I was involved in a road accident outside my place of work on 17/10/2007. I was running late for work that morning and I went to cross the main road outside the front entrance of my work building. I noticed a police motorcycle blocking traffic into this road on my right hand side, I looked to my left and the traffic was stationary due to the lights being red. All I thought was clear to cross and then halfway across I noticed an object in the corner of my eye moving towards me at great speed. Before I had chance to react my vision got brighter and brighter until it was pure white, next thing I experienced was floating over my body but facing the opposite direction I was facing before crossing the road, I was moving down the road I just walked down but in the opposite direction. It felt weird; I experienced this for around thirty seconds or so. When I came round I was lying on the floor in a great deal of pain, apparently the bike did not hit me, but I fell backwards, breaking my leg and fracturing my hand, with a large hole in the skin on my head. Otherwise, everything was okay. I found out later that I was conscious and my eyes were open, but I don't recall being conscious, only the OBE. Bystanders thought I was dead because nobody lies on the ground with their eyes open unless they are dead. That's all I can recall of the accident. Following this in hospital, I had a few more OBE's, having the feeling that I was paralyzed and not being able to move, I heard a buzzing noise and when I went to move my hand it came away from my body. This happened for a couple of weeks whilst in hospital and for a number of weeks when I came home. Now I get OBE's occasionally, less than three times a year at best.
Date NDE Occurred: 17/10/2002
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening' . At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes I believed I was going to die when I saw the object speeding towards me, I think my last words before the OBE were 'Oh sh**!'
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 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 During the floating part.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? During the floating part.
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? White haze over the world, brighter than normal.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I can't remember if I heard sounds, I'm not sure.
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 I could see normal people walking around as if I wasn't there. As in humans, walking to work on a morning.
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
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Not an emotion as such, I'm not sure.
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
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? Conservative/fundamentalist None
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist None
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? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
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? Yes I've found that my reoccurring OBE's seem to be Astral Projections.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The leaving of the body. This seems to be a significant experience. I am trying to focus and control my OBE/Astral Projections in order to gain a better insight into my experiences.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Six months. I told my brother, then three years later I told a couple of friends at work. All were very skeptical, only one person who was a Reiki found my experience fascinating. I have also recently shared my experience on a couple of web forum sites.
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 viewed the reality as if I was standing there watching it from a crane and looking down on the world. The only difference was the light brightness and the white haze (very light).
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I know the experience is real, because I have had further OBE/Astral projections following the first one. And it feels exactly the same.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I found smoking cannabis reproduced part of the effect, it got me to the point where I felt I was in a position to leave my body once again.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? No.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? No.