Experience Description

I only remember that when we were at the hospital Emergency room, I was floating above my body. My body was on a stretcher or gurney and my mom was next to me crying. I remember seeing someone come up and feel my arm for a pulse (I assume) and turning to my mother and shaking his head. The next thing I saw was another individual being talked to by the first one and that individual checking on me. He said something to my mother and then I was wheeled into a treatment area. This is all I saw. I awakened a day or so later.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: Summer 1964

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Life threatening event, but not clinical death Hit in the back of head with baseball bat. Being hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I felt whole, but I was floating above everything. I did not seem to be solid.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Unconscious.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No I am not sure.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. None that I can remember.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? None that I can remember.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

Did scenes from the future come to you? No

The experience included: Boundary

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I say yes because I believe I returned to my body when the second man took me into the exam area.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate Catholic

What is your religion now? Moderate Non practicing Catholic

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes My belief in a hereafter has grown stronger from the experience. I know there is a form of life after the death of this body.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain I didn't tell anyone at the time for fear that I would be looked at as a freak.

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 best part was looking down on what was occurring. I don't really believe I realized what was happening to me at the time. The worst part was watching my mother being told I was dead.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes My wife. Her reaction was disbelief.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No