I will never forget that day.It was a day of heavy fog with a street view of less than 50 meters.Driving home from work, I had a big long timber truck in front of me, which was looking for an exit road. After driving for about 15 minutes behind the truck I decided to overtake, when out of the fog came a big blue truck.To avoid a direct hit I tried to go behind the timber truck and let him pass. But, I was too slow and the rear wheels of the truck hit my backside and threw me in front of the blue truck. This truck threw me back and then started playing Ping-Pong with me. Finally, I was pushed out of the car and everything that had been inside the car flew under the timber truck. I landed in the snow beside the road. My car landed less than a meter away from me. The car was a write-off and yet I had only a little scratch on my forehead. Nothing else.What I never will forget was being thrown under the truck and thinking that the rear wheels would kill me, but not one of the wheels hit me.Then when I hit the snow, I saw my whole life like in a movie running in front of me. I will never understand how, in less than two or three seconds, this could happen. As I landed, I heard somebody very clearly and loudly saying, 'It is still not the time'. I was not drunk or drugged; I was totally clear in my mind.When the police arrived they couldn't believe that I was the driver and not dead. The first question they asked me was, 'Where is the body of the driver?'
Date NDE Occurred: 9 January 1962
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
What I never will forget was being thrown under the truck and thinking that the rear wheels would kill me.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
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 I've never had that kind of experience before.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? As I was thrown under the timber truck.
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
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. As though I'd never had to wear glasses.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I'll never forget the voice I heard. I had never heard it before.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt peace.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? No
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt no longer in conflict with nature
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about myself or others
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? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Slightly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Protestant No great religious Background
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Uncertain I am not a believer in any church.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Moderately important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Protestant
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes My experience resulted in moderate changes in my life.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify As I landed I heard somebody very clearly and loudly saying: 'It is still not the time.'
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God probably does not exist
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God probably exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are probably meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife does not exist
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? I am uncertain if an afterlife exists No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I did not fear death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Moderately fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Moderate changes in my life I learned to believe that this life will not be useless.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
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? At the time I was too young to understand the significance of what happened but today the experience means a lot to me.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes
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
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I still remember everything that happened.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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