I was skipping Study Hall and was going to a friend’s house, so I left the building out a back door that had a long 'drive-way’ to the parking lot. I then ‘heard’: ‘Run, Marilyn is going to have her baby’, so I ran down the long driveway. At the bottom I stopped and looked to my left, no cars then went to the yellow-line. Looked to my right, no cars, I proceeded to the curb, where I felt a hit to my hip. I think I opened my eyes, and there I saw a Yellow hourglass figure that came around me, and I closed my eyes. When I opened them again, I saw nothing but clouds and the bluest of blue skies, I asked (maybe telepathically), ‘am I in Heaven’. I didn't see anyone. I don't know how soon after I said that, I heard ‘Michele’ But I didn't know what a ‘Michele’ was, I couldn't rationalize nor did I try, I was in such a peaceful state of mind. After that, I heard screaming, and I thought telepathically, ‘Who is that screaming?’ Then I opened my eyes and I was back in my body surrounded by traffic that authorities had stopped, and my foster mother (currently deceased) asking me, ‘What happened?’ The medical personnel diagnosed my ankle, and took me to the hospital.
Date NDE Occurred: 'Oct 21, 1971'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Accident 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening' Unsure how to answer
as I was hit by a car.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No I looked straight ahead, but I did ask ‘about heaven’.
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal I felt more at peace, and love, and being in Joy.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I guess when I saw the yellow light, and the endless clouds, and endless blue skies.
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 cannot explain it; I thought I was speaking things, but maybe not. I still cannot find out who was calling me, I never looked around.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The blue skies where s-o-o-o-o blue, the white clouds where endless, and I was so at peace I wanted to stay there forever.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I couldn't rationalize with this experience, as I could in every day. I would speak telepathically not with words.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain I SAW a Yellow light surround me in the fashion of an hourglass, like coming around my body.
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain It was like an angel, but it was a yellow light that enveloped me and when I opened my eyes again, I was in a different place.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I saw clouds and the bluest of blue skies.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace, joy, elation, freedom.
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? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
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 I must have come to a barrier I was not allowed to cross, I never thought of it that way.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Moderately important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic I found it hypcritical, and boring.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Moderately important to me
What is your religion now? Other faiths- New age Spiritual
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience Catholism, when I was young at that time, taught that God is a judgmental being, and when I was there, I encountered a place of Love, and Light....nothing judgmental...
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Not to fear Death. The Bible verse: ‘in my house there are many mansions’ ‘I go to prepare a place for you’.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify The voice that called ‘Michele’, but I didn't know what a Michele was, and then the screaming.
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No Why not?
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Uncertain
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Uncertain That there is a world beyond this and we will go there, everyone goes there.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are not meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Uncertain Maybe, that my mother is ok, as she predeased me and she is in a better place....although I neer saw her
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I moderately feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Moderately fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are possibly meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? Yes In my experience, and doing this questionaire I realized that I encountered a barrier, that I was not allowed to cross, and I was sent back....
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life I feel I have come as far as I can in this earthly life. I am ready to ‘go home’ anytime. My family is all gone, and my child has made his own family, and doesn't have time, so I wouldn't be missed. My friends are few and far between. I long for that beautiful place of which I already know. Large changes in my life.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes I don't have any friends; people think I have lost touch with reality.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No I told everyone but my family didn't believe in that stuff and dismissed me (foster family)
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience I am surprised that I still remember it after 40 years....It coincides with my nephews birthday as he was born 3 days after this....
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes In 1990, when I visited my mother’s grave after a family Wedding Anniversary: she came to the bottom of my bed and stated ‘I'm alright, leave me alone’. So I didn't return to her grave for another 10 years. Then she sent me a dream where I was traveling down a well-known road and 6 -10 years later I had a car.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I believe that my mother was showing me where she was because I was worried about if she was okay.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No I couldn't talk about things like this to my foster family. I was verbally and emotionally abused.
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
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I have had After Death Communications with my foster father, he has told me about certain friends that have passed over. He wanted me to look up certain names, and when I did, their family members told me that person had a heart attack two months ago and died.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I am surprised that I still remember it after 40 years. It coincides with my nephew’s birthday as he was born 3 days after this. Catholicism, when I was young at that time, taught that God is a judgmental being, and when I was there, I encountered a place of Love, and Light: nothing judgmental. In my experience, and doing this questionnaire I realized that I encountered a barrier, that I was not allowed to cross, and I was sent back.
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