Well, that fucked up his whole day

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Medieval knight re-enactor has impaled himself with his lance during a performance and died.

News outlets report 53-year-old Peter Barclay, of Virginia, was competing in an equestrian game in Williamstown, Kentucky, when he was wounded Saturday. Barclay’s brother and the president of event holder Society for Creative Anachronism, John Fulton, says Barclay was trying to spear a paper plate on the ground.

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5 Responses to Well, that fucked up his whole day

  1. Skipperdaddy says:

    Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you.

  2. stine says:

    I knew a lady who was a knight in the SCA when I was in college in the late 80’s. She was a absolutely beautiful woman, but in her self-beaten armor on her personal stallion, she was terribly fearsome.

  3. Andrew says:

    Continuing a long list of jousters killed by pointed lances, including Henry the Jouster, King of France (killed by a fake blunted lance that actually had a point under the fake part)

    Shit happens. Horse, weapon, mix together, sometimes shit happens.

    Was at a scadian event many years ago in Burnett, TX, where a guy’s horse got startled, reared up, and smacked it’s head against a fencepost, dead right there. The rider was smart enough to bail out of the saddle, else he would have been crushed.

    Jousting is fun. Dangerous, but fun. But shit happens.

    Which totally sucks. Dammit.

  4. Greg says:

    I know this guy, he worked in my office. He was a retired LTC, good guy.

  5. Critter says:

    So, the equipment worked as designed, yes?

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