Experience Description

I recall perfectly, it was a sunny afternoon, and hot. The park was closed for repairs - it was just in front of the apartment-building where I lived with my parents and sister. That day, when I went out to play with a friend, a girl, my dad warned us not to go into the park to play because it could be dangerous, but my friend and I disobeyed his order and went in there to play. I was worried that we could be seen from the window of my home. I went on playing on a set of chains, which were hanging from a pole and where several children and I grabbed on to them and swung round it. Suddenly, my friend and the other kids unhooked themselves and ran off, leaving me still circulating and being entangled in the other chains, which struck me on the head and body.

I felt no pain, everything went dark all of a sudden and I found myself ascending a tunnel at great speed. At its end, there was light, but I never got that far. I heard someone's voice from behind me calling me by name repeatedly. I opened my eyes quickly and found myself on the ground, on the cement area where the pipe, which held the chains, was inserted. My friend was calling me from outside the park gate, urging me to get out because the security guard was coming. What I will never forget is the feeling of peace and tranquility I had for the rest of the evening. It was a state of peace that I have never in my life felt again. Although I'm sure my dad saw me fall, he never said anything to me. In addition, I don't know how long it can have been from the time I fell until I opened my eyes and saw my friend calling me. I don't know if this would be an NDE, but I will never forget that moment in the tunnel and the peace that I felt afterwards.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1960

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident Other: Jugando en el parque sufri una caida

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

Did you feel separated from your body? No No

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness I don't know, I was very young and I couldn't answer this.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I don't know, I was very young and I couldn't answer this.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast

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

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

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

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

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? Yes

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

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

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? Moderate Catolica

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate Catolica

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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? No

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

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

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real

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