I was in Physical Education class and was doing the Cooper Test (an endurance test, running laps around a field). The problem is that I am asthmatic and I get tired very quickly. My turn came and after the last lap, I began to feel very sick. A friend of mine asked how many laps I had done and in that moment I couldn't get enough air, my legs started to shake and everything went dark and I fell into the arms of my friend, shaking violently (according to my friend) and I went unconscious.
I became aware of a beautiful light. The darkness became clear and there was light. I saw myself there on the ground in the arms of my friend and I could hear echoes of voices. I descended back into my body. I saw a being leaning over me that I can't describe but I am sure it wasn't materially there from accounts from my friends and teacher, the thing is that I was conscious but everything looked blurred, I couldn't move and continued to have convulsions. This experience seemed to last a long time but in reality no more than five minutes had passed according to my teacher who took me to the nearest doctor.
Finally, after the initial fright the doctor said that I had suffered an asthma attack and couldn't get enough oxygen to my brain, which had caused the convulsions and caused me to pass out. All of this is the truth as no one should make jokes about these things.
Date NDE Occurred: 13-04-2008
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Creo que fue por falta de oxígeno al cerebro 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
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 As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was floating and when I saw the blurred being.
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
Time seemed to go slowly to me.
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. At first I didn't see anything and then afterwards in the moment in which I seemed to float I saw everything very clearly but blurry.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. At first I didn't understand the voices but then I could hear what sounded like echoes.
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? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain Yes, a being that wasn't human leaning over me which was a vague grey color (I think I remember now that it was very blurry) and that it gave me the feeling of knowledge of all life which made me feel at peace and tranquil.
The experience included: Void
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? Uncertain A light that surrounded everything and that was blurry.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Lightness, worry about seeing myself like that and seeing my friend crying in desperation. On the other hand I felt a strange peace at seeing this being leaning over me like it was familiar to me.
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
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
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? Liberal No entiendo la pregunta yo me considero libre y soy atea pero respeto todas las religiones
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Uncertain Before I didn't believe in the supernatural but now I have lived such an experience.
What is your religion now? Liberal Lo mismo que en la anterior
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain Before I didn't believe in the supernatural but now I have lived such an experience.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The supernatural being that I saw, I don't know, it seemed real but it was blurred, I know that it was leaning over my body and wasn't human.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain I don't know if I have a gift but each time just before something bad happens my right hand trembles.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Yes, the presence of the being was like I knew him and he wasn't human.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes At first I didn't tell anyone because I thought that they would laugh at me. But then after several days I told my family and then my best friend (the one whose arms I fell into) and in the end they believed me.
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 It was real because I have evidence, I could recount the whole scene to my friends and teacher and they said to me, how could I know this if I was unconscious at the time and be able to watch what was going on. I asked each friend separately if they had seen anyone leaning over me and they all responded that no, they got me to lie down in case I had an epileptic fit and no one saw the being, only me.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I keep seeing it as real because of the evidence I have explained in the questions before and because of the sensation that I have all the time that it really happened.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Uncertain Each time I have an asthma attack I remember the experience and visualize the strange being.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I have learned to value life more and the people I love (family, friends) but also I have lost the fear of death and it isn't a strange sensation.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Yes - 'Do you believe in the supernatural?' for example.