For two days I had had the same dream. A voice told me to visit my grandmother's gravestone. With a friend, I went to see it. When we found it, I had a feeling something bad was going to happen. I started home on my bicycle near 7:00 pm. I was not wearing my hard helmet with earphones. I was focusing on my premonition. At a red light, I crossed the street. I could see the car coming, and I thought it was going to stop to let me crossover. But it wasn't. It hardly slowed down, and then it swerved and hit me. In the space of five seconds, I saw my life passing before me, and my grandmother, who was near to me. When I opened my eyes, I was under my bike, unable to move. My elbow was covered in blood; my right leg, too. The bike was in a bad state as well. I went to hospital and the doctor told me I had no bones broken, but I had been very lucky that my head did not strike the front of the car, or even hit the ground.
Date NDE Occurred: 31 aout 2008
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident Other accident a bicycle
How do you consider the content of your experience? Frightening
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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 At the hospital.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? At the hospital.
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
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. My hearing is keener. I hear sounds coming from outside, when I'm indoors.
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? No
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 My grandmother, she was next to me, but did not say anything.
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 I saw a light as soon as the car hit me. It vanished two or three seconds after it appeared.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was very scared, trembling and crying too.
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
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 I've learned that life is beautiful, despite any obstacles it may place in our path.
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? Liberal Je croyais pas vraiment a tout se qui touche les religions
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Liberal Je crois toujours pas tout se qui touche les religions
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
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 Since that time, I say what I feel. I live pretty much for the day, as I can see how life can suddenly end.
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 can see the dead, since my accident. Often, they speak to me; sometimes I just sense that I'm being observed when I'm home by myself.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? There is one, when I saw my grandmother next to me, she seemed happy, but also a bit sad. My mother has always told me my grandmother was my guardian angel, but I never believed it until the day of my accident.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes After four months. At first, some people believed me, others not. Then, those who disbelieved put me to the test, and since then they believe me. Now they all ask me if I can help them to communicate with someone they have lost.
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 was in pain, and felt weak. It is very unusual for me to feel weak. And there were my injuries, I could not walk at first. So I knew that all this was not a dream or just a minor fall.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Every time I pull my jeans on I can see the scars from the accident and the faint outline of the bruise on my knee. When I touch this with my hand, it feels different than the rest of my leg.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No