My car had flipped and while it was happening I heard glass breaking and other noises but then it went calm. It was different from being knocked out, I then woke up, or believed I woke up, and climbed out of the vehicle and to the top of the hill where I had flipped. I then tried to stop passing cars but no one seemed to see me. I then went back into the car because it was still running so I thought I should turn it off, that's when I saw what I believed was my own body.
At that time, I woke up climbed out of the car again and up the hill. That's when a passing motorist stopped to help at which time I seemed to feel as though I didn't want her help, I felt angry and mad. And ever since that day I seem to be more violent and snap for no reason sometimes. I believe this event brought out some sort of dark side in me; it has even cost me a relationship of four years. My anger and violence has even got me in trouble with the police. And up to this event I never did the things that I have done since then in regards to the violent behavior.
Date NDE Occurred: April 28 2002
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes AccidentDirect head injury 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
I was in a car 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 clearly left my body and existed outside it
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I first got out of the car before returning to it. After I woke the second time I was more dazed and confused than I was when I believe I was out of my body.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
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 slower and dark.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Everything was brighter and more vivid.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Things seemed to be quieter than what they should have been.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes But it wasn't the white light others see, it was dark and cloudy like kind of looked evil.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Darkness
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was scared but yet seemed to be relieved.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal none
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes Sadly to say I seem to be darker and I have even visited devil worshiping websites and I honestly don't know why.
What is your religion now? Liberal none
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Sadly to say I seem to be darker and I have even visited devil worshiping websites and I honestly don't know why.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes As stated above I lost a girlfriend of four years because of my anger that I have after the wreck.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It was just like I wasn't really me I felt different and since I was alone when it happened it's kind of hard to describe.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I seems as though I can predict little things, not big life changing events. I get feelings of things that are going to happen and more times than not, they do happen.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real At first I didn't want to believe what had happened but as time went on I just knew that it was real.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real My feeling towards the events haven't changed since I kind of snapped the reality that it was real.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I just really wish I knew why I seem to be more violent and angry now.