Haley A NDE

Experience Description 5190

I was playing hide and go seek out doors and was going to free those who were captured. Somehow, I hit my head and was knocked out. The next thing I remember was seeing a bunch of people gathered around something. I was above and able to see the backs of their heads, wondering what was going on. I remember asking what was happening and then seeing my body lying on the ground. The next thing I know I was going toward a bright light. Once there I saw a short woman, but she did not look human, rather she looked both bright and transparent at the same time. I knew her; she was my grandmom who passed away when I was an infant. She did not tell me, I just knew. She was with another person, I knew it was my brother who passed away before I was born (I did not know I had a brother that died at the time).

My grandmom was telling me to go back, but I felt so good there that I wanted to stay. It was so peaceful. She then started to say, 'Jack. Jack she will not go'. Then my father came out to see me and he held me. It was so right, like I was home. (My father had died when I was 6) He said I could not stay; I had to go back because it was not my time. I needed to go back. I didn't want to go, but the next thing I knew I was in my mother's living room and she was talking to me but I could not understand her. I could not hear her. Then my mother was asking me if I was ok and to answer her. I told her I saw Daddy, and she told me never to say that again, so I didn't.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1968

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No AccidentDirect head injury playing outdoors hit my head and was unconscious 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening'

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 When I arrived at the light.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I arrived at the light.

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 hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. No words were spoken, but you could hear thoughts.

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

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

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 Relatives that passed.

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 Bright glowing light.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Happiness when I was with those in the light, emptiness when I came back.

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

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I was young. I was short; very brief.

The experience included: Vision of the future

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? 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 have dreams that come true.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? When I saw my father and he held me, it had been so long.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Once, when it happened with my older sister, my mother heard us talking and she told me not to say anything about it again.

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

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real

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



Experience Description 5154

I was playing hide and go seek out doors and was going to free those who were captured, when somehow I hit my head and was knocked out. The next thing I remember was a bunch of people gathered around something. I was above and able to see the backs of their heads, wondering what was going on. I remember asking 'What is happening?' and then seeing my body lying on the ground. The next thing I knew I was going toward a bright light. Once there, I saw a short woman, but she didn't look human, rather she looked bright and transparent all at the same time. I knew her. She was my grandmom who had passed away when I was an infant. She didn't tell me - I just knew.

She was with another person, and I knew it was my brother who had passed away before I was born. I didn't know I had a brother that had died at the time. My grandmom was telling me to go back, but I felt so good there that I wanted to stay - it was so peaceful. She then started say, 'Jack, Jack! She will not go. You need to talk to her; she will not listen to me!' Then my father came out to see me, and he held me. It was so right, like I was home. My father had died when I was six. He said I could not stay - that I had to go back, as it was not my time. I needed to go back. I didn't want to go, but the next thing I knew, I was in my mother's living room. She was talking to me, but I couldn't understand her - I couldn't hear her. Then my mother was asking me if I was okay and to answer her. I told her, 'I saw Daddy', and she told me never to say that again, so I didn't.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1968

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident. Direct head injury 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening'

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

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I arrived at the light.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual

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 hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. No words were spoken, but you could hear thoughts.

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

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

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 Relatives that had passed.

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 I saw a bright, glowing light.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm The thing I remember most is the spirits. they were the center of the experience.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Happiness when I was with those in the light, and emptiness when I came back.

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 I was young, so it was short and very brief.

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 Methodist

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist Methodist

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 have dreams that come true.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? When I saw my father and he held me - it had been so long.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Once when I told my older sister, my mother heard us talking, and she told me not to say anything about it again.

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

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real

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