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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 2,018 People

    I had a near death experience two days ago well

    yes it was a stupid thing I done but I am 27 years old I am married and I have a 5 year old daughter well I suffer depression a lot so I like to get high all the time off Robitussin cough syrup I drink a bottle a day to get high so one day I got really depressed so I took 20...
    redhott3 redhott3 26-30, F Aug 12

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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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    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 70+, M 21 Responses Jul 30

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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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    I'm transgender and know one be leaved me

    when I was 11 and came out so I tried to castrate myself I took sharp scissors and tried to cut my balls off and almost died I have one ball as a result Now I'm 26 on my own transitioning starting this long process and have been totally abandoned by family
    SexyLexie88 SexyLexie88 26-30, T 1 Response Nov 16

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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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    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...
    SleepyGamer SleepyGamer 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    An invisible force took over my body literally

    blocking my lungs.I laid in coma for 15 days and months of hospital.I was gonna die and thanks to a experimental treatment I survived.Recovery was hard but I took it one step at a time and with a great sense of humor.I learnt to walk,to move,to do all from scratch.I even had...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    I got into a car crash once

    because i was in the motor way and you see your not supposed to stop while your on the motor way me and my friend were drivung over to our grans place while then a big truck was coming behind us it seriously seemed like the driver was trying to kill us we could not stop because...
    Brook03 Brook03 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I was crossing the street at a 4 way

    interception and a inpatient fool drives super fast by and I felt the car rub on my are when it passed by, I thought I was gonna die. Now I wish he did hit me.....
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 8

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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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    Kinda ironic I guess I was walking across the

    street and almost got hit by an ambulance saw my life even flash before my eyes and everything
    PsychoticTendencies PsychoticTendencies 18-21, M Aug 10

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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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    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F Sep 25

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    The car flipped 6-7 times.

    My blood was on the outside roof of the car. No idea how it ended up there. And 5 minutes before we flipped, I wasn't even wearing a seatbelt.
    misanthropemeow misanthropemeow 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 14

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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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    I was only seven years old.

    My brother was very rough with me and after telling my therapist about some of the things he used to do to me my therapist said it was abuse. But this time my brother took it to far. My cousins were over and to make a long story short my brother turned me upside down and slammed...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M Oct 28

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    Stupid Doctors...

    I was in third grade and was feeling very sick. My stomach hurt really badly and I was throwing up. I was out of school for about two weeks. My parents took me to the ER and they looked me over. "Stomach Flu. Plenty of liquids and rest is all she needs. She'll be fine...
    cinymin cinymin 19-21, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 2006

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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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    Two times I have been scared

    that I will die. I had a group of friends who look after me and protect me. But one we look out for each other all the time. We were 12 playing out in the woods when me and her decided to go back and get our medication. I have brittle bones disease, she suffered a head injury...
    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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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 1 Response Oct 18

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    OK, so I was driving home today from my school,

    and as I was trying to merge onto a street, I see a dude making a left turn. He was probably going like 70, so of course he totally drifts over two lanes, into the lane I want to merge into. This guy then proceeds to do a freaking DONUT in the middle of the street, complete...
    therealjeric therealjeric 16-17, M Aug 6

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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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    Heat stroke while climbing in NM.

    Threw up, passed out, and smacked my head on the way down.
    misanthropemeow misanthropemeow 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 14

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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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    I had a near death experience

    when I was ten years old. Even though I was young I think it has changed how I view death and life. In a sense, it liberated me. As a result I have less fear about the act of dying, I am less shackled by the religious concept of God, and I think life should be fulfilling.
    Sunbox Sunbox 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I was hiking and me and my friends went off

    course and I tripped and fell down a sort of hill and before I fell off the cliff I grabbed onto a tree so I wouldn't fall to my death omg I still remember it was the scariest thing that ever happened to me
    liajip liajip 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 21

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    I have had a couple near death experiences

    before. To be exact I have had at least 7 different times that I have nearly died. Half of them had to do with me almost drowning. I was never traumatized by, I was just surprised that I almost died so many times. One of the times I almost died was when I was at ya track meet...
    DrakeoMagister DrakeoMagister 16-17, M 1 hr 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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    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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    Welp one time I was simply walking outside

    and then I was trying to check the mail and all of a sudden a random car comes out of no where and it hits me I fly in the air and land on my back I'm somehow still alive but I'm not sure how all that happened was I got a bloody nose some glass shards in my arm and probably some...
    michaelp123456789 michaelp123456789 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    I am a bit late for my 10 year anniversary,

    sorry. I hope that someone, somewhere, is impacted by my experience. This is very personal, and sometimes I treat it as if it is no big deal, but honestly, this single event has changed my life the very most. Please respond with respect and integrity -- I welcome all comments...
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 24

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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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    A boy jumped from the top of the boat

    while I swam in the river, his knee hit my head and I blacked out. Suddenly I was in a place of peace.
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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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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    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 don't know if i went deep enough ,

    i was out of heartbeat and breath for a little over 2 minutes according to the friend that found me . i had very bad pesticide poisoning and i did not even know what was happening at the time. it's not much time, but that is 2 minutes . i will share my little experience here...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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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 on a family holiday in the Hardangerfjord

    and I was rock climbing with my youngest brother.We were being very competitive and I slipped, losing my footing. I fell about ten metres, to an edge. It was so close thing!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    Alcohol poisoning Hi this happened not

    so long ago had a near death experience. 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...
    slivereyes slivereyes 36-40, F Oct 4

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    None really. Two "holy ****

    that mighta got me, dude"s. The second was just this very day at work with a real slick move! A top 10 ****-up of the century! My elbow is killing me right now!
    Lovethebump Lovethebump 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 16

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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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    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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    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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    When I was six I crashed into a wall with my

    bicycle and cut my throat, was rushed to the hospital and told that I coulda be dead at impact, only thing left is my invisble scar
    understandmeagain understandmeagain 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 24

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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 41 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    When I was 11 years old.

    ..back in 2005...I had a near death and out of body experience one day. It was a cold, cloudy, and blustery Saturday afternoon back in November 2005. 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...
    britanderson94 britanderson94 18-21, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    I had a near death experience over 10+ years

    ago. I was living with my former common law boyfriend in Vancouver BC. He passed on from a massive heart attack at home in 2005. Rest In Peace, my Georgie. We had finished grocery shopping n we walked in the park. Carrying heavy grocery food bags in my hands. I injured my ankle...
    studio54disco studio54disco 46-50, F Aug 26

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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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    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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