I was little at the time, I think 9 or 10, but I could have been younger. I was playing at friend's house, just behind my own house. In the yard was a semi-truck. The other kids and I were running around and jumping off the truck. I don't know if I was pushed or just fell.
But all of a sudden, I was above the yard looking down on myself. I could see the other kids still running around and playing, unaware I was hurt, but it was peaceful, warm and quiet. I was lying motionless. I could see I was above the large tree that was in the yard. If I had to guess how high I was out of my body, probably 70 to 100 feet or maybe higher. Anyway, in a matter of seconds, I was back in my body.
I jumped up holding my arm and started crying. It was pretty clear after a second that I had broken my arm. I never told my parents or anyone until later on in life. I didn't want to sound like a nut. Later on in life, I was watching a special on TV about it and that's when I decided to share my experience. All I know is that, if that's what heaven feels like and I hope it is, and then I have no problem with death. It was truly a beautiful and peaceful experience.
Date NDE Occurred: 1978 or 1979
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Accident Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening . I fell some distance. I think when I hit the ground is when the OBE was triggered
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? No sound at all.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes The sun and its warmth
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
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? 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? Moderate christian
What is your religion now? Moderate christian
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? The best part of the experience was having it and the worst was going back in my body. The best was having it and the worst was going back in my body.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I never told my parents or anyone until later on in life. I didn't want to sound like a nut. Later on in life I was watching a special on TV about it and that's when I decided to share my experience.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? None