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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 10,696 People

    June of 2014. I was working 70 hour weeks

    for an electric company in Texas. Woke up in the hospital with thirteen hours of memory loss. I was t-boned at 80mph by a drunk in a new Mustang. My car was obviously totalled and I found out then what it was to die. Everything just stops.
    WillGD WillGD 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I don't know about this much,

    but for some reason everything I do always seems to cause an accident. I'm clumsy. 1 year old - I fell off a bike, only about 6 inch fall and somehow broke my leg bone - apparently I have brittle bones 3 years old - I was on a swing (all by myself). The swing was quite high...
    seasondiesonebyone seasondiesonebyone 16-17, F Aug 9

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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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    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 45 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    I have had two, but will write about this one

    today... About 15 years ago I was called out to an emergency at the hospital in the middle of the night, my client was in a poor state of health so I ended up spending the night beign there for her, early the next morning after the doctors had done their rounds I had to go home...
    HareRazor HareRazor 51-55, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    I went through an experimental phase with drugs,

    thought I could handle more then I could and I overdosed.. When I was blacking out and vomiting, I made my boyfriend promise not to call an ambulance. I'm obviously fine now. But I find it funny I was more concerned that my parents would find out then the fact I could have died...
    MissHobo MissHobo 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    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 18-21, F 17 Responses Aug 9

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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses May 9

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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 16-17, F 10 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    OMG! I'm not even joking I was skiing with

    another family and I've gotta say I'm a bit of a natural but anyway I went with another mountain with my friends family and went on the hardest mountain there without knowing it. I was nearly crying because the only way down was a narrow pathway with a sheer drop at each side...
    Hannahlloyd Hannahlloyd 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    i was 17 and i was depressed.

    so all i did was sleep night and day in my room.Then one day i went to sleep and left my body was about to go thought the ceiling when my sister -in- law started banging on my door.I felt so good and calm and for some reason i had to decide if i wanted to keep going or go back to...
    sherriexyz sherriexyz 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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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    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

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    When I was about 8, in 1997,

    I slipped and fell down a long staircase and at the bottom, hit my head on a rock. Was in the hospital for 2 1/2 weeks and got recurring headaches for about 5 years.
    coconutmilk7742 coconutmilk7742 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I hate to even talk about this,

    it gives me goosebumps. I was pregnant with my 3rd baby, a happy surprise, i had just had surgery when my 2nd died in uteruo. We didn't want to know the sex and I was 3 months when u miscarried, but a baby was still in uteruo! My dr realized that I was high risk again (my...
    Paced73 Paced73 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    A year ago I was walking home

    after school. I had just brought a chocolate bar and was crossing the road. As I stepped onto the road a bus nearly smoked me. There was barely an inch to spare between my face and the bus. The bus driver later found me and hugged me and told me how worried he was. I pass this...
    Samue1White Samue1White 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    And I met JESUS. Nope jk I didn't I don't

    even remember what went on when I was unconscious tbh
    SJ110 SJ110 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    I was severely abused

    as a child. I got close to death several times and I'm lucky to be alive. Now I just have to learn how to live with PTSD.
    Cassado Cassado 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    after giving birth to my daughter.

    My husband was going to hand my daughter to me, when I felt weird, I told him to hold on to her. I passed out and I fell like I was falling backwards. I could hear everything that was going on in the room but I couldn't wake up. I knew if I allowed myself to, I would die. I...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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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 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    When I was ablut 8 or 9 me

    and my family went to Myrtle Beach. I was soo excited and Was really looking forward to it and When we got there it was the most fun Ive ever had and We stayed for about a week. On the 3rd or 4th day we were there me and my cousin went to the beach to swim and such and the tides...
    austins651 austins651 18-21, M Aug 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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    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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    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 was out driving in the countryside listening

    to the radio and having a good time on the way to my new house out in the country. A deer ran out onto the road and I swerved to avoid it veering off the road down a steep hill head first. When the ground leveled out the car began to turn over itself and rolled half the way...
    footlongcharlie footlongcharlie 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I'm bipolar. I attempted suicide

    and was in acoma for 5 days with no response to light sound anything. day 2 they told my parents I wouldn't make it. I woke up on day 5 1/2 with a whole new perspective on life. I was at the point when I could ride the roller coaster anymore and attempted that terrible act. I...
    isurvivedsept4 isurvivedsept4 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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    Honestly? I've had more

    than you could count on both hands.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 20

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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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    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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    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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    I hope when I share this,

    I won't get judged for what I remember, for what I saw. This experience happened when I was about 5 years old. I was at school playing on the playground. Now, if you remember those playgrounds that had a wooden frame with tiny stones that filled it, it was in one of those things...
    Befree1988 Befree1988 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    cherryblossom2016 cherryblossom2016 18-21, T Aug 9

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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 16 Responses Feb 22, 2009

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    When I was about 20, I drank 4 robitussin

    bottles at night and passed out while I was standing. I woke up about 12 hours later with my face on the floor, and found out my hip was broken. I crawled to my phone a room over, and called 911. The ball broke off my leg that connects the hip, and I was full of blood clots...
    icanhasover9000 icanhasover9000 22-25, M Aug 8

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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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    On Sunday afternoon I was robbed at gunpoint by

    someone I trusted over an eight-ball of coke. I had a gun to my temple for about 15 minutes, but it felt like forever. I'm not coping very well. I'm usually pretty fearless and more or less detached from my feelings but this has turned my life around for the last 3 days. I dream...
    Embaby8 Embaby8 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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'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 10 Responses Jul 12

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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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    mzleshell mzleshell 41-45, F 8 Responses May 17

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    And I'll never tell anyone what happened bc

    they probably wouldn't believe me anyway
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    When I was ten I got

    so sick I almost died in my sleep. I remember dreaming about the Grim Reaper. We played chess, and I remember he had to teach me because I knew nothing about it. It was close, but I remember those black eyes looking at me and a voice saying "beginner's luck."
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 6

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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...
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 12, 2014