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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 1,838 People

    Two times I have been scared

    that I will die. I had a group of friends who look after me and protect me. But one we look out for each other all the time. We were 12 playing out in the woods when me and her decided to go back and get our medication. I have brittle bones disease, she suffered a head injury...
    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I almost died-- and not of something normal

    like a car accident or in my sleep-- but I battled, (and still sometimes battle) anxiety depression. I always wanted life to have a rewind button and though "oh I could change that or this" but really I thought about what one person said he said "how do you know if life had a...
    snowflakekeri snowflakekeri 13-15, F Jul 10

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    Under the Bridge

    I'll spare you the life story, and try to build a quick foundation for what happened on September 26th,  2003.  I have a poly-diagnosis bi-polar / psychotic, and clinical depression caused by substance abuse and organic brain damage...or was the substance abuse caused by the...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 20 Responses Apr 21, 2007

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    Ok I was in a pool and my father pulled me

    under the water without warning and I almost drowned and I haven't forgiven him Has anyone almost died because of someone and have you forgave them?
    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 21 Responses Jul 30

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    When I was six I crashed into a wall with my

    bicycle and cut my throat, was rushed to the hospital and told that I coulda be dead at impact, only thing left is my invisble scar
    understandmeagain understandmeagain 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 24

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    Death Is Trite

    It was very simple. All I had to do that day was pick my 15 year old sister Cherokee up from driver's ed and then take her to the dollar store. I had Chief and Commander (our Boston Terrier bulldogs) in the back because I was too lazy to put them in their pen or in the house...
    WingedMarvel WingedMarvel 19-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17, 2007

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    a Series of Unfortunate Events

    It might not be the coolest story, but certainly a terrifying one for me. My boyfriend (now husband) and I were traveling 6 hours away to his brother's high school graduation. We were going to travel there Friday night, go to the graduation on Saturday then travel home on...
    deletedsoul deletedsoul 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 10, 2006

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    Death In the Middle of Nowhere.

    On a pitch black Thursday morning, say around 4am, my sister and I were driving along I-95 somewhere in Georgia. Well, my sister was driving. We were on our way from Florida to Ohio. We started driving at about 9pm the night before, and were planning on driving the whole night...
    browns99df browns99df 21-25, M 3 Responses Oct 15, 2006

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    I was on a family holiday in the Hardangerfjord

    and I was rock climbing with my youngest brother.We were being very competitive and I slipped, losing my footing. I fell about ten metres, to an edge. It was so close thing!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I was starving myself a few years back.

    It was after my grandfather died. As I said before, he died a couple days after my birthday, and I was devastated. I felt that the world was worthless and that there was no point to it. So I stopped eating for a couple of weeks and my parents were concerned about my health. One...
    patrick199 patrick199 16-17, M May 26

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    This was back when I was a sophomore in High

    School. I remember practicing for the marching band and that day was especially hard since it rained earlier and the humidity was at 1000%. Afterwards I felt a sharp pain on the right side of my chest. The pain was so strong that I could barely even walked. It radiated all the...
    SleepyGamer SleepyGamer 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Friggin' Suvs

    I've fallen off two cliffs and been in three car accidents, but the closest I've actually come to dying was a couple weeks ago.  I stepped out from behind a bus, not really paying attention, and an SUV whizzed right by my face.  It was inches from me.  At the time...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 10, 2006

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    I was crossing the street at a 4 way

    interception and a inpatient fool drives super fast by and I felt the car rub on my are when it passed by, I thought I was gonna die. Now I wish he did hit me.....
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    the Cold Steel of the Revolver Pressed Deeply Into My Midriff.

    My family and I were living on the island of Grenada. The Cubans had invaded, and we were told to stay in our home, but after a week we were out of food, so my husband, my nine year old daughter and I piled into our Jeep and started down the steep mountain-side, on our way to St...
    Kayrah Kayrah 66-70, F 9 Responses Oct 24, 2006

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    I nearly died in 2011

    as a result of serious medical neglect. I was declared dead for a few minutes. The next thing I know: my soul left my body and I was surrounded by the most loving and energetic light ever in the universe. I felt a kind of love that goes beyond everything we know on earth. I...
    marionrome marionrome 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I Hit a Wall At 30 Miles An Hour.

    This year, on Father's Day (June 18), I came so close to ?dieing? that my roommate actually thought I was dead.  I was out riding ATV's with my roommate, one of my close friends, and his dad.  Well, after riding for about 4 hours we decided to go home.  It was a...
    aprenot aprenot 21-25, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 2006

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    the Waterfall - Switzerland

    In 2004, I was in Switzerland for business.  Needless to say that business turned into a lot of pleasure, at which point this story comes into play.  It was a gorgeous day in July in Interlaken, Switzerland which is deemed by many to be the extreme sports capital of the...
    sf1100block sf1100block 21-25, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 2006

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    The car flipped 6-7 times.

