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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 15,541 People

    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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    so im due another operation at some point

    when the hospital gets their ***** in gear. but im woeried cus my last op was too much of a close call last time
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    Several years ago I was going through my SCUBA

    open water diver certification in the Atlantic Ocean off Newport Rhode Island. It's a two day test with four dives. I went through the first three dives and passed everything. Buddy breathing. Removing your gear on the bottom of the ocean and putting it back on, navigation...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2015

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    I was drowning under 12 ft.

    This took place over 6th grade summer. That day was fun lol not because I drowned, just the paticular day itself.
    SymphonyChild SymphonyChild 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I had this pain in my leg

    for a few weeks. I'm young. So I figured it was a pulled muscle. And I just worked around it. Finally my leg started swelling and turning red. I went to a doctor. They told me I had nerve issues. And gave me a steroid shot and muscle relaxers. I went home and waited. Nothing...
    pan79die pan79die 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    I've technically had 3 near death experiences.

    when I was little, still in a car seat, my mother and I almost got hit by an oncoming train. It's the first memory I have as a child, and it's probably because it was so traumatizing. Several years later I almost drowned in a pool, but a random stranger jumped in and saved me...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 17 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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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 16-17, F 9 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    I've had a couple close calls

    but only one actual near death experience. I had an incident where I was thrown against a tree and I crushed my ribs, punctured a lung, and also broke my neck. I somehow managed to get myself to my truck and call 911. Apparently when ems got there they couldn't find a pulse. I...
    RDM567 RDM567 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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    Grandfather's Death. He was in his upper 70s in

    1953, and he was thin and frail with age. His wife cared for him, and one day she sent word to the grown children that he was very close to death and everyone who could come see him should do so before it was too late. Many of them did come including my mother and I heard...
    anotheroad anotheroad 61-65 2 Responses Jan 7

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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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    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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    8/20/15 So a few days ago I found out

    that I was a miracle baby... Twice. First my umbilical cord was in knot and if it had been pulled just a little tighter, well...yeah. Then 6 weeks later I was hospitalized with a high fever. At the hospital other babies with the same symptoms were diagnosed with meningitis and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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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 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 12, 2014

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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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    Well it's not much of a near death experience.

    But when I was a baby I was born premature, dead, and had to be revived.
    KandiGhostcat KandiGhostcat 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2015

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    I got into a car crash a few years ago

    and we hit a van with poles one of those poles slid off and went threw the windshield so very close to my heart but luckily it didn't
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 22, 2015

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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 48 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    Well I think I've had a near death experience,

    I'm still not really sure. But I tell you guys my story and hopefully I understand it better. I was around eleven or twelve, around that age when it happened. And I was standing while on a small mini bus, basically the bus with no upstairs. I was holding onto one of the...
    GiddyX GiddyX 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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    I have already told you about one,

    but now that I think about it, I have had SEVERAL more than that, there have been many occasions where I nearly died of boredom.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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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 10 Responses Jul 12, 2015

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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 3 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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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 25 Responses Apr 21, 2007

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    I was in this wreck last year

    that shattered my skull and i was in a coma for like two weeks.... Drs say a part of my brain is dead.... Like a golfball sized chunk.... Lots of other injuries which all healed in the coma for the most part at least all the abrasions and broken bones. Zero complications since...
    Veryfewhangups Veryfewhangups 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 2015

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    This story is set when I was on a day trip to

    the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. My friend and I decide to spend the afternoon going fishing at the rocks. We spent about 4 hours fishing, we caught some fish but we set them all free because their all baby fish. After fishing, my friend and I just loved it there...
    ScienceOfSouls15 ScienceOfSouls15 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 17

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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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    I overdosed on cocaine about 20 years ago.

    As I lay there, fully aware of what was happening to me, I found myself in the world between worlds. The room you first come to when you die was completely white. The pure light seemed to come from nowhere and everywhere. There were no decorations on the white walls (I'd that's...
    joshypoookc joshypoookc 36-40, M 6 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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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 have chronic back and neck pain.

    Have had nine major surgeries. It has caused depression and anxiety. It also made me try to take my life. I took 90 pain killers and somehow lived. I don't feel lucky. I just can't get over the hump. My life is fine. I just don't get excited about anything anymore.
    Tmac1978 Tmac1978 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

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    i once almost drowned

    until someone actually tried to get me out of the water and not stand there. i got stuck under a boat. long story short be careful because if you have 15 people around you they will look at eagother and wait and not do ****.
    NikkiJansen NikkiJansen 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2015

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    Now this is second hand information

    as it is a repressed memory to me. I was 5 and my younger brother wanted a tire swing. So being the "big brother" that I was, I climbed the tree in question with the rope. something happened and I fell. well the rope went around my neck and got snagged on the tree. I was...
    tinman3099 tinman3099 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    I took a lot of pills

    and then went to bed. When I woke up I immediately took another few handfuls then went to school. At lunch I started to get dizzy and I panicked and called my guardian. I told her what happened and she took me to the hospital. I don't remember much but I remember passing out and...
    GothicSkeleton GothicSkeleton 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2015

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    extremely rare case of asthmatic attack.

    where I was clinically dead for 1 min and 23 seconds. I saw and still continue to see stuff happen before it comes to reality.
    azandrew88 azandrew88 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    there was this time i was 6 years old i came

    back home after playing outside and was thirsty i saw some bleachs and detergents i thought they were some kind of artificial juice and i drank a lot of it after a few seconds my mum entered the kitchen and saw me drinkin and idk y i wasnt taken to hospital n my mum was total...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 17, 2015

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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 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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    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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    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, 2015

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    Birth was my Death...

    For who can truly love someone who hates them self more than death hates life... meanderings from a sad mind with far too much overwhelming rejection of self (and everyone else atm)....breath and walk slowly in the cure of rem
    HouseMouser HouseMouser 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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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 3 Responses Jan 17, 2015

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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 almost a year since my near death experience

    and my family still treat me like im the devils child just for being able to make it out of my NDE (near death experience) with no affects on my body what so ever. i hate it i really do. sometimes i wish i never made it. id be happier dead than alive in this house.
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 15

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    at least two times that I know of 1.

    "hopping a train" (not the lead singer, lol).. I barely got on - then a passenger train whipped by on the other track (i was on the inside hanging onto the side of the freight train. 2. anesthetic thing...I was given too much and wasn't monitored correctly; and crossing a...
    creswell creswell 51-55 Dec 18, 2015

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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 got shot in the leg,

    so does it still count as a near death experience if something happened in a non fatal area? I mean, i guess it could have gotten infected if i didnt do anything.
    GoddamnSpagetti GoddamnSpagetti 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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