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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 4,727 People

    Well me and my family went to the beach.

    It was only a little after a a hurricane. The waves in the ocean were HUGE! But people were still allowed to go in . So my brother went in. My brother is studying to be a marine geologist. And is scuba certified so he's a really really good swimmer. And the waves were too big...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M Jan 8

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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 16 Responses May 18, 2007

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    When I was 11 years old I had a near death

    and out of body experience one day. It was a cold, cloudy, and blustery Saturday afternoon back in November 2010. I was 11 years old at the time and on this particular Saturday afternoon I decided to put on a dress, white pantyhose, and blue jean jacket and take a walk by myself...
    britanderson94 britanderson94 13-15, F 10 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    On August 23 1989 I suffered a life changing

    football injury while playing football for my highschool team!! I was hit helmet on helmet and was put into a coma for 5 weeks and I suffered a stroke while I was in my coma!!! I was pronounced dead when I arrived at the hospital by helecopter. I woke up and was parilized on my...
    thunderdanmajerle thunderdanmajerle 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 17

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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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    Back in 2009 I ended up with double renal

    failure and collapsed lungs and spent a week on life support until my lungs had gotten back enough to where I could breathe on my own again
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 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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    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 23 Responses Apr 21, 2007

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    when I was a kid my mom took me swimming at the

    river and I walked out. There was a drop off and went under. My mom grabbed my arm and pulled me up.
    dada12371638 dada12371638 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    when i was 4 a China cabinet at Ikea fell on me.

    . i was supposed to die but here i am. i believe that i was granted my life for a reason.. to do good and help others. i want to make a lasting impression in this world... one day....
    Pondering59 Pondering59 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I live in Alabama where tornadoes are frequent.

    We live in a mobile home. My mother called us to warn us of a tornado warning early in the morning around 4:00 am. We then immediately heard it. It sounded like thunder but kept getting louder (its true it sounds like a freight train) , we jumped up to get the kids who...
    Amelia445 Amelia445 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2006

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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 16 Responses Feb 22, 2009

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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 was leaving work one day

    and two of us were walking to the elevators. The last one of the three had the doors open. So I went to go inside and there was no elevator. So I stopped and stuck my head in to look down. Two seconds ltr, my friend pulled me back and said "I wouldn't do that!" Just as an...
    TotalitarianChef TotalitarianChef 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I have a heart condition

    that limits me to literally being the laziest person in the world. I can't get my heart rate up at all. It needs to stay at a resting rate. Which it kills me, I just want to be like a normal teenager. Having a lot of fun. I wish I was normal. But hey it makes me who I am today...
    misscameron13 misscameron13 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Before I get my thoughts together

    and post my experience, has anyone witnessed your close call from the ceiling? as in "watched your body face death from above in a high place"... but yet feel no pain?
    Amelia445 Amelia445 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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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 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 2006

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    Ok..here is mine. I live in Alabama

    where tornadoes are frequent. ..spring and fall. March 6, 1996 we had a 1 year old in a baby bed and a 2 year old in a toddler bed sharing a room. We lived in a mobile home. Early that morning around 4:00 or so, my mom calls me and says we are under a tornado warning and said...
    Amelia445 Amelia445 41-45, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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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    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 43 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    I broke my fingernail last night,

    i had spend a long time painting my fingernails and to have such a frightning and life threatning experience to actually see the nail break off it was very upsetting and will take me many weeks or months to over come the trauma Why is life such a struggle
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I've had two near death experiences,

    one was my fault and the other wasn't. When I was nine my cousin and I were at a family reunion when for whatever sick reason she pushed me into the 8ft deep pool while I myself was probably only about 4'5 at the time. I remember how scared I was and the pain of the water...
    SarahLove00 SarahLove00 16-17, F 3 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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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 15, 2006

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    I was a taxi driver for many years

    and had to commute 45 minutes to work each day . I picked up other drivers on my way to save all of us taking a car to work . On the way to work one day I had picked up 2 of our younger drivers and was just going round a tight bend when the idiot next to me thought it would be...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Mar 23

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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 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 2006

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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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    I was scaling this huge hill in the woods near

    my house when i got a call. I pulled my phone out my my pocket but dropped it. Upon reaching down to catch it out of reflex, my other hand that help me up slipped and i nearly started falling to my death when my foot got stuck on a root. I sprained my ankle but thats the least...
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I witnessed an asesination today.

    I can't believe how close I was of that. It is truth, life's a guessing game, one day takes someone, later it might me be, anyone. Just makes me feel like I should appreciate more life, the things I have, the ones near me. S amazing how death makes us to appreciate life...
    jmanu86 jmanu86 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    About 3 years ago I though it'd be a good idea

    to try "legal highs" a synthetic cannabis substitute being sold in the local head shop. After smoking it for about 2 months I became heavily addicted. In jan 2013 it came to my birthday and I came into a fair amount of money, but then found out a few days later that my...
    scottdominic94 scottdominic94 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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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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    this actually happened yesterday.

    i walk my pitbull every Saturday, usually with my earbuds in, not really caring cause the streets of my town are desolate. so while i'm walking, i notice my dog is in the ditch. i'm confused but not really paying much attention. before i knew it, i felt a big PUSH into the...
    coffeelover123 coffeelover123 13-15, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was in a car crash caused by a drunk driver

    when i was 3 and it changed my family and now my family is ending
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25

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    My boyfriend is dead

    and I miss him so much.
    writerofwhitepages writerofwhitepages 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14

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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 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 15, 2006

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    I'll speak of what I remember

    before my memory goes black. Before I was hospitalized for my server asthma attack I was sick with the bug going around last fall. My day started as usual went to school and all that. During the free period my school gets I felt kinda light headed and was having asthma problems...
    Kawaiigirl Kawaiigirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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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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    When I was about 13, I was riding my bike

    through town. I ride my bike through a stop sigh into a road that had a straight away. Now, I usually look both ways before entering the road but the lady who lived on the corner had very big deco arrive hedges. I was unable to see what was coming from my left. As I enter the...
    Sweetloumc Sweetloumc 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Five Actually. Almost drowned,

    almost snapped neck falling down stairs, almost hit by car when I was on the side walk, born not breathing, and asthma. I am lucky I guess. ^_^
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    When I was five, my parents decided to get a

    swimming pool.At the time I never knew how to swim and wouldn't learn until I turned ten. Anyways, I decided to try it out myself with no one around to watch me.I remember struggling, the pool was more like the deep end of a built in pool, meaning there basically was no shallow...
    Phoenixem Phoenixem 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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?
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 21 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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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 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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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 in an abusive relationship in 2013,

    I had this controlling, mean drunk for a boyfriend! Here is a little story about it! I was homeless living in a homeless shelter, I had met this guy who worked there, we started talking, went on a few dates nothing serious just a good guy(so I thought) that was a shoulder to...
    TewTewLove TewTewLove 26-30, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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