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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10 People Who Literally Came Back to Life

Thanks to state of the art medical technology—like defibrillators in nearly every place of business—life after death is more possible than ever. Check out these incredible tales from the other side—and what the survivors experienced.

11 People Who Came Back to Life Reveal What They Saw on “the Other Side”

It's the question we've all asked: What happens after death? These people say they have an idea.



The Computer on This Plane Malfunctioned, Putting 315 in a Life-or-Death Situation

When a “psycho” computer on a jumbo airliner goes rogue and grabs control from the pilot, 315 people find themselves...


La Crosse, WI

A perfect model for America, La Crosse is honest, sincere, and most importantly, kind. The people of La Crosse have...

A Family Almost Drowned—Until Beachgoers Formed a Human Chain to Save Their Lives

When two boys are sucked into a rip 
current off Florida’s Gulf Coast, their fellow beachgoers crowdsource 
a risky scheme...


Pennies From Heaven—A Christmas Miracle

A skeptical journalist begins to find miraculous rare pennies from her deceased father.

Lessons About Living from People Who Spend Time with the Dying

Encountering death so closely every day leads to serious life inspiration that we all need to hear.


I Was Kidnapped By a Terrorist in Iraq. This Is How I Survived.

He thought he was getting on a bus to go home, but he soon realized he was headed for his...


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This Powerful Story Will Convince You to Stop Saying “Let Me Know If You Need Anything”

What does someone who has suffered a sudden trauma and grief most need?


This Little Girl’s Love of Elderly People Will Melt Your Heart

When a four-year-old bumps into a widower at the grocery store, the karma is instant—and everlasting.

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Armed Robbers Kidnapped Me in My Hometown. This Is How I Survived.

Back when he played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL player Earl Wolff had a near-death experience he was sure would...


A Widow Went White Water Rafting With Her Husband’s Ashes. What Happened Next Was Devastatingly Beau...

How Neshama Franklin wound up paying tribute to her late husband—and healing herself in the process.


Meet the Woman Who Gives Rescued Farm Animals a Second Chance at Life

Many of the animals at Jenny Brown's Woodstock Farm Sanctuary had been abandoned, injured, and at death's door. Now, they...