It was a clear sunny day on a late spring if I'm not mistaken and I went with my father to the backyard of a school where he used to teach sports. He had a group of eighth grade students running around him in a circle, probably for warm-up, was focused on their activity, and didn't worry about me, as I was about twenty meters away from the circle playing. I decided to go to my daddy, as I got bored of being by myself. I started towards the group searching for him (everybody seemed so tall at that time as I was only five). The older kids obstructed my sight of him for several seconds with their 'giant' bodies so that it was a little harder than I'd have expected. Nevertheless, a few moments later I managed to spot him, which made me so happy that I simply decided to run to him as fast as I could. It was a terrible mistake because in doing so a boy accidentally collided with me while attempting to enter the circle. I fell to the right hand side as the students rushed from the left and hit my head severely.
There was no pain whatsoever except for a very short moment when I had the unpleasant feeling of being forced to the ground in a somewhat brutal way. Immediately after the impact, I saw an extremely thick fog all around me. In spite of the daylight, I could not make anything out because the fog was so thick. It only lasted for about ten seconds but I can't be sure of it and then everything changed.
This is where the unexplainable begins: Suddenly my vision was perfect; my hearing also, but to me everything seemed to be normal. I saw my dad picking me up and carrying me in his arms to hospital, which was pretty close to the school. He met a man on his way who asked what had happened, there were two schoolgirls who came with us to the hospital, and then I don't remember anything else from that moment till I woke up as it's been over twenty years since.
After actually being awake, I could see my mother along with the two girls from school staring at me and talking worryingly about my accident. It was no big deal to me at that time but as time went on I asked myself a lot of questions as I remember clear things that occurred while I was in a coma.
Date NDE Occurred: 1984
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Life threatening event, but not clinical death I had a serious head injury and went into a coma.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain 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
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was very conscious all the way but the alertness level decreased step by step.
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
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I think I was able to distinguish what everybody said around me.
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? No
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? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Hard to tell, not too much emotion.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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 Roman-Catholic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Moderate Roman-Catholic
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? 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 really.
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. I didn't realize it was unusual at that time as I was only five.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. There was an unexplainable consciousness during the coma as if nothing had happened to me.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No