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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 3,625 People

    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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    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 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
    Kiveblue12 Kiveblue12 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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 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 a week ago

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    So I had briefly posted a few days ago.

    I am still in the hospital and honestly not feeling much better. The infection from a bullet wound is now in my lungs.
    kshine27 kshine27 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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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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    I was 9 years old and my cousin had just gotten

    a new bike. I was used to pedal breaks and was unaware that handle bar breaks even existed. I was going down a step hill that curved to the right and there were trees all around me because we were at a campsite. I tried to slow down but my pedals just kept spinning backward and...
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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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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    Too many. Bright side is I'm not afraid of

    dying anymore. Downside is from time to time I really wish it finally happened :/ oh well **** happens.
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M 2 days 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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    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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    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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    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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    My Granda was driving me home from school the

    road we were driving on was infamous for having a few crashes in the last few months out of no where a car came flying into the car and smashed into it if my Granda was driving faster we both would've died
    silverstrike silverstrike 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 8

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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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    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 12 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    Just yesterday had a near death experience.

    I am still in the hospital but I think I am going to make it
    kshine27 kshine27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 7

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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 3 Responses a week ago

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    On August 26th 2014 sometime in the afternoon

    my best friend & I were on our way back from getting something to eat. we were in a tracker (jeep) we had the windows down and roof off and the music on. She was driving. We were on a back road I'm still not quite sure how it happen one minute I was looking at my phone the next...
    SamanthaMaeDavis SamanthaMaeDavis 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    well. A couple haha..

    .. I was skating down a road doing a decent 50 kays an hour and a lady pulls out of a concealed driveway.. at the perfectly wrong time... I flipped over the bone and landed pretty hard.... There was a nice debt in her door from my board and I was pretty beat up... that is one of...
    AddictedToTheRUSH AddictedToTheRUSH 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 24

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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 only 6-7 when i was washed down a river

    that was going too fast. my mom (with me) managed to catch onto a branch and pull me out of the water.
    Wolf1776 Wolf1776 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 17

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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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    When I was 10 years old I was riding my bike on

    the sidewalk, i was riding until the end of my street, I rode across a driveway as a car was pulling out, the car hit me and my bike, throwing me on the road, let's just say, only choose close family as your emergency contacts for life support. It could mean life or death.
    calvinsewell calvinsewell 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    While I was be resuscitated,

    I could feel everything the medical people were doing to me. It's was so scary they shocked me with the paddles; I could feel the cold gel on my chest then the shock. I could feel the doctor sliding the breathing tube in my throat. The cpr hurt my chest so bad. The whole time I...
    sherri100ssmoker sherri100ssmoker 46-50, F Mar 14

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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 42 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    I remember it like it was yesterday.

    it was last year and I was 13 years old. I was walking through my neighborhood with my best friend amelia. when I saw a dark van pull up across the street. we didn't think anything of it and kept going. then 3 guys jumped out of the dark van and walked over to us. they asked...
    pioneer18 pioneer18 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 10

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    I have got a food allergy

    for eggs, milk and peanuts. Every year or so it happens that I accidentally eat one of these things and then I have to go to the hospital before my throat swells up too much which would cause me to choke. This allergic reaction takes about 30 minutes to get to a critical point...
    peternoordijk peternoordijk 22-25, M Feb 10

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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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    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 jumped off the back of a FedEx truck at the

    age of 12 and was at home for three days with headache and hurt to where I could barley walk as my dad gave me pain meds the third night even pain meds that r suppose to help a 300 pound man was not helping so my dad brought me to the er at a local hospital in south Florida near...
    ethynsmommy ethynsmommy 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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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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    Being cheap almost got me killed.

    so for three week now when I start my car the windshield wipers come on for 3minutes. Never even tried to get it fixed. so I just so happen to be driving 60 and it starts to rain. I cut on the wipers and they are so worn out they are smearing water over the glass. I couldnt see...
    safaree safaree 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 20

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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 a week ago

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    I've had a lot. Haha!

    I've been hit by a car, kidnapped, beaten until I almost bled to death multiple times, poisoned multiple times... Yep, my life has been a joy. And that's why I hate people.
    SteloCasisto SteloCasisto 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I got raped at 9 , and sexually assaulted

    multiple times. one day I couldn't take it no more and took a pill that I'm allergic to.. about 10min later I passed out, smashed my head onto the edge of the bed frame, and about 30min later woke up weak and I couldn't move and then I threw up 4 times but it was all stomach...
    princessnothing princessnothing 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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 13 years old and my brother was 8.

    I had no school for two weeks and I planned on spending that time with my baby brother. Me and Luke were in the living room watching some TV. When I heard my father coming into the house and it sounded like he had some of his friends with him. I just knew that he was drunk so I...
    protector3 protector3 18-21, M Feb 21

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    Paramedics Told Me I Was Dead For 2 Hours.

    I would LOVE to end my life if it would not send me to Hell! I did die when I was young but I came back or rather I was sent back. I WAS IN A ROOM OF UNEXPLAINABLE LIGHT That is that the light had a color or colors that there are just no english words to descibe. I was never in...
    sischristal sischristal 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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