Experience Description

I fell and the next thing I knew, I was in bed in a hospital room. But I was also up near the ceiling, looking down at myself in the bed. My Mom and my Grandma were at my Grandma's house, and I saw them there, crying. Next thing I saw was the Universe. Then I saw the light. It kept asking me to come to it. I saw my relatives in line. They told me to go to the light, too. I finally got to the light, and a voice told me that I have to go back - that they are not ready for me yet - because I still have some things to do. The next thing I remember is being back in my body.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: in the 1950's

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident I fell down an escalator.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Every year after that, I dreamed about this, until I found out what had happened to me.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The voice of God.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I saw some relatives. They said to go to the light.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes It was a bright light.

The experience included: A landscape or city

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt happy.

The experience included: Special Knowledge

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 I don't know.

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? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

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? Yes Sometimes what I dream about comes true.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? That I'm not afraid to die.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes. My son.

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