I flipped, hit my head and landed in the water. I don't remember hitting the deck though (that's what I was told) I just remember standing on the deck and then I felt like I was being spun around, not knowing which way was up. Then there was a instant calm, I looked up and there was this light that looked almost like I was looking down a wave of surf or a 'tunnel'. I saw at the end what look to be a beach, grass, and a man standing there, I could hear him tell me that I wasn't supposed to be there yet. He didn't talk, but I knew what he was saying. At the same time, I could also see the pool, like I was above it, about twenty feet or so, looking straight down at myself. Then I felt myself going through the 'tunnel' but then I heard my brother's voice and I was 'snapped back' into by body. My brother said it happened very fast, like within a minute, but it seemed to be much longer.
Since that time I have had OBE's and several dreams about drowning and coming walking out of the water, onto a beach and having this man (who I decided was Jesus) walking up to him and having him tell me to go back. I also have had several 'visions' of seeing other people who are drowning.
Date NDE Occurred: summer 1992
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Life threatening event, but not clinical death
I did a back-flip off of the deck into our pool and hit the back of my head and fell into the pool. My brother said I 'blacked out for a little while' (more like a minute or so).
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I know I wasn't in my body simply because I could breath, I was looking down on the scene.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I remember being confused at first, but quickly I became very alert and remember the experience very clearly even today.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
The experience lasted just a minute but it seemed to last several, if not hours. It was like time wasn't even real.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Wind, a calm wind and a tone (I sometimes still here this out of the blue).
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes It was a tunnel made up of this warm embracing light. I didn't have to think about moving through it, I just did.
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I saw a man standing on the beach at the end of the tunnel looking at me. I believe it to be Jesus; he told me I wasn't supposed to be there yet, that he had a mission for me.
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes The light from the tunnel, it glowed.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm The beach I saw, I know was not located on Earth, I just knew, and still know.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Scared then, during the experience, a calm wonderful warm feeling. I can't really describe it. Like I was being hugged by very big arms.
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe But that is not to be disclosed right now.
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I'm not sure, I didn't see events, I felt them. When I came out of it, I began to do certain things, and they are still getting stronger to this day. Yes I did learn things, but that information is for me.
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I have been able to see glimpses of future events (usually 48-72 hours before they happen) I don't really keep up with the news but I would have to say the percentage is around ninety-five percent if not one hundred percent have come true. But there is more to that I wish not to say right now.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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 More than I wish, I will describe in detail, if asked later.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Best part was that feeling, the one I described as getting hugged above. The worst part was at the beginning, when I was confused.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No