Mateo NDE

Experience Description

I was playing football with some friends in the street. Suddenly, the ball went into the road. I ran after it, just as a car was coming. When I saw the car in front of me, about to hit me, I looked to one side and saw a boy or child with normal clothes on, and when I looked at him, he smiled at me. Then I looked back at the car and my lights went out! I saw everything black and dark.

I felt that I was in my body but I could not move, and far off I could see a little light. Something told me I should follow it. I followed it until it got brighter and brighter, and then something told me that it was not my time and that I had to go back. I was feeling very happy and did not want to return, I felt that I should stay.

Then I woke up stretched out on the ground with everyone looking at me. I got up and didn't have any serious injury. Then I asked where the boy was who had smiled at me, and they said that there was no one there apart from them. That is when I started asking questions about this. Who can that boy have been that nobody saw? Why did he smile at me? I still want to know, and feel that when a person dies, his soul finds itself in another place.

Thank you very much; I'm only thirteen years old. I hope this means something to you. I hug you.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 17-5-05

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' Hit by a car.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes 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? Normal consciousness and alertness

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? After the car struck me.

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 I felt that everything was in slow motion and that more than half an hour had passed, but in the real world I was out for twenty seconds.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

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 There was a tunnel where voices could be heard and it was dark. But I could only see 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 Before the accident.

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 I saw a very small light which gradually was getting bigger.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Happiness and love! I felt no pain, nor fear. I felt I should stay in this place.

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 I learned to love my neighbor and not to fear death.

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

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:


Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I don't remember clearly what happened.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Sometimes I see strange lights around people.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? No.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes The reaction was very encouraging, but I can believe it more easily, as I lived through it.

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 saw it as real because I felt it! And I cannot stop thinking about it.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I still dream about it and feel that somewhere in this world, that place exists.

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? I would like to live it again.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? No.