Betty SOBE

Experience Description

I was twelve and I was playing with my friends outside. One friend was pulling another and myself in a wagon. Another friend was running side by side chasing the wagon down a sidewalk. I tripped and started to fall. The second I hit the ground I saw myself from about one hundred and fifty feet in the air. I could see everything looking straight down. The tops of the trees, the top of my house, myself and my friend running. It was all in a freeze frame. It felt like I was looking down on everything for about five to seven solid seconds. It was like looking at a photo. There was no fear of being high in the sky, just a freeze frame as if time stopped. I could still feel it was a good period of five to seven seconds that I was looking down.

As soon as it was over, I felt myself on the ground and looked forward thinking my friends were further ahead because of the time lapse. In fact, the person running next to me was still right next to me and the wagon and friends were only a couple of steps ahead. It was almost as if the looking down part never took up any time. I was surprised and just stood up very confused. I looked over at my parents, who were outside talking to neighbors to see if they witnessed what I did. They noticed nothing other than me tripping and falling. I didn't hit my head or anything like that. I simply fell to my hands and knees. I remember telling my friends about it and I think they thought I was crazy. I clearly remember this because it frightened me! What does this mean?

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1994

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No

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 fell and had this immediate freeze shot of looking down at myself.

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning Time froze. I could only see this one scene. I heard nothing.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. When I was up in the air, I couldn't hear anything. It was like time had stopped.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Confused.

God, Spiritual and Religion:


Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I wonder if we really are souls in a body.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The worst did not understand it. The best did also not understand it.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I got a laugh from most. One friend asked if I had some gold cord connecting me to my body, but I didn't. She seemed to understand that it was real.

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

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain