Experience Description 3/19/2003


I had been to a retreat up in North Carolina the week before and was coming home on Friday afternoon. There were many hills and as I came over one I saw this big cloud, not thinking much about it I drove on along with the other cars and we all drove under the cloud. The cloud fell on us all and the wreck started.


I remember trying to steer my truck off into the median and that is all I remember until I was in this place lying flat kind of levitating in the air. There was a boundary. My legs, arms, and face started going into the boundary. Just over there, was this real white light. As I started through the boundary into the light these whites balls of light started coming at me they would get real close and kind of bust open like cotton balls except they were light balls I remember feeling very calm and not afraid at all I was ready to go on. The next thing, I heard this voice It was the voice of a small child. The child said, 'We got to get out of here.'


Where I was at was wonderful compared to where I came back to? I came back to my truck, which by now was on fire I was pinned in with the steering wheel and dash on my legs my left leg was pinned between the door and the seat, and I was bleeding badly from my head. Anyway, somehow with the help of I believe an Angel. I got out, my truck burnt up. So this has been kind of hard I'll close I have a closed Head Injury.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 9/14/1988

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Life threatening event, but not clinical death I was the ninth car in a 17 car and truck wreck.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes For a time I was not with my body.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Unconsciousness

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? It felt like there was no time there.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes My legs face and arms went into the light.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain I heard a child.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes White light with balls of light coming at me and bursting open.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I went into a wonderful place of complete understanding with white light.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe Unconditional Love for the world.

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

The experience included: Boundary

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No

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 When I heard the little child say we got to get out of here.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It was hard to express for a while

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes My hands had this warmness about them and when I thought about them they would warm up more.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The best was being in the light and the worst was coming back.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They say I'm a Miracle.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? Not now.

Experience Description 3/13/2005


I was coming home from a week long retreat in the mountains of North Carolina. It was Friday afternoon and I left around 130pm. I stopped at a rest area and stretch for awhile and went on my way. I drove through South Carolina and on into Calhoun County on I-26. It was hilly and there was not a cloud in the sky, I came over a hill and there was a large cloud I thought it was strange and I would check it out as I got to it. I came over another hill and under a overpass and started up the hill and the cloud was over the road, I could not see where it came from but drove on. The cloud was over all the cars and trucks when it fell to the ground.


I had no vision of what was happening, I remember steering my truck to the left and felt my left front tire fall of the road and crash, the next thing I remember I was in another place. There was a veil like or boundary there I was laying in the air right next to the veil, I could see into the veil. It felt like I was laying with my head to the west.


Looking into the veil I could see bright light and in the light there were little lights coming at me as they got closer they got bigger and when they got to me they exploded into something that I can't explain, I felt the energy from them, from it all it was like complete understanding, no judgment, bigger than Love. I began to move my legs into the boundary and then my arms, I felt I was going to the energy, then I heard a voice, the voice of a child. The voice said, 'We got to get out of here,' when 'here' was gone, I was back in the truck.


Everything was a mess I was slumped over in the seat the steering wheel was on my legs the dash was caved in on me, I raised my head forward and everything seemed to be in slow motion there was blood everywhere and my truck was on fire I couldn't move my legs I placed my hands on the bottom of the steering wheel and it came up enough for me to swing my legs around into the seat, my head was laying on the arm rest and I pushed with my leg and my head and got my shoulders into the window I push again and out I went. I don't remember hitting the ground.


The rest of the story is vague, I was in and out of it for several days in the hosp. People told me about the rest of the story, The wreck, there was 17 vehicle in it and 9 burnt 4 people died. For the longest time I had a feeling of heat in my hands and can still bring it if I think about it much. I have no fear of dying. It is living I struggle with now. I keep wondering if there's something I need to do with this, how to use it in my life, before its to late, before I go back to the light. So there it is I am open to any feed back, and Thank you for you time. Blessing, Benjamin



Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 9/14/1988

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes AccidentDirect head injury Life threatening event, but not clinical death Wreck

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal There was no need to explain, I felt whole enough.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I felt when I was next to the boundary I was at a high level of something. When I came back into the truck it was real hard to be.

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 It felt like there was no time, and I am not sure of that.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Everything was bright white.

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 My legs and arms pass through the boundary.

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain It felt like the balls of light were something and I am not sure

The experience included: Light

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 Bright light with little balls of light coming at me.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm there was a boundery of energy and light my legs and arms went into it.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Understanding, no judgment, Love.

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

The experience included: Boundary

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes My legs and arms went into the boundary.

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

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I am not sure that I believe all of what I was taught and very little of what I hear these days about religious beliefs.

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I am not sure that I believe all of what I was taught and very little of what I hear these days about religious beliefs.

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? Uncertain That this place where I went was not what I had been taught it would be, and it was hard to explain it to people.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I am short on patience some times. I am isolated and become depressed.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Being so real, words really don't come close.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I had this feeling of heat in my hands.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Being so near the boundary the light the energy and coming back.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Some at first, and then I tried to stop thinking about it.

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. It's been many years and its still as much of my reality as the day it happen.

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