Paul H NDE

Experience Description


I had an accident during a motor race. I slammed into two cars in front of me. Exactly when I had the hit, I seemed to be ‘lifted’ out of the car and then hovered above it. I saw everything in detail, the color of my helmet, everything, the car was even still moving a bit.


I did not hear noise or speech and the feeling in general was peaceful. I was not afraid, only taken away and taking the experience in. I would like to experience the same thing again, as it was very special. Then suddenly, I must have regained consciousness again, and I was sitting normally in the car.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1997

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes My body did not seem important. I knew it was my body, but it was no longer part of me.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was alert, but I suppose unconscious.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I think time stayed the same.

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? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was at peace and happy.

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 Only very briefly, for a second after impact.

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? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I was floating above myself, no noise, no speech. I saw everything in detail. Colors were normal, but surroundings were darker. The feeling was peaceful and secure, and I knew that this was not normal.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? It was only positive.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No