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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 3,106 People

    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 13 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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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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    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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    I was clipped by an 18 wheeler

    while working on an accident scene. It was so close that the tail of my turnout coat was pushed up by the wind and I could feel it hit the truck.
    firefighter1122 firefighter1122 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    About 3 weeks ago, I lost my boyfriend,

    bestfriend and another friend in a car accident.We were going from a party to an after party, to a restaurant near the river. We were drinking before that, but nobody was wasted.The atmosfere in the car was really positive, we were singing, laughing and just in 1 sec we were in...
    andd5566 andd5566 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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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 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 21-25, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 2006

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    Again here, on August 23,

    2011, there was an Earthquake in Virginia felt from New Hampshire to Florida, I was at Baltimore Airport, waiting to fly home, it was the late 1 pm to early 2 pm area
    MatthewWolf MatthewWolf 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    My mother loved doing home projects her whole

    life. When I was three she was stripping up the carpet from the doorway of my bathroom and down the hall. She exposed the tackstrip consisting of sharp nails. During the time of the accident I was taking a bath. My mother went off for a brief moment being careful not to step on...
    Stormeye1996 Stormeye1996 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    MatthewWolf MatthewWolf 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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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 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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    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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    My father told two of his friends to grab my

    little brother they started walking over when I said that I will take the beating. My father said fine and the two friends grabbed me by my arms and held me up. My father came over and punched me in the stomach so hard that I coughed up blood and then he punched me in the face...
    protector3 protector3 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    My mum was driving, it was just another normal

    day. I has my headphones blaring when suddenly the car started shaking and I could hear the God awful sound of the car over my music. I took out one of my earphones and realized what was happening. We were in serious danger. The gas pedal was stuck at 70mph...and we were...
    AleaAndLexi AleaAndLexi 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Well, to make a long story short.

    I had my wisdom teeth removed which did not heal, and by day eleven I was experience seizure-like convulsions and fainting from standing up. Turns out I had cancer (over 90% of my body), so that was a nice surprise.
    PacificWanderer PacificWanderer 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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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 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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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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    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 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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    Never happened to me before.

    .. But we almost hit a deer. I mean we really almost hit it. We were going fast. And my so said he'd never gotten that close before.
    misanthropemeow misanthropemeow 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    It's not the first time I've escaped death.

    It happened in April 2014, I just finished my shift at work and I called my friend. I told her I was on my way to her house to pick her up, I was going to teach her how to drive. At a nearby park with an empty parking lot, I parked and switched over to the passenger seat, I...
    SheWasLikeTheMoon SheWasLikeTheMoon 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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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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    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 went kayaking on a day the ocean was rough

    and almost drowned it was bad and I don't like the beach much anymore.
    TheFandomAttack TheFandomAttack 13-15, F 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

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    I was rear ended August 5th,

    2005. A fifteen year old rear ended me going 80 while I was at a complete stop going to turn a legalleft waiting for traffic. The claws of life had to get me out. I wa screaming and shking. The seatbelt released me after being hit. The kid was outside my car crying. I was in...
    poorgirlpoorgirl poorgirlpoorgirl 26-30, F Dec 29, 2014

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    My brother, while we were sleeping,

    almost killed me. He's a little boy and I was sleeping with him in a Motel because we were on a road trip and his elbow was on me neck, cutting the air out, but I took all my strength to push him over.... So close.
    TearsofaWolf TearsofaWolf 13-15, F Feb 14

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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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    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 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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    So was driving in the morning to Tim Horton,

    I hadn't slept much was falling asleep, so I bit my tongue, then I woke up, now it hurts so bad, it had to be done though
    NewGreenLight NewGreenLight 18-21 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    I've had three open heart surgeries,

    in one of which they had to remove the bottom half of my heart and rebuild it using gortex due to my having a massive aneurysm.
    darkelf2448 darkelf2448 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 10

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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?
    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 21 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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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 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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    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 5 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    Poured out all my advil i had left.

    It was 12 so I said to myself why the hell not. I've done it so much before so thought nothing of it. Got to school survived chorus because I was just really calm. English was hard because I had a lot of energy. Math was great i flew through a test. Ended school with a boring...
    iwillbeheretomorrow iwillbeheretomorrow 16-17, F Dec 16, 2014

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    Thank you Nils Bohlin (Creator of the Modern

    Seat Belt), had it not been for you I'd have surely been dead today. It was February and I was 16 I had only been driving on my own for a month and my friends and I had wanted to go to see a movie "Lovely Bones" I remember because every detail of that night was burned into my...
    Harlequingal93 Harlequingal93 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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 20 Responses Apr 21, 2007

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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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    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 a week ago

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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