At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' . Car accident caused to be at death's door.
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 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? More consciousness and alertness than normal Was fully aware of physical and spiritual settings.
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 Total and complete darkness - a place that is no place.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Sight was spiritual.
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? Yes Just the light.
The experience included: Void
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 The light was life itself. Different from earthly light. It was a living thing or person.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Terror - then warmth and life at the presence of the light.
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 Only that I would not die.
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? Liberal None
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes Try to live an overall better life.
What is your religion now? Liberal None
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Try to live an overall better life.
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? Yes Knew I would be healed.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Didn't have a frame of reference for what the light looked like. The light was not a light we are used to looking at but is alive and is life itself.
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? No, just a relief to see the light and get out of the darkness.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Don't readily share. Only share with those knowing of the accident (nurses, doctors) they believed. Also share with those inquiring.
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. Matter-of-factly. Tried not to think about it because of the terror.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. Still matter-of-factly. Try not to think about the terror. No fear, however, of it happening again.
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 did not add or take away from what was told me by my friend. It is very accurate based on what I know.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Questionnaire is the best under the circumstances. Only other suggestion is to let the NDEers know that those who have not had an NDE wish (even greatly wish) to understand with the best words possible the wonderful or even fearful aspects of NDEs. One of the reasons they happen and are remembered is for the benefit and uplifting or possibly warning of those living who have not had one.