Experience Description

At about the age of eight or nine. I had many sleep problems. I would stop breathing and wake up gasping for air. At the time, I did not know that this had a name. I only, not long ago, found out about sleep apnea.

My sister and I shared a room. Our beds were side by side with almost no room in between them to move around. After waking up in the middle of the night, I remember sitting up on my bed and trying to reach the floor so that I can stand up. But for some reason I couldn't do it. The floor seem to get further and further away as I stretched my legs. So I decided to hop off my 3 foot high bed, until I noticed my feet never landed on the floor; Instead, I literally just floated.

I felt light as air. Then sensed a tugging feeling coming from my belly button and I started to slowly move toward my window; which was glowing a bright white light. As I looked down I noticed a cord; delicate, see through and sparkling, making its way from me, towards the light, passing forever into the non visible distance.’

So I turned to look at myself on the bed, and that is when I got sucked back into my body, in a micro-second.

And a great comforting sense of peace bathed over me. After, that's when I awoke once again gasping for air.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1995

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Illness Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening

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

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I wasn't one hundred percent aware, but it was enough to know that it wasn't a dream.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes A bright, white light.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt peace.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

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? No

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I thought I was dying.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

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

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain