Experience Description

I was driving with a friend from Missouri late at night. I was in the passenger seat. My friend fell asleep at the wheel and the truck went off the road and turned end over end. At the time, it seemed time stood still and happened in slow motion.

Everything went black. I saw a movie of my life, even the birth of myself leaving my mother's body, being delivered by doctor. It seemed I viewed my whole life even up to the moment of being in the truck.

I was then in a tunnel floating and had the most peaceful feeling ever in my life. There was a bright white light at the end of the tunnel and I just kept reaching for it. Then, I was just back in the truck, hanging upside down by the seat belt. My friend had got out of the truck by then. We were both ok but spent the night in the hospital. We were both drinking and smoking pot too.

Just so you know.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: JUNE 17 1975

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening' Pick up truck went over a hill off the road.

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? Normal consciousness and alertness The whole time when the truck left the road.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? The whole time when the truck left the road.

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 Time stood still.

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

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? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm THE LIGHT

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Most peaceful.

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

The experience included: Life review

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 NOT PRACTICING ANYTHING BUT WAS BROUGHT UP CATHOLIC

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate BELIEVE IN CHRIST JESUS

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? Yes Could not tell anyone.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The light and the feeling.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Just the ex-wife.

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 probably real Tried to forget it.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was probably real Not sure.

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