Like I said above, I can't remember all the details, but I'll try to do my best.
I am a member of a family of ten. My older sister and I have always been real close to each other. We used to play very rough. One time, we were a little carried away during our games. She grabbed me from the neck and started to choke me until I passed out.
All of a sudden, I started to fall into a deep dark hole. I remember the wind blowing all over my body. As I went through, I saw a whirlpool of light, with a bright light at the end. Somehow, I knew if I go through the light, I won’t be able to return. I started to think about my brother, because at that time we shared the same bed, and he would be alone at night time. But the light still attracted me.
At this point, I heard my sister calling me, and I got into a bright white light and I felt a presence of somebody. I didn't see anyone, but I felt He was around me, full of love and joy, and I wanted to stay, but it wasn't my time yet, so I was sent back to my family.
I remember in the following days I felt a great sadness inside me. I still miss the place where I've been. I know that when my time comes, I'm going back.
Date NDE Occurred: Around 1968-69
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Accident Kind of accident
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive
Did you feel separated from your body? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was fully conscious.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I was too young at that time, but I knew I was somewhere, in a place where time doesn't count.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I just felt the presence. I think it was God. I felt it inside and outside of me.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes When my experience started, I felt I was falling down into a tunnel and then it turned into a whirlpool of light.
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No I didn't see anyone. I just felt the presence of someone around and inside me and I felt that it wasn't my time yet.
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes I saw a light at the end of the tunnel and I got into the light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I got into the light and it was beautiful. I have no sense of the time. All I felt was love around me.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? It was a mixture of emotions: melancholy, joy, love, sadness.
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? Scenes from the world's future I can't remember if this happened before my experience or after, but sometimes I dream about some events that lately have become reality.
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes At the end of the tunnel, I saw the light, this is hard to explain. I knew if I went across, I would not come back, but I got into the light and I was sent back.
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What is your religion now? I am a Catholic, but, at the time of my experience, I was getting confused about my beliefs. I am catholic
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No But it is kind of confusing, and it’s been a long time since then. I can't remember all the details.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain I dream about future events, but I don't remember if this happened before or after my experience.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I don't see any worst part in it, but the best thing is that I've been in a beautiful place.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They listen to me and they agree. There is a place we are going to after we die.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No In 1988, I had a terrible accident. I got burned real bad. I spent 1 month in the hospital, three weeks of it I was in the ICU. One time, I had to go to surgery, but the night before I was real nervous. I knew something was going to happen. Then in the middle of the night, I felt the presence. I don't want to say it was God, but I'm sure it was. He came to the side of my bed and put his hands on my chest, and I got the same feeling as when I went to the light, and I knew everything was going to be okay.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? No.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I don't have any suggestions. I just want to thank you for letting me share my experience with other people. Thanks again.