    My blood was on the outside roof of the car. No idea how it ended up there. And 5 minutes before we flipped, I wasn't even wearing a seatbelt.
    misanthropemeow misanthropemeow 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    the Drunk Across the Street

    It was a Halloween night back in the day. I was 13 at the time. I had to stay home to pass out candy because my Mother worked nights. My younger sisters were out trick/treating. Between kids at the door I was watching TV. I was engrossed in the tube when I heard a small sound...
    Bmille1223 Bmille1223 3 Responses Oct 30, 2006

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    i don't know if i went deep enough ,

    i was out of heartbeat and breath for a little over 2 minutes according to the friend that found me . i had very bad pesticide poisoning and i did not even know what was happening at the time. it's not much time, but that is 2 minutes . i will share my little experience here...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Stupid Doctors...

    I was in third grade and was feeling very sick. My stomach hurt really badly and I was throwing up. I was out of school for about two weeks. My parents took me to the ER and they looked me over. "Stomach Flu. Plenty of liquids and rest is all she needs. She'll be fine...
    cinymin cinymin 19-21, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 2006

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    I had a near death experience two days ago well

    yes it was a stupid thing I done but I am 27 years old I am married and I have a 5 year old daughter well I suffer depression a lot so I like to get high all the time off Robitussin cough syrup I drink a bottle a day to get high so one day I got really depressed so I took 20...
    redhott3 redhott3 26-30, F Aug 12

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    the Long Road Home

    The year was 1944. The place, on top of a mountain in rural West Virginia. It was a warm, sunny morning. My mom had just hung the clothes on the line to dry. I was making mud pies in the dirt by our country home. She called me to come into the house because she wanted to give me...
    Kayrah Kayrah 66-70, F 8 Responses Oct 27, 2006

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    I've died a few times during heart operations

    and have been revived. Which technically classes me as a zombie. I'm curious to what you experienced during your deaths if you have experienced death before. What I experienced was one of the strangest things I have ever felt. It felt like my body was nothing. That I was just...
    Movingpicture Movingpicture 13-15, F Jul 27

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    Drug Overdose

    It was a Saturday night. Like many other nights I was hitting lines with my boyfriend at the time Ryan. The gals called and wanted us to go out. I haven’t seen them for a while. Coco my best friend informed me she had ecstasy and wanted to take them later. Ryan wanted...
    AkA007 AkA007 26-30, F 15 Responses Feb 22, 2009

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    So What If Helmets Aren't Cool....

    I had bought the motorcycle a few years earlier to help with the high cost of commuting to work. As usual, I arose early, got dressed with my riding suit, boots, gloves and helmet, and started down the heavily congested highway.     Traffic had slowed to a crawl. I...
    notthatbikeagain notthatbikeagain 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 2006

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    the Hardest Choice

    It was the pain that woke me and I knew instantly that it was time. I nudged my sleeping husband and glanced at my bedside clock: 2:15am.   “I think this is it.” I said. “We’d better ring the hospital and tell them we’re on our way.&rdquo...
    LittleBuddy LittleBuddy 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 17, 2006

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    OK, so I was driving home today from my school,

    and as I was trying to merge onto a street, I see a dude making a left turn. He was probably going like 70, so of course he totally drifts over two lanes, into the lane I want to merge into. This guy then proceeds to do a freaking DONUT in the middle of the street, complete...
    therealjeric therealjeric 16-17, M Aug 6

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    A Near Death Experience: My Awakening To Reality/Divinity

    This is the first time I have put my story into writing, though I have told this story many times before. I can’t quite articulate my reasons for finally putting this story into writing, and for posting it on the internet: just a sudden inspiration to share my tale. I have...
    WhatIsMu WhatIsMu 26-30, M 40 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    A boy jumped from the top of the boat

    while I swam in the river, his knee hit my head and I blacked out. Suddenly I was in a place of peace.
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F Sep 25

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    So today I discovered my best friend

    chews/smokes tobacco and I also discovered I'm allergic to tobacco when she started trying to make me chew some and when it touched my face everything went numb and I couldn't breath and I had to be rushed to the hospital
    Hazel216 Hazel216 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Not Once, But Twice

    I have had two near death experiences. Once when I was a little girl, and the other time about six years ago. Although it's been a long time since the first incident, I still remember it well. When I was young I had very bad asthma, and when it acted up it made me sick. One day I...
    lilbopeep25 lilbopeep25 21-25, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2006

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    Alcohol poisoning Hi this happened not

    so long ago had a near death experience. This happened on Thursday 1st August 2013 I went out to penrith went to c Matthew in plaza. Then we went to pace way I went to renew my card only. Matthew bought us drinks. I drunk to munch I coloplase 7 times. and ended up in hospital...
    slivereyes slivereyes 36-40, F Oct 4

