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​What Happens After You Die, As Revealed By Reddit Users

​What Happens After You Die, As Revealed By Reddit Users

The people of Reddit share the weird and wonderful details about the times they've died and come back to life.

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

We've all been pondering what happens when we die ever since, well, we came out of the womb. Various religions have of course given way to their respective theories of the, whether it involves reincarnation into a dung beetle or the toss-up between heaven and the fiery pits of hell.


"It wasn't filled with flowers, just dust and patchy grass. There was a playground with a merry-go-round in the middle and two children running around it. A boy and a girl.

"It's difficult to describe but I got the feeling I could choose if I wanted to stay or leave, but every time I tried to go back I was held in place.

"I went through all the reasons I wanted to go back, and when I told the presence I didn't want to abandon my mother whatever held me finally let go.

"I snapped back into my body. My heart had stopped for six minutes."

Another, TheDeadManWalks, had undergone months of chemotherapy when their nose started bleeding, and the condition worsened after they contracted a sepsis and Clostridium difficile infection - causing them to slip in and out of death. Their brush with dying was apparently just like 'hitting snooze'.

"The worst part of it all, looking back, is how peaceful it can seem," they wrote.

"It's like wanting to hit the snooze button on your alarm at 7am.

"And maybe you do hit it once or twice but then you remember that you have work or school and that sleep can wait because you've still got s*** to do."


Schneidah7 as medically dead when they were taken to hospital after being thrown from their motorbike, and recalled someone they knew encouraging them.

"I just remember being on the pavement and things slowly going black and quiet," said Schneidah7.

"The only reason I didn't fall asleep was because of a bizarre moment where I heard someone yelling, 'Ranger up you candy f***! Come on man, get up. Get up. GET UP!'

"Then someone was slapping my helmet (which was basically smushed really hard onto my head).

"When I opened my eyes I saw my brother squatting on the pavement next me to. This was odd because my brother died from an overdose several years ago.

"The only other thing I remember is him glancing at his watch and saying something like 'They'll be here soon' and then walking away."


Rullknuf's breathing and pulse stopped also after a motorbike accident, before their friend managed to resuscitate them (pretty good friend, eh?). But apparently they experienced no gardens or bright lights, just 'nothing'.

"For me it was just a blackout. No dreams, no visions, just nothing," they said.

"Apparently I asked over ten times what happened and apparently I shall be happy to be alive today."

But one person, altburger69, found that it was all a big fat LOL after their heart stopped several times.

"Had a heart attack last year and my heart stopped three times in the emergency room," they wrote.

"Apparently, each time they shocked me back I 'woke up' (how it felt) and told the staff a different knock-knock joke each time.

"No lights or whatever, just felt like sleep."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Death, Interesting, Reddit