Experience Description

All I remember since I was no longer experiencing amnesia, was that there was very bright light and everything was white, very bright white. Nothing else. I remember a sheet covered my whole body, head and all.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1984

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain AccidentDirect head injury 'Car accident, my car door was hit by someone going 40+ mph. I ended up with amnesia, broken hip & 3 fractures of my pelvis.' 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening' Head injury.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain No

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 Very little.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Very little.

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 Might have been due to the accident but I wasn't in pain though my body was broken up. I just could not get over the bright light.

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. Everything was brighter.

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? No Bummer, would love to have.

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 Very bright white light!

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Could not believe how bright white the light was. They had put a sheet over me thinking I was dead I guess.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

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

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? Liberal Lightly religious

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes More religious.

What is your religion now? Moderate 'Moderately religious, I do attend mass. I am extremely spiritual.'

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes More religious.

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain Might be due to head injury.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain I just became very interested in the above.

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 The bright white light and amnesia.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was probably real It's what I remember.

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