I was in a car accident in 2001. I was the passenger in the car. I remember nothing of the accident but it being black, and for a second I thought, ‘Why does my leg hurt?’ An older man happened to see the car in the nine foot embankment. He stopped. He called the cops. After they were there for a while, they wanted to pronounce me dead. He refused to let them. So they worked for hours to get me out. At the time, what my mind, body, and spirit went through was hell. I started out knowing that I couldn't wake up, and then I was shown all the good things and the bad things that have happened in my life. I started to believe that this was it. I'm going to die.
At one point, my mother’s friends from church came to see me. The one man worked at the hospital. I woke up terrified because I was in the morgue, or at least it’s what I saw one minute then I awoke in my room. I described it to my nurse and everyone else in the room, my nurse was so afraid of me because I described it perfectly. That was just one of the many.
I have a daughter who was just about two at the time. I saw her in a field with me, and a little child walking with us. It was strange I only had one child. Later after I got well, they said that I would never be able to have children, or get pregnant. They said it was impossible. I know having that second child walking beside me was my miracle, that I was blessed to see. I know this might sound strange, but this is all true.
A couple years later, I had this horrible feeling that a child was going to die. I told my husband, and he thought I was nuts. It was there inside me for a week, I felt so sick over it. That next week we get a phone call, his little ten year old cousin dies on a four wheeler. This was another awakening for me. It’s like I've always had this thing inside of me, but it took major self-discovery, and discipline to find it. Anyway, this all happens in my life a lot now. I read people, I get signs in my dreams, it’s different. But it happened to me. Honest truth. Thanks for listening.
Date NDE Occurred: 'May 25, 2001'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Car Accident 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' My internal organs were giving out.
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 I didn’t see myself except for in the field. I just know how I felt.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was in a coma, and then I was awake.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning My mother said I would talk about seeing my aunt at the store. In reality it happened months before that or I just thought I was dead.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I don't think so.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes When I was going through the good and the bad, I realized then what hell must be. It’s the disgusting feeling you felt from being in a position that you know is wrong. It’s everything bad you ever did, without escaping to live a better day. It’s the horror of knowing you’re there. I realized that, and I came to be at peace with the world, my family, myself, and everything seemed to begin anew.
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes
The experience included: Darkness
Did you see an unearthly light? No. No light. Was it an unconscious reality life, or was it death?
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I had no sight with my eyes. There was an inner sight. I could smell two things I'll never forget: my brother’s cologne, and my dad’s winter fresh gum.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was terrified, happy, sad, and at peace. With just about everyone. I was scared to see where I lived at the time. It was like I was above it looking down in a séance. I was happy to see I would live another day with my child.
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe I realized I am here to be a friend and understand why things work the way they do. Human nature, my children. So many things. To help people talk about what I'm telling you.
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I had my second child, I made a great life for myself. I have helped so many people.
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain
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 My mother kept a journal of my whole episode. At one point, I remember waking straight up and telling her I spoke to god and he said I will be ok. No, I don't recall seeing him. But I remember it was like a feeling. I sensed it in my heart.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I grew up faster than anyone my age. I feel like such an old soul at this point I've taken so much in. Like life, emotions, sadness, heartache, happiness, and tiredness.
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 I've explained one. I've had little ones, some is psychology. It’s all about being perceptive to human nature some is just a feeling you get.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I survived for my children, they need me so. The worst is my pain, I'm all messed up with a bar in my leg, my pelvis is fused back together without surgery, and I have pancreatitis.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Many with others in the same situation as me. Friends, family, programs.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No