I got married on the 15th of January 1970. This happened on the 18th of January 1970 at 10:20 am. I was trying to fix a control in an electrical cabinet. I was moving a measuring device, while watching an ampere meter measuring between two phases, of which one was 380 volts. Following a wrong movement, a short circuit happened. Due to the intensity of electricity, the cables of my device were sticking to the ground terminals and melted. I was burned as I was electrocuted. I was told later that I was unconscious for about a half hour with intervention of the fire brigade. During this time, I was in an endless tunnel and had the impression of seeing my life flashing by me. I passed relatives and other people that I knew, like my fiancée and brother. Then I woke up or was revived by the firemen. It is impossible for me to remember which. I was on life support and connected to monitors everywhere while I was still at the site of the accident. I think I was lucky that the accident happened less than one kilometer away from the fire station.
Date NDE Occurred: 31/01/1970
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Accident. Life threatening event, but not clinical death.
A data processing zone presenting an electric failure in 380 volts had to be fixed without the possibility to disconnect power, computer without memory at that time.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Neither pleasant NOR distressing
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal I cannot explain it, I would say it's a feeling that I had.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Between a half hour or an hour after the accident.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
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. I could see very well.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I didn't hear anything.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes As indicated above, the impression to float in this tunnel while seeing my life flashing, and passing people.
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you see any beings in your experience? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No See narrative
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? Some unfamiliar and strange place In an endless tunnel until regaining consciousness
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Flying in a tunnel and passing known or unknown people
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt no longer in conflict with nature
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No See narrative
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? Slightly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Unaffiliated- Atheist
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Slightly important to me
What is your religion now? Unaffiliated- Atheist
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience. I was just floating and passing people with the impression that I saw them for the last time and the impossibility to go back.
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? I sensed their presence
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? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God does not exist
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 does not exist
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife does not exist
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife does not exist No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I did not fear death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not 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? Greatly 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? No changes in my life No changes in my life
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? 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 as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience. I cannot describe it, it's a sensation
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? None
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes A few months later, they had been influenced and believed 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 definately not real I don't know.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definately not real It was not real but it seemed to be.
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? Everything was good, calm, noiseless, I felt myself floating.
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