I 've Almost Died Before

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    I was almost hit by a train

    when I was 17. I was driving my boyfriend's standard truck and it stalled on the tracks. It was me and my little sister and she was crying and yelling she was scared. Just as the train approached, the truck started and I threw it in reverse just in time to not get smashed by the...
    sel81 sel81
    36-40, F
    Aug 8, 2015

    Hi, Yeh it was last year

    and I was at a festival and took a seziure, and had blood on my brain and drowned on a ltr of my own sick and then caught enmonia just to top it all off :) but I'm fine now, the docs r still not sure how I survived or how I can walk or talk again :) Thanks for reading :)
    runningbohy1 runningbohy1
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2015

    When my mom was pregnant with me she had to

    have surgery and I had a 2% chance of surviving.
    misspiggybf97 misspiggybf97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    I almost died this past Sunday,

    I just got home from the hospital. It's way to early to talk about it, I should be dead. I feel totally disconnected from everyone and everything. How do I move on after this? I have no one to talk to about this. I just keep putting on a happy face and tell everyone I'm okay...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    Okay, so I'm a bit of a nutter

    when it comes to road safety. It's something I am very strongly for. But this one time I was in the nearest city to where I live just wondering down the street, my phone was blasting out tunes into my earphones and I was enjoying myself. But as I was about to cross the road I...
    ThatGirlSara2 ThatGirlSara2
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 1, 2015

    It was around 1980 riding my motorcycle on a

    straight, hilly street. Doing around 40 mph at night, I see someone in my mirror. They are closer next time I see them, and closer again so close I could only see their headlight in the mirror. Car to my left, fence to the right and darkness. Nowhere to go. I prayed to the...
    beezo526 beezo526
    56-60, M
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014

    Well I was about 11 years old

    when I almost died under water. It all happened so fast I was having a great time on a boat with two of my great friends. until I fell off........Water filled my nose and mouth as I plunged down deep. my feet hit what felt like the ground, from the slippery texture I knew my...
    XxAsherxX XxAsherxX
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 30, 2015

    I've almost died too

    when I nearly drowned because I swam too faraway and now I'm seriously afraid of water!
    SuckerPunch35 SuckerPunch35
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 6, 2014

    Not Depressing...

    This story isn't going to be a highly depressing story about how I want to kill myself. It's probably going to be a amusing story compared to the others. This is some of my near-death experiences, because death likes to play with me. The first time was probably around the time...
    AngelMingan13 AngelMingan13
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 14, 2013

    Twice in my life I thought I am going to die

    now, and both incidents are happened in the same year - 16 years ago. I was 21 years old to this time. The first incident was happened, when one of my husband´s friends tried to kidnap my son. When he saw that I didn´t leave my son´s arm he pushed me to floor. He said he...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Oct 31, 2015

    I figured I'd do this I'll just run down my

    list. Gun fight on the 4th of July Gun fight outside so random *** bar Almost shot by police 2 different times Stabbed in the stomach in a bar fight Knife fight where I had no knife Gun to head Out In the boonies with a broken truck Rattlesnake bite(and many near misses) A few...
    AustinOsten AustinOsten
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    *Have a few events* Blackpool,

    England (November 2013) 12 years old. So, I went for a weekend away with my mum and a few family friends of ours. It was quite dark considering it was November and it gets dark fairly quickly. If you have ever been to Blackpool, you will be very familiar with the electric tram...
    Notification Notification
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2015

    when I was a kid I used to watch this cartoon in

    which the characters would jump from high places and land smoothly with an umbrella . I tried to do that too so I took my umbrella and opened the apartment's window I started walking on the edges ready to jump when suddenly my mom's friend caught me by the rim of my dress and...
    Fralicious Fralicious
    18-21, F
    Aug 6, 2015

    When I was 2 years old I slipped on my kitchen

    flood after my mom mopped it and went into a half coma for 4 days. The doctor said that it was nothing to worry about but my mom had to wake me up every 3 hours for those 4 days to make sure I was still breathing fine
    bingbongtingtongg bingbongtingtongg
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2015

