All that I remember, because I was so young, is seeing my daddy on the ground holding me in his arms. It was like I was standing above him watching. I do know from my parents that I was run over by my mother's car, I feel out after knocking the car in reverse. She had gone in the house to take some groceries in before we had to go pick up my brother and sister at the movies. I know that after the car ran over me I had tire marks across my head and back. I was totally blind in both eyes and when my parents went the hospital the next morning to take me to hospital I was riding down the hallway on a tricycle, totally blind. The doctors at the hospital told my parents I would never see again, they even used me as a case study. But after two weeks, by some miracle, I got the sight back in my right eye, the doctors could not explain it. The accident also left a scar on my brain.
Date NDE Occurred: 1962
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain AccidentDirect head injury 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening'
I don't really remember a lot of the details.
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 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 I don't know.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I don't know.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Floating in space.
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. I was blind.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I can't remember.
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? Uncertain I don't remember.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain I don't remember.
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? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
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
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I believe there is more to the existence than basic religions, I see Christianity etc. as being on a kindergarten level, with spirituality as graduation from Harvard.
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believe there is more to the existence than basic religions, I see Christianity etc. as being on a kindergarten level, with spirituality as graduation from Harvard.
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? Uncertain Can't remember.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I view people with tolerance.
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 Empathy, clairsentience, clairvoyance, claircognizence, possible healing, sensitivity to discarnate.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All I know is it changed my entire being, I don't remember much about the experience itself, but, I have an inner knowing that it made me different, kind, and loving in a way that is beyond the norm, it made me 'special' I can't explain it.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes A long time, I have had them most of my life, sometimes I have experienced different senses at different times of my life with some blockage, I am just know really starting to open up about it.
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 don't remember.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It did happen, it was not my time, I have some purpose but I don't know what yet.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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