Experience Description


I was playing at the home of a friend when I was about ten years old. We were on her back porch, which had an iron railing around it. Hanging out of the nearby kitchen window was a (now old-fashioned) window air-conditioning unit. It had just rained and everything was wet. I sat up on the railing and put my hand on a metal brace hanging from the unit. I started getting electrically shocked, and started shaking all over, (like you see in the cartoons!). Anyway, my friend started calling my name, and then when I couldn't move, she touched me. This broke the current apparently and she got shocked. I was probably only shaking for a few seconds. During this time, I had a 'life review'.


I wish I could remember more details about it, (I'd like to be hypnotized to see if I could go back there). It was like a dream, but someone took me to a place and reviewed every moment, every second of my life up to that point. I remember later being amazed that in just a few seconds I could see ten years, but I could. I could see every good thing and every bad thing and every experience I ever had. I think there was a wheel of some sort, (but I may have read this somewhere and imagined it). At the time I don't remember telling anyone about what happened to me, because I wasn't exactly sure. I do remember feeling like time was completely different in the place where I was.


Years later, when I first heard of 'near-death' experiences and began reading about them, someone wrote of 'life-reviews', and I was like, 'Wow that is exactly what happened to me!'

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: Around 1965

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Accident Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening Not really sure how dangerous, was electrically shockedNot sure of the question, the accident was possibly life threatening.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

Did you feel separated from your body? No

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was conscious and 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, apparently time wasn't the same, because I was able to see my whole life in seconds, yet I remember afterward not understanding how that could be so.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Don't remember.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain Don't remember.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I don't remember them, but they guided me.

Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain Don't remember.

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

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I wish I could remember more, obviously. I was so young; I just remember I was amazed that I saw everything!

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:

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? Uncertain I was young, and did not understand it for years, (what it was) - until I started reading about near-death experiences many years later. I wish I could remember the experience more vividly.

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? Worst was seeing the bad things I had done in my life.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No I don't feel like it's enough to share, but it was VERY REAL.

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