Baby Fell Twice on Joseph Figlock – Extraordinary Save: Fact Check


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Baby Fell Twice on Joseph Figlock - Extraordinary Save

Story:

In the 1930s in Detroit in the USA an extraordinary coincidence occurred with a person named Joseph Figlock.

On the first occasion, Figlock was walking down the street when the baby fell from a window many stories above. Fortunately, the baby fell on Figlock who managed to catch it — neither was hurt. One year later, the very same baby fell from the very same window; a certain Joseph Figlock (the very same one in fact) happened to be passing beneath the window and, for the second time in his life, he caught the baby as it fell.

Other Versions

In Detroit during the 1930’s, a man named Joseph Figlock was walking down the street when a baby fell from a window and landed on Figlock, neither was harmed. A year later, Figlock was walking down the same street when the same baby fell from the window onto him again, neither was harmed.

MAN SAVES BABY – AGAIN!

One day in the 1930s, in Detroit, Michigan, Joseph Figlock was walking down the street when a baby fell from a window in the building he was passing. He caught the baby and saved his life. One year later, on the exact same street, the exact same baby again fell out of the exact same window. And yes, you guessed it – our hero, Joseph Figlock, just happened to be there! Figlock again caught the baby and saved his life for a second time.

Fact Check:

A story popular online claims to describe about extraordinary coincidence that occurred in USA during 1930s. It says a Baby Fell from a window on Joseph Figlock; he caught the baby leaving both unhurt. The story claims the extraordinary save took place twice at the same place in a span of one year. The claims as such are not entirely true; facts about of the incident(s) are explained here.

Did a Baby Fell Twice on Joseph Figlock?

In the first place, Joseph Figlock was not an ordinary man who came on the lane by chance. He was a Street Sweeper working in Department of Public Works, Detroit. The two incidents happened with him in different locations – with two different kids. In 1937, Joseph Figlock was furbishing up an alley on John R. Street in Detroit, USA. A baby girl plopped down from a fourth-storey window and struck him on the head and shoulders. Both faced injuries in the incident, but thankfully the girl was not killed.

After little over a year in October 1938, Figlock was sweeping out another alley near 77 E. Canfield Ave. Two-year-old David Thomas fell from a fourth-storey window and landed on Figlock – with the same results. The boy was taken to hospital with some fractures. So, in a stroke of luck on its own, kids in both incidents escaped possible death. For these two incidents, some reports at the time called Joseph Figlock a Baby Magnet.

To Conclude

So, Joseph Figlock did not catch the babies, both the babies were hurt. The windows were different, and the babies were also different. Although not a great coincidence, Joseph Figlock was certainly involved in saving the kids from possible death.

Hoax or Fact:

Mixture of Hoax and Facts.


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