We always went to my Mother's and help prepare holiday dinner. I was standing against the door going into the kitchen, just talking and laughing with everyone in the kitchen. I saw myself on the other side of the room sitting on the steps, peeling potatoes and talking and laughing, but I could not hear what I was saying and all I could do was point at myself. Of course, everyone laughed and said yea right, but I could not explain it. I didn't know why or how. Only how strange I felt at the time. Everyone laughed it off and I though no more about it until about hour later. I was actually sitting on the steps peeling potatoes, and it was as if I felt a shock, jolt and I realized that where I was, what I had seen an hour earlier. It just happened.
Date NDE Occurred: 1978 was the first
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Happiness Holiday at my families house and we were preparing dinner
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Great, I was very alert.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No I could only point.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Amazed, I guess.
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
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I didn't know until later when I realized where I was and was like shocked. It was just the wired feeling.
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I always felt as if I'm a round peg trying to fit in a square hole.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The feeling was like elation, absence, disbelief and an ‘Oh my god!’ How could I see myself on the other side of a room, doing something completing different that was I was currently doing.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I knew in July that our dog would die Christmas morning. I was washing dishes and she ran by the window and when I saw her I knew, I actually said ‘God you wouldn't take the dog and on Christmas morning. She died Christmas morning of a heart attack in my husband arms at the vet's office.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The only down was the disbelief of others.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They laughed.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? It is a good questionnaire, it just that there is no way to prove an out of body experience until, you can bring something back with you, and something tells me that is possible, I just don't know how yet.