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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 1,734 People

    I Thought It Was Just the Flu.......

    For a couple of weeks I kept having these stomach cramps every so often.  They would hurt so bad that I literally couldn't move when it happened.  Afterwards I would go to the bathroom and I'd have a discolored bowel movement and just figured I had a bug.  I worked...
    piggy36 piggy36 41-45, F 2 Responses May 19, 2007

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    It was a Thursday and I had gotten off work

    early.. Like 7pm. My co-worker said she'd call me when she was off and we could get together. I was excited because my daughter was with her Dad for the night and I could actually go out and catch up with some friends. I texted one of my close guy friends and one of my close...
    AshleyAnne12 AshleyAnne12 22-25, F 2 Responses May 14

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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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    Falling...

    In 1998 I was severely intoxicated and jumped off a 20 foot high wall at a church in San Marcos, TX.  Yes, it was a Sunday morning as well.  I had "shattered" my heel bone as the hospital said, broke 2 bones in my arm and lacerated my neck.  The neck...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 14 Responses May 18, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've had 3 bear death experiences.

    First u was a toddler, & my dingy grandma was watching me a day. I was I'll, I had liquid medicine. I was suppose to receive 2 teaspoons during her time of watching me. She gave 2 Tablespons. Had to get my stomach pumped. 2'nd, was in a van accident. Ridding with my mom...
    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 15

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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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    Kinda ironic I guess I was walking across the

    street and almost got hit by an ambulance saw my life even flash before my eyes and everything
    Meeppeep Meeppeep 16-17, M Aug 10

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    I got into a car crash once

    because i was in the motor way and you see your not supposed to stop while your on the motor way me and my friend were drivung over to our grans place while then a big truck was coming behind us it seriously seemed like the driver was trying to kill us we could not stop because...
    Brook03 Brook03 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    A far off acquaintance just died.

    Boom, a massive heart attack. A guy retired for a few years. One second here, the next gone. Dead. Gone from the face of this earth. 59. History. Saw him in April. Walking talking. Organizing, planning. Opinions, thoughts, reality. Gone in a split second. For me, this is a...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 5 Responses May 30

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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...
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger 22-25, M Aug 12

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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 2 Responses Jul 30

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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 Joys of Motherhood

    It was my second pregnancy. Having carried my daughter nine whole months without a problem I was looking forward to an easy birth. It was a Saturday afternoon i had just eaten lunch and was sitting down feeling fairly full and content with myself.  I went to get up and felt...
    cristeen69 cristeen69 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2006

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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 39 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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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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    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 19 Responses Apr 21, 2007

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    Quick Fix...dumb Teen

    Well...My story is nothing to brag about and this is the 1st time ever sharing it...with anyone except people who were present at that time. I was 12 years old and long story short I made a decision after another fight with my mom one morning before school that I was going to...
    dusti2526 dusti2526 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 25, 2006

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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 2 Responses a week ago

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    dogssing dogssing 18-21, F 1 Response May 29

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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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    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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    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 had a near death experience.

    I overdosed on MDMA at a rave in Toronto. I had to undergo many surgeries and it's a miracle that I'm alive today!
    britty2392 britty2392 22-25, F 2 Responses May 2

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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'll Be Home For Christmas .. I Hope

    It was two days before Christmas, and I only got one week off from work, so at the end of the day, I loaded up my car and started the long drive from Alabama to my parents’ house in South Carolina. I had promised, however, to go by way of my brother’s house in...
    luckytobehere luckytobehere 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2006

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    MannedOrbRex MannedOrbRex 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Recently, I spent 4 days in ICU suffering from

    kidney failure due to excessive dehydration. My blood pressure at one point was 75/34 and my o2 saturation was 85%. I don't remember 3 days of my life. All I know is that I saw lights that are too difficult for me to describe. I saw my mother and grandfather who both have passed...
    belugagirl70 belugagirl70 41-45, F 1 Response May 12

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    When I was 11 I went to a water park

    and I decided to go down a huge water slide plus the tunnel was dark inside. So i went down and it felt like forever so I ended up falling asleep... Yeah it was weird.. And I didn't even feel myself landing in the water. Next thing I felt was a lifeguard pulling me up. He said i...
    eyeliah eyeliah 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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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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    I got in a motorcycle wreck don't remember much

    except I was riding in the rain and this car flew passed making my bike topple the rest is a blank
    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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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 have almost died accidentally by my own

    accord twice as an adult. Electrocuted as a child.. Could that be why I'm so fuxked up? lol I realize that life is hard but I just know how to not give a ****. Just like that kids movie let it goooo lol
    thelost87 thelost87 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    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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    Ok years ago when I got my first Kawasaki ninja

    motorcycle I was riding down the interstate (fast cause I love the adrenalin rush of driving fast) when a car cut me off i swerved flew off my bike and half skidded half rolled past one lane of traffic to the grassy median my bike got hit by an 18 wheeler and I was luckly unhurt...
    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F Mar 26

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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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    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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    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 was 15 years old and a member of a Canadian

    Army Cadet Corp. I was setting up a tent during a thunder and lightening storm in Southern Ontario. BAM!! Lightening hits the pole very near where I'm driving in a stake. I don't remember it, but I next recall looking down on my self as I laid on the ground. My girlfriend was...
    willnevada willnevada 51-55, M May 10

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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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    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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    When I was 15 I was swept away by floodwater

    and hit my head against something I passed out and next thing I know I was being revived by an emergency response unit.
    nessa4ever nessa4ever 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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