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I Had a Near Death Experience

The story of the closest you ever came to dying 8,187 People

    I owe my life to someone somebody famous.

    On August 3rd 2002 I was in my hometown Palm Springs California. I was on one of the beaches and I was with my grandparents. I wanted to go swimming I loved the water and I still do. I swam for 10 minutes and then everything went black. I must have been dead but I wasn't at...
    sarahhoek sarahhoek 18-21, F 10 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    cat slept on my face

    when I was 6. sister walked in to tell me to stop snoring so loud and screamed when she saw the cat blocking my airways as I slept
    fryelo fryelo 13-15, T Jun 20

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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 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 2006

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    mzleshell mzleshell 41-45, F 8 Responses May 17

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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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    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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    I fell asleep @ the wheel on the highway came

    to & panicked. Then was hit @ hwy speeds in the car. the car grabbed the guardrail & did a barrel roll in the air. I ended up upside down 30ft below road level..... I knew the accident was bad when I came to hearing "is there anyone alive down there?" from a person that was...
    mechanicman96 mechanicman96 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    When I was about 6, my whole class went to a

    the beach. After about half an hour I couldn't find my friends on the beach so I went looking for them in the water instead, I wasn't so good at swimming back then so before I knew it, I could no longer touch the sand on the bottom, I started to sink into the dark water, and...
    Elliethecloud Elliethecloud 13-15, F Jun 20

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    I still feel like I was almost murdered.

    Laying there, begging for my life. Helpless. I'll never forget that night. December 12th, 2014 about 11:30pm I was in my room watching Netflix, ready to call it a night. As time went on I heard my niece/roommate coming up the stairs I then hear a car door shut. I think nothing...
    Kathryn26 Kathryn26 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I had fainted on a hot summer day a few years

    ago, and was riding in an ambulance. I did not have a pulse, and I wasn't breathing. I also could not move but I could hear everything the two paramedics were saying. I experience peacefulness, and I saw this brilliant white soft light and I was in it. It was utterly peaceful...
    lindalarson lindalarson 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    Once I went hiking with my cousins

    and we were really high on a mountain in Catskills,New York and I went to get something on a cliff and I almost fell but thank goodness my 14 year old cousin held me. I was really happy that he was there or I would've been dead.
    Muskan7253 Muskan7253 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    Iv been hit my a truck

    and drowned don't recommend yall try any one of them lol not fun
    paulsmith345 paulsmith345 16-17, M Jun 27

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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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    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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    when I was about 1 years old a bit bull bit my

    arm and the side of my stomach and until that day my stomach has always been hurting.
    5Freddykruger 5Freddykruger 16-17, T 5 Responses a week ago

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    I was chasing a rainbow,

    believe it or not. I had to cross the street but the signal took forever to change. The road didn't seem to busy, so I decided to make a run for it. About halfway across the street, I noticed the semi truck barreling toward me. My friend who was still at the side of the road was...
    RylarC RylarC 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 4 Responses Jan 17

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    1) when I was a month old I died

    because because heart problems and I was brought back, 2) when I was 4 I died again during surgery and was brought back after a few minutes, 3) when I was 8 I was diagnosed with stage 3a renal failure and I nearly died because my kidneys shut down, this has happened 7 times in...
    ilovemedical ilovemedical 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I had a massive brain hemorrhage

    and went into a coma for 2 weeks when I was three years old.
    eclu eclu 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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

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    I went through the something traumatizing,

    and got so high that I realized time is a flat circle, and I'm not sure exactly how many times I've relived my life but ik its atleast 3
    izaeeyuhh izaeeyuhh 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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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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    Fifteen years ago I was hospitalized

    for complications in my 7th month of pregnancy. My nurse set my i.v. drip of magnesium sulfate (to stop contractions) too high. I fought to stay awake all night because I had to concentrate to breathe. I could not move or speak. I decided to let go and just rest. I was there...
    noimnot21 noimnot21 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I was six months in coma

    and I fought to come back of the ghost world and for our religious members there was no God's at all
    grenouille4u grenouille4u 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 8

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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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    well I got bit by a pit bull

    if i didn't block it with my arm it would've bit my my face it grab tight but I kinda made it worst by yanking my arm away from the dog who made a humongous whole in my arm u could literally see all the layers of skin and mucle in my arm and a little of my bone if i haven...
    cloudysky2257 cloudysky2257 13-15, F 4 Responses a week 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, and clinical depression caused by substance abuse and organic brain damage...or was the substance abuse caused by the...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 24 Responses Apr 21, 2007

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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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    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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    and I was in the tunnel

    but the tunnel was a river for me and I saw the light and since this time I am no longer afraid of the death
    grenouille4u grenouille4u 41-45, M Jun 8

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    I was swimming in a pool with some friends

    when I was 12 years old. My one friend couldn't swim and went to the deep end. I went to help her but she was scared and held on to both of my arms so I could no longer swim. We started to sink and I was struggling to get her off of my arms to get us to the top of the water...
    Veroniswagonfull Veroniswagonfull 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    ilovemedical ilovemedical 18-21, M a week ago

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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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    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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    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 23 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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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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    Skiing into a black pist,

    hurting hidden black ice, and only being saved by a net that was really old already. Thanks to it, I did not fell from 50 meters. I wasn't really in pain or what for this, but I think a bit less luck would have killed me.
    Kenshira Kenshira 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 27

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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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    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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    I with my common-law boyfriend,

    passed away 10 years ago. We're walking to the park, carrying grocery foods. I injured my angle and fell down. I immediately I saw bright white light and couldn't hear any sounds around, for a few seconds.
    newbrunswick208 newbrunswick208 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I was little, I was running to my bus

    because I was late and almost got hit by a van
    MidnightSadness MidnightSadness 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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