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Post Reply Is a such thing as "near death experience" actually possible?
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Yeah I've almost drowned in Tennessee river rapids after my tube flipped and a foot was caught under a rock. Been pinned down by a large wave for a minute in Florida. Slipped on street ice and started rolling into the path of a car. And a lot of other experiences. Nothing religious or overly eye-opening ever comes out of it like movies portay. More of a "holy shit that was close!" and move on moment.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thanks a bunches.

Explain your opinion in great detail.

Bonus Questions:

1) Do you know someone who had a near death experience?

2) Have you ever had one?

Enjoy!!!



1) No.

2) I've been in a nearly fatal accident but I did not have a vision or see my life flash before my eye. Nor did a "god" come speak with me. I just laid there for awhile till an ambulance came. Honestly it was a bit annoying, I was just laying there, waiting. Nothing to do for like 5 minute. Should have starting watching dragon ball z or something. Obviously you go into shock so there was no real pain I felt I was all numbed out. That or I blacked out for a bit. I don't remember it all after the actual accident, but I remember the act happening in great detail. I know I didn't have any "near death experience" unless you are just talking about the experience of laying numb on the ground for 5 minutes... Then laying in the back of an ambulance... Then a hospital bed... Honestly, if you really want an experience of near death, take a pain killer (vikaden or morphine are my personal favorites) and lay down for awhile. That's what it felt like.

Near death experiences are all hallucinations, and logically that makes sense. Your brain kicks into overdrive and your body goes into shock, some people are gonna start seeing some shit. In other cases like "I nearly got shot, and my life flashed before my eye" that's just natural. When I was laying on the ground of course I thought about my life, and the people I loved. I was thinking of my family friends and ever my enemies. That is me at least dying while I had my most cherished memories on my mind. But in terms of weird shit like seeing your self from another point of view? no. Speaking with god? no.
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CoffeeGodEddy wrote:

Yeah I've almost drowned in Tennessee river rapids after my tube flipped and a foot was caught under a rock. Been pinned down by a large wave for a minute in Florida. Slipped on street ice and started rolling into the path of a car. And a lot of other experiences. Nothing religious or overly eye-opening ever comes out of it like movies portay. More of a "holy shit that was close!" and move on moment.


Exactly.
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deer wrote:

Uhh I've almost gotten into head-on car collisions and had laced drugs before so that's pretty near-death for me. My life didn't flash before my eyes though -- none of that stuff


I was in a head-on car crash, both going 55 miles an hour each going the other way, and he swerved into my lane, him in his pickup truck, me in my granddam. I ended up spending 3 months in the hospital with a shattered hip, and another month in bed at home un able to stand or move. (as for life flashing, or after life nonsense, NO Nothing just a lot of pain in my hip..)

Good news I got a Hummer out of the deal. Wanna see it its in my picks, right next to me with a walking cane.

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I can only recall 2 situations in my life where I was quite close to dying. (Spoiler: I wasnt hurt in both Stories, luck / magic saved me in both)

The first one was a car accident.
I was about 12 years old and my mother was driving with me ( i think we were driving home from visiting someone ), for some reason i did not want to sit in the passenger seat that day so i sat behind my mother in the car. We drove into the Town that we lived in at the time and boom, some asshole cut us off and drove right into the passenger side of the car. The door was almost touching my mother, thats how bad our little "Opel Corsa" was damaged. If I would have sat on that seat like I used to actually 100% of the time, I would be quite compressed now... To this day, my mother refuses to drive the car if i don't feel like sitting in front. (im 20 now so it was 8 years ago)

The second one is a story of me beeing lazy as fuck and not wanting to learn how to swim.
I always was kind of chubby, for a reason... Im lazy That being said my Uncle and a couple of other ppl from my family deciced to go for a swim in a local river. My uncle tried to teach me how to swim, one thing lead to another and i cant recall how everything happened. A medium sized cargo ship passed by and my uncle did not manage to grab my hand fast enough. Oh man did I swim for my life.. That was the day I learnt swimming, in fact so good that I ended up being one of the best swimmers in my school.

Still not really a near death story. Sorry to disappoint :)
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definitely.
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They experimented with the idea of 'Out of Body Experiences' in the hospital near where I live. In one of the operating theatres they placed objects in certain places and when patients recollected that they had an out of body experience they were asked if they saw these particular objects, 100% said no, they did not see them. That must count towards a NDE being not possible but...

As others have said the brain is our conciousness, memory and control. If it is traumatised or starved of oxygen it's the same as any other muscle and will do abnormal things. It's said that sleep is asin to death and in sleep we dream, I guess a NDE experience maybe no different to that. Or maybe a similar effect as de-ja-vue when current experiences are accidentally passed/cross referenced into the long term memory. Always interesting reading though.
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