[On the morning of September 11, 2000], I slipped on wet concrete outside my patio and fell into a deep concussion. I was in an altered state for about two hours before anyone came to my aid. While I was in an altered state, I felt myself being shown flashes of dead people and thinking of helping them. I couldn't reach any of them because they were all in two separate cages. I then woke up and my watch was stopped at 8:56am, which was the time the World Trade Center towers were hit [Wikipedia places the time of the first hit between 8.45-8.50am]. I feel as though someone was trying to tell me what was coming to America. Being Native American, I've felt a closeness to the earth and its senses ever since this experience.Background Information:Gender: FemaleDate NDE Occurred: 9/11/2000NDE Elements:At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening Concussion.How do you consider the content of your experience? MixedThe experience included: Out of body experienceDid you feel separated from your body? Uncertain It felt real.At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Unconscious.Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning Watch stopped...unaware of surroundings when I woke.Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Lots of metal and clashes.Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No The experience included: Presence of deceased personsDid you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No The experience included: DarknessDid you see an unearthly light? No The experience included: A landscape or cityDid you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm New York.The experience included: Strong emotional toneWhat emotions did you feel during the experience? Horror.The experience included: Special KnowledgeDid you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe Premonition.Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control The experience included: Vision of the futureDid scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future [see narrative]Did you come to a border or point of no return? No God, Spiritual and Religion:What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes An awakening of the soul.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'm native to this land.Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Only bad.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? Watch your step.Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain Filled in all my details surrounding my supernatural experience.Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Maybe you should block it from psych wards.
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