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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 4,404 People

    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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    I was leaving work one day

    and two of us were walking to the elevators. The last one of the three had the doors open. So I went to go inside and there was no elevator. So I stopped and stuck my head in to look down. Two seconds ltr, my friend pulled me back and said "I wouldn't do that!" Just as an...
    TotalitarianChef TotalitarianChef 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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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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    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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    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 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 Mar 25

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    My boyfriend is dead

    and I miss him so much.
    writerofwhitepages writerofwhitepages 16-17, F 1 Response 4 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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    I broke my fingernail last night,

    i had spend a long time painting my fingernails and to have such a frightning and life threatning experience to actually see the nail break off it was very upsetting and will take me many weeks or months to over come the trauma Why is life such a struggle
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 43 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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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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    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 Mar 23

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

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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 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 15, 2006

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    I almost drowned when I was 4

    or 5 and I could feel myself slipping but my cousin jumped into the pool before I could
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 16 Responses May 18, 2007

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 28

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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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    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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    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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    I was traveling north with my significant other

    on hwy 287. It runs parallel to 75 north passes through wads co and kitt Carson. She was six months pregnant with my son sky and we were hit by an sub head on it killed the driver of the sub and nearly us too was the worst thing ever
    selfnme selfnme 13-15, M Apr 5

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    When I was much younger I hung around a bad

    group of people. I felt I belonged with them though. Well...fast forward a few years, I went to my "friend"'s house to take back a bicycle that was mine, that he had stolen. He caught me. I was strangled, stabbed in the side, and slammed down in concrete. So much blood. Almost 7...
    PoeticJay PoeticJay 16-17, M 4 days ago

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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 Mar 23

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    A little over a year ago I tried to kill myself

    by overdosing on Prozac. I downed a bottle and half and washed it down with a beer. I was in the icu for 3 days and a psych ward for another 3. I am very greatful to have a second chance at life.
    Lbkush Lbkush 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 6

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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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    About 3 years ago I though it'd be a good idea

    to try "legal highs" a synthetic cannabis substitute being sold in the local head shop. After smoking it for about 2 months I became heavily addicted. In jan 2013 it came to my birthday and I came into a fair amount of money, but then found out a few days later that my...
    scottdominic94 scottdominic94 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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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 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Five Actually. Almost drowned,

    almost snapped neck falling down stairs, almost hit by car when I was on the side walk, born not breathing, and asthma. I am lucky I guess. ^_^
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I attempted a suicide

    and jumped of the balcony (3rd Floor) Seriously I got paraplegic which makes me wonder if Near Death Visions are all a HOAX. I never had one. I just blanked out and woke up in the hospital
    hindustaniberawem hindustaniberawem 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I was scaling this huge hill in the woods near

    my house when i got a call. I pulled my phone out my my pocket but dropped it. Upon reaching down to catch it out of reflex, my other hand that help me up slipped and i nearly started falling to my death when my foot got stuck on a root. I sprained my ankle but thats the least...
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M Apr 5

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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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    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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    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 10 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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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 Mar 23

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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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    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 4 Responses Feb 28

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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 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 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 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 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 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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    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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