Saturday, January 16, 2021
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Man stung 37 times by swarm of huge hornets


Posted on Sunday, 25 October, 2015 | Comment icon 14 comments

The man and his son were attacked by large European hornets. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Thomas Brown
David Williams-Jones was attacked by thousands of the insects after accidentally stepping on their nest.
The 42-year-old, who is from Bassaleg in the south of Wales, had been visiting the Kenfig National Nature Reserve in Port Talbot with his 10-year-old son Harvey when the incident happened.

"My son began running and thankfully got away, but I was attacked by a swarm of hornets that kept stinging me despite me trying to flee," he said. "They couldíve killed my son if he hadnít got away."
By the time he managed to reach safety William-Jones, who has since been attempting to raise awareness about the dangers of hornets, had been stung by the insects 37 times.

"Even weeks after the incident, the attack has left me traumatised and it has had a massive impact on my life as I sometimes have visions and nightmares of flying insects attacking me," he said.

"My ordeal was complete and utter hell and I would hate for anyone to have to go through what I went through."

Source: South Wales Argus | Comments (14)


Tags: Hornets, Wasps


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by Flashbangwallop on 25 October, 2015, 20:13
Quite frankly, this fellow is lucky to be alive. And then some I have seen a couple of them and the sting looks like a fine hypodermic needle.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Nzo on 25 October, 2015, 21:03
Something similar happened to me years ago. I accidentally moved a small rock that was blocking the sidewalk. There was a hornet and or wasp underneath the little rock. Unfortunately I was wearing socks because it was my backyard. That little bugger bit my foot so hard that my whole foot felt like it was in a large claw like grip, think lobster. Oddly enough the bite gave off an emotion of rage. I could literally feel its rage. I ran so fast inside the house. It chased me to my washroom. In the end it had stung me 5 times in a matter of 10 seconds. Not pleasant at all. Little buggers are MEAN!... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by stevemagegod on 25 October, 2015, 21:24
I take out the trash at my Job all the time and there is a Bees nest there. I see like 40 bees out all the time. The only time they get super p***ed off is when the Garbage men come and lift the 1000 pound trash can dumping all the trash into the truck. Whenever i come around they are so p***ed off after the truck left that i can actually hear there wings flying so fast lol. They don't seem to bother me that much anymore when i throw out the trash probably have gotten to "know" me since they don't attack me frequently as much. But still little asss holes will occiasional sting me at random spo... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by Goodnite on 25 October, 2015, 22:29
Just how big are these hornets?
Comment icon #9 Posted by The Unseen on 26 October, 2015, 5:14
Damn..Hes lucky to be alive , I was stung by a chicada killer that flew up my shirt and was stung only three times and they left welts the size of golf balls on my back..Ive been stung by just about every wasp and hornet but that cicada killer was the worst,,thought I was on fire...I feel for him.
Comment icon #10 Posted by MissJatti on 26 October, 2015, 14:40
Since when Wales have hornets?? Are they like American hornets
Comment icon #11 Posted by meryt-tetisheri on 27 October, 2015, 2:30
Just how big are these hornets? This one flew into the house, it was (for me at least) scary huge! Luckily it curled up & died on its own. I guess it could have been easily around 4 cm long when alive
Comment icon #12 Posted by Goodnite on 27 October, 2015, 12:10
This one flew into the house, it was (for me at least) scary huge! Luckily it curled up & died on its own. I guess it could have been easily around 4 cm long when alive Omg, that thing is humming bird size.
Comment icon #13 Posted by The Unseen on 31 October, 2015, 23:18
Since when Wales have hornets?? Are they like American hornets You think those are big..Check out how big a Cicida Killer is, It makes that hornet look little..Look them up it will freak you out, When one flys by you, You can Hear it before it can be seen.
Comment icon #14 Posted by AynRandSucks on 1 November, 2015, 20:04
I know this probably sounds silly but the same thing happened to me here in America. I was trim a hedge and didn't see the huge paper nest. I was using a electric hedge trimmer, and was on a ladder. Someone was holding the ladder and my brother was also in the yard. These huge black hornets came boiling out of this thing and I first fell off the ladder screaming and in a panic. They knew it was ME. Off I run across the yard, getting stung, one of them was behind my glasses which I then flung across the yard (the glasses), and it stung right by my eye (horror movie),one to the back of my neck a... [More]


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Nearby planet is almost as old as the universe
1-16-2021
Astronomers have identified a nearby extrasolar world that is not only terrestrial in nature, but also ancient.
Musk: Mars settlers could trade in 'Marscoin'
1-15-2021
People living on Mars could one day leave regular currency behind in favor of Mars-based cryptocurrencies.
Dire wolves were a distinct species, study finds
1-15-2021
These giant prehistoric beasts, made famous by Game of Thrones, were part of a mysterious ancient lineage.
'Dead' woman spends years proving she is alive
1-14-2021
Jeanne Pouchain has spent the last three years trying to prove to French authorities that she isn't dead.
Stories & Experiences
The voice of something not human
11-17-2020 | Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles
 
Shadow figure demon ?
11-14-2020 | USA
 
Ghost following me
9-18-2020 | Iowa
 
Mysterious glowing cube
8-23-2020 | Alabama
 
Black blob in my room/bed
7-23-2020 | Powell,TN U.S.
 
Transparent levitating ball
7-14-2020 | Santa Rosa, California
 
 
 
Grim reaper-like visitation
6-16-2020 | Canada
 
My monster catfish story
6-15-2020 | Dallas texas
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
NASA studies underwater 'white smoker' vents
Posted 4-17-2020 | 3 comments
Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor can teach us about possible habitats on other worlds.
 
10 strange things about our solar system
Posted 3-17-2020 | 0 comments
A look at some of the most mysterious things about our solar system.
 
Lizzie - Scotland's other loch monster
Posted 3-8-2020 | 0 comments
Amelia Dimoldenberg investigates the Loch Ness Monster's neighbor.
 
Adam Savage and Spot
Posted 2-14-2020 | 4 comments
Adam Savage tests out Boston Dynamics' impressive Spot robot.
 
NASA 2020: Are you ready ?
Posted 1-1-2020 | 3 comments
A look at what's coming up in the world of spaceflight this year.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2021
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