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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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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...


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...


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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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...


Frozen Back to Life: How Hypothermia Can Help Cheat Death

One hundred years ago, hypothermia was often lethal. Now doctors induce it to save people on the brink of death.

“I Was Buried Alive in a Grain Bin”

For hours, no one knew that Arick Baker had fallen into a 137-degree grain bin and was slowly being squeezed...


The Stranger Who Changed My Life: My Enemy, My Friend

From the moment Serbian missile commander Zoltan Dani shot down U.S. fighter pilot Dale Zelko's plane, the two were tangled...


Survival Stories: Free Fall Above Death Canyon

Lauren McLean was a seasoned climber. No one expected her to end up broken on a ledge.


Survival Stories: Hot, Thirsty, and Lost in Death Valley

Three women took a drive to Death Valley for a day of exploring. Three days and 300 miles later, they...