What would you do if you were confronted with death? What gives someone the strength to survive? Is it luck, chance, instinct? In a stripped-down, simple-yet-cinematic interview style, I Survived... allows survivors to explain, in their own words, how they overcame unbelievable circumstances -- offering insight into what got them through the experience that changed their lives forever.
A man is taken hostage by Marxist rebels. Two girls walking home from school are abducted, sexually assaulted, and left for dead.
Roger and Dena's home overlooking the San Pasqual Valley is everything they've ever dreamed of until Roger awakes one day to find a 40-foot wall of fire racing up the valley towards their house. Sydney, only 15 years old, bravely leaps 12 feet out of her house in a desperate attempt to escape two attackers. And after Jennifer ends her relationship with her overly possessive boyfriend, he breaks into her home with a gun and terrifies Jennifer and her son for hours while a SWAT team descends on the house.
A Sacramento, California man stabs his young daughter, before unleashing his anger on their next door neighbors. After a man decides to move to Washington state, he purchases a fixer-upped in Freeland, Washington. But his life becomes a nightmare when his contractor shows up at the house, beats him with a wooden board and kidnaps him.
A woman survives three shotgun wounds to the head. A family is attacked by bees. Two teenagers narrowly survive the infamous Columbine massacre.
Attacked and abducted by a church handyman, an elderly woman is left in the trunk of her car to die. A miner and eight co-workers survive 77 hours trapped in a rapidly flooding coal mine. A student and his roommate are held captive by two masked gunman who make no secret of their intention to kill them.
A Colorado Springs, Colorado woman is Taken hostage with her daughter and raped by her ex-husband. An Ashdown, Arkansas man becomes trapped when an airplane crashes into him. A Bethlehem, Pennsylvania man is attacked in his basement by a man with a golf club, who then burns him with chemicals.
A man and his wife survive a plane crash that killed 125 passengers and crew after 3 men hijack it. A heroic rescue bid goes horribly wrong when 2 men are stranded on an iceberg with several other people on frigidly cold Lake Saint Clair. A woman is beaten, raped and left for dead after 2 men break into her remote Tyler, Texas farmhouse and kill her husband.
A pregnant woman is abducted by another woman who wants to remove her unborn baby from her body. A geologist is attacked by a grizzly bear. A woman is held hostage and wounded by a drunken ex-marine.
A model in Memphis, Tennessee is stabbed and raped by a close friend of hers. A man is kidnapped and held for ransom in Colombia. A Vancouver, Washington woman's family movie night turns into a bloodbath when her home is broken into by 3 armed men.Watch Now:iTunes
A woman in Kokomo, Indiana is kidnapped, raped, and forced to live, chained up, in a metal box, for 13 days. 2 brothers are struck by lightning in a cabin at Yosemite National Park. A propane truck driver in Miami, Florida displays extraordinary courage when she is viciously beaten by a stranger.
A California couple faces life-threatening danger during a robbery in Mexico. A pastor is disemboweled during a home invasion. A walk in the woods turns into a tornado survival story.
A De Soto, Missouri woman is raped and choked by a man she met at a party. A snowboarder is caught up in an avalanche. In Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, a 13-year-old boy and his 12-year-old friend spurned a school bully. They thought they were safe, until he shows up at one boy's home. After repeatedly sexually assaulting the 13-year-old, he slits both boy's throats, leaving them to die in a burning house.
A deadly bombing and shooting spree in Norway is recalled.Watch Now:iTunes
While driving on the highway in Gaston, Oregon, a woman is stabbed with a screwdriver by a man she offered to give directions to. A New Haven, Connecticut woman is sexually assaulted at gunpoint by a man she and her husband knew well. And a girl working at a gas station in Winthrop, Minnesota is viciously attacked by a robber, who takes her to the beer fridge and saws through her jugular vein (usually a fatal injury).
A 16-year-old girl is abducted and assaulted by two gunmen. A deer hunter drags himself up a dry creek bed after falling out of a tree and breaking both legs. A college student is used as a human shield by a gunman on a rampage.
After five ruthless highjackers take control of an EgyptAir flight and begin executing passengers, a woman silently says goodbye to her loved ones when the hijackers pick her to be the next one to die. A surfer loses half of the blood in his body when a great white shark clamps its jaws around his entire torso and shakes him like a rag doll. A young mother is repeatedly assaulted and strangled in front of her 3-year-old son.Watch Now:iTunes
People witness a shooting at a mall in Salt Lake City, Utah. A woman working on a cruise ship is scared for her life when the boat begins to sink in the south coast of AfricaWatch Now:iTunes
A woman fights back when attacked in her home. A family survives shark-infested waters. A restaurant manager is left for dead.
A boy witnesses a stabbing attack. A family's pilot collapses in midair. Two sisters are caught in the middle when a shooter goes on a rampage.
An 11-year-old girl is stranded on a sinking yacht. An aid worker in Haiti is buried alive in the aftermath of an earthquake. A truck driver's cab is invaded by armed men.
A couple is kidnapped in the Philippines by Islamic militants. A woman is impaled in the neck by a branch that smashes through her car window, A man is attacked by a home intruder.
A courageous story unfolds when a college student and her friend go out clubbing in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, but are abducted by a man who drives them out of town and sexually assaults them. He shoots Lisa after she escapes, leaving her to die in the desert winds. A man survives a tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A 9-year-old girl has to assume the patience of an adult when she is abducted, raped and stabbed by a friend's father.
A Laurel, Delaware insurance agent is sexually assaulted and stabbed over 150 times in the chest, face and neck, but miraculously survives. A Mount Hood, Oregon man crashes his car into a deep ravine. In Rockland County, New York, A man and his best friend are abducted at gunpoint and driven to a snowy construction sight where the two are shot at point blank range in the head.
A 13-year-old is abducted in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and sexually tortured over a span of 10 years. A Littleton, Colorado man is attacked by a mountain lion. A woman is stalked by a man on the subway in Brooklyn, New York. She thought nothing of it, until the man follows her home one night.
A Young woman from Chicago, Illinois is kidnapped and raped. A farmer in Auburn, New York loses his arm in a crop harvester. A woman is stabbed in Spring, Texas home by a man she thought was her friend.