Experience Description

The time was June 12, 1982; approximately. 4:30p.m. My girlfriend (now my wife), her daughter, and I were returning from the kids' softball game. I was driving with both of them in the front seat of my pick-up. We were traveling west on route 30; a four-lane highway, two lanes in either direction, separated by a solid double yellow line. We were not wearing seatbelts. I was in the left lane moving at approximately forty-five miles per hour. I saw a vehicle turn out of a side street on the opposite side of the road and come toward me in its left lane. Assuming the car (a big Buick) would go by me I wasn't prepared for what would happen next. Apparently, the other driver decided to make a left turn. They gave no signal and turned right into my truck, they hit me head-on. I had no time to react. I said, 'Oh God.'

The following description is difficult because it wasn't physical. I was somewhere up and behind the vehicle; ten feet, twenty feet, I don't know. I remember 'seeing' the two bodies next to mine mold themselves into the dashboard as if it were made of clay. My body was there too; but I don't remember seeing it. While I was 'up and out' I felt no pain, no fear, no emotion; these being human feelings I can only conclude that I was something else. Then, as if a rubber band pulled me back to my body, I woke to see the front of my vehicle inches from the windshield. I turned and saw my friends moving. Somehow, I managed to push open the driver door, grabbed my friends, pulled them out, and carried them across the highway. Down we went on the curbside. My girlfriend was moaning, her daughter was screaming, and I could hardly breathe. Then, a woman's face appeared, inches from mine. She was smiling so sweetly. She said she was a nurse. She told me everything would be all right; then, she was gone. We were taken to the hospital and we all survived our injuries. Thank God!

Being raised catholic I was filled with much confusion. I didn't buy it then, and I still don't. To my maker, I would always say, 'If you want me to believe, you have to show me.' I think I was shown something. I no longer have to believe, I know. I think about the message from Jesus; simply stated, 'Love each other, and forgive.' Sometimes, I find myself preaching; not about any religion but, about the duality of our being. Body and Spirit. We are both.

This statement is sincere. Let me know what you think.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 6/12/1982

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident head-on car crash Car crash, two vehicles head-on.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning The human mind is part of the body. Time is a concept of the mind.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain

Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

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

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Most people I talk to about this think I'm nuts.

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