Erika FS NDE

Experience Description

My first experience happened very fast, but was very significant. What happened was that I fell off a wash basin when I was six years old and struck my head on a heater that was inside the bathroom. At the same time, a full water glass that was on a shelf broke between the floor and my head. The only thing I remember is that I saw a pathway of stones and I walked along it with someone who took me by my hand. We went towards a resplendent light. I wasn't afraid at any time. I didn't see the face of the person I was walking with, nevertheless he wore a white tunic and I walked on his left. Suddenly, I heard my mother's voice and turned back and then I woke up.

My second experience happened when I heard a song that is precisely the theme of the movie, 'Casablanca.' The first time I heard this song I felt a strange sensation in my body. My heart began to beat rapidly and I felt as if my body was full of cuts. Afterwards I had a vision of a highway where I saw a crumpled, pistachio green automobile - so crumpled; in fact, I remember it looked like an accordion. I saw two bodies thrown there (I saw everything from above), covered with blood. I supposed the bodies were dead. But first I felt that sensation of my heart beating rapidly and above all else, my body hurt all over and I felt like I had cuts in my skin. That time I cried.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: En el año de 1980

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury Life threatening event, but not clinical death. One of the experiences was caused by a life-threatening event.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Frightening

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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal During the second occasion, I felt a lot of fear and my heart suddenly beat rapidly. My whole body hurt and I had great desire to cry.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I wasn't in a conscience state during the second experience. I was afraid during the second occasion. I didn't feel fear during the first.

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

Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Well, at age six, I hadn't lived through many experiences. I had never before suffered an accident. My first automobile accident was when I was nineteen and not with the same intensity that I experienced.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I'm deaf in one ear. Nevertheless, I don't know for sure if I lost my hearing because of the accident in the bathroom.

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? No

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? Uncertain I held somebody's hand, but I don't know who it was.

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 Very white and resplendent.

The experience included: A landscape or city

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? With the first experience I didn't feel fear. With the second, I recall feeling it.

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

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? Moderate

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain They are two different experiences - nevertheless, they both happened at the same age, although at different stages.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I didn't know what had happened to me until I found out about the tunnels of light.

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 probably real.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real.

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

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I'm not yet familiar with this website. Nevertheless I enjoy it and hope to continue visiting it.