True Stories

“We Were Buried in a Mudslide!”

Michelle Grainger, Steve Le Goff, and their neighbors survived two days of raging floodwaters. It… >>

What It’s Like to Punch a Shark

A few things went through my mind. The first was, Wow, that’s a very large shark. Second, It’s… >>

How Everyone in This One Small Town Became Millionaires Overnight

Except for one unlucky resident, everyone in this debt-ridden farming community became incredibly… >>

What I Learned From the Last Meal My Mother Ever Cooked for Me

Now when I make her beef bourguignonne, I realize how I've moved from fury to forgiveness. >>

Toni Morrison: “The Night I Stood My Ground”

The Nobel Prize winner writes about finding courage and confronting evil. >>

She Landed Her Plane on the Hudson River

When her plane lost power, pilot Deniece De Priester pulled off a perfect water landing. >>

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Watch: 5 Bionic Dogs Get a New Leash on Life

After suffering cruelty and loss, these canines got good care and new homes. >>

The Stranger Who Changed My Life: Lady of the Library

The elegant woman didn’t seem to belong in these stuffy old stacks. But the book she handed me… >>

Meet the Prisoner With a Gift for Healing Dogs

Sixty dogs changed one man's life as much as he changed theirs. >>

6 Amazing Animal Videos That Prove Heroes Are Everywhere

A round of a-paws for these selfless beasts, please. >>

Orphaned on the Ocean: The Unbelievable Story of Terry Jo Duperrault

A young girl alone on a raft. A mysterious yacht accident. A missing family. It's a strange and… >>

The Black Widow Killer
The Black Widow Killer

Two men. Two murders. Too many questions. >>

The Killer Next Door
The Killer Next Door

No one ever suspected this ordinary man could be the killer next door. >>

Chilling Medical Dramas: The Mystery of the Boy Who Turned Blue

A mysterious blockage in this child's lung collapsed his parents' world. >>

Chilling Medical Dramas: He Took a Nail Gun to the Heart

A careless accident on the job turned into a medical nightmare. >>

Chilling Medical Dramas: The Dinner That Almost Killed Her

One bite of chow mein changed this woman's entire life >>

Chilling Medical Dramas: She Lost 540 Pints of Blood

A mother's third pregnancy became a bloodbath that seemed impossible to survive. >>

Chilling Medical Dramas: “I Saw Forceps Sticking Out of My Leg”

A man awakens mid-surgery and is horrifyingly aware of everything. >>

Meet the Parents Fighting to End Pediatric Cancer

When these parents heard the unimaginable words “your child has cancer,” they grieved—then… >>