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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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What It Was Like to Escape a Wildfire in the Middle of the Night

Two retirees recount their narrow escape from their home during a wildfire in Oregon.

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This Man Was Superfit When He Got COVID-19—And Then He Lost His Leg

After a severe COVID-19 diagnosis, a personal trainer is left in a wheelchair after having his right leg and left...


How a Boy Scout Nearly Drowned to Fight Racism in His Troop

One Moth storyteller explains the courage it took to accomplish what no one thought he could.


The One Thing Natural Disaster Survivors Wish They’d Done Differently to Prepare

If you're in the path of a hurricane or another natural disaster, what's the one thing you should always do?...


One of the World’s Most Iconic Ships Sailed Straight Into Hurricane Sandy. Sandy Won.

The HMS Bounty experienced its final moments during Hurricane Sandy. Did any passengers survive the wreckage?


An Ohio Couple Was Trapped in a Flooding Basement. Their Dramatic Rescue Will Restore Your Faith in ...

The Hammondses were trapped in their flooded basement, with the water line rapidly rising above 8 feet. It would take...