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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 2,249 People

    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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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    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
    BK203 BK203 18-21 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F Sep 25

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 7 hrs ago

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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 22 Responses Jul 30

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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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

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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 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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    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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    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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    I had two. The first was in my first few weeks

    of college (in 99, the first of many colleges I attended). I was anorexic and was taking several laxatives a day to avoid gaining weight, and had taken an overdose one day while not having had eaten in over two weeks. I was in the hospital with my stomach getting pumped when...
    Ticklemesilly5 Ticklemesilly5 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 8

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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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