Experience Description

I was coming back from my club ACT where we helped build stage equipment for the school play. I just finished cleaning the brushes from painting a house. I walked into my school lobby and saw some of my friends. I went to go and sit with them they said, 'Hey why don't we go and play on the ice?' So I said, 'Ok sounds like fun.' I have played on the ice in front of my school before and I like sliding on it and things of that nature. I went away from those friends who wanted to play on the ice and saw some of my other friends and went over to them. I watched what they were doing, it looked like fun, and it didn't look like much could happen to me.

Well I was running at near full speed onto the ice when I slipped, I saw my feet go into the air then I blacked out. I then was 'Floating' on top of one of those snow mounds, and I saw myself just lying there on my side with my legs crossed, but I specifically remember my legs being crossed. Then I heard a voice from very far away calling my name asking if I was joking, then I saw in a sort of a white color and couldn't really see that much. I walked to the nurse with this man who I believe was one of my vice principals and then my mom picked me up I went to the hospital and that was it.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 2/27/03

NDE 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

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes When I was out of my body I felt like I had my body, but I was looking at myself lying there through a very foggy light and I couldn't see that clearly.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was completely unconscious.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? When I was coming back from unconsciousness I heard the voice calling my name.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

The experience included: Darkness

Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain I saw a sort of foggy light and it was in a dream state.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I could only really have one sense, seeing.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt contentment, but more confused.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

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? Moderate

What is your religion now? Moderate I belive in god more after this experience

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain I believe more in God and that the human has many more than five senses.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The best would be seeing what I looked like and the worst is remembering that picture in my mind.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Most of the people I shared this with said it was a gift, strange, and scary.

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? That I would like to know what would cause this to happen and if I ever got it again I would like it to be longer and to explore its boundaries.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? You should ask how you saw yourself through foggy perception and that stuff.