POSTS BYSTORIES BY MAGGIE WATSON

Meet The Mysterious Woman Who Magically Escaped 3 Of History's Biggest Disasters

There are few things as riveting as a survival story. That’s why, after some kind of disaster, news reporters never fail to interview one or two people who inevitably stare into the camera and say, “I was there, and I survived.”

Anyone Who Sees This Thing Growing On Their Christmas Tree Should Get Rid Of It Immediately

Perhaps few traditions are as cherished during the holidays as a decorated Christmas tree, but they bring some real problems to the living room, too. Sap that stains? Check. Needles that double as choking-hazards? Check!

Genius Turns An Old Tree Trunk Into A Masterpiece Without Using A Single Power Tool

Thanks to the slew of shiny power tools that fill up shelves at hardware stores everywhere, you can build just about anything you set your mind to these days. Anyone can be a master craftsman with the right tools and a YouTube tutorial!

Family Finds Strange Old Package Stuffed In Their Chimney Only To Be Stunned When They Open It

Some people just love chimneys, and it’s easy to see why. Beautiful, ornate, and charming, the typically brick structures heat homes with dazzling flames while producing a smoky, woodsy smell.

When A Stranger Hands This Woman A Creepy Note, She Knows Faking A Seizure Is Her Only Chance

Whenever we see a character caught up in something really cool—and really far-fetched—on television, we usually have a simple response: it’s just fiction. That doesn’t happen in real life.

Guy Turns An Old Stump That Nobody Wanted Into The Coolest Thing We've Ever Seen

There’s a reason you’ve never seen a “Rotting Stump Exhibit” at any museum or fair. Old, decaying hunks of tree—otherwise known as eyesores—aren’t exactly camera-worthy sights. In fact, they’re usually something you pay a lot of money to get removed.

Woman Finally Wakes Up From A Coma Only To Hear Doctors Deliver Impossible News

Typically, coma-related drama seems like something that’s ripped right from a daytime soap opera. You know how it goes: while a bedridden character lies in intensive care, their memories fade away, their evil twin wreaks havoc, and their loved ones quarrel.

Couple Who Adopts A 1-Year-Old Orphan Soon Makes A Startling Discovery About Who She Really Is

Just like trying to conceive a child of your own, adopting a child comes with its share of immense concerns, hopes, logistics, and surprises.

Six Months After Her Daughter Vanished Into Thin Air, Mom Finds A Chilling Facebook Post

For some parents, raising a teenager could be a form of probation. Truly, helping rule-breakers, boundary-pushers, and masses of emotions and hormones navigate the world is no easy task.

Meet The Grown Man Who Chooses To Live His Life As A Domesticated Dog

Have you ever found yourself observing your dog’s seemingly carefree life and thinking, Man, I wish I was a dog? After all, a tax-free existence of belly rubs and backyard poopin’ seems like a pretty good deal.

30 Truly Terrible Life Hacks That Should Never Be Tried At Home

Ninety percent of the time, you probably ignore any life hack you see online. Can you really turn an orange peel into a citrus-scented candle? (Actually, yes, you can.) Every now and again, though, you come across an incredibly simple solution to an everyday problem that actually (magically) works!

Woman Who Has No Actual Disability Wants To Be Permanently Paralyzed

There’s no denying that wheelchairs have made a huge difference in the lives of the men and women who don’t have the use of their legs, but that doesn’t mean being disabled is easy by any stretch of the imagination. Every day can be a struggle, and complications arise in many situations that require patience and ingenuity. Not everyone in a wheelchair will experience this, though, and you may be surprised to find out why.

25 Things Nobody Realizes About Notorious Cult Leader Charles Manson

The deeds of Charles Manson and his “family” will forever hang like a pall over history: A cult leader and Messiah figure in the eyes of his followers, Manson directed the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders, which saw a pregnant Sharon Tate dead and her blood smeared on the walls around her.

Officer About To Retire Gets Caught On Security Cameras In His Last Days On The Job

Police officers deserve a lot of credit. Day in and day out, you can find them out on the streets, enforcing the law and making sure the neighborhoods are safe. And though they have plenty of training, they take a risk each time they clock in for duty.

After 20 Years, There's Finally Hard Evidence That This House Is Truly Haunted

Stories of haunted houses are often laughable at best. Like, “The window flew open in that deserted home late one night!” or “We heard a scary moan!” It was likely caused by a strong gust of wind, if anything, and these tales aren’t all that believable to begin with, huh?