Experience Description

I was very depressed over many issues and felt very alone. The doctor gave me sleeping pills. Unbeknownst to the doctor, I planned throughout that day that I would take them all. There were twenty nine in the packet. I went to bed that night at 10.00pm. I lived with my parents at that time. It was the following morning my mother came to wake me around 7.30am. She couldn’t and called my father. I was totally unconscious. My mum told me my body had gone into a fitting state before I stopped breathing. However, I remember watching myself above my body looking down. I saw my father come into the room and he was trying to resuscitate me. The next thing I remember is waking up in the ambulance hooked up to heart monitors and oxygen. I had never believed in out of body experiences until that moment but now I do feel that, yes, there is something out there. I'm not sure what or why. Thankfully, I didn't make it to the other side. I hurt the people I love the most. My family doesn’t talk about that day. I'm not sure if they believe what I saw, but I know my father brought me back.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1989

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Suicide attempt Clinical death I had stopped breathing.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I was watching from above.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was unconscious.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? There were no sounds.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes Just my room, but looking at it from the ceiling down.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Strange and confused.

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

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? Yes I used to be afraid of death, but now I feel we don't end there.

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 I have had many dreams that have come true and many coincidences have happened. I have said things that will happen to people but it usually happens not to the person intended. For instance I was talking to my employer, and I said I hoped my ex-husband’s bridge would fall off as we’d just split up. I was angry with him. The next day it happened to my employer. I seem to say many things in jest. But in one way or other, it happens. A few of my friends think I'm a witch!

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? That I came back.

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