I was travelling by bike when I was hit by a car which continuing its run literally climbed on me causing me several fractures including the most serious cervical fracture of the 4th and 5th. During the investment, I was dead. A few minutes later (I think minutes) I saw myself from above and the car raised by the tow truck, a nurse, who then I identified at the hospital, who tried to revive me, and a priest who gave me the last rites on the street.
Then I saw a huge bright light that was not blinding, indeed very nice. I saw a kind of obstacle and then the return at a speed rate that you cannot describe. I was shouting my dissent while I was running through a tunnel and finally the revival. I again went into a coma at the hospital during my hospitalization but I have never seen again the light.
Date NDE Occurred: 1974
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident incidente stradale Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
I clearly left my body and existed outside it
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 As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Absolutely no physically and earthly, maybe if it's possible to say astral then I would say since I think I was dead.
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
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Light, light, light everything had forms even though it was only light.
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? Yes But distinctly the tunnel was clear during the return even if I repeat at an unspeakable speed rate.
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
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 About eight.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm come 8
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Tenderness for the people who rushed to try to revive me.
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
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? Yes It seemed the real dimension which is due to us.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The huge light at the end of the tunnel, and the speed rate of return.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain Maybe sometimes I can hear things but I do not know whether it is due to this or is it just intuition.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I was angry but without knowing who or what was not to be there. In that moment I considered it like a denial, but must be considered that I was sixteen.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I would say almost since I woke up from the coma, the reaction of some people consisted in incredulity, others were envious not realizing that to live a tragedy that nearly destroyed two families it had to happen a thing like this.
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 Literally 'damn it's all true'.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was probably real Because I am growing some doubts arise and this is why I came to this website. Let me know if in your database there are stories from people who have had NDE experiences and were born by c'sarean section, because if it is so, I am not able to tell if it is God or something ancestral but I would say, considering what I experienced, certainly this is not at all.
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? Let me know if in your database there are stories from people who have had NDE experiences and were born by ceasarean section, because if it is so, I am not able to tell if it is God or something ancestral but I would say, considering what I experienced, certainly this is not at all.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I do not know.