I was riding dirt-bikes and we went home because of a storm approaching. When I got home I kicked off my muddy riding boots when I saw a guy-wire from my ham radio antenna, break loose from the wind. When I grabbed the antenna mast to prop it up with a four by four it came in contact with the power line. All I remember is trying to get free of the mast pipe but then I was lying on the ground.I thought that I was okay, because I did not have any pain. I remember trying to talk to a family member but they did not hear me. I somehow realized they could not hear me so I thought about getting closer to their ear and trying again, and realized that I was instantly already by their ear. I remember going in front of the house and counting how many emergency vehicles arrived. Counting the cars, pickups and fire trucks and police there were all together: 15. I remember seeing all the priests from the Catholic high school across the street all standing together in the side yard out of the way of the firemen. I did not realize I was gone and out of my body until I was revived and sitting in a chair later, behind the house and had time to think about the episode. I was revived by paramedics. My hands and feet looked like burnt bacon for a long time.
Date NDE Occurred: 1975 or 1976
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Other: I was electrocuted with 13,500 volts three phase 60 cycle high power lines.
I was electrocuted when coming in contact with overhead power lines carrying 13,500 volts.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND distressing
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Time was not experienced. Consciousness was the same the entire time of the event. Everything seemed like it always did except when I traveled I was instantly where ever I thought about going to instead of taking the time to walk and no one could hear me talk to them or even act like the could see me.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I did not experience any time. So much happened and I did not think about the time passing.
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. Everything looked the same as it always does.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Everything looked the same as it always does.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, but the facts have not been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
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? I was overly concerned about the fire that I inadvertently started.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? No
Did you have a feeling of joy? No
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No
The experience included: Special knowledge or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about myself or others Yes, things were becoming clear and make sense until I was revived. Like my rationalizing how I was going to be able to get up and holler into a family member’s ear, so that they could hear me and I suddenly realized they would not hear me and I was instantly transported to wherever I thought about going.
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Moderately important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Protestant
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Moderately important to me
What is your religion now? Do not know
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience I do not care what any one says, there is an afterlife.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
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? Uncertain I think that all mystical information was suppressed from my minds eye when I was revived.
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely 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 definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes I cannot explain?
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are possibly meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Uncertain I have had De Jah Vue experiences.
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 Yes My thinking and identity of self was unchanged as if nothing happened.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not 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? Not fearful in living my earthly life
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? Slightly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Slight changes in my life Slight changes in my life. I had a problem keeping my thoughts to myself for years after this accident. I would project thoughts mentally. Not always a good thing. I could do unexplainable things.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No No
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 This is something that can not be forgotten.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Telekinesis is the term I think. I also could muster some extra strength when circumstances called for it.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I am sure of an afterlife.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes About a year. Some believe. It is very frustrating when people do not believe me.
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 I was flabbergasted when I realized what had happened and saw on TV that others have had similar experiences. It relaxed me when I saw that others have had these experiences.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I can still remember the experience like it was yesterday.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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