I was in contact with a woman who I was supporting in Glasgow. She had accidently pushed my purse into a drain. I was leaning over to get it when suddenly everything went black. I thought at first that I was asleep. I wasn't aware that I was actually in the street in Glasgow. I felt like my body was missing and I was in a void space. The space seemed to have no limits and these were strange sounds like violins but more like voices. It was very loud. I felt very at ease, happy and not worried about how I was in this situation. I just felt like I was supposed to be here. Very quickly, I began to hear voices but I could actually hear them in my head but the sound was all around. I could also see what looked like an old woman wearing some sort of thick gloves, like rubber gloves. I thought she wanted to talk to me but she kept watching me. I recognized her but I don't know who she is at all. The musical sounds were coming from her and it was getting louder and louder. Suddenly I was seeing many strange crystal and glass objects. They had colors I'd never seen before. I suddenly heard a voice saying, 'Hello, hello.' Suddenly I was aware I was in Glasgow in the street. About seven minutes had passed. I felt it was years I had been in that state. Very strange.
Date NDE Occurred: July 1999
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Childbirth '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 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 More aware of sounds and sight. I could see all around but wasn't aware of having eyes.
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
There seemed to be no time.
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? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes An old woman wearing some sort of rubber gloves and sound was radiating from her. Definite being, or voice clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin.
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 unusual crystal and glass objects
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Incredible peace or pleasantness.
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
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
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Liberal
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? Yes I felt I knew things that I can't remember now. I'm an old woman and can't remember accurately. No longer in conflict with nature.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I can sense events or know what people will say or be about to do. I have unusual dreams about events in the past and future. No.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
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
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 don't have a fear of what happens after life.