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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 2,685 People

    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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    today while driving, a city worker directed me

    to go ahead and while I started to pull forward the truck started backing up, and came close to my car. I must have had a angel in the car. the first time I was hit by a semi truck...
    awallac5 awallac5 18-21, M Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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 always had severe asthma

    which has always been a concern to my parents, being constantly in and out of hospital since a young age. However, I had a severe asthma attack on the day of my final A-Level exams. Since a child I have always been told these were my "most important exams" that will "determine...
    soyacarton soyacarton 18-21, F Nov 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I almost drowned in a public swimming pool last

    year, the lifeguard had to pull me out.
    iamoshux85 iamoshux85 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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, 2014

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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 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 Nov 28, 2014

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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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    last year my appendix ruptured

    and I had no idea what was happening. it ruptured on Sunday, the pain was so mad I could not sleep. on Monday moring I went to see the doctor and he took x-rays and said he did not k pe what was and sent me some with some pain pills. they helped so I could sleep but anything I...
    Allotope Allotope 16-17, M Nov 30, 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 3 Responses Jan 11

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    MatthewWolf MatthewWolf 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    When I was seven years old my brother almost

    killed me. He took me and flipped me upside down and he slammed me on the hard floor head first. He almost broke my neck. And I couldn't breathe. I was trying to get air but nothing came out. Everything was blurry. And as I was fading away I summed my life in three words. Short...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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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    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 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 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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    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 1 day ago

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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 15 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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 13-15, F Dec 16, 2014

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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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    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.
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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 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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    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
    YellowBrightLight YellowBrightLight 18-21 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    I got ran over by a pick up truck last year,

    he left the scene didn't even call anybody to help me. I thank the woman that was across the street and saw everything that hapoened. if it wasn't for her i wouldn't be here today.
    LilShawnGC LilShawnGC 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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