Later, when someone asked me (before the memories of the accident returned clearly), what time of day it was when the accident occurred; I told them I thought it was during the day, because I was in a bubble of what appeared to be sunlight. It was only later that I recalled that I had left Denny's just before 9:000 p.m. I remained conscious until I was in the emergency room.
I was unconscious for the next day and a half, only awakening once when I realized that I was suffocating to death.
I was immediately taken up into a black void, where I began to see what I somehow instinctively knew were beings that had once been human. They were all composed of a condensed group of rainbow colored lights, but nothing that in any way appeared human. I could feel their thoughts like a cool breeze passing right through me.
My own identity appeared to also be composed of light, I noticed that my light had the ability to reach anywhere I wanted, and whatever beam of light consciousness I chose to direct my attention to, I could instantly travel down. I did this and found myself in a floral shop. What I found extremely fascinating was that I was able to experience all of the flowers simultaneously, and that no matter where I went I was always at the center of everything!
Date NDE Occurred: Sept 8, 1991
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes AccidentSurgery-related Intubation improperly inserted, causing me to suffocate causing cardiac arrest for 10 minutes. Clinical death I was going home from Denny's Restaurant riding a motorcycle. At approximately 9:00 p.m., as I was proceeding through an intersection (a few seconds after the light had changed to green), I was hit by a car traveling from left to right. I woke up in a sitting position and realized that my left leg was missing from just below the knee. Almost immediately, paramedics arrived and began taking my vitals. They could not find any blood pressure.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain I was a ball of light.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Higher than in a normal state
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning it appeared to be irrelevant at the time, and the movement in space took zero time
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Not that I can recall
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes see above
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes just the ones I described
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Only what I've already mentioned
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe the event pretty much verified what I had previously been experiencing in visions over the past six years.
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? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The senses are expanded to the point of ineffability.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No All of my paranormal experiences (of which there have been over two dozen) occurred previous to my near death experience. This does not include the visions that occurred at the rate of three to six a night over a period of approximately three and half years. I still receive them, but at a greatly diminished rate.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The realization that while I didn't cause the accident, somehow I was responsible for allowing it to happen.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes normally, unless they give a 'Introduction' I avoid the subject.
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? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? none at this time