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Poll: Have you ever had a brush with death or felt you very nearly did?

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posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 04:18 PM
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Forgive the grim subject matter, but a recent foray into the 'Mandela effect' has made me want to ask this potentially troll luring question.

While I don't 100% agree on certain allegations surrounding the mandela effect, it did make me start to think about how the whole 'Energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transferred' statement (paraphrased for extra mandela effect points), and how it could tie in with the idea that in death perhaps instead of going to a heaven, we instead jump to another similar reality perhaps with slight alterations (you know the ones i'm talking about). All hypothetical of course!

I would say this is light hearted fun but the subject matter isn't exactly, um... jolly... but I feel it will be interesting none the less.

So if you're feeling like sharing feel free to tell your stories involving a brush or two with Mort!


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(If polls are forbidden can a Mod remove please and we'll just have to improvise with posts)

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posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: constant_thought
Have you ever had a brush with death?


I thought I ran out of bourbon once, I felt like I was going to die. Then I found some and life was never as amazing.



posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: constant_thought

I experience panic attacks regularly; while these pale in comparison to people who have had real close encounters with death (like being seriously injured or ill), it still feels like I'm dying everytime it happens, which is practically everyday.
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posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: constant_thought

A few times, shot, stabbed, motorcycle wrecks, and hit by lightning twice. Why???



posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 04:40 PM
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At my birth the doctors gave my mom some paiin killers and she went into shock.

At the age of 5 i was in a car crash, no kids seats back in the day, got a fractured skull and lost tons of blood.

Last one, i was in an avalanche whem i was 27, i got dug out by a ski patrol.

41 and still kicking

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posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 04:40 PM
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I've had a few very close calls. The only thing that I found weird about them was how time slowed down. I've posted on this before how time seems to slow down immensely when you are in an accident. I can consciously see what is happening almost like in third person. Once accident occurs, things speed up back to normal.



posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: constant_thought
There have been a few times. Idiots trying to wipe me off the road, alcohol poisoning, and various other close calls.



posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 04:48 PM
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I was driving on the highway and there was a sudden ice storm that I was not aware of. I saw a police car up ahead and pressed on the brake in order to slow down, but instead ended up spinning across all the lanes of the highway. At this point, my extraordinary reflexes and senses kicked in and I was able to spin back across all 4 lanes and while going in reverse, ran into the guard rail on the right-hand side to slow down. It worked, but my car was totalled. Since I spun completely around 3 times and went across all lanes of traffic twice, it was pretty dangerous.



posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 05:29 PM
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Zooming down a single lane road in darkest Dorset, desperate to get to somewhere fast. Met a bloody great tractor with a swinging hay tedder. I swear my car compressed itself pencil thin. Pretty much saw my life flash before me. Perhaps because my life was not really that full at the time, someone decided to give me a second chance.

It was around that time I decided I liked that lass in Middlesbrough. The one I ended up marrying, but that's another near death experience!



posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: constant_thought

Bunch of times, mostly in hindsight. The 'brush' you felt was fear. Probably from the realization you just almost got dusted.



posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 05:47 PM
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Yes, once got beaten pretty bad, came too twice during incident; found out later after reading the police report I wasn't found for 3 hours. Had to go to an eye specialist for a year. Was strangled and my stupid neighbor tried to rape me but was stopped by the paramedics.



posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

I've also found that time slowed down,and it wasn't a hindsight thing either where you 'thought' it had slowed.

For example, the first time was when I was about 8 and dived into the deep end of the pool. I couldn't swim and just sank to the bottom, having no idea what to do. I can remember being very calm though, then time seemed to slow right down and I can still remember the instructor diving in slow motion to come down and get me. Felt like an eternity.

Second time was crossing the A1 here in the UK on my motorbike. An old couple pulled out in front of me. I slammed the anchors on, bike started tipping over into a full-on stoppie, and as it did so I had the same thing - time slowed down massively, to the point I was pondering how much it was going to hurt, what the chap was wearing and his bemused expression.

I'd say the probably 2-5 seconds of 'action' before I thought I was about to snuff it felt more like 20 or so. Very weird. Unbelievably I managed to bring the bike under control with that 'extra' time and stopped about an inch from the side of his door (he panicked and decided to just stop!).

