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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 10,848 People

    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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    And I met JESUS. Nope jk I didn't I don't

    even remember what went on when I was unconscious tbh
    SJ110 SJ110 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    i was 17 and i was depressed.

    so all i did was sleep night and day in my room.Then one day i went to sleep and left my body was about to go thought the ceiling when my sister -in- law started banging on my door.I felt so good and calm and for some reason i had to decide if i wanted to keep going or go back to...
    sherriexyz sherriexyz 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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

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    When I was 9 years old I was involved in a

    pretty serious car accident with my dad and older brother. Both my dad and brother came out of the accident with just minor injuries but I was seriously hurt in the crash. I was in the hospital for a couple of weeks in a coma and my parents didn't think I was going to make it...
    brianna747 brianna747 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    When I was ten I got

    so sick I almost died in my sleep. I remember dreaming about the Grim Reaper. We played chess, and I remember he had to teach me because I knew nothing about it. It was close, but I remember those black eyes looking at me and a voice saying "beginner's luck."
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 6

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    I hope when I share this,

    I won't get judged for what I remember, for what I saw. This experience happened when I was about 5 years old. I was at school playing on the playground. Now, if you remember those playgrounds that had a wooden frame with tiny stones that filled it, it was in one of those things...
    Befree1988 Befree1988 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I went through an experimental phase with drugs,

    thought I could handle more then I could and I overdosed.. When I was blacking out and vomiting, I made my boyfriend promise not to call an ambulance. I'm obviously fine now. But I find it funny I was more concerned that my parents would find out then the fact I could have died...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 25

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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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    When I was 16, I was at my cousins house,

    we had just decided to go for a bike ride, as it was midsummer - and what else is there to do when you're 16 living in a small town? I hopped on my bicycle an decided to take a shortcut down the steep hill beside my cousins house, it started off all good, I was moving slow...
    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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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'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

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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 24 Responses Apr 21, 2007

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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 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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    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

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    A year ago I was walking home

    after school. I had just brought a chocolate bar and was crossing the road. As I stepped onto the road a bus nearly smoked me. There was barely an inch to spare between my face and the bus. The bus driver later found me and hugged me and told me how worried he was. I pass this...
    Samue1White Samue1White 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    When I was ablut 8 or 9 me

    and my family went to Myrtle Beach. I was soo excited and Was really looking forward to it and When we got there it was the most fun Ive ever had and We stayed for about a week. On the 3rd or 4th day we were there me and my cousin went to the beach to swim and such and the tides...
    austins651 austins651 18-21, M Aug 8

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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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    June of 2014. I was working 70 hour weeks

    for an electric company in Texas. Woke up in the hospital with thirteen hours of memory loss. I was t-boned at 80mph by a drunk in a new Mustang. My car was obviously totalled and I found out then what it was to die. Everything just stops.
    WillGD WillGD 22-25, M Aug 8

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    Tonight I was hanging out at a convenience store

    after my shift ended. Two people in ski masks with guns attempted to rob it. One of them shot me in the stomach, and it was like I was knocked out of my body. A few seconds before I blacked out I saw him fighting with the cashier and the other running off. It was so strange...
    theoneIhate theoneIhate 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 26

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    cherryblossom2016 cherryblossom2016 18-21, T Aug 9

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    And I'll never tell anyone what happened bc

    they probably wouldn't believe me anyway
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 hate to even talk about this,

    it gives me goosebumps. I was pregnant with my 3rd baby, a happy surprise, i had just had surgery when my 2nd died in uteruo. We didn't want to know the sex and I was 3 months when u miscarried, but a baby was still in uteruo! My dr realized that I was high risk again (my...
    Paced73 Paced73 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    On Sunday afternoon I was robbed at gunpoint by

    someone I trusted over an eight-ball of coke. I had a gun to my temple for about 15 minutes, but it felt like forever. I'm not coping very well. I'm usually pretty fearless and more or less detached from my feelings but this has turned my life around for the last 3 days. I dream...
    Embaby8 Embaby8 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    after giving birth to my daughter.

    My husband was going to hand my daughter to me, when I felt weird, I told him to hold on to her. I passed out and I fell like I was falling backwards. I could hear everything that was going on in the room but I couldn't wake up. I knew if I allowed myself to, I would die. I...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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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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    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 46 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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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 was ice climbing without the benefit of a

    rope. this was a dead-vertical frozen waterfall in the mountains near Yellowstone. about 50 feet off the deck, I got into some rotten ice that blew out, launching me toward the flat ground below. I never made a sound, as the voice inside my head said, "well ****, this is how...
    DesperatelyAtaraxic DesperatelyAtaraxic 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I was out driving in the countryside listening

    to the radio and having a good time on the way to my new house out in the country. A deer ran out onto the road and I swerved to avoid it veering off the road down a steep hill head first. When the ground leveled out the car began to turn over itself and rolled half the way...
    footlongcharlie footlongcharlie 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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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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    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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    Since I was born I have had 2 near death

    experiences. Once when I was just a month old and I quit breathing. I quit breathing so long I had to wear a heart monitor for a whole month. The next time I was about 25 and I had went to bed and my kids father had stayed up and something had caused him to fall asleep and I...
    babygirl2985 babygirl2985 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't know about this much,

    but for some reason everything I do always seems to cause an accident. I'm clumsy. 1 year old - I fell off a bike, only about 6 inch fall and somehow broke my leg bone - apparently I have brittle bones 3 years old - I was on a swing (all by myself). The swing was quite high...
    seasondiesonebyone seasondiesonebyone 16-17, F Aug 9

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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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    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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    mzleshell mzleshell 41-45, F 8 Responses May 17

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    I have had two, but will write about this one

    today... About 15 years ago I was called out to an emergency at the hospital in the middle of the night, my client was in a poor state of health so I ended up spending the night beign there for her, early the next morning after the doctors had done their rounds I had to go home...
    HareRazor HareRazor 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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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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    Honestly? I've had more

    than you could count on both hands.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 20

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    When i was little my mom got into a car

    accident with me. I was in the backseat and the impact made me go out the window. I was still connected to my carseat thank god. But when it hit the road my seat belt unbulcked and i hit the road sorta hard. I had glass in my mouth and eye. I was rushed to the hospital anf they...
    AngelOfDarknessAndLight AngelOfDarknessAndLight 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I'm bipolar. I attempted suicide

    and was in acoma for 5 days with no response to light sound anything. day 2 they told my parents I wouldn't make it. I woke up on day 5 1/2 with a whole new perspective on life. I was at the point when I could ride the roller coaster anymore and attempted that terrible act. I...
    isurvivedsept4 isurvivedsept4 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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    I was driving in the motorway at 70 miles an

    hour there was smoke coming out of the radiator so I started pulling into the police lane next thing I know I woke up on a stretcher I wanted to get in my car and drive home they said you are not going anywhere with that car apparently I went up the bank and the car rolled over...
    Vickinlondon Vickinlondon 46-50, M 1 Response