Experience Description

There was a wall next to a swing, and I jumped from this wall to grab the cross-bar of the swing. My hands slipped and I fell on my back from a height of over six feet, hitting my head as well. Then I saw my whole life in fast-forward. When I woke up there were a lot of people around me, asking me if I was okay, and I told them I was in a bit of pain, then asked them how many hours I had been there. They told me that I had not been there for hours, but just for a few seconds.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1981

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Fuerte golpe en espalda y cabeza 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' Me caí de un columpio de espaldas y perdí el conocimiento I believe so, I believe I was as if dead.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

Did you feel separated from your body? No No

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness As above.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was unconscious but I could see clearly a kind of mental video of my life.

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 I thought I had been lying on the ground for hours, whereas it was really only seconds.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

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

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

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

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? No

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Incredibly rapid sequences and images from my life.

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

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I was not a child and the only thing which surprised me was that my whole life should pass in a matter of seconds, I thought I had been lying on the ground for hours.

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? 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 could see the light surrounding persons, I don't know if this would be the aura.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I shared it with people I trust.

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 It was real, I saw my life.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It was real; it was obvious that I was seeing my own past.

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

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I say what I said to you in the previous experience, everything I have said is true, and I have nothing to gain by lying, I just want to tell my own truth so that it can be compared with that of other people, in order to learn something about this complicated life.