When I was sixteen years old I was driving home with my dad from the mall. When we got side swiped by a passing speeding car changing lanes too fast. We were pushed into a transport trailer and dragged under for about two hundred feet. My dad was almost not injured, the car hit on his side, but we hit the transport on mine (three lanes of traffic on the Queensway). I was pretty much in and out of it through most of the time spent still in the car, emergency crews trying to get me out into the ambulance; my dad was already gone in another. Once I was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, I was more alert and taking to the paramedics. (This is why I now never forget to where medical alert.) I was in a lot of pain and I remember one of the paramedics saying to me, 'You're a lucky kid you know that.' He then prepared a syringe and gave me a shot of medication, not knowing I have a very serious deadly reaction to penicillin. The drug he gave me had some in it. (Penicillin helps fight bacteria in the blood stream after one suffers from large deep wounds.) It was only a matter of a few seconds when my vision went dark. I could not breath; I could still hear the paramedics too. They were freaking out.
Suddenly I felt as if I could breathe again, no effort. And I could see a small white light in the center of my vision, kind of at the end of a tunnel with an orange glow. I started to move through the tunnel. I thought, I'm dead and that's it. I had no sensation of the pain I felt before, completely out of body, but one hundred percent consciousness. Then I remember seeing an image in my head, something told me and imprinted I guess, the knowhow of what I was seeing, and it was crazy as it is, the universe. Kind of like a giant bluish see-through egg, with millions and billions of light points, different colors, on the outside and inner. All connected by darker blue links, full of different kinds of life. I only saw this for a second or two but knew the 'Scientifics' to it; it's very hard to explain.
The next thing was that I was back in the 'tunnel' all different colors now, colors I haven't seen before, maybe not on 'OUR' spectrum. There was also too a gentle chiming noise, with a tune to it, it was comforting. The colors seemed to change with the notes. This experience at this point gave me a sense of energy, and happiness, not to fear anything, that all is going as it's supposed to be. I also had the sense that I knew the answer to everything, I was awe struck that I knew 'everything' but it made me feel more and more content. I remember seeing the silhouette of someone at the end of the tunnel. He was speaking to me in emotions through thought, again, feeling more comfort and happiness. When I got to the end of the tunnel it was like a big white room with a bright glow to it, and there was the light close in front of me.
I looked at the person in this room with me and it was my old friend Brydon, that died five years earlier in a boating accident, but he looked my age. I remember him saying to me again with thought, 'Mistakes are made. He made one, and he'll pay with his job. This is not your time yet Dan, I'll see you later.' And he walked into the light. Almost at that second I was 'warped' back down the tunnel, this time I seemed to fall into one of the light points on the giant egg. It became difficult to breathe again, and my normal vision came back, I could hear the sirens again and the paramedics. I remember hearing one yell, 'He's back, he's back,' and seeing the other with paddles.
I've only disused this experience with my parents and my close friend Jesse. People look at you weird when you say these kinds of things. I would say that I have lost about twenty-five percent of the knowledge I gained in my experience - most of that being the knowledge I seemed to gain surrounding 'Time'. My vision is sharper, I can see things more 3D like now as well I have a heighten sense of hearing. On a few occasions I've have precognitions. Sensed a phone call, knew I was going to see someone that day, knew when bad things where about to happen, good things as well. The other scary thing about my experience was following the accident. About two weeks later, I found out the paramedic that used the drug on me lost his job. Also, clocks don't keep time around me anymore, it's a curse, I live alone in an apartment now, five clocks have to be corrected weekly.
Date NDE Occurred: August 2002
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain AccidentAllergic reaction Life threatening event, but not clinical death . Allergic reaction to Penicillin. I saw my friend Brydon who died five years before.
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 An understanding to the universe and its structure, why things are the way they are and an understanding of time, heightened sight and hearing, saw colors I've never seen before.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Full duration.
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 seemed very quick, but clear and detailed so it had to have had a duration.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Vision was much sharper and again colors I have not seen before even to this day.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Everything seemed clear and the perfect volume, it was almost as if there were no sounds it was all being fed into my mind.
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 A light at the end with a orange glow.
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 was with my old friend Brydon who died five years before, he told me it was not my time and I was sent back.
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 It was bright and white.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm yes the white room with the white light, and i was well saw the entier universe in one eyes view.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Comfort, happiness, and excitement.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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
The experience included: Special Knowledge
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 I can now feel when a phone call is come through. I also have good feelings and that day will be good and bad feeling on bad days.
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes The white room with the white light where I meet my old friend Brydon.
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? Conservative/fundamentalist None
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No I have never been one to believe in God, heaven or hell. My experience offered me more clarity on the subject that there is no God, no heaven or hell. No wrong or right religion, only that we are one small part of a whole that must co-exist in order for the whole to remain as one.
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist None
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No I have never been one to believe in God, heaven or hell. My experience offered me more clarity on the subject that there is no God, no heaven or hell. No wrong or right religion, only that we are one small part of a whole that must co-exist in order for the whole to remain as one.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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? Yes I gained a sense of universal order, how it's made up and its structure, why things are the way they are, and the understanding of time. However, I seemed to have lost my understanding of time quickly after the experience, almost instantly.
I also gained a sense of feeling all in the universe as if I could feel all the 'souls' in it. Believe me; life does exist on other worlds.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain The Knowledge gained during the experience, such as the make-up of the universe and how it's all interconnected as one.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain Time does not seem to keep track around me anymore.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? No.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I shared this experience with my parents shortly after being in the hospital and also told my best friend Jesse about a year ago. Other than that, I wrote a lot in my little book I have. Until now I have not shared it with others but it was the experience of Kelly K's story that made me share it with you, I would like to speak with her.
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. Very clear in my mind, easy to recall.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. Very clear still easy to recall.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? No.