On January 6th I took a friend home after work. He lived far, so after I dropped him off I was speeding to get home. According to the police report, I lost control of my vehicle in order to avoid an accident, and I ended up crashing head on into a tree. I was partially ejected from the car and I was hanging by my face in the windshield as it cut into my face. I don't remember this, this was on the police report.
I didn't remember anything but being at a place of darkness and I remember seeing this ditch that stretched to the right and to the left for ever and it went downwards forever also. It was so clear I could think clearly and reason with myself clearly about my whereabouts. I remember asking where am I? I felt so alone and lost so many emotions took me all at once. I examined the ditch carefully, then as I looked onto the other side of the ditch that's when shapes started to take form. I saw these black creatures that could shape-shift from small to large and vice versa. I was aware that this was not a good place to be. It was like watching a stage play but with real demonic creatures. I will never forget this as long as I live. The creatures were black and it looked like they were floating. I was gripped with fear. I remember asking what are those and where am I? I remember calling out to GOD.
After watching this scene for a while I remember, Hey there is a great distance and divide between us. Not that it made me feel any better but my senses and thoughts were working quite acutely. Than all of a sudden, a bright light appeared and I looked up towards it. In the midst of this light there was a man smiling towards me. He appeared to be in front of a golden judge's bench that was huge. He kept right on smiling. He could like turn in a complete circle and still look at me. I was so amazed at this. My feeling started to change from complete helplessness to overwhelming love and comfort.
I asked is this GOD or JESUS? He kept looking at the bright light right above him. He was so bright and had the most beautiful colors surrounding him. I can't really describe it all in detail. I just can say you would have to be there yourself. He had a book on top of the bench opened. He kept gesturing to the light above him. But without him saying anything to me. I could feel like he was telling me I would not proceed into it. I remember seeing him two times and he gave me the same smile and looked into the light again, and then I was in the trauma center or intensive care unit.
I left the hospital on 01/13/2006 as a completely different person. I thought I knew GOD but I really didn't understand him. I saw premonitions concerning family members that came true. Nobody really understood how I was able to see things hours, days, and months, into future events that had not even happened yet. Some say I came back with a gift or gifts. I hold to no title. I just know that where I went and saw is just to real to ignore.
Date NDE Occurred: January 6, 2006 through January 13, 2006
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes 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 Yes, more like a telepathic type thing.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Through the whole experience.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
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 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? Yes
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
The experience included: Darkness
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? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Lost, helplessness, joy, love.
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
The experience included: Special Knowledge
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? Moderate non-denominational Christian
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes
What is your religion now? Moderate non-denominational Christian
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? No
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? Yes
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The ditch.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes
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. I felt like now I've seen everything.
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
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? The most eye opening experience.