I was at home with my wife, and for several days I had been anxious about problems to do with work, being a very nervous type of person. Because of the magnitude of the problem on that day, I fell on the floor in the bedroom, hitting my head first against the frame of a parked bicycle, and then against the floor. I remember seeing myself in a place where everything was light. I did not look behind me but I noticed that the light shone on everything around me. I could not differentiate between the floor and the ceiling, that is, everything was light, a very bright light, strange but not uncomfortable. I did not know how I had come to be in this place, but it has always seemed to me that I came there at incredible speed, as if I had been through a tunnel or passageway at immense velocity, and ended up there, but this is just a feeling, as I could not see any passageway or tunnel.
While I was in this place of light, in the background were visible some sort of dark stains, which kept getting closer, and I began to recognize the silhouettes of three persons, two men and a woman. They did not have complete bodies. The woman was in front. While they came closer, I began to hear shouts and cries. When the silhouettes were very close, I think that we spoke. Although this is not very clear, and it is just then that I began to recognize the shouting and moaning, which came from my wife who was pleading for me to get up, to wake up, and it is after this that I think I came back the same way I went.
Then I came to, standing up in my wife's arms, telling her that everything was okay, that it had all been just a scare.
Date NDE Occurred: 28 de septiembre 2008
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Me encontraba en mi domicilio y debido al estrés y presión que tenía en esos días por problemas laborales sufrí un desvanecimiento con perdida de conocimiento golpeándome en la cabeza Other Me encontraba en esos dias bajo una gran presión y estres
It is possible there was a threat to my life, as I hit my head on falling, first against a bicycle and then against the floor.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When the silhouettes were very close and I recognized the shouting and moaning of my wife.
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
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I saw this very bright light which was everywhere, without a definite point of origin, although I did not look behind me I noticed that everything was light, that is, the light enveloped everything.
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 I don't remember it, but I have the feeling that I did pass through a tunnel or passageway at great speed.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I saw three silhouettes in black approaching me, two men and a woman, with the woman in front, the two men slightly behind. They were of medium height, and I did not recognize their outlines although that of the woman I find impossible to get out of my head. I do not remember speaking with them, but I feel that although she spoke little, the woman did say something when I realized I had to go back to my wife.
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 una especie de lugar, todo luz, no se podían diferenciar paredes, suelo ni techo, pero toda esa luz era ya en si un lugar
What emotions did you feel during the experience? At first I felt puzzled, calm, just observing the light and the three persons, it was only when I became aware of the movement and cries of my wife that I knew that I had to 'return' and get up off the floor. When I heard her I became a bit anxious about her anguish.
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
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 'Creía en la existencia de algún ser o fuerza superior (Dios), pero rechazaba todas las religiones que había en ese momento'
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Uncertain Already I was not religious, but had hopes of something beyond. Now I still do not believe in religions but I am convinced almost a hundred percent that something awaits us beyond this life.
What is your religion now? Liberal 'Creo en ese ser o fuerza superior aún mas, estoy convencido de la existencia de algún otro plano dimensional o lugar al que se vaya tras la muerte. Y sigo rechazando las doctrinas religiosas actuales'
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain Already I was not religious, but had hopes of something beyond. Now I still do not believe in religions but I am convinced almost a hundred percent that something awaits us beyond this life.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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? Yes I try to base my life a bit more on love, and to enjoy the moment.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Explaining to my wife the vision of several people approaching me, while I did not know who they could be as I only saw them in silhouette, and could not see their features, as they were completely black silhouettes.
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? The critical point was knowing that I was not where I should be, and hearing my wife weeping and crying out.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes The following day, with my wife. At first she did not believe much in my story.
A few days ago, in Seville (Spain), the book by Dr Enrique Vila, 'I Saw the Light', was launched. I was at the presentation and bought the book, my wife is reading it as am I and she is already beginning to believe in me a bit, though she still has doubts about these things. And a few days ago I told my mother, who does 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 probably real I still believe that what I saw was true, but a doubt remains to prevent me believing a hundred percent.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was probably real I am a bit more convinced of what I lived through, but still cannot be a hundred percent sure.
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? Only that after the experience I went to the hospital emergency room to discover the cause of my fainting fit and investigate any after-effects in my brain. They admitted me and in the following days they did every kind of test, scanned my heart, analyses, Holter, etc. Everything came out okay, so without a cause for the fainting, they put it down to possible stress.