Jarod NDE

Experience Description

On a Saturday afternoon around 3:00 pm, I told my father that I would go around the pond and come back. I was hardly gone having made about a hundred or so meters, when I saw a car coming towards me on the small white road rounding the pond. The driver of the dark green Renault 5 saw that I wanted to pass before him. Neither he nor I gave way. As of this moment, I still don't know how I did brake. There was a black gap where I had a total blackout.

I literally felt myself leaving my body. I was within an inch of going into the other world, when suddenly I started to hear people on a bench some meters away. Maybe it was this that awakened me.

I saw the car, myself, and my bike lying between two rocks. One of the people got up to help me get up, another one followed him to take my bike, while the driver, who forced his way, went away saying that he still had other things to do. The people that helped me up made me sit on the bench where they had been sitting previously. Then he told me not to move, as he would go to fetch everything needed to tend to my knees, which were not looking nice. I was so groggy that I didn't even feel the pain of my knees. One could see something like the bone of the right knee, and a little bit on the left knee; once my knees where tended to, I didn't want to take my bike anymore following this accident, but I had to get home as it was too far to walk. After this experience I had the impression that I got a gift which is clairvoyance/medium or speaking to spirits: this kind of gift.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1995

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes. Accident. Other: je ne sais pas comment j ai pu éviter la voiture qui m a vais refuser la priorité mais j me souvient avoir eu un trou noir comme plonger en comma I had an accident on my bike.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant

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? Normal consciousness and alertness

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

Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual The time passed faster, I must have had a blackout of at least 10 minutes, but it seemed much longer than that, more like it took 30 minutes.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? No

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Let's say I had a normal vision before this experience and it did enhance it.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I would say that I happen to have the same hearing as an owl: a small noise and I'm alert, meaning that when somebody is talking not too far away I am able to hear it.

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes It was as if I was attracted through this tunnel by the light.

Did you see any beings in your experience? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I saw one of my aunts, who died some time before the experience

The experience included: Void

The experience included: Darkness

Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes At the end of the tunnel I caught a glimpse of a white light, and there my ears started to hear again and they heard people speaking.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt I was floating freely.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness

Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness

Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt no longer in conflict with nature

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

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? No

The experience included: Boundary

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes The limit of the terrestrial world and the one in the beyond

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 importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Not important to me

What was your religion prior to your experience? Do not know je n avais aucune croyance

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me

What is your religion now? Buddhist

Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience l experience a fais que j suis devenu boudhiste

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain The experience led me to become a Buddhist.

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? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No

During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No

During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No

Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? I was uncertain if God exists

During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No

Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God does not exist

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:


During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Uncertain I don't remember

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are not meaningful and significant

During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes je pense que cela ma destiner a aller vers les autres les aider ....meme si biensouvent tu a peu de retour

Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists

Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No

Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death

Do you fear death after your experience? I slightly fear death

Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Greatly fearful in living my earthly life

Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are not meaningful and significant

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant

Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No

During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No

Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Not compassionate toward others

During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes qu il fautprofiter de ce que la vie te donne car elle peut aussi te reprendre donc profite autant que tu peut de voir ce que tu aime avant que la vie la mort les appel

Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others

What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life Large changes in my life.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes I'm more open to others; I think more about others than about me, before it was the contrary.

After the NDE:


Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I was normal, didn't see spirits, didn't talk to them, and had no gift of clairvoyance and medium before the experience.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? One has to take advantage of what life is giving to you, as it can be taken away again, so take advantage as much as you can to see whom you love, before life/death is calling.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

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 probably not real

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