Experience Description

I was surfing on a boogie board in Hawaii. The guy in front of me wiped out and didn't have the board leash secured, so his 6 foot (or more) long fiberglass board shot out of the water and landed right on my face/head.

I floated there bordering on consciousness in a huge pool of blood until I was poked by a huge tiger shark. Then the shark poked me again. That's when I had a life review, and was lifted out of the water by a faceless, glowing entity, and flown to shore in an instant. No one ever saw the entity but me.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: around 8-8-88

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury Surfing/shark issue 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'

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 No

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 See answer to above question.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Every second. Although I was severely hit in the head, when the shark came, it put me in like a 'death mode'. I know I was saved from a gruesome death.

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 I was hundreds of yards out but flew to shore in about 3 seconds, tops.

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. But it could've been from my head injury. The brightness of the entities face was most striking to me.

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 Just the faceless, glowing entity that flew me to shore.

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? No

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Extreme sadness then a wonderful, loving feeling.

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 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

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 'None spiritual, not religious'

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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 I have had other NDEs as well, and in all of them I was downloaded special information

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Many precognitive events, and I've had numerous NDEs since, and also these events inspired me to write Back To Suburbia; Reincarnated in suburban Chicago.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Every part of each of my experiences has been totally cosmic, AMAZING.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes MANY people have been inspired by my book.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I was electrocuted when I was 3 years old, my 1st NDE. I was out of my body. So I had been nearly killed, but didn't even hear the term NDE till I was much older

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Well, I have the huge scar on my face to look at every day. It was absolutely 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

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? Yes, I'm sorry that some of these answers seem confusing because I didn't know if I should do this survey for each SEPARATE NDE/precognition event, or mix the answers, as each situation was totally unique to the other.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? No, you covered most of the bases.