It was on a morning in the month of November. Holding my five-year-old's hand, I crossed one of the streets of the city. I don't know at which moment I crossed from one street to the other without noticing that, as I crossed, towards me came a truck that would take my life. In that moment I saw myself enveloped in an invisible bubble. I floated. I felt as if I'd entered another realm of time.
There was a tranquility, a peace, beautiful music in the environment. I felt, at that moment, that I was in a wonderful place, full of peace and love. There was no time - nothing. I felt only that peace, that love, and heard that music. Something protected me. I felt as if I'd always been there.
Suddenly, I felt a tug on my hand. My daughter had removed me from the path of the truck that would irremediably have killed me if she hadn't reacted in that manner. At that moment, I left the bubble and returned to reality.
My daughter said: 'Mama, that truck was going to trample you.' The people that were present looked at me. I only remained 'lost' in the experience I'd had. How much time had passed? Only a few moments and for me it was a long time in that bubble. I don't know what to think but since that day, I desire that moment and think that death is something beautiful; that something protects you from pain; that there is no suffering.
Date NDE Occurred: noviembre del 2000
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Other experiencia cercana a la muerte
I was threatened by death.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
I lost awareness of my body
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Less consciousness and alertness than normal When I was in the bubble.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was in the bubble.
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
Something lasting as if I'd been there a long time.
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. In another space. I don't know how to explain it.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Only that music; nothing external.
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 Only another place.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
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? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm el tiempo otro estado n de lugar sino tiempo
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace. Being protected.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
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
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control That being near death is something wonderful.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Futures; all my life I've had similar events.
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? Moderate
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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 I didn't know danger; I only saw myself enveloped in that moment in peace, love.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No Everything was clear.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Since I was seven years old I've had paranormal experiences. This is one of them it can be said without making too much of it. I only mention it to give one example.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I'm known for the experiences I've had, and what I say and the veracity of my words are known.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes From the time I was a child I have something I can't explain.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Every time I recall it I re-live it as if it had just occurred.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real The same.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No