Kasia B NDE

Experience Description

We were at the movies starring Jane Russell. I started choking on a lifesaver candy. My father started patting me on the back which was not working, so he excitedly grabbed me by my feet and rushed up the aisle yelling for me to cough it out. The carpeting was maroon with gold waves in it. I couldn't get it out and kept choking. When got up to the lobby, my dad ran to the water fountain and kept yelling at me to take a drink. I could see the water swirling into the drain and I tried to drink but couldn't.

Next thing I know, I was standing about 25 feet from this scene with my dad shaking me while I was upside down. My mother was standing next to him and screaming. My younger sister was standing close by but not understanding what was happening. I remember looking at this scene with great wonder. I was thinking, 'What are they doing and why am I over there and here too?' I was very confused but not afraid at all. Then I saw black behind me with two shadowy figures, not threatening at all but I didn't understand this at age 5 years old. I was a very nervous little girl but I wasn't afraid of this at all. I was very calm.

Then I woke up in the emergency room with a large silver light fixture over me as I lay on the table. I really didn't think too much about it for years as all experiences to kids are normal. I remembered it but it was in the back of my mind until my own father passed over.

This experience has helped me in my life as my family and friends have started to pass over. I am with my close family members and I think I help them transition and tell them not to be afraid as there is something afterwards. I hope I helped them.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1953

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function) At the movies with my family and I choked to death on a life saver candy. I remember in great detail the events leading up to the experience including the color of the carpeting.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Neither pleasant NOR distressing

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes Just what was happening at the water fountain 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 Clearer sharper colors and more defined shapes.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Right after I saw them across the room. I don't know how I moved across the room.

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 Slow motion

Were your senses more vivid than usual? More vivid than usual

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Just clearer

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. No recollection

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

The experience included: Darkness

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? Some unfamiliar and strange place Darkness behind me was drawing me back.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Confusion

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness

Did you have a feeling of joy? No

Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

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? Not important to me

What was your religion prior to your experience? Unaffiliated- Nothing in particular- Religious unaffiliated Too young to know.

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? Christian- Catholic

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 It was very confusing to me, being so young.

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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 Dark shadowy figures behind me.

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them

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? I was uncertain if God 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 probably exists

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? Unknown

During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No

Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? I was uncertain if an afterlife exists

Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes Those shadowy figures were not of this earth.

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 prior to your experience? Unknown

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? Moderately compassionate toward others

During your experience, did you gain information about love? No

Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:


Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I was 5

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.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain I have been with several family members at the time of death and can definitely feel their spirit leaving their bodies.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

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

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? It was very comprehensive.