Experience Description

I was a passenger in a car and we were hit head-on by another vehicle. I remember seeing its headlights coming towards us. I was talking on the phone with my mom at the time and we were arguing about something. I just felt really still for a minute, then I saw a long dark tunnel with a light at the end and I walked through it. I saw my body in the car and felt my sister tug on my hair saying, ‘Kristy, don't leave me. I need you.’ So, I returned. I did not want to leave. I went back into my body and my eyes did not feel like my eyes any more, they felt ‘different’ (I have been legally blind since birth). I went to the emergency room and just wanted to sleep. The doctor said I had a mild concussion and a broken collar bone.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 11/25/2009

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' I was in a terrible car accident. I felt that I was there, but I was not. It felt like it lasted for hours but it only lasted for a few minutes.

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 As above.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was nodding my head to go to sleep, after the car hit us.

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 It felt like I was gone for hours but I was only gone for a few minutes.

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 am legally blind but could see things, like bright flashing lights.

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 It was very long and dark, I walked through it and then I saw a bright white light.

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

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 remember seeing them in front of a gate. I knew them. They gave me a choice.

The experience included: Darkness

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 As above.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm it was in a big igland and it was very sunny and warm. very beautiful.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peaceful.

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

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

The experience included: Vision of the future

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Sometimes, I can see a picture and know more about it. I can sense things before they happen.

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? No

What is your religion now? Moderate

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? Yes I felt like I was given a choice. I came back for a purpose.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I have helped my family.

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 I see ghosts and assist them with crossing over. I can also do psychic readings.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? It was very educational and it helped me to see a part of myself I did not know I had. Now I help others.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes A year later. They were impressed. I gave messages to people from the other side, which gave them peace.

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 It feels really good to do something nice for others without wanting anything back.

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