Working alone. Grabbed a water pipe for balance. Got full electric shock across the heart -- 115 volts AC. Fell back to get off pipe -- don't remember hitting floor. Was floating in a black void, very happy -- no pain of any kind. Saw a light at my level, to the left. Swung that way and headed for the light, there was a texture to the light like the sun reflecting off water onto a white wall. As I moved to the light, I could hear a dog howling, got louder as I got closer. All of a sudden, the incredible happiness was gone, and I was back in my voltage racked body. The dog howl -- was me! Some primeval survival instinct had kicked in. The sound brought a co-worker from two rooms away, and got me off the pipe-drill motor connection. I was able to change the dog-howl to the word, 'Help.'He took me to an Emergency Room and they could find nothing wrong! When I related the incident, the doctor estimated by evidence that I was dead for ten to twenty seconds. I have had no residual effects, except I'm no longer afraid of dying, and appreciate everything in my life more.
Date NDE Occurred: ? Summer 1972
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Clinical death The Dr. said I was most likely dead for 10-20 seconds.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes Perfect size and health.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Knocked out.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Time had no meaning -- eternity.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The dog howling.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes Horizontal tunnel.
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 Sunlight reflecting off water onto a white wall (like in 'Poltergeist' movie).
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Incredible happiness and lack of pain.
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? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will The snap-back with the dog-howl.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Take more time to, 'Stop and Smell the Roses!'
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? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Best -- the black-void/light experience. Worse -- snapping back into my tortured body.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They all said that I was 'sent back' because my reason for being on Earth was not over yet.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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