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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 9,371 People

    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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    lostinfrance lostinfrance 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 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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    WHEN I WAS 6 OR SOMETHING I ALMOST DROWNED MY

    UNCLE SAVED ME, HE ETERNALLY HAS A PLACE IN MY HEART MY DAD DIDNT THOUGH, CUZ HE DITCHED ME AFTER A YEAR. SUCH A SWEET LIFE. <3 Edit: sorry caps ;)
    LemStark LemStark 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I overdosed on pills

    so I went to the hospital. No one knew if I would make it, and I was out of it for about 3 days.
    JointPuffer JointPuffer 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 12, 2014

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    Well I've had many near

    and almost died but saved times. Like when u was born I had a respitory failure I was dead then brought to life then couple other times when my asthma almost killed me and a car almost swerved into me had I not been pulled back, also my most recent wasn't accidental I took my...
    SUPERNATURALabomination SUPERNATURALabomination 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I had a massive brain hemorrhage

    and went into a coma for 2 weeks when I was three years old.
    eclu eclu 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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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 22 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    GFrans GFrans 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Was badly beaten up when I was 13.

    I was left on the road covered in blood but luckily I'm still here today and I'm stronger than ever!! ?
    annemarieduffx annemarieduffx 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    One time years ago I decided to pop some pills

    took a tab of ecstasy and suddenly dropped to the floor spazing out an abundance was called and after the ordeal I ended up passing out and the doctor told me I was about 2 hours from dying and there was the end of me doing drugs
    MSEfromD MSEfromD 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 45 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    I don't know how old I was

    but I was swimming with a friend at a hotel in Wisconsin and she was dunking me in the pool for fun but she would hold me down under water for quite a while and when she lets me come up for air she would let me get some air then she would hold me down under water again but it...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F Jul 1

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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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    It may not be as bad

    as some people but me and my friends were coming home from the store and about a mile away my scooter's front wheel broke about two miles from home so I was jogging to catch up but little did I know that there were 9 small tornadoes forming, about half a mile to my friends house...
    Mike4356 Mike4356 13-15, M 3 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    I was chasing a rainbow,

    believe it or not. I had to cross the street but the signal took forever to change. The road didn't seem to busy, so I decided to make a run for it. About halfway across the street, I noticed the semi truck barreling toward me. My friend who was still at the side of the road was...
    RylarC RylarC 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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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 almost lost my life the day I lost my fiancé.

    I was involved in a truck roll over on the freeway. My fiancé of eight years passed away that evening about 3 months ago. That day I went through a traumatic experience that has changed my life forever. I broke my femur bone, a black eye, broken front tooth, stitches in my head...
    jennijen08 jennijen08 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    The other day I was doing a rope course

    and let's just say some foolish person thought it was funny to pull me into a ravine while I was trying to hook myself off the cord... I almost cried... Like, there was no one there or watching and I was struggling to get myself into the other cord I was supposed hook myself on...
    Amongthecomets Amongthecomets 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    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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    I was severely abused

    as a child. I got close to death several times and I'm lucky to be alive. Now I just have to learn how to live with PTSD.
    Cassado Cassado 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    One time when I was five,

    my father was supposed to looking after me as we walked around London but he turned his back to me and crossed the road, I chased after him and got hit by a taxi, I was in a coma for six months but when I laid there in a pool of my own blood, I'm sure I saw my grandma who died a...
    LonerGirl24 LonerGirl24 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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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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    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 happened 7 days

    after I gave birth to my twins. My body began to swell up, skin got super tight and itchy, and I stopped using the bathroom. The swelling was mainly in my legs especially the left one. My legs got so big I couldn't walk anymore. That's when I knew it was time to go to the ER...
    Mep08 Mep08 31-35, F 3 Responses May 9

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    When I was 16 I was working on a grain property,

    and one day the boss asked me to come over and give him a hand with something he was doing, I get over to him and he was try to remove the counter-weight off the back of an excavator, there were 8 bolts that had to be removed before the counter-weight could be lowered off the...
    Zarbuza Zarbuza 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 24

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    I've told this story quite a lot in my previous

    experiences. I can't help it. Sorry people in my circle, but It changed my life forever. I just really wanted to describe this specific feeling I had. For those who don't know, a car ran me over. I don't know exactly what happened when she hit me because from the moment of...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 12

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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

    now 4 of them in a week. This one was intense....this time this man I have been seeing identified himself....it is a relative of a girl I have a close relationship with...he told me a series if instructions. And I hate to this but I need to ignore those....I know its not right...
    drooniedat drooniedat 36-40 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The night I was attacked.

    If I would have fought back I have no doubt in my mind I would have died. I knew that in my soul. I also remember feeling hope thinking I could pray and god could make my attacker stop, and then it occurred to me that god wouldn't be able to save me - I'd have to save myself. I...
    Darcie5 Darcie5 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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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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    I did die or I guess my body stopped

    for 39 seconds after loosing 2.5 pints of blood in a car accident. I had a little 39 second vacation to the other side :) saw my dad and he yelled at me and made me go back. He said if I tried to go where he was (dad passed almost 4 years ago) that I wouldn't make it and I would...
    gabarella gabarella 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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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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    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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    Yesterday (7/20/15), I walked to the library.

    It was warm in the 70s, but I don't know that the temperature was reaching into the 90s with a heat index of 105!!! When it came to leaving the library, I couldn't walk any further!!! I had to stop walking every 2 minutes, I sweated profousely and every time I walked, I would...
    LadyL31786 LadyL31786 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    When I was ten, my dad,

    my six-year old sister, and I were at this indoor hotel pool where we used to go swimming a lot. This was a particularly non-crowded day with only a few teenagers in the hot tub and an old guy reading the newspaper over in the corner. My dad must have been falling asleep with a...
    ZippyHippy ZippyHippy 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I almost killed myself last week.

    . I just felt wothless because my mom, my uncle, my grandmother and my stepfather called me stupid and a piece of ****, and that I don't know anything about life, I'm a stupid kid, and that I shouldn't have been born. I don't even know why they called me this, but after that...
    HeyThereImManu HeyThereImManu 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I owe my life to someone somebody famous.

    On August 3rd 2002 I was in my hometown Palm Springs California. I was on one of the beaches and I was with my grandparents. I wanted to go swimming I loved the water and I still do. I swam for 10 minutes and then everything went black. I must have been dead but I wasn't at...
    sarahhoek sarahhoek 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 28

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