I became dizzy and collapsed outside on the front porch. I can remember floating up into a tube-like area with a very bright light at the end. Everything was turning around much like a tornado as I elevated up toward the light. I was soooo relaxed and very comfortable, more than I had ever felt before, and did not want to be disturbed as I could hear my Father's voice trying to bring me around - I just wanted to keep going.
Date NDE Occurred: 1952
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Illness Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening
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? Yes, I could hear everything but it was muffled, as if I was in some sort of barrier.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I think I was alert throughout the entire episode.
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 Described above.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? The light was so bright I couldn't see anything else, the walls around me that seemed like air spinning.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? The sound was muffled.
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 Described above.
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
The experience included: Void
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 Described above.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was very happy and content and felt sooo relaxed.
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
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? Moderate Catholic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Moderate Catholic
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? No
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 I have an ability to sense trouble. I used to read tarot cards for my co-workers it was so uncanny that I stopped. The more I did it the better I got. They were asking me to their house to do readings on a regular basis. It became so draining I had to stop. I no longer do this, but I still can sense events with good accuracy.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The whole experience was special.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I don't remember. I think I told some friends. Most of the time I kept it to myself until I was older and in my twenties.
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 give it much thought as to whether it was real or not. I knew it was real.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I cannot explain - I have had these experiences twice after. Twice when I was in my thirties. None since.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No