    Hit by a car when I was ten

    and in a coma for a week. Made a full recovery, but now have to suffer the consequences of that day for the rest of my life.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    When I was born, I had breathed in mucus into

    my lungs and struggled to breathe. The mucus acted like tar in my lungs and caused them to stick together like they had been superglued. Not long after I'd been born, my heart stopped and it took doctors over 3 minutes to resuscitate me. I was then in an incubator for 2/3 weeks...
    Barakate Barakate
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    One time when I was in the third grade I was

    playing touch football with my neighbors and I went head first into a water meter. I passes out for a few seconds and my friends mom lifted me up. She screamed when she saw my head and sat my down on a chair and have me a towel because my head wouldn't stop bleeding. My head was...
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2014

    I remember it faintly.

    . But it's always gonna stay in my memory. 😐 I was about 6, brother was about 10. We were outside playing with our cousin who was around my age. My brother has always been sorta.. Loco. (Crazy, mental) one time, he told our mom he was going to shoot her in the stomach to kill...
    PrincessaAlexis PrincessaAlexis
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    Hello friends again When I was little I loved

    seeing my father to separate metals such as copper the aluminium iron and many more. When I had my 6/7 years I saw that he cut the plug of a microwave leaving falling on the floor. I didn't know that copper (wires) were I got into the show and fit it into a normal socket...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2015

    Yep. Some idiot tried to drown me.

    He was laughing the whole time. Actually laughing! I recognized him the moment he started to enter the lake I was swimming in. A girl I'd known had dated him...he had tried to strangle her to death in the shower once. However, he was with this guy I'd gone to school with and he...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jul 18, 2015

    I was born premature

    and very light weight. I had flat lined and had to have an AED used on me... so actually I did die, but not for long. I thank God for sparing my life. I didn't have to be here.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 18, 2015

    Twice actually. Once

    when I was just a baby and another time when I was about 6 or 7. I've always wondered how my family would be if I would have died. Sometimes I feel like they're better off without me. The first time I stopped breathing because my mom was on antibiotics while she was breast...
    LoveandLoss17 LoveandLoss17
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2014

    Self inflicted near death experiences.

    ....not my fondest memories....
    sumitoo sumitoo
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    It was about 5 years ago

    when I was 21. Both my Grandfather and Father were still alive. Grandfather was a German soldier in WWII and my father served in Vietnam. After WWII my Grandfather couldn't find work so he started his own trucking company. After my father served in Vietnam, my grandfather gave...
    millionairetrucker millionairetrucker
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2014

    when I was a baby I was in my crib

    and my GPA gf was babysitting me. she used to light these candles and leave em on all day and night. my uncle told me that she stepped out for a second and when she came back she smelled smoke. my uncle told me that's the story she gave him. he told me that she was calling for...
    jenniebaez1992 jenniebaez1992
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2015

    In and out of consciousness.

    ..lights flashes, voices screaming, muffled sounds, muffled voices, can only see shapes above you, can hear your name called, but your mouth cannot respond.....Body feels heavy at the one moment....the next like air. You can hear the muffled noises louder, and louder, soon more...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

    Faults in my mind. They came like earthquakes.

    First was little more than a tremor, so subtle that I almost did not notice. Then, in the middle of a contentious meeting the big one. Deep inside my mind I felt a massive shudder, instantly I felt life draining from my body as I leaned against the boardroom wall. I was oddly...
    extex59 extex59
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2015

    I was riding a motorcycle

    and was going about 35 miles per hour when a van pulled out from a parallel parking space. I was so close that when he quickly pulled out he was at about a 45 degree angle when I hit him. I didn't have time to react at all. You know in the movies how time slows down... well...
    LookingForSoMuchMore LookingForSoMuchMore
    56-60, M
    2 Responses May 20, 2014

    Idk but for some reason it's been happening too

    much in one week. First I was almost blown off a mountain, then I tagged along with my friends in a car ride and almost got into two accidents, and the next day I was almost hit by a car while walking home. It's getting to me and now I need to do more with my life before it's...
    junglekat420 junglekat420
    18-21, M
    Dec 31, 2015

    In a pool at swimming lessons.

