Experience Description

After running into the electricity pylon I only remember the black existing around my body. I don't think I was aware of what was happening but I remember the extraordinary feeling of wellbeing. I did not feel any pain anymore. Nothing existed anymore, there was only my spirit and the voices surrounding me were the firefighters' voices who arrived a little after to take me to the hospital. It is at that time that I saw my body from above. The electroencephalogram was flat.

I was impressed by the words used by the firefighters, 'He is fainting, we are losing him,' whereas it seemed not to me - I was there but I was unable to say anything, as if I was dead and at this moment I felt some fear. Then, I felt a heat, so soft, invading my body. I turned back and I saw one person who held my hand and who told me, without moving its lips, 'Come, don't be afraid. I am here to help you and to go with you before you recover your place on this earth. It is not yet the time for you; you still have so much things to do.'

When I awoke, I was lying on a bed, in a hospital, with a perfusion of morphine because, in this accident, I had not been only dead for a while, but I also lost the use of my left arm, which will remain forever paralyzed. On waking, I learned that I had been in a coma for three months and that the family had ordered a tombstone in the small cemetery of the city (I reassure you, since that time, it has been taken out). What I keep from this experience is only one small part of my life that I keep without talking about, in a corner of my memory.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 26/11/1998

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Clinical death Loss of all sensitivities.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Disturbing

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I didn't see my terrestrial body. It was as if I had a mask but if I looked at what I wanted to see, I saw it.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was in a coma.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning The time which passed during this experience appeared short to me compared to the coma which lasted three months.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes The person who held my hand came with me in the tunnel but we didn't reach the end.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

The experience included: Void

The experience included: Darkness

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes A halo of bright light which did not dazzled.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Feeling of wellbeing.

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

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? Liberal

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The fear of not being understood.

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 worst is to be back, the best is to be back too.

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