Experience Description

I was fifteen and I was riding in the car with three of my friends. We were heading to the next town. I was in the back seat behind the driver’s side. We were coming down a hill and it was dark and raining. I told the driver to slow down because there was a curve at the bottom of the hill. When he took the curve, he lost control and the car started to spin. It never rolled or crashed into anything, luckily. We ended up on the other side of the road in the ditch facing the other way. During the whole time as soon as the car started to spin. I somehow ended up outside the car about one hundred feet away on the side of the road. I could see the car, I could see us in the car, I could make out all the colors, and I saw all the cars coming on the road along with the headlights. I could see the car spinning. As soon as the car stopped in the ditch, I was back in the car. It all happened in slow motion and there was no sound. I'm not scared about it. I just don't understand how it happened.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 2004

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I could see myself in the car.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was fully conscious and alert.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning Everything was in slow motion.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I didn't hear anything.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes I knew exactly where I was at.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

Did you see an unearthly light? No

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? None. I didn't feel anything, I just was able to see us, and it was more like I was calm.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

Did scenes from the future come to you? No

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All of it.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes No one really understands, and I don't blame them cause neither do I.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No