Tightropes, barrel plunges, and a jet ski: Greater than 20 folks braved going throughout or down Niagara Falls with various levels of success

  • For a century and a half, Niagara Falls have compelled folks to do harmful issues.
  • Performers crossed the gorge on tightropes, pulling off stunts like carrying folks on their shoulders.
  • Some determined to experience down the falls in barrels and rubber balls, however not everybody survived the experience.

Over the past century and a half, a choose few have dared cross and later experience down Niagara Falls. 

Not less than six have died from making an attempt to experience the falls. However folks stored going for it.

Michael Clarkson, who wrote a e book about Daredevilry and the falls referred to as “The Age Of Daredevils,” informed WBUR that the falls appear “to attract folks. It appears to drag them.” 

One daredevil named William Fitzgerald informed Clarkson he visited the falls when he was 5 years previous, and the roar ended up haunting him for years. 

“That rattling water would not shut up,” he informed Clarkson. “The uncooked energy, that unleashed energy.”

Fitzgerald is not the one one who tried to courageous the white rapids of the falls. He is amongst almost two dozen others who confronted it — all of whom have been met with various levels of success.