March 27, 2017 8:45 am

Natural and man-made disasters often challenge our understanding of the world and our place in it. But every so often, stories of courage and endurance emerge from the rubble about people who cheated death and survived.

Whether lost at sea, alone in the jungle or trapped inside a volcano, here are 10 spectacular stories of People Who Cheated Death and survived. Death can cause howling and screaming or a calm transition into the mysterious hereafter, and sometimes “The Slayer” just seems to ignore what is most obviously a bulls eye. The following list contains ten unbelievable but amazingly true accounts of human beings that beat death. Some of these “cheaters of death” are still among us (as of this posting). In no particular order, here are some of our favorites.

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This post was written by Nadia Vella