Experience Description

I was driving down a road, when someone crossed into my lane, hit me head-on. I heard the glass braking, then felt myself drifting upward, I could see, and saw my body in the car. People were shaking my body or me, I could not feel anything, and I could see the accident. I could not speak, could not hear, and had not thought of what was happening - just see and felt void. I saw a light shining, I stopped drifting upward, like I was just hovering over the accident, looking down, people kept shaking me, my body, but I felt at peace, I had no worries, just could see everything, that's all. Then I awoke in my body, still had no pain, or injuries, but began to feel confused, wondering what had just happened to me. I knew I was involved in an accident, but wondered what happened during that time. My hair began to fall out, bunches of it at time, and I kept thinking about it for a long time, until I began to have special knowledge of things, then know what really happened to me. My life was spared for a good reason, to help others, and now that is what I do for a living, I am a Mental Health Professional (Mental Health Rehabilitation Tech-C).

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1985

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No AccidentDirect head injury Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
I clearly left my body and existed outside it

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

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? No.

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

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did your vision differ in any way from normal? I could see, that's all I know.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I could not hear anything.

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

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 The light was bright, I was moving towards it, until I just stopped.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? None.

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

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control Just could see the present.

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

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes

What is your religion now? Liberal

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

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? Yes Only after I entered back into my body.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes With my wife, and sister, but no one else, because I knew a lot of people don't believe in this.

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