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    Just Breathe

    I'm not sure how to go about writing this story or even whether writing about it is such a grand idea to begin with, but here I am, alive, so I may as well share my memory..or was it just my imagination.. Life is strange. The things I've heard from the lips of those who seek...
    WondersBeyondOurGalaxy WondersBeyondOurGalaxy 26-30, F 14 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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    I had a near death experience

    when I was ten years old. Even though I was young I think it has changed how I view death and life. In a sense, it liberated me. As a result I have less fear about the act of dying, I am less shackled by the religious concept of God, and I think life should be fulfilling.
    Sunbox Sunbox 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I had been in recovery from opiates

    for a couple of years. I was having trouble getting back on my feet as I had lost my RN license which I had gotten back but could not get anyone to hire me. I found myself having to work a minimum wage job and I lost my RN license again due to the contract stipulations which...
    karbear3276 karbear3276 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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    One Choice

    Ten years ago I was run off the road by a truck carrying construction debris while I was driving to high school.  It was march 15, the freakin Ides of March. I lost control of my car & hit a culvert, flipping my car over, crushing the driver's side roof  down...
    twelve twelve 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2006

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    Heat stroke while climbing in NM.

    Threw up, passed out, and smacked my head on the way down.
    misanthropemeow misanthropemeow 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just came back from ruby Tuesdays with my mom

    I was really hungry I got an order of steak and a double order of fries for my sides I'm sure you know where this is going... I finished my fries quickly and then I was onto the steak I cut the steak into about 6 or 7 pieces so I could dig in and went for the biggest piece first...
    thedarkchocolate thedarkchocolate 26-30, M May 29

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    Let Someone Know!

    After my grandfathers death we discovered grandma had Alzhiemer's.  We moved her in with us & she stayed here  until she passed away in her sleep.  I was always very close to her but caring for her as she did me when I was small built a special bond.  I...
    harlymom13 harlymom13 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2006

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    Fear On the Cape Fear River

    I never particularly had a yen to try kayaking. I mean, it wasn't one of those things that was on my list of things to do before I die. But when my fiance suggested a kayak trip, I said, "Sure, why not?" So we slogged off to an unmentionable kayak outfitter shop in...
    Clearh20warrior Clearh20warrior 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2006

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    I had a near death experience over 10+ years

    ago. I was living with my former common law boyfriend in Vancouver BC. He passed on from a massive heart attack at home in 2005. Rest In Peace, my Georgie. We had finished grocery shopping n we walked in the park. Carrying heavy grocery food bags in my hands. I injured my ankle...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F Aug 26

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    It was a few years ago in the the summer I was

    at camp and we went to a local lake for kayaking although it was only 3 of us the rest chose sailing. Everything started well until we got to a shallow part of the lake in between two islands we were listening to our instructor when suddenly I lost balance and my kayak turned...
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M May 26

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    dogssing dogssing 18-21, F 2 Responses May 29

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    Trucks And Two-lane Roads

        It was a normal day in April, a Friday and a beautiful Friday it was. Everyone but I was heading home, looking forward to the first warm weekend in a while, but I was stuck at school for another few hours, doing my driving portion of Driver’s Education...
    jake1123456 jake1123456 16-18, M 3 Responses Oct 15, 2006

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    Experience Not Many People Survive To Have.

    At that time I was still in school,in my tenth grade and it was my summer break and as it was also the year I was to appear for my board exam and so like every other kid who aspired for a career in acaedmics I was also gearing up for a long and gruelling year ahead of me.Back in...
    Macrajat Macrajat 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 16, 2012

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    My Nde At Age 8

     My father took me and my older brothers ( 10 and 11) to a river for a day of fun and fishing when I was eight years old. It was a beautiful, hot sunny day and we asked my dad if we could walk up to the river a little bit on our own while he set up camp for us. At...
    Glauco Glauco 48, M 4 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    Dog Attack!!

    It was June 18, one day right after my birthday. I was going to my friend Ashley's house to show her my new birthday present. I was at the sidewalk in front of her house, when I saw my nieghbor's dog sitting in her front lawn. My neighbors had a 3 foot fence, and the dog was a...
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122 16-17, F 12 Responses Jul 9, 2007

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    I'm skyler, a 14 year old kid

    who should've never went through what I experienced. A few months ago, I met these girls in my neighborhood and started hanging out with them. One of the girls who will be left nameless told me she smoked weed, I had always wanted to try it so I did, I bought some from her and...
    Dakrestdays Dakrestdays 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I am a bit late for my 10 year anniversary,

    sorry. I hope that someone, somewhere, is impacted by my experience. This is very personal, and sometimes I treat it as if it is no big deal, but honestly, this single event has changed my life the very most. Please respond with respect and integrity -- I welcome all comments...
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 24

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    3 years ago I had an ectopic pregnancy

    that ruptured. My B/P was 60/30, I could feel my body shut down. I couldn't move, I couldn't talk and I could only only see straight ahead. I knew what was happening (I'd had an ectopic before) so I manage to get to the hospital before it kicked off. 5 minutes later and I wouldn...
    georgiegirl73 georgiegirl73 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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    My Near Death Experience

    To be honest, my near death experience is something that I have kept very private, the main reason being that when I have spoken of it it tends to make people uncomfortable. There is however something about this time now that we are living in that I would like to share my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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