Chilling Near-Death Experiences By Survivors Who Died And Came Back To Tell The Story
If Death was to come knocking at your door right now, what would you say to it? Would you tell it to wait because you're not ready yet? Maybe there is still a lot of life you wanted to experience but were just waiting for the right time. Would you welcome it? Maybe you've already made peace that it's your time.
More importantly, how do you imagine death to look like? Maybe you picture a ghost-like figure wearing a black robe with a hood and carrying a scythe like in the movies. The only way to know is to ask people who died and came back to life. Knowing that there's a chance people wouldn't believe them, they shared their stories on Reddit, and they're quite chilling. Be ready.
The Line Between Life And Death Comes Down To An Instant
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"I live in Iceland. When I was about 6-8 years old, I was climbing a mountain then decided to look down a cliff and I slipped. I managed to grab some roots that were on the edge and started hanging off the cliff.
In my head, I was there for hours but it was probably somewhere around 3-5 minutes. I started crying and calling for help. Then a random hiker saw me and ran over to me, grabbed my wrist, and pulled me up. I got away from the cliff and started crying the hiker sat with me and hugged me while I cried. " - oktavius3
That was a close call, but some make it even further into the realm of death...
"So. I Actually Have Died..."
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"It was on April 17th to be exact. I was having a loop recorder implanted in my chest because my heart is genetically sick. The surgery went well, but two hours into recovery and I had a heart attack. I was dead for around 5 minutes and 42 seconds, and I remember most of it.
It started off rather painful. My chest squeezed really bad, and I just dozed off into what I thought was going to be permanent sleep. I 'woke up' in this void. Completely black and silent. Take the quietest room you've ever been in, then put soundproof headphones on, that level of noise right there is basically screaming compared to what I could hear. I still had my physical body, but it felt like I was constantly floating aimlessly underwater." - crusadingweeb
It Put His whole Life Into Perspective
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The author describes that his life didn't exactly flash before his eyes as the saying goes. Instead, he says that his emotions got special attention.
"It was almost like every single emotion I've ever experienced was balled up in front of my face, then force-fed to me. So I relived every emotion, in every quantity, from my entire life, in probably 3 or 4 seconds. After that, I was completely emotionless. Just left to ponder what I had done with my life. How I had impacted people's lives, and just how little I've accomplished in my 16 years of life."
One would hope that you've done at this point not to have any regrets.
Death Was Not Followed By Peace
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The author was resurrected by nurses performing CPR. He says that once he snapped back into reality, all of life became clear again. The void was replaced by hospital life and sound was gradually restored. The motionless feeling was quickly replaced by physical pain from the CPR procedure. But, there was no feeling of peace or relief.
" For the first month after or so after the whole event, I would have random outbursts of either extreme rage and self-loathing, to the point of hitting my own chest and ribs to cause pain, and also huge, sudden dips into depression, lasting for minutes to days where I couldn't rep anything except like I failed Time was also weird in the void. I was only dead for less than 6 minutes, however, it felt like I was there, completely isolated with nothing but my own shortcomings for months. That also fucked me up and followed me out of the void into my real life."
Sleeping Just Felt Like Dying
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"After I was conscious again, I was out of it. I didn't want to talk to anyone because I was so used to being alone at that point. I didn't sleep for 3 days because the sensation of falling asleep was all too similar to that of dying. I still don't sleep much because of that." - crusadingweeb
It seems almost ironic to think that even coming face to face with death isn't enough to feel alive and find purpose to live each day to the fullest. Take a quick zodiac reading here to find out what your universe has to say about you right now. Understand your purpose and your potential so that you can take control of your emotions, your life, and your future by clicking HERE.
Sometimes All That Matters Is Surviving.
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"Technically I did die, but I am alive now I was in a car accident. I was only 17 at the time, and am only alive today due to a series of coincidences. First was I just happened to hit the tree on a property of a guy who was a paramedic, so he instantly got an I. V. in me and got rescue out to cut me out along with medivac quickly. My heart stopped in the helicopter ride over but they were able to restart it. I was immediately put into surgery where I flatlined again.
The next day when there was a tornado coming towards the hospital. I could not be moved and my room was on the outside of the hospital with lots of large windows. Well, the tornado suddenly changed directions and disappeared before it hit the hospital. After something like 11 surgeries, my left leg was shattered, several broken ribs, etc. I was stuck in the hospital for two months, but I survived." GPadilla0717
It was not her time and despite the complications, some angel kept looking out for her.
But It Can Be An Opportunity To Connect With Lost Loved Ones
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"I was swimming in a swift river And I got into a very swift part and drowned. I was dead for a good minute before the paramedics arrived and revived me. I'm terrified of deep water now.
I was young 5-6, so I don't remember crystal clear what death was like, but I remember my great grandfather being there and talked to me, he gave me a book in the what I can only call a peaceful dream and said something like 'look in the house."'And then waved goodbye and I woke up. Later in life, I was going through my grandparents house, and I saw the book he gave me, it was a book of poems by his favorite author with his favorite poem bookmarked.." thot-o-stopper
Near-death experiences do at least give us an opportunity to look into the beyond, with one foot still in our world and the other into the spiritual realm. It can be an opportunity to connect directly with those who have already passed into the next world.
Sometimes it's Just Not Your Time Yet, So Make Your Life Count
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"I was diagnosed with rare cancer that was connected to my lung and chest. When they did surgery to remove it, I flatlined twice on the operation table and again after the procedure was done.
But to me, it felt like I was in a dream. I was talking to someone about my life and what he said to me was 'I know you're tired but it's time to go back. When I woke up it was a few days later and I found out I was put in a medically induced coma to keep me from flatlining again. To this day, that man and our conversation still creeps me out." besame15
Life some deals us some cards that feel too difficult to live with. While we cannot change that, it is only our outlook and how we move forward from it that will keep our lives worth living.