I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 17,124 People

    I overdosed on cocaine about 20 years ago.

    As I lay there, fully aware of what was happening to me, I found myself in the world between worlds. The room you first come to when you die was completely white. The pure light seemed to come from nowhere and everywhere. There were no decorations on the white walls (I'd that's...
    joshypoookc joshypoookc
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    Walked away from this crash with my life changed

    and just in the split second it happened was the most scared I've ever been....
    ril3yx ril3yx
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 2, 2016

    I remember it clearly like it was yesterday I

    was alone lost and insecure in 2008 I had tried and commit suicide I was found dead for 20 min in my condo in San Clemente California and when I was brought back I went into a coma for a long while I'm blessed to be alive now I don't take nothing for granted I'm not asking for...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Feb 15, 2016

    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
    56-60, M
    23 Responses Apr 21, 2007

    This happened 7 days

    after I gave birth to my twins. My body began to swell up, skin got super tight and itchy, and I stopped using the bathroom. The swelling was mainly in my legs especially the left one. My legs got so big I couldn't walk anymore. That's when I knew it was time to go to the ER...
    Mep08 Mep08
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 9, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Oct 6, 2006

    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
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Oct 6, 2006

    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

    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
    46 Responses Jul 31, 2010

    I was in an induced coma ,

    would like to talk to other people and hear about their experiences of this.
    1frankles 1frankles
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2016

    My bowels were perforated .

    Medical negligence
    1frankles 1frankles
    36-40, F
    Mar 25, 2016

    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
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2006

    I am pansexual, genderfluid,

    and I have an anxiety disorder, depression, and BPD. You could say that I am unique. When I was in the fifth grade i told my best friend about my gender identity and my sexuality. She told her mom. Her mom told her every bad thing about gays that she could. My friend hated me...
    WillowTree23 WillowTree23
    13-15, T
    6 Responses Feb 20, 2016

    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
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Nov 20, 2014

    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
    16-17, M
    20 Responses Jul 30, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2014

    In 2002, at the age of 14,

    a tornado destroyed our house. My parents, sister, and I were home when it happened. It happened quickly, and we had no time to take shelter. We were lucky to survive, but our neighbors weren't so lucky. They were an older couple who were like grandparents to my sister and me...
    Jononymous Jononymous
    26-30, M
    Feb 20, 2016

    When I was 19 I had to have a procedure done to

    what was going on with my stomach and why it was hurting all the time. I had told them beforehand that I was deathly allergic to latex and not to use it on me. They didn't listen to me and next thing I know I'm gasping for air because my throat was closing up, my heart was...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2016

    Twice actually. Both

    when I was a child. Once when I almost drowned in a swimming pool. Second when I nearly suffocated after a bike fell on me. Guess i'm just ******* immortal ;)
    eatingagoat eatingagoat
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2016

    I had a gastric bypass surgery

    and I almost died on the operating table. I remember everything from the experience. I know that what happened is real and I know that heaven is real and I know that each person has a guardian angel.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 20, 2016

    Several years ago I was going through my SCUBA

    open water diver certification in the Atlantic Ocean off Newport Rhode Island. It's a two day test with four dives. I went through the first three dives and passed everything. Buddy breathing. Removing your gear on the bottom of the ocean and putting it back on, navigation...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 16, 2015

    I was 9 when the Swine Flu hoohah happened.

    We were on holiday in Bulgaria, staying in my grandparents' cramped, Soviet-style apartment in Burgas, when I caught some sorta flu. I was taken to hospital - just in case - and discharged the next morning with a Tammiflu prescription. The blood test came back from the lab in...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    16-17, T
    Apr 19, 2016

    So, I remember this anecdote differently

    than my mother does, and I was, like, 4 or 5 years old at the time, so I'm just gonna tell her version because I'm almost certain she's right, but who really knows? Aha, anyway. So, let's set the mood; it's dark (because the power is out) and I'm alone (because my parents suck...
    SirPiggles SirPiggles
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 12, 2016


    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
    41-45, M
    16 Responses May 18, 2007

    It was by far THE worst experience of my life.

    One of my most shameful, darkest moments ever. If you had ever smoked K2 Spice aka synthetic cannabis aka fake pot aka synthetic marijuana you know that sh!t will fuuuck you up pretty baad and I regret ever smoking that mierda. Please, if this story can at least prevent someone...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    When I was 3 years old I opened the door to a

    moving car and fell out. I busted my head pretty bad.. So I ended up going to the hospital and I found out I had really bad brain damage.. I could've died that day but sadly I didn't.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2016

    I have almost died several times.

    I guess the worst time was when I OD'ed, and was in a coma for 24 hours. Since I woke up from that, I have visions at times. In one of them I saw the Lord, our Heavenly Father, and some other really thin, weak looking old man. I have also seen a slightly ajar golden door, with...
    law1972 law1972
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2016

    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

    My teacher wants me to write about one of them.

