The editors of Yankee Magazine delved into the archives and pulled out eight classic articles to share with our readers as an eBook. These true stories, which provide a contrast to all the “feel good” material in the magazine, are absolutely terrifying. Are you ready for that?
Can you imagine cutting off your own leg with a chain saw in order to save your life? Can you picture yourself hanging upside down outside an airplane’s open door thousands of feet above the Atlantic Ocean? Would you, immersed in a deadly gas leak, give up your facemask to save another? Is it possible to imagine losing your way inside a huge, totally dark burning warehouse, knowing there can be no rescue?
I’ll warn you that there is a total of eight deaths in these true stories — seven really good guys and one bad guy. Lots of true heroes, of course. But that’s all we’re going to say here. Best you now simply screw up your courage to the sticking point and read on…
Judson D. Hale, Sr.
Editor-in-Chief, Yankee Magazine