Niles R NDE

Experience Description


I was approximately 14-15 years old, in a summer camp and we were playing a game, which I thought innocuous at that time (a monitor even took part) but which, in fact, is really fatal (a variant of the ‘scarf’s game’ which takes a tragic turn in playgrounds).


The game consisted in breathing out, in a repetitive and forced way (like a breathless dog) during 1 to 2 minutes, to raise at one go and a ‘partner’ pressed on my carotid. I lost consciousness during 2-3 minutes and made me awoke by being given slaps on the face.


It’s at that time that I had a life review. I don’t remember any more about how I reached this state (out of body experience, tunnel, …) but I remember me seeing like a summary of my stay in this summer camp with the full possibility of choosing to let the events pass or to dwell on them, with an external point of view, as if I could fly around those last events. The whole, in a feeling of well-being. It seemed to me that time was different from reality because I could go again in much of situations in a short time.


Then I awoke, a little bit groggy by this experience, but feeling good about myself.


For sure, I forget some details because it’s not new and at that time, this event intrigued me; but up to now, I never took time to ask me more questions. Today, I realize that this experience could have had a tragic turn. Of course, I don’t encourage anybody to do it because there is a real danger of death!

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1992

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Jeu (idiot et dangereux) en groupe. Anoxie cérébrale par expirations forcées répétées + pression sur carotide.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain I don’t remember this, but it was possible for me to fly as in a ‘space time’, to go again through some situations from my past, but all this from an above space point. I especially remember to see the different places I went through. On the other hand, my playmates were, for sure, probably there but I don’t remember to see myself appearing in those moments from the past.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I don’t remember very well, it was different from reality, for sure. But maybe I had the possibility to move in my past only by thinking about it.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning It was possible for me to fly as in a ‘space time’, to go again through some situations from my past, from an above space point.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain I am not sure. I mainly remember different places I went through. On the other hand, my playmates were, for sure, probably there but I don’t remember to see myself appearing in those moments from the past.

Did you see an unearthly light? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No Only places related to this summer camp. Besides, I have a strong memory of the moment when I could fly over the tennis courts where we played.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

The experience included: Life review

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? Liberal

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain Not really, that always intrigued me but not more.

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? The best: to be able to fly and review my actions from the past, in a feeling of well-being. The worse: I could have die playing this stupid game.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

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