Fellow rider behind me couldn't believe I didn't crash.
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posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: KTemplar

GOSH DARN HORRIBLE! I am sorry that happened to you, KTemplar. I hope you are doing well now.

I've was thrown from a car @ age 3 because auntie who was baby-sitting me didn't close the door all the way on her Plymouth Duster- and, of course, nobody used seat-belts in those days. I was also nearly shot by a police officer who thought I was going to shoot him- instead he beat me with his flashlight and paraded me through the local precinct with my pants around my ankles. Probably the closest to death was septic shock after a botched surgery- I knew I was going that time and saw what I thought were angels... I'm very fortunate to be able to recall any of these incidents here.



posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 06:39 PM
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Thanks for sharing everyone, some truly harrowing near misses by the sounds of things and good to hear some light hearted reflection now on the things that once nearly defeated us.

It seems like everyone I know has had a traumatic experience or near miss, myself included. And the stats show quite a few 'yes' votes and 'more than once', which is interesting. Not that this data proves anything, but it's amazing to see how many of us have come close to the razors edge!

For anyone curious I have had two myself, once with a plane and once with a foolish mistake as a young teenager where I ate something new that I really shouldn't have and went to a floating Japanese hospital for 3 days...

p.s. I'm with you on that AugustusMasonicus, except I stick with the rum, ales and cider. Nobody likes an empty cupboard



posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 06:46 PM
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Wow, not very nice people lurking about. I'm hoping you're okay and they got what they deserved.
Some of the things people do is completely beyond me and I can't begin to comprehend how they can get to that situation, but I wish you the best and I hope you're in a better place now!



posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: constant_thought

The Fifth Dimensional Perspective: Transcending Space and Time

When you shift your identify into the fifth dimension your personal history in this life seems like a dream ... Mandela effect

www.stankovuniversallaw.com...




There are two types of death we wish to discuss. The first type of death is the psychological and spiritual metamorphosis that occurs when you shift into fifth dimensional reality. This can often feel like a type of death because your habitual orientation to the sensory-based realities of your life disappears. Who are you? What is the meaning of your life? These fundamental existential questions are profoundly affected by transitions into fifth and higher dimensional realities.

And so for those of you reading this who are transiting into the fifth dimension—or higher—we say to you, do not be dismayed by the feelings of your demise. Your feelings of your impending death may be arising within you as a result of your transition into higher dimensional reality and not a harbinger of your physical death.

The second type of death we wish to discuss is the death of your biological reality (i.e., your physical body). At the final completion of the death process you will no longer receive sensory input from your external world, and your experience of space and time (as you currently experience them) will be obliterated. This can be quite disorienting if you are not prepared. It can also be quite exhilarating if you understand the nature of what is happening. If you fully and completely identify yourself solely as a biological organism the moment of your death can be frightening. If, however, you have already tasted the freedom of fifth dimensional reality or higher your transition through death will be easier.


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posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: MiddleInitial

I have had a few of these in my time and they are definitely not pleasant.

My girlfriend is a teacher at a secondary school in the heart of a large city in England and the kids there are horrific. Literally going up to the teachers and calling them c**t's, shouting all the time and throwing books, pens, the last of their grey matter.etc at the teachers! She has been dealing with them for 2-3 years now and it pushed her into regular panic attacks. So she has had to be prescribed propranolol now which I wasn't happy with at first, but it seems to be helping to curb the panic attacks. Have you tried going down the medication route? (Silly question perhaps, I only ask as their are quite a few people around these parts who would shy away from medication)

I think she should move to a new school but she is a bleddy stubborn one...



posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: seattleratIm surprisingly fine. Thank you! My boyfriend at the time attacked me, then my neighbor found me and was in the process of undressing me when the paramedics showed up. My boyfriend was diagnosed with Medula Blastoma shortly after, he passed 8 months after that, and my stupid neighbor actually told me what happened months later and apologized. I forgave them both. The only thing I remember was coming too during the beating and it was brutal, I could hear my head getting pounded but didn't feel any pain. I thought I'm being killed and I want to see this persons eyes before I die, and I'm coming back to get him. I remember staring into his eyes and they seemed all black - that could have been from the concussion though.

You've been through some hard stuff too!
What doesn't kill us Right!



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posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: constant_thought

Massive heart attack.

Head-on car crash. (Time did seem to slow for that one)

Fell off a ladder a couple of stories up on to my back.

Escaped the last two without a scratch.



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