I was in the school parking lot, having a cigarette. My friends were going somewhere in the car, so I sat on the hood of the car. My friend revved the car forward, which sent my body flying off the hood of the car onto the ground. I landed on my feet; but unfortunately, the G-force of the car's speed made me fall on my back very hard and very fast. I then hit my head on the ground. Upon impact, my vision went black. Through the seconds of my darkened vision, I saw what seemed like multiple bright lights surround my body's shape. The colors were very bright, yellowish-white color mixed with a neon blue. Seconds later I regained consciousness and was in shock lying on the ground.
Date NDE Occurred: January 25 2010
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
I was car surfing and was flung off the hood of the car. I hit the ground very hard.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
I lost awareness of my body
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Less consciousness and alertness than normal As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Lying on my back right after the impact and the lights ceased.
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 lost all sense of time dates, names. I was in a neutral part of my brain.
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. Very colorful bright neon lights surrounding the shape of my body from my point of view.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I was in a zone where I heard no voices. Just my 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? Uncertain The lights I saw could have been in the shape of my body, or a circular shape.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Void
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
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I have no clue.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was scared, but when I saw the colorful lights I just was awestruck.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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 Some thoughts in my head could have been so.
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 Catholic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No There certainly is a higher meaning to this life. I knew that even before.
What is your religion now? Moderate Catholic
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No There certainly is a higher meaning to this life. I knew that even before.
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? Uncertain All I had a sense of was of being taken from the reality of earth and somewhere else.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain I haven't had enough time to examine this.
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 For the past few years I have been sensing (hearing, smelling, waves in my energy field) strong energies surrounding me. Physic abilities. And newly gained knowledge of understanding of the world.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? What was meaningful to me was the colors I saw. Truly the most vibrant and emotional colors my eyes have ever seen.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes People seem to be shocked.
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
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? It was nothing like I've ever experienced before.
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