Just after they smashed my face with a rock, I felt myself raising from a horizontal position and slowly rising from the surface to an upright position. Floating, so it seemed, completely aware of what was happening. Although I could see nothing I could feel every part of my body down to my waist. Although in the dark I seemed to know which way was forward or backward. In essence, gravity and three dimensions seemed to still be in play. I noticed an utter peace and feeling of non-concern and was of a blissful state I will never forget. I was fully aware what was happening to me and then I thought of my soon to be wife, asleep at Kona Shores waiting for me to come home and I remember asking myself what she would do now. At that very second I felt myself being forced back to where my body was lying and I entered into it so hard my body actually bounced off the concrete.
Date NDE Occurred: 02/10/86
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Criminal attack Life threatening event, but not clinical death
Although I wasn't aware of it at the time.
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 was fully aware.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Darkness
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm My sight was nocturnal. I could see without seeing. I looked at my arms and just knew they were there. The sense of touch was greatly enhanced.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Never concerned, but I didn't understand.
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 It only lasted fifteen to twenty seconds.
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Anger, lack of patience and not trusting of people.
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? There was no worst part. The best was the feeling of utter peace and contentment.
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