While playing superman I thought I could fly. I was sickly as a child and had asthma and migraine headaches. After I landed, I was out for a while. I don't know if it was a minute or a half hour. During that period of being out, I felt as I was being drawn upward. There was a blackness around me but I was being drawn to a light. I felt no presence of body, only of mind. For what seemed like a long time, I had a mental communication with someone that said it wasn't my time. I kept wondering if I was going to see my family and would I come back to this place again? No answer was to given me. I was given a message by someone who I could not see that said, 'Your son will save you.' That happened in January 2004. I was also given a message that my son would be a great leader. That hasn't happened yet. What I remember most was the wonderful feeling of peace and love.
Date NDE Occurred: 1955
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident Other jumped off a roof of single family while playing superman. out for what i guess was a few minutes
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I lost awareness of my body
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 was very curious of where I was and uneasy but not scared that I only had a presence of mind and not body.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was never alert but I always knew who I was. I was only nine at that 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 Just don't know. I realized I was in someplace different and unknown.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Don't recall any change in vision.
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 Drawn upward in a dark tunnel with a light from above.
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 Did not see anyone but someone was mentally communicating with me.
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Darkness
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 While being drawn upward I saw a bright light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love and peace which was overwhelming.
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
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 One hundred percent accurate as I described earlier.
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? No
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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 Don't be afraid of death.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Emotions. Can't explain the overwhelming feeling of both love and peace.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The overwhelmingly feeling of love and peace. Do not fear death.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told no one not even my wife until twenty-five years after the incident. It wasn't until January 2004 that I first told my wife and son the whole incident.
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 was only nine years old when the incident happened and told no one until twenty-five years later and then only after reading a book, 'Life After Life' by Dr. Raymond Moody.
I was afraid to tell anybody fearing my mother would think I was crazy.
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? It was most pleasurable except for no response if I would go back there.