Have you had a I am going to die in a second experience?
The feeling of real fear that your time was up?
After the London bombings in 2005, when security measures increased, we were advised to watch for abandoned backpacks and the likes in train stations, and other soft spots.
I went back to my hometown by train, after a visit to my brother, in the middle of the night, when a guy who was sitting some places away from me, went to the toilet (I assumed) and left his bag unattended.
I was sure that he was a terrorist and the bag contained a bomb (they really got to me, the Dutch security services :-) ).
My last seconds on Earth, I was convinced (I said my goodbyes to my loved ones in my head)....
The fear of dying was so true, so real, that I was paralyzed and didn’t do shit to avoid it.
It was a sad moment.
You had similar fears?
The ‘bomb’ didn’t go off and I was fine!