Experience Description

I remember I was looking down at two men in white, two police, and my mother. They were bent over looking down at a boy lying in the street. I could see an ambulance with the back doors open. It seemed as if I was looking down through a kaleidoscope.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: About Sept 1966

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 hit by a car.

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes While looking down I could see my lower body and hands and arms. At that time it did not seem out of place to be floating.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was unconscious, but I know that what I saw was real.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? There was no sound at all.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

Did you see an unearthly light? No

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was puzzled.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I saw my mother, two police, and two men in white looking down at a boy in the street.

Did scenes from the future come to you? No

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs 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

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Not knowing what was happening.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Mother, father, sisters, brothers, and friends.

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

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I was not able to understand at the time what was happening.