Experience Description

I was on the operating table after a terrible car crash that almost severed half of my right foot. I passed out. I then started to walk towards a very peaceful light sort of a tunnel and just a tremendous sense of joy. As I got closer to the end of the tunnel, I heard an older man's voice that said it was not my time yet.

Then I awoke on the operating table. I heard the doctors and nurses saying that I was waking up. Then they administered something that knocked me out again.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 8/16/80

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I lost awareness of my body

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 While I was walking through the light tunnel.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? While I was walking through the light tunnel.

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

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. All of the above.

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 A tunnel of white light.

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: 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 Very Bright and soothing.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm A beautiful tunnel of light

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Tremendous sense of Peace and Happiness.

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 A very great sense of awareness and the ability to read people.

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I have a lot of déjà-vu experiences.

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 Catholic

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate Catholic

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? Uncertain

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? Uncertain

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? A tremendous sense of awareness.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Only family and close friends. Who believe that I actually experienced what I say I did.

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 It's hard to put in words.

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

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