Experience Description

My entire day leading up until the accident felt strange. I felt another presence surrounding me and almost as though everything had already been planned in advance like it was destined to happen. On my way to the intersection, I felt a strong negative energy and at that moment, I felt as though something terrible was going to happen. I waited patiently at the cross walk for the lights to change and signal my way to cross. Moments later, it was my turn to walk and there were NO vehicles or pedestrians in sight, so I began to cross. Suddenly within seconds, a car was driving at full speed and runs right into me. I could almost feel this negative energy suddenly release and disappear. As for me, I rolled over the entire car, fell onto the street, and felt paralyzed with blood everywhere. I couldn't breathe and I was in a tremendous amount of pain - I tried to lift myself up but I was unable to.

I was convinced that I was going to die. I asked God, 'why?' I asked if this is my destiny at least let me die peacefully without additional pain. I began to cry thinking of my family who needed me and how many things I had yet to accomplish such as school, having a family, saying goodbye to loved ones and suddenly my life fast forwarded in front of my eyes and I slowly drifted off. I was now able to see myself laying on the street covered in blood with my belongings scattered around me. I kneeled down beside my body and began to cry, it was far more real this time and I saw two women who had parked there car and ran towards the scene to aid me - but it was too late I was already dead.

I looked around and it seemed like another dimension. People who had not been there previously were walking around and doing normal day to day activities. Some had been hurt and some looked normal and suddenly I began to think of how much I still had to do and how I never got the chance to say I love you to my parents and how much I would miss them and felt terrible to know they would find out I died. SUDDENLY a car was driving in the direction of my body lying on the street and my grandfather APPEARED, whom I have never met and only know in photographs, he stood over my body and used his hand to stop the car which was coming in my direction. As he stood there placing his arms out towards the car, it stopped and before I could thank him, I was ALIVE again.

I was back in my body for a few moments. Once I had returned to my body the third dimension didn't exist neither did the people I saw and my late grandfather was gone. Paramedics had surrounded me and I remember having the worst headache, which felt like your head being continuously banged into concrete over and over. I drifted off again and went into a different state this time it was a white, pastel light similar to a tunnel. In exactly six and a half hours I woke up in the hospital shivering uncontrollably - alone - and alive with a second chance of life.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: January 28 2009

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Accident. Direct head injury I was a pedestrian at the time of this accident when a motor vehicle ran into me. 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' Hit by a car.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Frightening

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I clearly left my body and existed outside it

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 Entire time.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Entire 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

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Some things seemed transparent and much clearer than in day to day life.

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 I remember a light of white and pastel and a form of a tunnel but everything seems blurry after that.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes My late grandfather whom I never met but only know from photographs. Other spirits/people in another dimension walking around dressed in different attire continuing with their day to day life.

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 A bright light of white and pastel.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm A dimension where people were carrying on.....some looked hurt and some looked ok

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Devastated, Frightened, Shocked, and Curious.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness

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

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control Everything seemed to pass by my eyes, mostly joyful experiences during my twenty-one years and some sad ones. Especially leading up to the accident.

The experience included: Vision of the future

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future

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? Yes I try to be more religious and learn more about religions in general.

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I try to be more religious and learn more about religions in general.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

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 The existence of another dimension.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I am less open and I have suffered from a lot of stress depression and uncontrollable anxiety and fear.

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? Yes At times I am able to sense my surrounding for presence and also have seen a spirit a couple of times.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Life passing by my eyes. Having my late grandfather protect me. Entering another dimension.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Some are amazed. Some think I've gone through a lot so it's a hallucination period.

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 extremely convinced without a doubt in my mind of all these events which happened.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Everything was real - at no moment in time did I question this, I am convinced.

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