I left my body shortly after it happened; I hung above for a brief while watching them work on me, not feeling any fear or sadness, just watching. Then I could see a light, in the light I traveled towards a figure. I never got a clear look at the figure, but I heard a voice it said, 'Are you ready? If you come forward, you can't go back,' although it happened so fast, I know I was in no rush to answer. I looked back and could still see myself lying there, it said to me, 'If you go back you won't like what is going to happen, but I need you there. What I have planned for you has not begun yet.'As if it read my mind, boom, I was back in my body, in pain hurting, gasping for air, paramedics all around me, working to stabilize my body. Then life-flight to Pittsburg, Allegany General, I remember going into surgery. I awoke eight days later, came home two more days later, and then my life started changing. So weird from this point, please understand, this is so different from who I was before this. I got a very large settlement from the accident. I helped people in every way I could, my family, friends, strangers, you name it, lace up for kids, and I just never stopped giving.Then my family fell apart. This is where I figure the, 'You won't like what happens,' started. First, I caught my wife having an affair, okay, marriage over, divorce. I'm okay with that. Then all hell breaks loose. My luck has never been this bad in my life. But here's the kicker: I'm so happy, if I meet someone and they're going to kill themselves, with so little effort from me they're no longer feeling that way. If they're going to lose their car I seem to have the answer to fix it, I can't explain this. I only know I feel that I now am serving my purpose. I have had women in my life and man they were eaten up with problems. Then when it's over between us, I look back and all the problems they had, I fixed and then was gone. It's like I meet these people or am sent to them in some way to fix what I can then it's time for me to move on to where I am needed next. Here's a kicker also: sometimes I know months in advance where I will be in a month or two, not who I will be with but, the town or the looks of the person I will be with. Weird huh
Date NDE Occurred: 8-24-87
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes AccidentSurgery-related 'FIRST DAY ON JOB,TRUCK STALLED OUT,FELLOW WORKER TRYED TO START TRUCK WHILE I WAS LYING BEHIND FRONT TIRE,TRUCK JUMPED BACKWARDS UP ON TOP MY STOMACH...' Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) RAN OVER BY 5 TON TRUCK....
Well, I was bleeding from all parts of the body - eyes, nose, mouth, ears, I lost my left kidney as a result, I had my left lung collapsed, lines from my intestines severed, stomach lining torn.
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 Pretty much all the time.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Pretty much all the time.
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
It was all like a dream.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. All of this, this is what I mean by crisp.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was different; I want to phrase it as knowing what you were hearing was certain even if you did not see movement producing it.
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? Yes It was a total tube of light, I saw no floor or walls or ceiling, only light totally around me and I was moving through it as though it was a tube or tunnel.
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
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 I saw a form, that appeared to be of a male figure.
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? Yes
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm WHERE I WAS FIT THIS,THIS WAS A DIMENSION OF BEAUTIFUL LIGHT...
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Totally relaxed, unafraid, so, so comfortable.
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
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control My life was around me it was in the light, like smoke, I could see it but was not drawn to it as I was the figure.
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I was told I would not like what was about to happen.
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? Yes Much stronger.
What is your religion now? Moderate I HAVE A GREATER BELIEF NOW THEN EVER BEFORE.....
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Much stronger.
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? Yes Divorce.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Still to this day it is, because when you start to touch upon the subject others stop paying attention, as if they are afraid to go there.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Ability to help others, as if giving a gift.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All of it.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Scared - my ex-wife.
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 probably real
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real All of it was and it is my life now.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Please find out all you can about this, I know there are others who have been given gifts they are afraid to use, as I was.
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