It was 103 degrees outside and I was lucky to be wearing jeans this 25th day of June, 2003. I was leaving a friend's apartment and planned to cut across an eight lane road. It had dividers so I wasn't that worried. Apparently, my timing was off and so was the driver that hit me. All I remember is that I had gotten to the middle divider and stepped halfway up before I felt a force pull me into a direction leaving me in the dark momentarily. A car going forty-five mph struck my body and I could sense the projection occurring before it happened. I could protect myself throughout the accident while learning I could see myself being pulled to a safe place. I don't know where I went just before I got hit. That is why I feel an angel of some sort was also involved.
While lying on the hot burning pavement, some people tried to help me and all I could see was how my life flashed in front of me an image of me not walking and of dying in the hospital. While in the hospital, I felt I was in a deep sleep from the exhaustion and impact of the accident but really the morphine was working too. I developed pneumonia in one lung and was getting worse. I was in an unconscious state and then in and out of consciousness. I was without food too. I managed to connect my broken cell phone and call out for help. I thought that I'd heal faster at home and did. The doctor said I might not walk for at least three years and I was walking by one year.
Date NDE Occurred: 06/25/2003
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Life threatening event, but not clinical death . I think I flew about fifty feet. I landed on my tailbone/back after rolling up on her hood and windshield. People don't normally survive being hit at forty-five mph while crossing the street.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Frightening
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 As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Upon leaving my body just before I blacked out and the car hit me did I feel I was at my highest level of consciousness and alertness.
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
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? I had a pulling force associated with darkness. I had peripheral vision and outside of that I could see phenomenon happening.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I could sense the loudness of traffic intensified and smells too.
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 it was dark and 103 degrees of sunlight was shining down on me.
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 It was an angelic presence that was there to help save me.
The experience included: Darkness
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? Uncertain Upon waking up I did see light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I went someplace protected and nice on a beautiful level and when I awoke it was as if I wasn't injured.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I did not know what happened because the lights went out but afterward I felt tired and alert. I felt the burden of healing and how long it would take.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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
The experience included: Special Knowledge
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 I learned to have more patience crossing the street.
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Keenly, I could see myself on the hospital bed and walking on crutches.
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? Yes I have more faith.
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I have more faith.
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 I have faith. God is Love in the Highest Power and Creator of everything. He is my Savior Lord Jesus Christ.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Some of my family and friends feel sorry for me and my left leg has a deformity to it.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I was on psychotropic medication. It was as if my body knew I was about to be struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. I blacked out just before it happened and didn't feel a thing at first. She was going forty-five mph and it didn't even phase me. My first reaction was to get up as if I had just fallen down.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I have some limited ability of telepathy and have tried telekinesis. I have REM (rapid eye movement) too.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I feel I would have hurt more or died if I hadn't been levitated or forced into a dark funnel.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes About a month later I remember running into my teacher who told me that people don't survive the accident I was in. He was astonished of my survival. Some people have a hard time believing me and I sound like a fib teller.
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. My experience was definitely real and I viewed it as being special to survive since not too many people come out alive. I suffered only a broken lower leg.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. My experience was definitely real and I currently feel that I am not alone in the sense of angelic beings existing to help me survive.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I was taking psychotropic drugs at the time which could have affected my judgment and I believe I had a type of heat stroke from not enough fluids while taking Lithium.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? No.