14 Terrible Things That Have Happened on Friday the 13th
Sam Patch plunged to his death in the Genesee River.
Sam Patch was America’s first professional daredevil. Throughout his life, he jumped from many great heights, including Niagara Falls twice.
So, when he decided to jump from the High Falls into the Genesee River, no one thought to be concerned. But it became apparent quickly that something was wrong.
While some speculated that he was drunk, it’s never been known for sure what exactly happened to Patch when he jumped into the river. But on November 13, 1829, Patch took his eerily predicted last jump – his body was found four months later.