It’s not something anybody wants to experience in their lives, but unfortunately, accidents, collisions and other near death experiences strike when you least expect it.
Death is an inevitable part of life and for some people it comes far too quickly. Some of us don’t need reminders of our limited time on this planet, but every so often something happens that snaps us back to reality, that anything could change at a moment’s notice. Regardless of your faith, scientific knowledge, or beliefs, nobody quite knows what happens after death. We have some data to back this up, but when it comes to first hand experience, the results vary from person to person. Some experience nothing but total darkness, and silence, but others experience an almost prophetic, life-changing contact with life-beyond.
Several Reddit users got together to share their experiences, and document what it is like to go through something like this. Hopefully, it also serves as a reminder to cherish every moment, for you never know when it could be your last.
1. Serene Déjà vu: I had a near death experience where I was ejected from a car. When I regained consciousness, a man came to me and told me everyone survived. He came before any of the paramedics arrived, but the craziest part was that he had given me the most powerful sensation of déjà vu I’ve ever had. Maybe I hit my head too hard. (Reddit user: Almurk)
2. Drowning in Mexico: When I was twelve I drowned in the gulf of Mexico. I was out pretty far from my family and the current pulled me into a rip. I wore myself out swimming and I remember struggling to breathe. Then, I took a big breath of water and everything stopped. The only way I can describe it is like being at a state of ‘zero.’ I wasn’t scared of excited. I was just zero. My mother swam out, pulled me to shore, and gave me CPR until I coughed up water. (Reddit user: MagiDidymusJames)