I was hit in the head with a bottle. I fell onto the corner of a worktop, smashing my head even more. I got up and collapsed in the street. It was night. I lay face down. Then I heard a voice in my head saying, 'If you don't get up, you're going to die here. You have to get up!' I was thinking that I don't want to die here. On my own, I got up somehow and stumbled down the street. I remember walking a while. The next thing I recall was looking down at someone huddled in a corner of a messy room. I couldn't see the face of the person. I felt calm, no pain. I said or thought, 'Who is that?' A hazy grayish greenish light lit up this corner. It was me! I went towards the corner and suddenly I was gasping, shaking, and scared. I was in the corner. I got up. I was in a garden shed. I had made it home. They told me I was gone for eight hours and the temperature outside was minus three. I had a tee-shirt on.
Date NDE Occurred: 1999
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Criminal attack. Direct head injury Other
Head and face injury, loss of blood.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal When I was looking at someone in the corner.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was looking at someone in the corner.
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
Everything seemed motionless and quiet.
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. Darkness felt thick, like I was looking through a small telescope.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Soundless.
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? Uncertain When I thought who's that in the corner I felt like I was saying it to someone that was next to me.
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 Grayish greenish.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Calm.
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
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Liberal
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? 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 Stronger.
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? Uncertain I started having dreams of me looking through someone else's eyes and seeing and feeling what they are feeling.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? No.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Straight way.
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 Scary.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was probably real Doctors said I should be dead.
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? Weird.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Don't be afraid.