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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 1,602 People

    A few years ago my brother and I ha to do some work down at my dads place and we where done with the work early one day so we decided to go on a scouting trip to see where we where...
    thatotherguy999 thatotherguy999 18-21, M Mar 17

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    I was nearly hit by a car once on the way to school. It was raining, and I stood by the zebra crossing with my hood pulled up so I couldn't see to my left and right very well, only...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Well ok I am finally ready to share what happen to me.On January 15th I had a very uneasy feeling about my surgery scheduled for the next day,I even thought of canceling but was...
    sunnij1 sunnij1 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    I was hiking in the North Cascades National Park in early July. I was from Colorado, so I underestimated the snowpack and cold at 5200' at that time of year. I was packing a...
    frogchop frogchop 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 9

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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...
    cinymin cinymin 19-21, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 2006

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    I got in a motorcycle wreck don't remember much except I was riding in the rain and this car flew passed making my bike topple the rest is a blank
    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    when I was in 8th grade I had a friend who could drive she was 15 but somehow based on family issue on them working she could drive herself to school and back without a parent but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 20

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    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...
    slivereyes slivereyes 36-40, F Mar 18

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    Winter was just ending in March of this year and I can say he saved me. My cousin and I were driving home after our day at the spa & we stopped at a red light. This car was...
    BadgirlGoneGoodForGood BadgirlGoneGoodForGood 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    Ok years ago when I got my first Kawasaki ninja motorcycle I was riding down the interstate (fast cause I love the adrenalin rush of driving fast) when a car cut me off i swerved...
    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F Mar 26

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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...
    lilbopeep25 lilbopeep25 21-25, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 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...
    notthatbikeagain notthatbikeagain 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 2006

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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...
    jake1123456 jake1123456 16-18, M 3 Responses Oct 15, 2006

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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...
    WondersBeyondOurGalaxy WondersBeyondOurGalaxy 26-30, F 14 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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    My mom, aunt, sister and I were in the car on our way home from church... I was young about seven or eight..... And we are stopped at what we all thought was a light. However my...
    lilmissprettywings lilmissprettywings 18-21, F Jan 23

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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...
    Kayrah Kayrah 66-70, F 8 Responses Oct 27, 2006

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    How Dying Motivates You To Live!!!!! - Hi Ellen, Nothing changes your outlook on life like dying!!! Last year on September 18th, I died, I remember hearing the nurses say, “she's...
    karlapiercesinger karlapiercesinger 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    stuck in the middle of no one, Canada, winter. No taxis or anything near by almost froze to death until someone found me Thank God for that
    lilacwines lilacwines 18-21, F Mar 10

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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...
    browns99df browns99df 21-25, M 3 Responses Oct 15, 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...
    Clearh20warrior Clearh20warrior 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 28, 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...
    Kayrah Kayrah 66-70, F 9 Responses Oct 24, 2006

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    I've had 3 bear death experiences. First u was a toddler, & my dingy grandma was watching me a day. I was I'll, I had liquid medicine. I was suppose to receive 2 teaspoons during...
    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    Bmille1223 Bmille1223 3 Responses Oct 30, 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...
    twelve twelve 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 10, 2006

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    I used to have to be at a hospital that was about 35 miles up an interstate highway from my home at 0630 hrs for 12 hour shifts and one time there was an 18 wheeler that merged on...
    SanitySister SanitySister 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    of the countless near-death experiences i had in my life, i wanna talk about the one i had last night, why ?! coz i feel awful and can't sleep so maybe i should let some steam off...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 18-21, M Dec 22, 2013

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    I actually died of pancreatitis in 2009. I was in the hospital when it happened. I just remembered looking down at my legs as I was being pushed in a wheelchair down a gravel road...
    BPcrazy BPcrazy 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    I Thought It Was Just the Flu....... - For a couple of weeks I kept having these stomach cramps every so often.  They would hurt so bad that I literally couldn't move when it...
    piggy36 piggy36 41-45, F 2 Responses May 19, 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...
    sf1100block sf1100block 21-25, M 5 Responses Oct 6, 2006

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    When I was 15 I was swept away by floodwater and hit my head against something I passed out and next thing I know I was being revived by an emergency response unit.
    nessa4ever nessa4ever 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 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...
    harlymom13 harlymom13 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2006

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    I have had numerous near death experiences but they were all before my 12th birthday. I am a survivor of sadistic child sexual abuse. One of the things my abuser enjoyed doing was...
    dreshany dreshany 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 16

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    When I was ten I went to a theme park with my friends. We went to this go cart racing thing. Everything was fine, until 3 cars crashed into me. I thought we just bumped together...
    kaylawww kaylawww 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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...
    Glauco Glauco 48, M 4 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    When I was ten I was hit by a car and in a coma for a week with survival in question for two days. I made a full recovery, but developed epilepsy a year later. I wonder at times...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    Ok so I had this weird dream two days ago and I havent told anyone about it, but I gotta get it off my chest as it doesnt feel like it was a dream. Here it goes. What happened was...
    dannyhtek dannyhtek 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    okay... i was asleep, i woke up and i felt like i was being held down.. i looked in the corner of my eye and heard screaming, it was rumbling in my ear let alone im in my room...
    ChrisstyVey ChrisstyVey 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I defeated death three times in the same year (2003) March i was in a very bad car accident flipped over couple times landed upside down in between two trees I walked away with...
    Njbrwneyes2 Njbrwneyes2 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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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...
    dusti2526 dusti2526 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 25, 2006

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    It's called cancer. Leukemia to be precise,
    MannedOrbRex MannedOrbRex 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    i think a true NDE is when one actually dies and experiences something unusual or out of the physical realm...with that being said i had a drug overdose in my late twenties....i...
    shannon744 shannon744 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 17

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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...
    AkA007 AkA007 26-30, F 15 Responses Feb 22, 2009

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    I'll Be Home For Christmas .. I Hope - It was two days before Christmas, and I only got one week off from work, so at the end of the day, I loaded up my car and started the long...
    luckytobehere luckytobehere 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2006

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    Experience Not Many People Survive To Have. - At that time I was still in school,in my tenth grade and it was my summer break and as it was also the year I was to appear for my...
    Macrajat Macrajat 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 16, 2012

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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...
    WhatIsMu WhatIsMu 26-30, M 36 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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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 "...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 14 Responses May 18, 2007

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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...
    deletedsoul deletedsoul 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 10, 2006

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    When I was 11 I went to a water park and I decided to go down a huge water slide plus the tunnel was dark inside. So i went down and it felt like forever so I ended up falling...
    eyeliah eyeliah 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 19 Responses Apr 21, 2007

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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...
    Chulazon Chulazon 70+, F 2 Responses Mar 14