I was with a friend, around 6:00 pm and during the day I experienced dizziness and felt like I was going to faint. I got up to look for toilet paper and when I came back, I started to have a very bad headache. I was dizzy and lost my vision (eyesight); I only saw green points and my ear also failed. At that moment, I was able to say I was not feeling well. My friend had to hold me because I fainted and almost fell to the ground. At this moment, I saw blackness around me and I saw myself lying on the bed and my friend telling me to wake up. I got scared and thought it was a dream. After that, I saw a tunnel and at the end of the tunnel there was a white and gold light. Next to me, there were two persons in black that made me understand that I had to accompany them. (they never talked to me) It was as if they were forcing me to accompany them. I freed from them. After that, I remembered in a slide or photo manner, two facts of my life: one when I was little and the other was actual. I then heard my friend's voice from far. I suddenly woke up. I was very tired. He told me that I had a convulsion and had lost consciousness. I was sweating, got very pale and had a headache for approximately two days.
Date NDE Occurred: principios de enero
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening . I had syncope or lipotimia [Translator note: I don't know the translation in English for this word].
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 I clearly left my body and existed outside it
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Less consciousness and alertness than normal During that moment, what was happening was clear to me. However, after coming back it was difficult to remember it and explain it. This made me feel frustrated because when I was actually experiencing it, I felt it was difficult to forget even the tiniest detail, but when I came back I found out it was difficult to remember.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I saw myself lying on the bed.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I thought I was dreaming. I thought it was a dream and that I would wake up at any moment.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? It was brighter and at the objects.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? It was slower and lower than usual.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes I was at the entrance of the tunnel but when I had to walk I did not go too far because I did not want to go.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes They were two beings. I saw their silhouette; they did not talk to me but insisted that I was to go with them ; they were beside me at the entrance of the tunnel. During a moment I felt that they were forcing me to follow them but I did not.
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes It was big, white and gold. It was at the end of the tunnel but shone into part of the tunnel.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Fear. I could not believe it. I panicked and returned immediately.
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? Everything about the universe
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control Only two (like photos). That feeling scared me and it suddenly stopped.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? 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
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes I learned there was something greater and that I should have crossed the tunnel but I did not - out of fear - but next time I have to cross it. I learned that we should not be afraid.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I am calmer, tranquil and patient. I observe everything.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The part related to the tunnel, the sensations, the remembrance, the arrival to the tunnel.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I'm kind of sensitive to energies, I see and feel things. I used to feel this before but now it is stronger.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The tunnel and the decision not to cross it or enter it.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes It was hard for me to talk about it because I thought people would think I was crazy. I told a doctor about it and he motivated me to tell about it and told me that my experience was possible so after a few weeks I started to tell people and they understood.
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. Difficult and violent - not very easy to live with because many questions arise.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. It was and it is real because I remember clearly what happened and have witnesses.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No