Buckle up folks, we are going for one ride.
A man who used live in Mexico in the 1900s miraculously survived an execution by a firing squad.
Here is the full story:
He was reportedly shot 8 to 9 times by the firing squad.
Wenseslao Moguel lived for another 60 years until he died at 85.
Moguel was captured by the authorities in 1915 after being suspected of taking part in the Mexican Revolutions.
He was sentenced to death without a fair trial.
During the execution date, which was carried out on March 18, 1915, Mogule not only made it through the shots by dying but he also survived the “coup de grace”, which is a shot to the head that is delivered by the squad’s commander to make sure that the person is dead.
According to a report by Ripley’s Believe it Or Not, Moguel was in excruciating pain but was still alive.
He acted dead for his executioners to leave before he could go to safety.
The man ended up severely disfigured.
He then ended up living a full life.
He passed away on July 29, 1976 at the age of 85.
Talking about Moguel, the website of Ripley’s Believe it Or Not says:
Pancho Villa was one of the most famous leaders of the Mexican Revolution. After his defeat by the Constitutionalists in 1915, Northern rebels faced harsh punishment by regional de facto armies. One of the unfortunate casualties of war was Wenseslao Moguel. Branded as a traitor, Wenseslaowas sentenced-without trial-to execution by firing squad. During the Mexican Revolution, a firing squad was the preferred means of execution. The squad was comprised of 9 soldiers who would all fire their weapons at the same time. The tenth shooter, an officer, was to aim at one of the prisoner’s vital organs and deliver the coup de grace-the kill shot. This was Wenseslao’s lucky day. March 18, 1915. The Federales took their positions and fired-even the tenth. Assuming he was dead, the job was done, or so they thought. Wenseslao survived! Although in excruciating pain, he waited for his executioners to leave and, miraculously, left the scene to make his way to safety.
After he became famous, locals gave him the name “El Fusilado”, which means the Executed One.
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