Experience Description

I was in a car accident, where my ribs were broken just before I died. As I slipped from my body, I was standing all of a sudden in an area filled with red and green flowers. Off a little way was a building and a man standing there. He told me to go to the window. I was amazed and confused about where I was; and wondering how I got there from just being in a car wreck a minute ago. I went to the window and they told me it's not my time and to go back. I went back to where I was standing when I first got there. The next thing I knew I was in the car accident again, back in pain once again.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 2/14/2004

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Clinical death Car accident.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

Did you feel separated from your body? No

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning Felt like I was beamed there sort of like on 'Star Trek', no comedy intended.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Just the man calling me to go to the window.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes The man that called me to the window, he was standing near a small building.

Did you see an unearthly light? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I saw the beautiful flowers, red and green, that were all over.

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? No

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 They told me to go back, but I wasn't quite sure how, so I just went back to where I was originally standing, and boom, I was in the car again, hurting.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

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

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? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The worst part was not knowing what it was all about, the best was that I still seemed alive.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No Shocked, some didn't believe it.

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? It just proved to me that beyond a shadow of a doubt, there is life after death, I was dead for approximately five minutes.