    .. She told me not to cover it with comedy... I can't write it with out panicking...
    Peaceloveramencats Peaceloveramencats
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2016

    I once tried to walk across town (about 7

    kilometers or so) to get to a Tim Hortons at like 1:00 AM in -30 weather while it was snowing like ****. And, so, I take my bike with me, because I'm an idiot, and I only have a thin sweater as a protective layer, because I'm REALLY an idiot. So getting there wasn't too hard...
    SirPiggles SirPiggles
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2016

    I was diagnosed with terminal cancer at 6 years

    old. I was not supposed to make it through the night and my parents were making funeral arrangements. I somehow woke up and felt fine. I have been cancer free for 12 years, and it's impossible to tell by looking at me that anything was ever wrong with me.
    007unknown007 007unknown007
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2016

    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
    18-21, F
    12 Responses Jul 9, 2007

    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
    DragonTheDragon DragonTheDragon
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2016

    When I was 9 month old I was brought back 3

    times. I got into lye which ate some of my tongue and my lower lip.it also got some into my esophagus. After 18 surgeries over a 18 year period including reconstructive surgery I can say I'm a surviver. I still deal with this emotionally and mentally I am learning that I will be...
    Tigerrascal Tigerrascal
    51-55, F
    Apr 21, 2016

    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

    I don't know what was worse,

    almost dying, or the terror of knowing I was going to die. It was a horrifying experience and feeling, like I wanted to sleep, but knowing I shouldn't. I called for help, hyperventilating as I frantically ran around my apartment trying to clear my mind enough to get a grip on...
    Corruptible22 Corruptible22
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2006

    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
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Apr 14, 2010

    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

    I've told this story quite a lot in my previous

    experiences. I can't help it. Sorry people in my circle, but It changed my life forever. I just really wanted to describe this specific feeling I had. For those who don't know, a car ran me over. I don't know exactly what happened when she hit me because from the moment of...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Jul 12, 2015
    TheOfficialJesusChrist TheOfficialJesusChrist
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 23, 2016

    When I was in like 6th grade,

    I was walking home from school and I tried to cross my street but we don't have a crosswalk so I got hit by a speeding GMC. 😐 But it's kinda my fault cause I wasn't paying attention 😂😂😂
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2016

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2013

    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
    5 Responses Oct 25, 2006

    8/20/15 So a few days ago I found out

    that I was a miracle baby... Twice. First my umbilical cord was in knot and if it had been pulled just a little tighter, well...yeah. Then 6 weeks later I was hospitalized with a high fever. At the hospital other babies with the same symptoms were diagnosed with meningitis and...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    My entire life literarily flashed

    before my eyes Before going into my story let me tell you about myself.I haven't had any near death experience before this incident.I even haven't had any real experiences(legit) which teach you about yourself.I was the guy who thought of giving even my own life to save the...
    noname120 noname120
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2016
    mzleshell mzleshell
    41-45, F
    8 Responses May 17, 2015

    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, 2015

    when I was 7 years old I went to a community

    pool with my mom, there were two pools one for little kids and the other one for adults. I wanted to go to the big pool because I thought I knew how to swim,my mom told me not to and said to stay in the little kids pool while she goes to the bathroom.When my mom left I went to...
    Loner52 Loner52
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2016

    I've technically had 3 near death experiences.

    when I was little, still in a car seat, my mother and I almost got hit by an oncoming train. It's the first memory I have as a child, and it's probably because it was so traumatizing. Several years later I almost drowned in a pool, but a random stranger jumped in and saved me...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    16 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    Ok so we were driving down the road

    and all of a sudden these two semis come skidding toward us and we were right by a Ditch and almost rolled down and the semi stopped less than 3 inches away from us.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 19, 2016

    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

    I was driving home from school at 8:30pm

    and some drunk Mexicans were on the road. I glanced over for a second and saw their car airborne coming straight at my driver window and I completely shut down from stress and let go of the gas. If I didn't let it go I would have been hit but they flew over my hood and landed in...
    Darkwinlight143 Darkwinlight143
    18-21, F
    Mar 2, 2016

    back when I was 9 l had a severe bicycle

    accident. all I remember is waking up in my grandparents house then waking up again in the hospital. according to the doctor he said it looked like I was hit by a car.
    JustALoneFox JustALoneFox
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    I lost track of them

    for a while.. bad fall in 2010 ending with a concussion, overdose in 2011 nearly resulting in respiratory failure, also been inches away from getting ran over by trucks and probably some more things I don't remember. I'm glad I was so lucky not to get injured. It was a bad...
    D4rkling D4rkling
    26-30, M
    Feb 29, 2016

    when i was born i came out purple my cord was

    wraped around my neck and i was almost dead. than when i was 6 i was hit by a truck i was sucked into a curent almost drowned in a river than one time i triped and almost fale on a spike and it barly missed me. i dont know how im still here but it makes me wonder why
    cameronsmith4545 cameronsmith4545
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 4, 2016

    When I was born I was born with a cleft palate

    and a cleft palate is when ur roof of ur mouth is not connected. So it's flapping down. I had to fed from this special bottle thing and still all the food and drinks I had went out my nose because the whole was to my hole. I was becoming very skinning and pale. I had to have...
    BoxOfNails BoxOfNails
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 18, 2016
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