everyone you know.

    For some reason I expected some sort of picture like that behind the spoiler door…probably had to do with the “forwarded by someone who wishes to remain anon” part.

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