I Am Alive

Throughout history, the most harrowing stories of human survival–like that of the Donner Party in the 1840s–have involved people whose only means of staying alive was to cannibalize the deceased around them. On Friday the 13th of October, 1972, just such a story began when a charter plane carrying 45 rugby team members crashed in the remote Andes Mountains. For 72 days, the world thought they were dead. But what 16 survivors endured was far worse than death, driven to what would become headline-making acts of cannibalism in their struggle for life.

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  • Kelly

    This was amazing.

  • jack meoff

    An amazing story of survival. And it doesn’t surprise me that the mass media, in order to sell their rags of adverts, were shameless to capitalize on what the survivors needed to do in order to live, which was to consume human flesh. Eat a pig, eat a cow, eat a chicken, eat a dog, eat a ?????. We are animals, and that’s what animals do to survive, we sometimes eat other animals. Unless you had been a vegetarian on that fateful flight, you would’ve died……and then you most probably would have been eaten. Hmmm, makes you think, huh? Life goes on. Live simply so that others may simply live.