Real Life Stories

You’ve got to read it to believe it! These true stories seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that we couldn’t make these up. From love to loss and from survival to unbelieavable coincidences—we’ve got the wildest stories to keep you informed, entertained, and inspired.

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The Nicest Place in Mississippi: Jourdan River Estates

Hurricane Katrina wiped out 58 of the 60 homes here. But the town’s back with a bang, celebrating their recovery with a huge fireworks display.

LaBelle, FL

LaBelle is a sanctuary for those looking to reclaim balance in their lives. While the view of the Caloosahatchee River...


Fall River Mills, CA

When Lyn Palmer went missing, hundreds from the community came to look for her. The outpouring of care and love...


When a Man Was Drowning, These Three Strangers Risked Their Lives to Save Him

Jumping in the river was easy. Getting back on land? Not so much.


This Famous Painting Stinks, Say Some

Some wouldn't ford a river for this painting.

Miracle Rescue from an Icy River Plunge

On a frigid winter day, a group of strangers band together to save three children.


What It’s Like to…

From delivering a baby at home to falling seven stories in a river kayak, these ordinary people lived through extraordinary...