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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 1,698 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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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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    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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    i think a true NDE is

    when one actually dies and experiences something unusual or out of the physical realm...with that being said i had a drug overdose in my late twenties....i was clinically dead"no heart beat"...im not sure about the amount of time but i had actually died a few times on the way to...
    shannon744 shannon744 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 17

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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 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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    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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    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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    A few years ago my brother

    and I ha to do some work down at my dads place and we where done with the work early one day so we decided to go on a scouting trip to see where we where gonna hunt the they week. I was patrolling with my favorite .12 gauge and my brother had his 4-10. Our father was unarmed...
    thatotherguy999 thatotherguy999 18-21, M Mar 17

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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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    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 Jul 9

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 have had numerous near death experiences

    but they were all before my 12th birthday. I am a survivor of sadistic child sexual abuse. One of the things my abuser enjoyed doing was choking me until I passed out/stopped breathing. I have many memories of floating out of my body and towards a light just to be yanked back...
    dreshany dreshany 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 16

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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 1 day ago

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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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    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 they had to put a drip in me. nearly died. I saw light's and heard voices saying it's...
    slivereyes slivereyes 36-40, F Mar 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    MannedOrbRex MannedOrbRex 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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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 38 Responses Jul 31, 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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    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 22-25, M May 29

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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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    dogssing dogssing 18-21, F 1 Response May 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Three babies were roasted !

    ! And brought to casualty !! They all were stinking of kerosene !! One baby was brought dead !! The youngest survived !! My first experience !! Nothing was so scary !! Took all my strength !! Really it turned my life as a doctor upside down !!
    jaccuzi jaccuzi 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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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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    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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    I used to have to be at a hospital

    that was about 35 miles up an interstate highway from my home at 0630 hrs for 12 hour shifts and one time there was an 18 wheeler that merged on me because he didn't see me and I had to leave the road and enter the median and the road side going 75-80mph it was horrible my life...
    SanitySister SanitySister 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 21

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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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    I was nearly hit by a car

    once on the way to school. It was raining, and I stood by the zebra crossing with my hood pulled up so I couldn't see to my left and right very well, only straight ahead. I didn't want to continue getting soaked, eager to just get across I took a step out into the road and there...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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