Experience Description

I was wakeboarding and crossed the wake. I spun my board around to switch directions and I pushed the nose of the board down and face planted into the water. Instead of letting go of the rope automatically, I let go too late and the handle caught my forearm. The boat dragged me about two feet through the water with my board pulling the other way.

What I thought was a vision passed through me. I saw myself under water being dragged by the rope and my arm being pulled. It was only a brief episode and the rope finally came off my arm. It was like I was next to my body sitting in the water watching myself be dragged. Then I came up from the water. For a moment, I didn't know what had happened until I realized my arm was in great pain. I pulled myself together and realized where I was. I started screaming and my Dad came and dove into the water and pulled me onto the boat. I felt sick and weak. I felt like I was going to pass out.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 6/16/05

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? 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? Uncertain Not sure.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Alert.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning It felt like it went on for hours but it was actually very brief.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? There was a deep tone.

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? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I felt like I could see and breathe underwater.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Fear.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe It is hard for me to explain.

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 I saw myself in a hospital bed with nurses around me. I did not go to the hospital because my Dad is a doctor and he had his friend who is a doctor looked at me.

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

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

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Seeing myself under water. The worst part was realizing I had seen myself.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They were interested and concerned. They researched this site.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No