I was able to see the car rushing me to the hospital from above (I was floating behind the car approximately ten feet above the street). I was able to see myself in the back seat of the car. I then remember seeing myself being operated on.
At the time, I didn't acknowledge my experience. Being six years old, I didn't know how to describe what I felt and saw. I noticed shortly afterward that I was able to see energy in random objects and to this day I get a sense of the molecular makeup of objects.
Date NDE Occurred: ?
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Swollen epiglottis severely restricted breathing Life threatening event, but not clinical death Swollen epiglottis severely restricted breathing while I sleeping. I was rushed to the emergency room while unconscious.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes see above
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was unconscious.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? None that I remember.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Special Knowledge
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 was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal Jewish
What is your religion now? Liberal Jewish
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I had a sense of being connected to everything in the universe.
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 noticed shortly afterward that I was able to see energy in random objects and to this day I get a sense of the molecular makeup of objects usually home furnishings. (I have no idea why I seem to notice this mostly with chairs and couches.)
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Mixed, some people want to know everything some people think I imagined the experience.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I tried LSD in college and had several out of body experiences during a two day period.