Grady R NDE

Experience Description

See Below.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: MEMORIAL DAY 1971

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury Life threatening event, but not clinical death HIGH SPEED MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT High speed motorcycle accident.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? No 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

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Most of the time.

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 It seemed like this took hours and hours, but it only took about 45 minutes.

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. Depth perception at times.

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

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? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm

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

The experience included: Special Knowledge

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 Just before I hit the van I saw everything in my life, from major to something as small as putting my shoes on. I saw every little detail, big or small, within a millisecond.

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? Conservative/fundamentalist NONE

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I do believe in God.

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I do believe in God.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

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

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.

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? I was not afraid of death. Why did this happen to me?

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I could go on for years about 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 I wonder, if knowing how fast I was going and knowing others had been killed at a quarter of the speed, I had tricked my brain into this set of experiences.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I did a lot of cross-checking - it happened.

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