    I hate large bodies of water.
    wassup305 wassup305
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    Well, I was at a summer camp about a year ago

    when I had to go mountain biking up a hike that was 3 miles uphill. That part had no issue until I got to the top in which I went to fast, fell and almost fell off the side of the mountain. On the way back I collided on a turn and started rolling due to the impact, but I had...
    deleted deleted
    May 25, 2015

    Yes , the first time

    when I was very small , I believe that after this near death experience , was when I acquired my spiritual gift
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015
    trinidae trinidae
    22-25, M
    Mar 15, 2015

    So I was going to take a shower,

    and I got in the shower, there was a spider on the shampoo. Yes, I cried.
    TheDiamondMinecart TheDiamondMinecart
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    I don't know which time to talk about.

    .. well I guess I can tell you about the first time someone else made intent... The year was 1997 on a dark night around 8:30 PM. I was working in a grocery store as a stock clerk, you know a typical high school job. This particular night I was running a cash register so that the...
    tornsin tornsin
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 12, 2015

    I never learned how to swim.

    Never liked getting my face wet. Swimming lessons were always fruitless with me. But I loved the water. It took us years to get a pool; we had a pond and my parents figured that was good enough. There was a shallow end. I was always careful. Plus, I was at an age where I...
    18-21, F
    May 21, 2015

    It happened when I saved a little wolf cub's

    life. You can read about what happened in my featured story. It's called: I got hurt saving a wolf.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

    I don't know how I'm alive,

    I've come close to death so many times. First, when I was an infant (around six months), my father was carrying me through the yard after a heavy rain, and his foot fell through the ground. Unsure if it was a sinkhole or not, he tossed me a good distance to be sure I wouldn't...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand
    3 Responses May 20, 2015

    I can think of three times I'll never forget.

    in short stabbed in the ribs, shot bullet barely missed my right lung, and almost died from an aneurysm.
    Wolf50 Wolf50
    22-25, M
    3 Responses May 21, 2015

    When I got hit by a car at age 3 1/2 I died on

    the spot . If it wasn't for a man following behind the accident who revived me I would not be here writing this today . I spent 14 days in Acoma and when I came out my parents told me that I spoke words from the Bible and that our preacher at the time was there to verify it .
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 31, 2014
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2015
    comfi comfi
    56-60, M
    Jul 26, 2015

    I have a death certificate.

    I was born and then didn't take a breath. they place me down and called the time and then I started to cry. I didn't want to be here. yet somehow I still came. I often wonder what it would be like if I didn't have my umbilical cord raped around my neck. it helped me to be who I...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    Horrible car crash. Hit from behind,

    pushed in front of an oncoming pickup truck, was broadsided, spun around and hit head on by another car. The miracle? I walked away without a scratch. When the Ambulance showed up, the car was so mangled they couldn't see me, but I could see them. I didn't realize how bad the...
    pag089 pag089
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015

    So this was like years ago

    when I was about 16. I came home thirsty, saw some iced coffee on the kitchen table, I drank it all at once. Then I went to study. Later I felt dizzy and nauseous, I thought I should eat something, so I ate an apple to feel better, but I ran to the bathroom throwing up instead...
    Jamesthellama Jamesthellama
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015

    It happened when I was 14.

    I was visiting relatives in Ireland with my family and we went to the beach. I've always been a bit of a human squirrel, climbing rocks and trees so while the rest of them were paddling in the sea I decided to climb the rock face in the bay. Big mistake. To cut a long story...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    I overdosed in perscription medication

    and died. My spirit kept floating out of my body which I could see lying on the bed where I went to sleep. I kept trying to hold onto my body. I went back into my body 3 times but floated out again. I couldn't grab on anymore and my spirit reached the ceiling then I said in my...
    ladyrasta ladyrasta
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2015

    When i was 18 i was in a car accident.

    My boyfriend was speeding and he hit dirt, panicked and we flew off and over pass. I was ejected 25 feet away from the car . I was lucky that I survived or wasn't paralysed. I broke my next (c2)&(c3) i broke my ribs a window shattered into my face and ripped my ear off...
    xchelseydawnx xchelseydawnx
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

    We were driving across train tracks

    but the train signal didn't go off. And that being said, I was 5ft away from a train headed towards me at a very rushed pace.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2015
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