On my way back I was in the tunnel - now filled with a very thick fog. I was in a horizontal position as if swimming. Looking down I could see the earth twelve to fifteen feet below me as if in a Plexiglas tube. Then saw my car upside down, wheels spinning, stereo blasting. I entered the car and saw my body. I made a deal to come back and entered my body through the forehead didn't fit - last joint of fingers and last joint of toes as if I was glove that was too big. I exited through the forehead, looked at that body and thought, you made a deal - so in again I went. This time a perfect fit. Looking around I realized that I wasn't one with the body yet - couldn't remember how to get it to breathe, so totally not a part of it yet. Then everything was crystal clear as I have never seen before - sharp vivid lines and colors - I got out of car. Next thing I remembered was going up to a phone booth and a man was there. I asked for a ride, told him I'd been in a wreck - he just happened to be calling it in and had stopped. He asked me who else was in the car. I told him only myself - he had tried to get me out and thought I was dead. I still question, how did I get to a phone booth at the same time the man in a car did. I have no memory from the time exiting my car and arriving at the phone booth.
Date NDE Occurred: May 1981
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury concussion Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening rolled my car concussion. I had rolled my car off the road.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
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? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Always aware.
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 your vision differ in any way from normal? Colors were brighter sharper clearer, lines defined and extremely sharp.
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 The tunnel was about the size of a small room very dark with a light toward the end. I was standing upright being propelled toward the light having a telepathic conversation with an entity near the light.
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 See above.
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 See above.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? None except looking at my body from outside I realized it a mere earthly vessel, organic, separate totally from me, no emotion of any kind felt toward it, could have been a chair and destroyed before me and I would not have felt a thing towards it.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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
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? Conservative/fundamentalist foursquare
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I realize that we are eternal beings of light and energy here in organic vessels for a time being to enjoy earthly pleasures and experience.
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist total spiritualist
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I realize that we are eternal beings of light and energy here in organic vessels for a time being to enjoy earthly pleasures and experience.
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? Yes Years after; the gift of knowing and of unknown knowledge; finding things for others; readings - I receive messages for whom ever I am reading.
Have your relationships changed specifically 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? Yes See above. Also a slight gift of healing - I refer to my gifts as baby gifts, not sure how to access them all the time - and became a light worker.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Wrote a letter to a friend about it three days later then waited sixteen years.
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 didn't remember it till three days later.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I share this with everyone and am considering a book on gifts brought back from the other side.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No