13 People Who Faked Their Own Deaths
People often fake their own deaths to get out of trouble, whether they're escaping a threat, debt, or a prison...
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?...
How a Man Survived a Plane Crash—and a 15-Hour Swim with Sharks
Adrift in the stormy waters, his only weapons a leaky life vest and a desperate resolve, the downed airman prepared...
Six Men Adventure Into a Very Dangerous Cave. Only Four Come Out.
With its narrow passages, flowing streams, and chambers studded with stalagmites and stalactites, Cascade is a caver’s dream. But for...
A Leisurely Hike Turned Into a 5-Day Nightmare After We Took a Wrong Turn
The author was looking forward to a day of hiking with her husband in a beautiful Texas state park. Four...
At 12,000 Feet, this Skydiver Had a Seizure. What His Instructor Did Next Saved His Life.
Christopher Jones is packed tightly into a Cessna 182 with a dozen or so other trainee skydivers as they fly
A Shark Attack Left Her for Dead, But This Brave Woman Fought to Get Her Life Back
On vacation in Cancún, Nicole Moore went for a dip after a game of beach volleyball. What she didn’t realize...
A Doctor Saved This Man’s Life When He Was Born Early. Years Later, He Returned the Favor.
"I don't know if he knows how lucky he was."
“This Is No Drill”: A Powerful Firsthand Account of What Really Happened at Pearl Harbor
One survivor’s unforgettable story of unfathomable courage at Pearl Harbor, told in full for the first time.
This Man Was Stranded at Sea for 438 Days. His Survival Story Will Amaze You.
A fishing trip turns into a terrifying test of survival after Salvador Alvarenga becomes one man against the sea.
That Time Ordering Domino’s Pizza Saved a Man’s Life
When Kirk Alexander went missing for 11 days, an unlikely savior came to his rescue: his neighborhood pizza store.
“I Was the Miracle Baby”: How Kerry Albright Survived a Deadly Flood at 9 Months Old
In 1972, Kerry Lee Albright was swept away in the Buffalo Creek flood. His mother saved his life, but lost...
My House Burned Down, and Here’s What It Taught Me: One Mother’s Heart-Pounding True Story
"My family and I survived the blaze, but we thought we’d lost everything else. We were wrong."
33 Miners, Buried Alive for 69 Days: This Is Their Remarkable Survival Story
Almost half a mile underground for 69 grueling days, a group of Chilean miners hangs on to hope. Here is...
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 tragic tale.
Plane Crash Survivors in the Alaskan Wilderness
Dense clouds obscuring his way, a pilot flies into a mountain. How could this family survive?
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...
Robin McGraw Shines a Spotlight on Domestic Violence
One terrible night, her mother’s fierce protective instinct taught Robin McGraw to stand strong.
This 15-Year-Old Boy Saved a Little Girl From a Kidnapper
When the young Jocelyn Rojas was snatched outside of her home, a quick-thinking teen sprang into action and became an...
Survival Stories: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
When she was 17, Juliane Koepcke dropped 10,000 feet into the Amazon rain forest. She describes how she survived—alone.
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...
Bear Attack: The Story of Seven Boys and One Grizzly
Seven high school students were near the end of their month-long survival course in the Alaskan wilderness, but the real...